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U. of Wisconsin-Madison Student
Government Votes to Remove
‘Racist’ Abraham Lincoln Statue

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Posted By: Imright, 10/29/2020 6:29:12 PM

The University of Wisconsin-Madison student government recently approved a resolution that calls for the removal of a statue of Abraham Lincoln on campus. The resolution claims that the statue is a “racist remnant” of “white supremacy.” (Snip) The resolution, which passed by unanimous consent, was drafted by student Kevin Jacobson. Jacobson argued that the Lincoln statue should be removed because it was donated by newspaper owner Richard Lloyd Jones, who was controversial for his stances on a number of issues.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: columba 10/29/2020 6:37:11 PM (No. 589006)
Ancestors on my mother's side were Wisconsinites. In the ancestry one man is listed as having fought for the Union and another listed as having fought for the Confederacy. BOTH are listed as veterans of the United States.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Krause 10/29/2020 6:37:27 PM (No. 589007)
Idiot kids taught by idiot teachers.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseyden 10/29/2020 6:38:50 PM (No. 589009)
Maybe all universities should be shut down that had used “white peoples “ money build the schools, until that time maybe all white peoples donations to the school should be halted.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYbob 10/29/2020 6:44:36 PM (No. 589015)
Stupid people don't know how stupid they are, but at least now every student and every graduate of this pathetic college understands why any employer will dump their resume in the garbage as soon as they see Wisconsin and Madison. Who the heck would want to hire one of these morons to do anything?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: marbles 10/29/2020 6:48:32 PM (No. 589019)
They probably feel very good about themselves for doing this. They also have no idea of American and world history.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: volksford 10/29/2020 6:48:40 PM (No. 589020)
It must be exciting to be a member of the generation that has finally exposed the shortcomings of those before us.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: paral04 10/29/2020 6:51:25 PM (No. 589022)
Who is teaching these people? Defund them. No Federal money.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: aasilver 10/29/2020 6:56:53 PM (No. 589029)
I doubt than any of these moron unemployables know anything about Lincoln or the civil war.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 10/29/2020 7:07:00 PM (No. 589039)
A fool and his civilization are soon parted. Then what will your non-STEM degree get you?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: wilarrbie 10/29/2020 7:08:59 PM (No. 589044)
Good - take 'em down, take ALL the statues down. You want a statue - put it up in your own yard. With your own money. No more statues on public grounds with public money. Because when YOU put up one - I don't care if it's a cute lil bunny rabbit - it will be my pleasure to bray and honk how offended I am and demand it's removal. Plant a tree. No sign posting about why you planted it. I promise: I WILL be offended.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: sciteach 10/29/2020 7:14:41 PM (No. 589047)
Return all the money you have taken over the years from white "supremacists.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 10/29/2020 7:21:21 PM (No. 589051)
You can't invent students who are stupider than the actual students, and more ignorant....two separate "skills". Dumb as a box of rocks and as ignorant as a hog is of history.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GoodDeal 10/29/2020 7:23:37 PM (No. 589054)
The left has brainwashed these students into complete stupidity. I’m sure President Trump can find a spot for it in his upcoming National Garden of American Heroes where it will be respected revered and honored and appreciated. U of W-M can put up a statue of Hunter Biden in honor of his work in international business and contributions to the humanities and the arts.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/29/2020 7:27:52 PM (No. 589058)
#8, or that the Democrat party in 1864 advocated for ending the Civil War, and letting the South secede which would have allowed them to keep slavery.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono 10/29/2020 7:29:03 PM (No. 589063)
Madison and Ann Arbor -- midwest enclaves of stoners for over a generation...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DARling 10/29/2020 7:29:41 PM (No. 589065)
If I ever start a business, I can't imagine hiring a college grad in any discipline except for engineering or a hard science. I'd rather go with a candidate who'd completed an apprencticeship and had fabulous references. If a student has so much time on his hands that he can run around protesting and tearing down statues, his mind obviously has not been challenged by the educational experience.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/29/2020 7:31:11 PM (No. 589069)
As JFK said often, ''Let me say this about that.'' Neither the students nor the faculty at that institution deserve any of the blessings brought to America by Abraham Lincoln. They are bereft, and rightfully so.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: smokincol 10/29/2020 7:37:07 PM (No. 589075)
it's time for some of these "college" students to change their diapers.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 10/29/2020 7:39:06 PM (No. 589078)
Future conversation on the campus: John to Jane: I remember there used to be a statue of Lincoln over there. Jane to John: Yes. The students removed in 2020 because they believed Lincoln was a racist. John to Jane: In that case the University does not deserve to have a statue of Lincoln on campus.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: XCenturion 10/29/2020 7:53:08 PM (No. 589087)
So these undereducated morons want to remove the statue of the man that ended slavery in this country. Alumni need to stop donating to these institution of higher indoctrination.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Historybuff 10/29/2020 7:54:16 PM (No. 589088)
And fire the history department.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Skinnydip 10/29/2020 8:32:48 PM (No. 589112)
If they don't want the statue, I'll take it!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: lazlototh 10/29/2020 8:39:22 PM (No. 589114)
US-Madison for decades had one of the top history programs in the US...I guess that's the past. Their next project ought to be changing the name "Madison" - wonder what name they'd choose.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/29/2020 9:02:45 PM (No. 589126)
They know nothing #8. Nothing. I have posted here before that I had a young lady in my office who saw a Civil War map in my office and asked if I had fought in that war. She didn’t have a clue. She couldn’t have named any war or any seminal event that occurred in this country. Nothing. Maybe 9-11 because it was fairly recent but she would be unaware of who the savages were who perpetrated the murderous event. Sad, really. She would, of course, had been brainwashed about social justice and the great MKL Jr and black history month. That’s about it. She would be qualified to be a retail clerk but only because the register tells her what the return change should be. If I were king I what disband the Department of Education, close all the public schools and tell the country to form all private schools. It would be cheaper but who who babysit the kids for their worthless parents?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Namma 10/29/2020 9:32:36 PM (No. 589141)
They are the racists
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Reply 26 - Posted by: swarfer 10/29/2020 9:38:04 PM (No. 589145)
UW is a land grant university established by law signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. Seems like abolishing the university is the only logical thing to do now. Abolish UW now!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 10/29/2020 10:08:24 PM (No. 589156)
Fun fact: legend has it that Lincoln stands up whenever virgin walks by.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MaryPA 10/29/2020 10:46:17 PM (No. 589181)
I think it’s time for an adult to step in and set these kids straight and support our historical figures. The inmates are running the asylum.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: moonlightflip 10/29/2020 11:29:04 PM (No. 589199)
So many university students become dumber every year.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/29/2020 11:35:26 PM (No. 589205)
This country is a hair's breath away from becoming a communist nation.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/30/2020 12:06:22 AM (No. 589227)
Why not just kick the students out and close the school ? Begging you to bring back the draft. They all need a drill Sargent.
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