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NAACP to Lee County: ‘Racist’ Robert E. Lee portrait must go

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This is from BizPac Review.

 

The NNALCP  needs to just shut up and go away.

I say leave General Robert E.Lee‘s right where it is.

RE Lee-full

The president of the Lee County, Fla. chapter of the NAACP has petitioned theLee County Commission to remove a portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, claiming it symbolizes racism.

The painting that the NAACP’s James Muwakkil finds so offensive has hung in the Lee County Commission chambers for years. The county was named for the late military hero 22 years after the close of the war between the states, according to The Washington Times.

“That painting is a symbol of racism. It’s a symbol of divisiveness, and it doesn’t unify Lee County. It divides Lee County,” Muwakkil said in a letter, the Fort Meyers News-Press reported.

Muwakkil’s petition will force a public hearing on the issue, according to Commissioner Larry Kiker.

“I would be looking for thoughtful conversation based upon the historical value and why it was put there to begin with, mainly because I don’t know too much about it,” Kiker told the News-Press.

Virginia assisted Lee County in obtaining a suitable Lee painting — in 1939, according to the News-Press.

Lee’s position with the Confederate Army had nothing to do with his position on slavery, and everything to do with his loyalty to Virginia.

In an 1856 letter to his wife, Lee wrote, (ACCORDING TO WHAT SOURCE)“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country.”

He also supported the efforts of his wife and daughter to maintain an illegal school for slaves on their plantation and petitioned slave owners to allow slaves to volunteer for the army, saying he could make soldiers out of any human being with arms and legs, according to Wikipedia.

Despite Lee’s history, every now and then the local NAACP chapter petitions the county to take some action regarding the painting. The last time was in 2007, when it asked the commission to hang a painting of President Abraham Lincoln near Lee’s. The measure failed.

 

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NJ town proposes flag ban

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This is from My Fox New York.

Has the Mayor of West New York,N.J lost his mind?

This is Un-American  as well as outrageous.

NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) –

The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown.

The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for “General Sign Regulations“.

Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be “Flags, banners and pennants.”

This has opponents upset.

“What if I want to hang the American Flag? I can’t,” Frank Ferriero told politickerNJ. “Man, that’s un-American.”

The proposed ordinance was first read at a meeting on Wednesday.  The final vote on the proposal will be held on Feb. 20 at a 7 p.m. meeting at the municipal building.

The ordinance would also ban signs affixed to the exterior of a window or glass, neon signs framing windows, and window and door signs that exceed 15% of the glass area.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20621844/nj-town-proposes-flag-ban#ixzz2IQuCuiuO

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