DAILYKENN.com -- Lawmakers in Georgia passed legislation that will protect Confederate and other historic monuments if signed into law.
The removal of Confederate icons on government property is effectively erasing history. History is a record of the past. It may be recorded in written documents or recorded through iconography such as monuments and plaques that honor individuals or events.
Erasing real history is essential for the far left's thought reform agenda. The proliferation of Confederate monuments reminds future generations that the Confederacy was once venerated. That creates a divergence with fake history that stigmatizes Southern patriots as intolerant racists.
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Georgia legislators have given final legislative approval to a law that imposes stiffer penalties on those who vandalize public monuments and makes it harder to move existing monuments.
The passage of Senate Bill 77, coming as Georgia’s legislative session comes to its Tuesday close, seals the fate of House Bill 175, which included banning the use of public funds to display Confederate monuments unless they are inside.
“It’s time for these symbols to come down,” said Democratic state Rep. Renitta Shannon, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“This bill is simply about restoring the dignity of Georgia’s black taxpayers. Outlawing using taxpayer money to commemorate Confederate culture means I don’t have to pay to support recognized symbols of my own oppression,” she said,
SB 77 passed in the House 100-71 on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The bill then bounced back to the Senate to approve wording changes made by the House. The Senate approved the bill Friday, sending it to the desk of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for approval, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.
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