Dem. Rep files bill to remove Stone Mountain as memorial to Confederacy

Georgia State Representative LaDawn Jones, an Atlanta Democrat, has kept her promise.

Jones recently filed House Bill 760 to “change the purpose of Stone Mountain” and allow elected officials and bureaucrats to effectively change, alter, and remove monuments from certain memorials. Specifically, House Bill 760 would:

  • Eliminate Stone Mountain Memorial Park as a memorial to the Confederacy
  • Give the state, any state agencies, authorities, departments, and/or instrumentalities overseeing such monuments the ability to change, alter, and remove memorials and monuments and replace them with ones they believe to be “appropriate” and “historically accurate.”
  • Changes the word  “Confederate,” when referring to memorials, to “Civil War Era”

The bill is clear to grant the state agencies “limitless” power to make changes. The Sons of Confederate Veterans have spoken out against the bill and said the “limitless power” to bureaucrats goes too far while the proposed changes are an attempt to re-write history in a politically correct manner.

Currently, no co-sponsors are listed on the bill.

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Bart
Bart

Nothing else going on, let’s throw another log on the attack all things southern fire. What a waste of time.

Calypso
Calypso

LaDawn must have just finished reading Don Quixote.

Davo65
Davo65

Maybe I’m missing something; but is Stone Mtn. designated as a memorial to the confederacy? It’s not on this list.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_monuments_and_memorials_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America

Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

Just don’t touch the Guidestones!!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Somebody throw her a boat paddle to keep stirring that pot!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

ISIS has an instruction manual on dealing with historical sites when she is ready

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-destroys-st-elijahs-monastery-oldest-christian-monastery-in-iraq/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Poor legislation that doesn’t stand a chance of passing.

Perhaps some modifications concerning Stone Mtn Park and Confederate monuments are in order, but these aren’t it, and they’re a starting point that won’t result in any serious conversation.

Davo65
Davo65