Can Congress Succeed in Lobotomizing the Civil War? — Victory Girls Blog

If the House Democrats’ HR-7608 isn’t on your radar because 176 pages of appropriations and you’d rather have a root-canal without anesthesia before reading such political bafflegab, be aware buried on page 160 is a proposal that all Civil War battlefields under the National Park Service remove anything Confederate. Civil War Battlefields under attack

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg are raising the alarm over a recent vote in the U.S. House of Representatives that would remove Civil War monuments from federal parks nationwide.

The decision by the U.S. House would have all Confederate monuments, statues and “commemorative placards” removed from Gettysburg National Military Park.

“We urge the U.S. Senate to strip out this provision that would destroy the unequaled collection of monuments, Union and Confederate, that set Gettysburg apart as a great battlefield park and a top visitor destination,” said Les Fowler, president of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

According to Fowler, the legislation in question, HR-7608, would direct the National Park Service to remove all Confederate monuments, memorials, placards and statues at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Antietam, Chickamauga, Manassas, Petersburg, Fredericksburg and 18 other battlefields and historic sites within six months.

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2 thoughts on “Can Congress Succeed in Lobotomizing the Civil War? — Victory Girls Blog

  1. Downloaded the pdf. I’ll keep looking, but there isn’t anything like the above description anywhere near page 160 of the bill. It is talking about war reserves stockpile, commercial leasing of defense articles, amending the foreign assistance act of 1961, etc. Nothing about Civil War anything. Just thought you should know.

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    • Not sure what you’re looking at, when I opened the page I find this:

      REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE COMMEMORATIVE WORKS6SEC. 442.
      Notwithstanding any other provision of law 7or policy to the contrary, within 180 days of enactment 8of this Act, the National Park Service shall remove from 9display all physical Confederate commemorative works, 10such as statues, monuments, sculptures, memorials, and 11plaques, as defined by NPS, Management Policies 2006, 12§9.6.1.

      INVENTORY OF ASSETS WITH CONFEDERATE NAMES14SEC. 443.
      Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, 15the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to the Com-16mittee on Appropriations an inventory of all assets under 17the jurisdiction of the Department of Interior with Con-18federate names.

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