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.
read the rest here and weep for our future: Can Congress Succeed in Lobotomizing the Civil War? — Victory Girls Blog