A growing chorus of voices, including some current and retired military, favor changing the names of the ten army bases named for Confederate generals. What are your thoughts?

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Charles Famuliner
1 year ago

To all who ignore history, you are bound to repeat it. Changing the names will serve no useful purpose other than to reinforce the efforts of a few over the sensibility of the multitudes.

DJC
1 year ago

This is about as stupid as it gets. When you get freaked out over a statue you belong in a hospital When you try to deny our history you’re nothing more than a moron. Get over yourselves cause you’re not even all here.

Rickie
1 year ago

A change would be fine. Maybe heroes from world wars of the last hundred years. And men or women from that state if possible.

Thomas Gor
1 year ago

The history of the past will teach us what to look for in the future. Today’s landscape of PC and lawlessness is a mirror image of Nazi Germany in the early 1933’s. We are dangerously heading down the path of these historical events and we will e crushed if we continue down this road that will only lead to the destruction of our great nation.

JohnH
1 year ago

This is very stupid idea & will cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to change. Government should just throw out the total estimated cost of this, and say sorry if some are offended, but names will remain the same. Feds would rather use these dollars to fight coronavirus & protect people. Ask youerself, what is the smartest use of this money.

NikkiF
1 year ago

Very bad idea. weither we like it or not those bases were named for those people for a reason. We may not like the side that fought for, but that is our history. We can’t erase it, or rewrite it. Each side fought for what they believed in, and felt the nation should be. Others didn’t get to choose what side they fought for. It was family bred, and born. To change the names is not only disrespecting them, but our history. We can’t change history, and it should serve as a reminder how far we have come as a nation. We had many lessons to learn along the way to get where we are today. Do we have the right to rob future generations of our history just because it may offend a small majority? This nation was built on things that many of us disagree with, but it got us where we are today. Our forefathers corrected some of those mistakes of the past. Let our history stand as is. We can never change it, or close our eyes to it. Let it make us do better, and be better.

Robert Sherwood
1 year ago

No one that is complaining about the statues or base names participated in the conflict of the civil war. Seems to me that those that did would have made the changes if they were offended by their existence. They did not. We should follow their lead of forgiveness and healing. Leave the statues and base names alone.

DAH
1 year ago

I was born at Ft Benning….it will always be Ft Benning

Jette Jones
1 year ago

 
Since this is a new issue, in hopes of changing our history. Those people who want the name Changed are only violent Rioters who are being paid criminals paid to disrupt the peace, and make this Country into a socialist Country.

margaret potter
1 year ago

Unfortunately I did not realize the Military Bases were named after Military Generals from the past. Tearing down monuments, changing names of bases and schools is not a positive maneuver in keeping our Country strong and united. Thinking back these last 10 years plus I realize the revolution to over throw the United States started a long time ago. When the “tea party” were harassed by the IRS, when riots broke out on college campus when a conservative speaker was scheduled to speak on campus; when politicians started to ignore their constituents. While I was in school (k-12) the only person(s) I remember where his race was mentioned was Mr. Whitney inventor of the cotton/gin mill. Fifty plus years ago education taught us people in history where just that, people; no mention of black, white, Indian. The two things that worries me more than the chinese virus are: politicians and the citizens who do not care

Roger Van Alyne
1 year ago

Federal law reinstated citizenship on those who fought for the CSA. Disrespecting these brave AMERICANS is just WRONG!

Pam M
1 year ago

I don’t think most people know that they were named for Confederate generals. They are known for the men and women who serve. Just another point of contention where there was none.

mopork
7 days ago
Reply to  Pam M

those confeds served a foreign government. we dare let them be honored on our holy land?? traitors!

Ralph Powell
1 year ago

Despite all the other valid reasons not to do this, just think of the cost to the taxpayers for changing all the business cards, signage, maps, stationery, and the many other things that would have to be changed. It will be a huge expense and waste of money that we need to use for other purposes, especially right now!
 

Last edited 1 year ago by Ralph Powell
Margene
1 year ago

 

Margene
1 year ago
Reply to  Margene

Couldn’t the money spent on renaming these bases be spent in a more productive manner. I for one did not know (or care) what many of those people stood for. How about those proud servicemen that spent their early years there. You are taking away their memories. How sad.

Caterina DiGiovanna
1 year ago

why not let the people who serve have a voice?

Nancy Yturralde
1 year ago

Changing names does not target the real problem which is the constant undermining of our traditional values in the media, in Hollywood, from our left wing politicians, and through left wing organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Changing names will not change human behavior. Human behavior will change only as individuals realize the importance of taking upon themselves Christ-like attributes and emulate them.

Arla Johnson
1 year ago

 

Arla Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Arla Johnson

Getting rid of history does not leave the history for our children to see what happened and know how it was changed. If they see how it came about and how it changed they can make up their minds to productively keep the same of not

Edward C Rutherford
1 year ago

After the war, the union officially forgave the leaders of the Southern states. Why do we feel at this time that we know more than the people of the times to decide to eliminate our history. A statue is a reminder of what happened and a good teaching moment. Also, the leaders were brave men that were US citizens that lead their armies in an effort to separate from the Union. The war was about states rights as opposed to keeping the Union together. Slavery was an issue but the preservation of the Union was the reason for the fight. Don’t be confused by the idiot socialists that are trying to destroy our country.

JohnH
1 year ago

To change names of bases would waste a whole bunch of dollars & is stupid to even consider. The names are historical & leave it at that.

Norman E Conde
1 year ago

I consider this issue to be a “Shakespearean Experience… “Much Ado about Nothing!” One of the problems with “Political Correctness” is that the exercise of it is simply ignorance parading as enlightenment. I have no patience for the waste of brain activity that it creates both for the proponent and the opponent.

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