Tag: Confederacy

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California Appoints Illegal Alien to State Office

California has its first illegal alien in state office, after Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) appointed Lizbeth Mateo to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee.

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California Farmers Worry Sanctuary Laws Increase ICE Raids

With the State of California and its three largest cities arrogantly declaring themselves sanctuaries from federal law enforcement, Central Valley agricultural communities worry that the state will provoke a retaliatory increase in federal immigration raids.

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Jerry Brown: Trump ‘Going to War Against the State of California’

SACRAMENTO, California — California Governor Jerry Brown complained Wednesday that the Trump administration “is basically going to war against the state of California” after Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit Tuesday evening against California’s “sanctuary state” laws.

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Austin City Council Resolution Condemns ‘Harmful’ Confederate Monuments

The Austin City Council voted Thursday on a resolution that condemns displays of Confederate statues, artifacts, and memorabilia. In a three-page document, council members call Austin a “welcoming city to people of all backgrounds” where Confederate iconography is “harmful to the peace and tranquility of the city.”

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Texas School Suddenly Drops ‘Rebel’ Mascot over ‘Concerns’

A Texas middle school abruptly dropped its mascot, “Rebel,” and did so without any formal discussion with parents or taxpayers. They said their decision stemmed from community “concerns” surrounding the national conversation on Confederate iconography in the public forum.

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Dallas School Trustee Weighs Re-Branding Campus Named for Democrat Klan Mayor

A trustee for the Dallas Independent School District signaled that more school names may be on the chopping block. This follows the school board’s vote last week to approve re-branding four elementary schools named for Confederate-linked historical figures. However, a latest pair of namesakes have no ties to the Confederacy.

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Texans Protest Dallas’ Removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee Statue

Around 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Dallas at Lee Park to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and an unknown soldier. Peaceful protesters stood in the blistering 90-plus degree heat while facing the barren pedestal where Lee’s bronze, 14-foot tall, six-ton equestrian likeness stood from 1936 until Thursday. Dallas officials sent in city work crews to warehouse the statue.

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Texas School Sheds ‘Robert E. Lee’ for ‘Student Safety’

A Texas high school cited “student safety” concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee. This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the rationale to strip a slice of history from a campus.

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A History of Subversion: The Left’s Attack on American Heritage, Monuments Goes Far Beyond the Trump-Era

Despite the media and their Democratic counterparts working full speed to spin the lie that threats of political violence are on the rise in a polarized Trump era – with the Confederate monuments, they claim, serving as an “obvious flashpoint” – the events that took place in Charlottesville on August 12, and what President Trump said or didn’t say in the days after, did not lead to this.

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Six Flags Parks Remove Historic Flags over Political Concerns

Six Flags over Texas, an amusements park that made its icon the six national flags of countries that governed the now-State of Texas, took down its namesake flags and replaced them with only the U.S. 50-star flag. The six flags included a Confederate flag.

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Black Former Dallas School Leader Defends Confederate Monuments

A former Dallas school leader, who is black, spoke out this week to defend the city’s historical Confederate monuments and statues amid a national push to remove all reminders after violence erupted at a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally on Saturday.

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Threats Force Hollywood Cemetery to Remove Confederate Memorial

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery will remove a memorial to Confederate veterans buried at the site, thanks in part to threats of vandalism, as well as requests from activists, according to a Tuesday report in the Los Angeles Times.