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Sat May 25, 2019, 01:44 PM

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones: Civil War plaque should be removed from State House

Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones wants a plaque removed from the State House that pays tribute to both Union and Confederate soldiers who served and died in the Civil War.

“The message projected by this plaque does not seek to correctly document history but instead sympathizes with Confederate motivations and memorializes Confederate soldiers,” Jones wrote in a letter Thursday to members of the State House Trust, which oversees alterations to the historic capital building and its grounds.

Jones, a Democrat, sits on the State House Trust, along with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, and Laura Mears of the Maryland Historical Trust. Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to represent his seat on the State House Trust.

Mike Ricci, a spokesman for Hogan and Rutherford, both Republicans, said the request was being reviewed. A spokesman for the Maryland Historical Trust said it was reviewing the letter, too.

Read more: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-civil-war-plaque-20190523-story.html

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TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. IMO, all Confederate symbols should be removed. No exceptions. If any State want to keep

them then is should be a clear signal to business and people when they considering investing or moving to those states. They represent treason and racism nothing honorable about it. As a Texan I am contacting my lege and papers demanding the removal here - with mixed results at best.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 03:19 PM

2. Remove the 'plaque'. The Civil War was 'plague'.

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