I understand the move but people are going to start claiming freedom of speech. If they ban the Confederate flag they will have to ban other symbols too.
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As Confederate monuments are being taken (And in some cases torn) down, Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi called for the removal of 11 Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said he would not consider renaming military bases named for Confederate military leaders. Is this the end for Confederate memorials? Ref. USAToday.
House votes to remove all Confederate statues from US Capitol. The House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require the removal from the Capitol of all statues honoring those who served the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Ref. USAToday.
House passes bill to remove Confederate statues from US Capitol as well as a bust of a former Supreme Court chief justice. The bill, which now heads to the Senate, would affect some statues chosen by states to be displayed in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall. The bill also specifically calls for the removal of a bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, who wrote the Dred Scott decision in 1857. Ref. USAToday.
Virginia removes Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue, its largest Confederate monument. Crews began removing the 131-year-old statue from its pedestal Wednesday morning. The centerpiece of Richmond's Monument Avenue was the road's last remaining Confederate memorial following a citywide movement to take the statues down. The statue will be kept in a state-run storage facility until a decision on its disposition is made. Source 7s.