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Maryland Panel Votes To Remove Confederate Flag On Plaque

October 9th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A Maryland panel has voted to remove a logo that includes a Confederate flag from a plaque in Maryland's Capitol that honors the Civil War's Union and Confederate soldiers, but the state is keeping the plaque.

The State House Trust voted 3-1 by email to spend more than $2,400 to remove the logo, which includes a Confederate flag and a U.S. flag, and overlay it with a cast image of the Maryland state flag.

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Laura Mears of the Maryland Historical Trust voted for the change and to keep the plaque.

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, the state's first black speaker, supported removing the entire plaque and voted against the plan.

9 Responses to “Maryland Panel Votes To Remove Confederate Flag On Plaque”

  1. October 09, 2019 at 11:29 am, Paolo Primavera said:

    What a sad state we have become??? History is HISTORY plain and simple. Wise people learn from history and learn NOT to make the same mistakes again. People today NEED TO GROW SOME THICKER SKIN and leave all the politics out of things. We obviously have way too much time on our hands to worry about the small stuff in our lives. There are way more important issues that are in desperate NEED of our attention and efforts. Wake up people before you die and miss the opportunity to help solve today’s issues.


    • October 09, 2019 at 1:26 pm, Lav said:

      > The problem is, those you are asking to “grow a thicker skin” are those that have “history” where the skin was repeatedly flogged from their backs! Probably a little hard to forget that heritage, huh?


  2. October 09, 2019 at 2:00 pm, jackblack said:



    • October 09, 2019 at 2:11 pm, Lav said:

      > Really? You can say that and still look at yourself in a mirror? Sad.


    • October 09, 2019 at 4:30 pm, Jay said:

      Jack, Nazism is part of history too. Should there be swastikas on plaques in public buildings in Germany? The marchers in Charlottesville chanted “Jews shall not replace us”. Freedom of speech, yes, but should our society condone that? The KKK burnt crosses in this area and all over the southern US. Since that’s part of history do you want a plaque with that sort of picture hanging in the court house? Or maybe a picture of an African-American being lynched hanging in city hall. That’s history, right? Or maybe we all need to grow thicker skin.


  3. October 09, 2019 at 2:31 pm, jackblack said:



    • October 11, 2019 at 11:09 am, Ken said:


      Fair enough, let’s see if we can find one.

      Personally, I tend to agree with part of what you said. The Civil War is an important part of our history, one which needs to be taught to our children so that we may never repeat that mistake.

      While I am not sure how you feel about this aspect of the subject, it’s my belief that glorifying the Confederacy is not a good way to move forward.

      Should the Confederate Standard be used in context, sure, that would be totally appropriate. Conversely, in many places the use of this symbol is something which should be shunned.

      Let’s make sure we all understand that the Confederate Government was nothing less than a group of traitors to our country. Worse still, they they caused the death of hundreds of thousands of good men, none of whom deserved to have their lives cut short.


  4. October 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm, Terri Lynn Martin said:

    Gosh… Unfortunately there’s not enough room or time to give TRUE history lessons here & even if there was, 2 many IGNORANT LEMMINGS would still Deny & Resist FACTS-Such as: Several Northern States including NEW YORK threatened succession long b4 the South ever considered it!
    Fact: The War, like most wars, were started by Greedy Power Hungry Politicians & Activists! In order to gain Warriors 4 & Justify their need for war, Battle Cries were created: North: Slavery, South: States’ Rights… In a way, ALL Politicians & Greedy Power Hungry Fools willing & condoning the Destruction & Slaughter of their own country & fellow country man Are Traitors-regardless of Geography!
    But, as for CSA Warriors, from top to bottom, over 90% were direct descendants from Revolutionary Patriots-unlike the North who filled their ranks with Irish & European Immigrants who unknowingly sold their bodies & souls to the ruthless war machine-Northern Politicians -most of whom bought & paid for Immigrants to fight in their places!
    Now, as for Reminders of Slavery & the Alleged sense of Oppression created by seeing something as sublime as a Flag… It’s Just Ridiculous & absurd & Truly Demonstrates an utter lack of intelligence of any 1 who reacts in such a manner in today’s day & age! Few alive today-especially those responsible for making these complaints, have ever been directly harmed or victimized by someone under the banner of this flag! Even less have had crosses burnt in their yards or been roped & lynched by Ignorant Idiots wearing hoods & waving this flag! …
    I’ll let you in on a BIG BIG NOT-A Secret = BIG BIG TRUTH: True American Patriots, Truely Educated American Historians, True Southern-CSA Descendants – black & white, alike, etc. .. Are ANGERED & DISGUSTED by ANY 1 abusing & misusing the Symbols & Banners, etc of OUR HERITAGE & American Legacies! We DO NOT Approve or Condone their hate, violence & cruelty!
    However, an important point to remember: It’s a SYMBOL & like ALL SYMBOLS, there’s different meanings to each person’s Interpretation AND because this is Still AMERICA, we have those freedoms to see, believe & feel as we will. Equally so, In AMERICA, we’re expected to RESPECT the rights & freedoms of each other!
    This whole PC-Identity politics, left leaning crap DOES NOT respect the rights & feelings of those who are different-It’s their way or NO WAY! For them, NONE of this is about a Flag, a symbol of hate, being offended or repressed-because that’s NOT the true meaning of that flag! It’s Only about their Power & Control!
    Because TRULY, if Anything from that era should truly offend them and horrifically remind them of Slavery, they’d be demanding the removal of LINCOLN from Everything! After all, he Never promised, intended or even wanted to free Slaves! He swore he’d keep slavery forever if it kept the Nation whole! He used Slavery as a tool-a weapon of war to weaken the South & propaganda to keep the North’s War machine rolling! His emancipation initially ONLY freed slaves in Southern States-didn’t include North states or even areas occupied by Northern Armies in the South! At the end of the war, he realized he opened Pandora’s box & had no way to reinforce old slave laws once half were free! …
    Try learning some!
    Ps-barely 6-10% of all Southerners owned slaves & None of them would’ve sacrificed their loved ones & lives to keep slaves for RICH people-same goes for Northern Soldiers!


  5. October 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    Sorry there’s not more educated people like you out there. This country is suppose to be for all people freedom of speech and expression. Now it seems so one side d and applied in only one direction. So Sad.


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