Remove the Confederate Statue of General Granbury from Granbury Square

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Please join me in signing this petition to remove the Confederate statue of General Granbury from the historic square. While this statue does have some historical significance in regards to the heritage of the town, the underlying sense of this statue outweighs any reason to keep it standing. The majority of Confederate monuments were built during the era of Jim Crow laws. This statue along with others of its kind represents white supremacy and the fight to preserve dominance over African Americans. It stands for the wrong side of humanity and is a constant reminder of slavery, racial segregation, and violence. 

We cannot erase history, nor should we. But the time is long overdue to bring down this symbol associated with hate and extreme civil rights tension. Since 2017 over 114 statues have been removed, including 31 in Texas. Recently, leaders have decided to continue to remove statues in Birmingham and Mobile, Ala.; Louisville, Ky.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Alexandria, Va., among other places. 

Please share this to ensure this petition does not get brushed under the rug like so many other issues. If you are reading this and are on the other side of the petition, please understand that we are not trying to disregard history. Instead, we are asking to remove symbols that represent the ideologies of a time in which, all of us can agree, were pure evil.

“I think it wiser, moreover, not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered.”

- General Robert E. Lee, Lexington, VA., August 5, 1869.