Take down the Confederate monument at the Tarrant County Courthouse!
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A monument near the entrance of the Tarrant County Courthouse honors Confederate soldiers and their decendants who fought in other wars. This monument is offensive and intimidating to many who enter the courthouse hoping for equal justice.
The Tarrant County Commissioners Court has the power to remove this Confederate monument.
This Confederate monument honors those who took up arms against our country in defense of the institution of slavery. This Confederate monument is contrary to the ideal of equal justice for all that we strive for in the courthouse which sits behind it. In 1953, this Confederate monument was a gift from the Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization that defended segregation and white supremacy in the face our the emerging civil rights movement in this country.
Monuments are placed in public places to honor acts that show our country and community at its best. There is no honor in what this Confederate monument stands for. There is no denying what this Confederate monument stands for.
It should stand no more.
The Tarrant County Commissioners Court should immediately remove this Confederate monument from the Tarrant County Courthouse lawn so it shall no longer casts a shadow on equal justice for all of us.
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