STOP the partition to ERASE Georgia History! Don't let this person McCartney Forde try to deface Georgia's Stone Mountain! Please sign here & share!!
  • Petitioned Don Balfour

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GA State Senator
Don Balfour
GA State Senator
Jason Carter
https://www.change.org/users/changethemountain
Change The Mountian, McCartney Forde I
Georgia State Senator
Gloria Butler
Georgia State Representative
Karen Bennett
GA House of Representatives District 86
Michele Henson
GA House of Representatives District 88
Billy Mitchell

STOP the partition to ERASE Georgia History! Don't let this person McCartney Forde try to deface Georgia's Stone Mountain! Please sign here & share!!

    1. Penny Marie
    2. Petition by

      Penny Marie

      Barnesville, GA

"Change the Mountain", aka McCartney Forde, aspiring actor trying to get his 15 minutes of fame, is trying to deface Georgia's most famous landmark, Stone Moutnain...DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!! Sign this petition to stop him!!

Quote from the "I have a dream" speach, Dr Martin Luther King himself: 

"Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!"

 

Stone Moutnain History: 

The largest base relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (and their favorite horses, "Blackjack", "Traveller", and "Little Sorrel", respectively). The entire carved surface measures 3 acres, about the size of two and a quarter football fields. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee's elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain's surface.


The carving was conceived by Mrs. C. Helen Plane, a charter member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). The Venable family, owners of the mountain, deeded the north face of the mountain to the UDC in 1916. The UDC was given 12 years to complete a sizable Civil War monument. Gutzon Borglum was commissioned to do the carving. Borglum abandoned the project in 1925 (and later went on to begin Mount Rushmore). American sculptor Augustus Lukeman continued until 1928, when further work stopped for thirty years. In 1958, at the urging of Governor Marvin Griffin, the Georgia legislature approved a measure to purchase Stone Mountain for $1,125,000. In 1963, Walker Hancock was selected to complete the carving, and work began in 1964. The carving was completed by Roy Faulkner, who later operated a museum (now closed) on nearby Memorial Drive commemorating the carving's history. The carving was considered complete on March 3, 1972.

 

To:
Don Balfour, GA State Senator
Jason Carter, GA State Senator
Change The Mountian, McCartney Forde I, https://www.change.org/users/changethemountain
Gloria Butler, Georgia State Senator
Karen Bennett, Georgia State Representative
Michele Henson, GA House of Representatives District 86
Billy Mitchell, GA House of Representatives District 88
STOP the petition to ERASE Georgia History! You can't change history just because you don't like it. Truth is truth and should always be told. History won't change just because you choose to ignore it and try to erase it.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Sylvia Nolde FAYETTEVILLE, GA
      • 5 months ago

      It is important because it is pat of my Southern heritage and I do not want it to be altered in any way. It represents Southern honor and needs to stand as is.

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    • Kathy Dove BETHLEHEM, GA
      • 10 months ago

      I grew up in Stone Mountain and knew the man (worked for him actually) that developed and used the tool that completed that carving. My grandfather placed the first beacon light on top of that mountain after a mail plane crashed into it way before it was donated to the state. This is a real part of American history. PC be damned, reality is reality. I am so sick of people having to coddled and treated like babies when they get offended by something. Grow a set and act like a damn adult. There is much that offends me in the world we live in, both in history and in today's world. That doesn't mean I get to try and erase history and feed our children lies about the past. Let it stand and teach truth. And while on that subject, the war wasn't fought over slavery people, it sounded good in political theaters but it just isn't true. Most people in Ga were poor dirt farmers like my people. They didn't go to war for the very rich and exclusive...but for states rights and to prevent the federal govt. from becoming the monster it now is. Look at the original constitution and the confederate constitution and you will see they are the same. He who wins the war writes the history. Also while on that subject, Lincoln was no savior of slaves. He originally was fine with the south keeping and breeding the slaves they had, but slavery is a better battle cry politically than "We want a stronger Federal Govt."

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    • keith mcgill STARR, SC
      • 11 months ago

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