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Petition to State of Georgia, David Ralston, LaDawn Jones, Vincent Fort, Stacey Abrams, Jon Burns, Christian Coomer, Matt Hatchett, Bruce Williamson, Carolyn Hugley, Stacey Evans, Robert Trammell, Pat Gardner, Howard Mosby, Gloria Butler, Emanuel Jones, Gail Davenport, Elena Parent, Earnest Williams, Billy Mitchell, Pam Stephenson, Tonya Anderson, Dar'shun Kendrick, Karen Bennett, Jan Jones, Carolyn Hugley

Change or Remove Stone Mountain Confederate Carving

Today, The Confederate Carving on Stone Mountain has been re-branded with laser shows, animated with colored beams of lights. The Confederate Carving is being glorified and celebrated as if the cause of the Civil War was not over. Our goal is to make the Stone Mountain Confederate Carving more inclusive and to change its designation. Who should be included in the carving on Stone Mountain? Native Americans, African Americans, women, Lincoln, Sherman, Grant. The carving should be removed if it cannot be made more representative of the Civil War history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl9Cw7G_oa0 The men in the Confederate Carving on Stone Mountain were not from Georgia. The capitol of the Confederate States of America was not in Georgia. There were no battles in Georgia led by General Robert E. Lee, nor General Stonewall Jackson. There was no major Civil War battle at Stone Mountain. In addition, there were no soldiers buried at Stone Mountain Park. So why is Stone Mountain Park designated a Confederate Memorial? We do not seek to destroy history, but to make it more inclusive and realistic. The defenders of the status quo, seek to re-brand the legacy of the Confederacy and the Civil War. The reality is that both the Union and Confederate monuments do not truly represent or do justice to our story. The Union won the war, the slaves were freed, and the Confederacy was re-admitted into the Union. President Lincoln in his Gettysburg address reminded us that America was "...conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal". The Confederate States of America sought to spread slavery and had it placed in the Confederate Constitution.  Every time we go to war, we change history. In 1915, Samuel Venable the principal owner of Stone Mountain was a member of the Klan and hosted KKK events on his mountain for decades afterwards. Both Venable and the carving sculptor Gutzon Borglum were associated with the KKK. The KKK was a terrorist group who believed in white supremacy and race separation. The Venable Brothers deeded the north face of the mountain to the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1916 to create the carving. The UDC established the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Association (SMCMA) for fundraising and on-site supervision of the project. The Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Association was packed with KKK members. In 1958, the State of Georgia purchased Stone Mountain. However, the Confederate Carving was not completed until 1972. The story of Stone Mountain actually predates both the first white settlers and the Creek Indians before them. At least 12 Archaic Indian sites have been identified in the vicinity of Stone Mountain. Crystal Mountain was the name given it in 1567 when Spanish explorer Juan Pardo visited it, in search of the Moundbuilder civilization discovered by deSoto on an earlier trip. The Moundbuilders were gone, replaced by Creek Indians who called the peak Lone Mountain and used the easily spotted mountain as a meeting place. In the early 19th century, the area was known as Rock Mountain. Woodland Indians built a rock wall, encircling the top of the mountain. By the beginning of the 20th century the wall had disappeared. At the beginning of the Civil War, 22 million people lived in the North and 9 million people (4 million of whom were slaves) lived in the South. About 2.75 million soldiers fought in the Civil War 2 million for the North and 750,000 for the South. Over ninety-five percent of African Americans lived in the South. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War. By the end of the Civil War, roughly179,000 black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 served in the Navy. Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war—30,000 of infection or disease. Even though a majority of African Americans lived in the South, the racism was so deep that African Americans were not allowed to join the Confederate army or have weapons. They served only in support roles. 28,693 Native Americans served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. 250 documented cases of women serving as soldiers in the Civil War but it is suspected there were many more than that. Some say let it be, why make trouble? just except things as they are. "There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" -- JFK ----- O Say Can We See By The Dawn's Early Light:  What is Wrong with the Confederate Flag and the Carving?  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6rHTsNOsLE_TE5NMHJlb3VPS1U/view?usp=sharing    

Committee on Stone Mountain
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Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to We the People

DISMANTLE THE ENTIRE FRAUDULENT & ILLEGITIMATE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

DISMANTLE THIS ILLEGAL, ILLEGITIMATE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT The United States government and all those individuals within it's many taxpayer-funded departments and agencies are actively engaged in an elaborate criminal conspiracy and is engaged in criminal collusion with multiple private international banks and multiple private international corporations and the United Nations.These unconstitutional and illegal collaborative entities have been actively engaged in all imaginable High Crimes including but not limited to Fraud, High Treason, Treachery; Embezzlement, Profiteering, Larceny; Slavery; Blackmail, Extortion, Bribery; Human Trafficking, Rape, Child Sex Slavery, Child Pornography, Child Trafficking, Murder; Human Organ harvesting and trafficking; Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering; Multiple Crimes Against Humanity; Domestic and International TERRORISM; Global GENOCIDE.The government of the United States of America along with it's many Tax-payer-funded departments and agencies' government officials, both elected and/or appointed, have actively and deliberately been plotting to undermine the sovereignty of the United States and have been deliberately deceiving the American citizenry since it's inception.The U.S. government's insidious use of propaganda tools, such as privately-owned media mouthpieces, compliant agency spokespersons and other willing quislings and covert agents do actively and constantly spread outright lies and deliberate misinformation through it's highly organized and directed propaganda outlets also known as the "mainstream media."The U.S. government has been engaged in all manners of criminal activities for multiple decades, particularly by a highly contemplated and systematic use of the C.I.A.-controlled and Zionist-owned and controlled Mass Media, which is itself responsible for spreading constant LIES, half-truths, disinformation and misinformation through insidious and pernicious programs of mass mind control through use of Propaganda confabulated by those criminals within this unconstitutional, treasonous, fraudulent, illegal and thoroughly illegitimate United States government. These programs have long been devised and implemented with very specific goals to brainwash and control the thoughts of the United States citizenry and concurrently to conceal the multiple ongoing and abhorrent crimes of this United States government.The United States' Central Intelligence Agency, the C.I.A., just one of countless other criminal agencies engaged in multiple criminal operations, is entirely funded by the taxpayers of the United States. The C.I.A. is a government-sponsored Global Terrorist Organization and network that has been actively engaged in subversion, collusion, extortion, fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking, war crimes, treachery, treason, multiple foreign and domestic coups d'etat, multiple domestic and foreign assassinations, and countless myriad other strictly unconstitutional and treasonous activities, all highly illegal and all conducted in secrecy and without the knowledge or the consent of the Taxpaying citizens of the United States of America.We the People of the United States do hereby demand the full and complete DISASSEMBLY of this ENTIRE United States government including ALL government departments and agencies.Further, all heretofore public servants/employees are to be held to full account through the thorough investigations and full disclosure to the citizenry; Immediate Indictments and Arrests; Public Trials and/or Tribunals of all former government employees, including the entire Military Industrial Apparatus; Post-haste legal proceedings and thorough prosecutions of every [former] public employee; the most severe punitive measures to be meted out to each and every one found guilty of any and all crimes; the forfeiture and lawful seizure of all ill-gotten gains; Lastly, lifetime imprisonment, exile, or public execution of any and all guilty parties as determined by the U. S. citizens' Courts of Law and/or International Tribunals.Finally, We the People of the United States of America do hereby demand forthwith full retribution to be paid by all those whom are determined guilty of any and all of these most egregious crimes and henceforth, full reparations and full compensation for all citizens of the United States and all other affected citizens around the world.____________________________________________

Christina Marlowe
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