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Petition to David Owen, William E. Carter, Jeremiah Jefferies, Nathaniel Hall, Steve Oestreicher, Rick McVey, John D. Dickerson

Remove the Confederate Monument in Yanceyville, North Carolina!

The government of Caswell County, North Carolina is hereby petitioned to remove the Confederate monument statue located in downtown Yanceyville in front of the county courthouse. The statue, which is a symbol of white supremacy and the subjugation of African Americans, belongs in a museum or museum-like setting so that the public at large can learn more about slavery, the Civil War, and the legacy of Jim Crow discrimination relative to the county's history in particular. A suitable replacement memorial can be decided via public discussion. The removal of the Confederate statue, no matter how opposed some are to it in Caswell County, must occur to protect public safety appropriately and to safeguard the economic well-being of the community. The counterargument of preserving and protecting "heritage," or the June 2020 effort to shield Caswell's citizens from the potential hostility of those who support the statue remaining where it is, by enacting a curfew in the downtown area via a state of emergency order, do not give the county a carte blanche or an indefinite license to continue displaying so prominently at the town's center such a hurtful symbol of racism and inhumanity. The county's behavior in this regard would serve to dismiss in effect those voices of dissent who are also taxpaying constituents, all while a legal precedent has been set by the state's governor to remove Confederate monuments in order to protect public safety. Many of the events concerning the latter are unequivocally analogous to the ongoing circumstances present in Yanceyville.  We urge the government of Caswell County to take note of the many African Americans at present who do not attend the annual Bright Leaf Hoedown -- the largest festival of the year in the county that takes place every September in the Historic Town Square in Yanceyville -- in order to not be in the statue's offensive presence. Together we say, "Enough is enough!" We urge especially fellow Caswell County citizens to see that prospective forward-thinking businesses will likely have little to do with our county if through inaction it appears to be protecting the legacy of white supremacy by way of the Confederate statue's continued presence in the town square. Again we say, "Enough is enough!" Therefore, for the sake of the local economy, potential business investment in the community, and to do simply what is right to best protect public safety, we ask the government of Caswell County to turn its back on any complicity in the continued enshrinement of racist hatred and cruelty. We ask that it remove the Confederate monument statue in Yanceyville and welcome a new and inclusive vision of the future.

Concerned Citizens of Caswell County
1,583 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to patients, Healthcare Professionals, Office Workers, Hospitals, doctors, Nurses, Caregivers, nursing facilities, physical therapists, Occupational Therapists, Police Officers, Speech therapists, Military personnel, Lawyers / Attorneys, Judges, Everyone who cares for others, Black Lives Matter, violence against asians, Racism, Violence, Police brutality, Healthcare Abuse, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Make the world safer by utilizing the MMPI test to those who protect, care and treat.

The MMPI is a psychological test that evaluates and determines personality characteristics. It measures people's mental health and provides evidence of mental disorders. Doctors give it to patients but it would be comforting to know that they too have taken it. Police and law enforcement should be required as well as psychiatrists, physiologists, psychologists, general therapists, school counselors, animal caregivers and anyone who guides or cares for others.  More info about the test may be found here: I learned about this test when I was in human resources for security guards, and not only did they have to take the MMPI but they also had to take a polygraph otherwise known as a lie detector test. I too took these same tests. My belief is police officers, military personnel, child, adult and animal care givers, etc. should be tested for personality instablity so as not to be a danger to children, adults and animals. It is all too common to see preferential treatment and even violence based upon social status, race, age, etc. I am NOT trying to force more restrictions but simply want to have a SAFER world. If you had to place a loved one’s care with a facility, wouldn’t you prefer to place that parent, child or animal with one who mandated this testing as a hiring prerequisite? Perhaps it would dramatically cut down on police brutality, malpractice, neglected and abused children, animals, etc. I truly hope you see what I am trying to accomplish. I plead you to sign and share. 

Connie Rim
264 supporters