Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bryan Steil
Charging the mayor of New Orleans with federal crimes.
Recently there has been a attack on monuments dedicated to Confederate soldiers and Generals. Recently in New Orleans the mayor Mitch Landrieu has broken the city of New Orleans by removing monuments of US Veterans. Yes, they fought in the Confederacy but they were Americans before, during and after the Civil War. Landrieu, is a form of what the Nazis, what ISIS has done around the world. Instead of taking down these monuments of our country's history, we should learn from them, so the same mistakes aren't repeated. Landrieu has used the following to break the law. Tax payers money for monument removal NOFD and NOPD personnel for the removal and destruction of the monuments Lied in front of a judge, stating that once the monuments were removed, they would be placed in a safe, secure and enclosed city warehouse. The Beauregard statue and parts of the Jeff Davis monument are outside next to a garbage pile. This is how we treat our history? We erase it and throw it away like trash. I am calling for a look into the corruption of Mitch, the NOPD and NOFD. The return or proper/suitable relocation of the monuments that have already been taking down and a bill that states NO military monument can be moved, regardless of a small group's feelings towards it. You 3 say you are for America and the American people. Well the American people want our history protected. We want it respected and we want DC to work for us. Your voters, supporters and everyone else who loves our country, our country's rich history to do this for us. Personally, I had 14 ancestors that fought for the Confederacy. Not one owned a slave. These men, these generals are all Americans and according to our government are US veterans. What Mitch did was take down US veteran memorials for his own political gain and to make a small group of people happy. Also HB-71 in Louisiana is gaining ground so he is taking these monuments down before and if that bill passes. I ask out government to make a bill not allowing mayor's or states to take any monument down unless voted by the people of that state and to be honest. The majority wants them to stay up. This is our history gentlemen and it should be respected and protected.
Petition to Bill Lee, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker
Keep Confederate Monuments in Tennessee
Tearing down monuments of the Civil War disrespects the blood shed by Tennesseans for the cause of state's rights. We realize that the Civil War was not fought over slavery, but history is already being rewritten to falsify that. We must remember, blacks as well as whites fought on the Confederate side. Once we start destroying monuments, there will be no end to it. . . Please don't fall weak to the pressure being applied by liberal problem-makers and those that seek to destroy our nation!
Petition to State of Missou
Saving American History, preserve the past to ensure a bright future.
Here lately there has been a non stop attack on Veteran Monuments and American History. Our history is watered down in the classrooms to our kids, leaving them with little understanding of our history and even less understanding of how our country is supppsed to work. With the ongoing removal of Confederate Monuments we are not only disgracing our veterans but deleting history. This can not continue, where does it stop; are Asian American's going to ask for the removal of Pearl Harbor Monuments, are we going to remove the Lincoln Memorial, are Native American's going to call for the removal of the American flag because it represents the people that stole their land and slaughtered their people. We can not change history it must be put out amd embraced in order to prevent from making the same mistakes. This is not an issue on race the Civil War was an issue on the states right to govern themselves. We can't change that slavery was here in America but we can change the current path that will only lead to the complete deletion of our history. Be part of the lll% stand up and make it known that true American Patriots will not stand by and allow the continued assault on our history.
Petition to Manatee County Commission
Replace Confederate monument with statue of Snooty the Manatee.
Snooty the Manatee has been a symbol of Bradenton, FL for almost 70 years. He suddenly passed away on July 23rd 2017 and was the oldest living Manatee on record in the world. Subsequently, there is a Confederate memorial statue that stands directly in front of the old courthouse just blocks away from the aquarium where Snooty resided. To honor Snooty's legacy as a positive icon in Bradenton, I propose that the negative symbol of racism and oppression that is the Confederate monument be relocated and replaced with a statue of Snooty the Manatee. By doing so, the Confederate monument could possibly be moved to a museum (or other more appropriate location) out of everyday public eye and a more positive symbol then take its place.
Petition to Virginia General Assembly, Mayor Levar Stoney and Richmond City Council
Removal of Confederate monuments in Virginia
Monuments are intended to embody a community’s ideas and values, and in the most powerful of circumstances can become a community’s spirit incarnate of which to rally around. Communities that build monuments are making a statement to others, to those both within and outside of their community, about which ideals are to be honored. Confederate monuments pay tribute to a dark chapter in our country’s history; a time when African Americans particularly did not enjoy much if any freedom in this country. Why should any community memorialize this ugly era with statues of Confederate leaders in public places like in its parks or along its roadways? These spaces should be reclaimed and reformed into spaces for us to gather as a community without standing in the actual shadows of Jim Crow memorials masquerading as war monuments. The intent of this petition is twofold. First, it is a request for the Virginia General Assembly and the Virginia Code Commission to repeal/replace Virginia code section 15.2-1812 so as to allow for Virginia’s communities to decide for themselves which ideals and values they would like to be honored by those who commute on their streets or visit their parks and other public places. Second, it is for the City of Richmond to lead the charge by removing Virginia’s most prominent Confederate monuments along Monument Avenue and putting them in a museum or similar institutional installment with context so that we may be able to learn from our past and continue to grow into a more perfect union. Furthermore, the community’s leaders should choose an appropriate replacement structure to take the place of the current Confederate monuments. Suggestions for quality replacement options may be found in Richmond’s Monument Avenue Commission report on pages 32 and 33. Virginia is home to more confederate monuments in public spaces than any other state with at least 223. This is due in large part to its regional relevance during the civil war; Richmond served as the capital of the Confederacy. But this is also due to a state law enacted in 1904 which allows for localities to erect “monuments or memorials for any war or conflict” while simultaneously forbidding any authorities or citizens to disturb them. This language was later clarified to explicitly include cities as “authorities” prohibited from removing them, resulting in the conundrum that we have today. Many locales within Virginia have expressed a desire to remove the Confederate monuments erected during the Jim Crow era, but they lack the legal authority to follow through with action. Confederate monuments serve as rallying points for those that hold on to belief systems rooted in bigotry and racial supremacy, and do not embody the ideas or values of Richmond, Virginia, or the United States. They have no place in our public spaces, and our communities should have the legal authority to decide for themselves if they wish to be represented in such a way.
Petition to Dr. Dennis Brown, Ted Cruz, Texas Governor, Department of Education, Brian Babin, Dr. Lynda Villanueva
Change the name of "LEE" College
Today in 2020, to celebrate the name Lee as the Lee College Rebels do is nonsensical. Lee as we know, was a slave owner who lead a failed war against the United States. By all definitions today Lee would be considered a domestic terrorist, at best. Lee College in Harris County Texas celebrates the moniker the Lee College Rebels. As a former Marine I find it appalling my local community college celebrates former enemies of the United States. Statues of Lee are being removed all over the country, 31 confederate monuments have been removed in Texas. The University of Texas in Austin serves as a leading example, they removed confederate memorials and statues from their campus more than 2 years ago. A few filed suit claiming their free speech had been infringed but the case was just dismissed without ever being heard, their claims had no substance. Precedent has been set, we can change the name, we need to change the name. Lee College is a Community College, the moniker, the mascot, is not reflective of the community it serves. Rather it stands as a reminder of oppression and division. In a time we need to unite, let's take the steps to do it and eliminate this partition. Every student should be able to be proud of their Alma Mater, they should be proud of it's name. Lee College being a public institution funded through federal and local tax dollars, makes this change even more important. The University of Texas removed their statue of Lee, why do we still name our college after him? Sign to be the change you want to see in the world.
Petition to City of Bentonville
Move the Confederate Monument in Downtown Bentonville to a more appropriate location
We, the undersigned, are calling for the removal of the Confederate soldier Memorial Statue that is in the middle of the Square in Downtown Bentonville. The statue fosters division in our community, instead of promoting unity, diversity, and inclusiveness among residents and visitors to our great city of Bentonville, our State of Arkansas, and the United States of America. It should be moved to a more appropriate location for historic relics, such as a museum, or the Pea Ridge National Military Park.
Petition to Wenatchee's Eastmont School Board
Change Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Washington to Unity Elementary School
Robert E. Lee Elementary in East Wenatchee, Washington should be renamed to Unity Elementary. Robert E. Lee Elementary was built in 1953 and named after the commander of the Confederate States Army, who betrayed his country and fought against the end of slavery in the civil war. When schools are named after individuals, those names should be reserved for historical figures with overwhelmingly positive moral character and favorable impact on the local community. In this millennium, to many, Robert E. Lee is a traitor and racist icon and should not be memorialized in a school name. Robert E. Lee Elementary is the only school in the Pacific Northwest named after the civil war traitor. Washington wasn't even a state during the civil war and any ties to the Confederate States Army in the area in the 1950s would have been very distant. The school was named 88 years after the civil war, when many were creating Confederate monuments to show resistance to the civil rights era and opposition to desegregation, clearly not stances that should be memorialized in a school name. The school district debated renaming the school in the past and decided against it, as there was overwhelmingly negative local response to changing the name. In scenarios like this, the school district needs to act in the best interest of its students regardless of how the 80% white population feels about the matter and should move forward with renaming the school to Unity Elementary, a name that would represent the positive opposite of what Robert E. Lee symbolizes in 2019.