Monday, July 27, 2015

North Carolina Legislature Will Have Ultimate Say in Objects of Remembrance

From the July 24, 2015, Wilmington (NC) Star-News "McCrory pressed to halt Confederate license plates" by John Moritz.

The N.C. legislature will have the ultimate say over public "objects of remembrance," including Confederate memorials under a new law signed by the governor.

Pat McCrory announced Thursday evening that he had signed a controversial historical monuments bill that had passed the House earlier in the week.  The bill's opponents, mainly Democrats, argued it would protect an unknown number of Confederate memorials in the state.

However, McCrory said he had issues with the process the bill set up for removing monuments deemed to commemorate "an event, person or military service that is part of North Carolina's history."  It would take an act by the General Assembly to remove such a monument.  (Meaning it will not be easy to do so.)

Democrats wanted local authorities and the North Carolina Historical Commission to have the that power.

I guess we can take this as one of those rare, semi-good-for-us things that happen these days.

--Old Secesh

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