Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monumental Battles Brew Over Confederate Symbols-- Part 3: And Now, New Orleans

The Sons of Confederate Veterans said the university's decision to relocate the statues without approval from the Texas Legislature and State Preservation Board or Texas Historical Commission is illegal.  But, the University of Texas replies it has that authority to do this on their campus.

In New Orleans it is a similar thing.  Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on city officials to remove four Confederate statues after the Charleston murders.

Last week, two New Orleans city commissioners recommended the removal of the four statues as part of a 60-day period of discussions about  the topic.  This caused Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to get involved.

He opposes removing them and has instructed his staff to look into the Heritage Act to determine its legality.

--Old Secesh

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