The Democrats put the statues up. If they think taking them down will erase their past, they're sadly mistaken. But how are they going to erase their present?

Here's how: They're trying to take down the whole country; trying to destroy everything; erase all history good and bad; erase even the fact that any good ever existed. If they succeed they won't have to deny their past, they'll just cram it down our throats — black and white throats.

The elites will rule. However, they won't succeed. The American people will not stand for it. The radicals are doing a lot of damage, but in the end, they will be defeated, and America will be stronger than ever.

May God continue to give President Trump the strength, will, energy, courage and wisdom to lead America.

Bruce Ware

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Bailey Jones

It's funny when Trump's supporters blame his incomparable incompetence on God. Although I'll admit, it does seem superhuman at times.

Carlos Ponce

What incompetence? Only the really gullible believe that political rhetoric nonsense.

Mike Zeller

So if God picked Trump to be President, and Biden wins in November, sounds like this go-round, God will be Ridin' with Biden.

Carlos Ponce

So Mike still thinks Uncle Joe has a chance? That's sad.[sad] Trump will be re-elected. Most Democrats aren't voting for Uncle Joe. Their vote rides on the hope he'll resign quickly and allow the veep to take over.

Mike Zeller

So Carlos is feeling confident. Don't let ur mouth overload ur a$$. [beam]

Carlos Ponce

There is no doubt Trump will win. [beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

Bailey Jones

Mike, I'm not one to believe that God's hand is behind everything that happens, but one can't help but notice that we got a plague, a depression, and cities on fire, AFTER congress refused to impeach Trump.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey posts, "AFTER congress refused to impeach Trump". Really, Bailey? The impeachment made headlines. Democrats will use the House's impeachment of Trump come November in their campaign. You must have missed it.

Bailey Jones

Golly, Carlos - you're right. I should have said "refused to remove from office". That's undoubtedly why we have earned God's wrath.

Carlos Ponce

"That's undoubtedly why we have earned God's wrath." Wrong.

Dan Freeman

Actually, Bailey, Trump was impeached. He was the third president to be impeached. All three avoided conviction of the impeachment offenses.

John Nelson

God must be a fickle creature, after supporting Clinton and Obama.

Carlos Ponce

Everything has a reason under God's Heaven.

Robert Braeking

The Democrats will do anything they can to regain power including lying, cheating, enlisting the press to carry their water. It is to their misfortune that the press no longer is believed. The TDS disease is pandemic.

Patricia C Newsom

One thing I enjoy with my morning coffee is reading the debates in the opinion column. Thanks all. ☕️

Don Schlessinger

[thumbup]

Bailey Jones

Defund the Democrats!

If that statement sounds good to you, then you understand a tiny bit about how black Americans feel about the police.

Carlos Ponce

Defund the party that fought to continue slavery, brought the KKK into existence, enacted Jim Crow legislation and now wants to fund efforts to kill Black babies? That sounds right.

Charles Douglas

Mr.Ponce> Hitting the proverbial nail ..squarely on the head is becoming common place with you, this post is a good example!!!! I have got to keep working to become an "OG!" [beam]

Gary Miller

Carlos> That was only a partial endightment of the SLAVERY party. Every one believes slavery was America's original sin. Few stop to think about it was Democrats that caused the US's most deadly war trying to continue slavery. Or that it was Democrats that passed laws making segregation legal when slavery was ended.

John Nelson

The Republican and Democratic parties are nothing like the parties from 150 years ago. You might as well talk about Whigs. Similar names, totally different platforms. Try Wikipedia for some basic history.

Carlos Ponce

There are similarities. John.

John Nelson

Of course there are similarities. I have 2 legs and 2 arms, as do most fortunate people. But when LBJ (Democrat) signed the civil rights act, he acknowledged that he was turning over the southern vote to segregationists and racists for at least a generation. And history has proved him right. Are you trying to sat that TX, LA, MS, GA, AL, SC, are not deeply Red as a result? Not a Democrat to be seen, except in urban areas. But, lots of stars and bars in rural areas.

Carlos Ponce

"Not a Democrat to be seen, except in urban areas." Now, that's not true. Pick a county, any of the 254. Check the votes recorded. You will find Democrats in every county in Texas, even the reddest.

Gary Miller

Defund the Democrats! Best plan I've seen lately. Examine who is funding Democrats and why they are. All hope to be the ruling eleits if Democrats recover power.

John Nelson

Glad to see that you are not part of the 1% of "elitists" that benefited from the $1.5 trillion tax cut for corporations and the wealthy. I am afraid that too many people define "elitist" as anyone with more than a high school education. To me, an "elitist" is someone who inherited their wealth, and amasses more through lawsuits, insider trading, and crooked business practices. I applaud your continued support for these people who are taking money from your pocket on a daily basis. Look up how much Amazon paid in income taxes last year.

Carlos Ponce

John, you didn't get a tax break? Everyone else who paid taxes on income did.I don't remember that phrase in the signed bill: "Every tax payer gets his or her taxes reduced with the exception of John Nelson."

jimmy winston

No one loves loser statues more than old white guys

Dan Freeman

[thumbup][thumbup]

Carlos Ponce

"No one loves loser statues more than old white guys" Actually Historians of any ethnicity, creed or race like statues.

"A group comprised mostly of black activists dedicated to preserving American history is calling for Confederate monuments and statues to be preserved as reminders and lessons of the darker side of the country’s past."

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/15/black-activists-want-confederate-statues-to-serve-/

jimmy winston

please forgive my oversight of 20 or so people who arent old white guys. My point still stands, old white guys LOVE statues of cowards, losers, who couldn't bear to live in a world where people couldn't be owned as property. I dont think we need a statue to remind us that slavery is bad, I would hope that would still be taught in schools, but who knows? Republicans might want to strip that out of the curriculum too just like many other atrocities against black Americans over the years (i.e. Tulsa Massacre, Airstrike on Philadelphia, etc.)

Dan Freeman

That page has been taken down by the right wing Washington Times

Carlos Ponce

If referring to:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/15/black-activists-want-confederate-statues-to-serve-/

It's still there, Dan.

A group comprised mostly of black activists dedicated to preserving American history is calling for Confederate monuments and statues to be preserved as reminders and lessons of the darker side of the country’s past.

Sandra Crenshaw, a former Dallas City Council member, teamed up with the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West and Sons of Confederate Veterans to oppose the creation of a task force charged with removing Confederate monuments from the city’s public spaces.

She said the statues serve as a reminder of an important part of American history and that removing them won’t solve any of the real problems facing the country.

“Some people think by taking a statue down that that’s going to erase racism,” Ms. Crenshaw told CBS Dallas. “It’s misguided.”

The group’s efforts highlight the division in thinking about such monuments, which in the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, have become the focus of various movements to remove or retain them.

In Georgia, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has called for the removal of a giant carving of three Confederate war leaders in the state-owned Stone Mountain.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, she said the edifice, which depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, has no purpose other than the “celebration of racism, terror & division.”

John Nelson

Anyone ever see a statue of Mussolini in Italy, Hitler in Germany, Stalin in the Balkans ? Statues are for persons to be revered. Otherwise, they belong in museums to remind us of failed tyranny and traitors.

Carlos Ponce

There is a monument to Benedict Arnold called "The Boot" in Saratoga National Historical Park. But only his injured leg is depicted.

Dan Freeman

Using State polls taken since June 1, Biden leads Trump, except in Miss and Iowa. Mr. Trump would have trouble beating an edible arrangement currently.

Carlos Ponce

Dan really believes in those polls. They're so accurate, right? [rolleyes]Just ask President Hillary Clinton. And yes, they did consider Electoral votes.

Carlos Ponce

Towards the election, Dan you will see Trump's numbers rise. Why? The pollsters will switch from polling a general population to polling likely voters.

Dan Freeman

Mr. Ponce, I believe that good polls are based on random sampling. Inevitably some will be found to have correctly predicted an outcome, others not. That is the nature of the sampling. The polls predicted the national outcome in 2016 terms of the vote totals, they did not correctly predict the electoral college. This was largely due to low polling numbers in swing states.

The pollsters currently ask both all adults and likely voters. You will learn this when you review the RealClearPolitics or FiveThirtyEight websites. Currently 54.7% of likely or registered voters disapprove of President Trump. This is based on a weighted average from YouGov and Rasmussen polling June 14-19.

According to Fox News Jun 13-16 nationally, Biden leads Trump by 12 points among registered voters. At the state level Biden leads by 4% or more in Michigan, Pa, Wis, Ariz, among others. In Texas, Public Policy shows an even race as of June 3-4. I encourage everyone to review data at https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/national/

You are correct that at present the election is Biden’s to lose, but he currently looks quite strong.

Gary Miller

Carlos> Polsters will poll more realistic numbers. Polls showing Biden leading used unreal numbers. Like 36 democrats to 24 Republicans. Lying polls sell ads but don't offer truth. If they offered truth Democrats would be angry with them. Lying keeps Libs happy.

Carlos Ponce

Dan Freeman posts: "According to Fox News Jun 13-16 nationally, Biden leads Trump by 12 points among registered voters."

If you notice they polled 47% Democrats, 41% Republicans, 13% Independent. Does this REALLY represent the United States? Of the Republican 41, 34% were solid, 7% leaning.

https://static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/06/Fox_June-13-16-2020_National_Topline_June-18-Release.pdf

Robert Braeking

This is what is known as "push polling". As the election draws nigh we will be seeing the sample group change to 'likely voters'. Funny how the pollsters can find a more accurate sampling closer to the election. You will note that the sampling was taken by telephone and heavily weighted to cell phone numbers. If a pollster calls my cell phone they will not get an interview because telemarketers have changed my habits. If a caller is not on my white list they do not get answered.

Casey Alan

This article is a joke. Then reading some of the statements is beyond belief. Democrats want to kill black babies?! How stupid is that! The south was fighting the United States of America because they want to keep their slaves. At least 90% of the statues were put up in the 60s when black people were protesting for their civil rights. Johnson a democrat president signed into law the equal rights bill. Democrats now see how some of these statues and symbols of hatred can affect black Americans. Erasing history, no I don’t believe it should happen. Because if you erase history you have a tendency to repeat it. It appears that Republicans have a larger problem at this time then Democrats. It appears that the Republicans do not want to see with the black people are going through. They just want to promote more hate and racism. I don’t understand why Republicans love these statues so much. Could it be they wish they could go back in time and repeat history where slavery was OK?

Carlos Ponce

"Democrats want to kill black babies?! How stupid is that! "

Not stupid at all, Casey Alan.

Planned Parenthood kills a disproportionate number of babies of African-American parentage. Who supports Planned Parenthood? Democrats.

The Planned Parenthood PAC contributes to which party? Democrats.

Who founded Planned Parenthood? Margaret Sanger who wrote in a December 10, 1939 letter to Dr. Gamble: “We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

"Among white women, there were 138 abortions for every 1,000 births. Among black women, the number rises to a dizzying 501 abortions. Hispanic women account for 25% of all US abortions, though Hispanics make up just 16% of the population." - Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Gary Miller

501 black abortions for each 1,000 black pregnancies? Sounds like genocide by black Democrats.

Robert Braeking

Arithmetic eludes some. 501:1000 is the same as 1/3 of pregnancies. Margaret Sanger wanted to eradicate the black population by aborting ALL black babies. I'm so glad that my granddaughter is one of the 2/3 that escaped the genocide.

John Nelson

Not taking sides on the abortion issue, but I think it is interesting that the majority of people who oppose abortion also are opposed to sex education in public schools and contraception, and also believe that abstinence is the sole cure for teenage pregnancy. Color is not the issue. The issue is ignorance.

Carlos Ponce

And where did John Nelson learn about sex and contraception?

Gary Miller

Robert> The black birth to black death ratio is such that Blacks aren't producing enough to replace their losses. Not even counting inter racial births.

Dalton Logan

The Democrats have been the biggest proponents of abortion in The US. As of date, over 20 million Black children have been aborted, that equals the population of Blacks in all of The US in 1960[sad]

Bailey Jones

Don't worry Dalton, with Trump's appointees on the court it's just a matter of time before all those millions of black women are forced under pain of imprisonment to relinquish control of their wombs. Just like the good old days.

Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey, children are a gift from God. You seem happy that a Black baby will be aborted.

Bailey Jones

Oh Carlos - has no one ever told you where babies come from?

How about we leave your superstitions at church and give the half of the population that is female the freedom to follow their own religious beliefs?

Carlos Ponce

"superstitions at church"[thumbdown]

Gary Miller

Casey> If racism wasn't Democrats most favored political tool it would have disapeared years ago.

Bailey Jones

Is that why Republicans keep socialism around?

Robert Braeking

How can you possibly determine that conclusion from the information provided? And as a practical matter, why are statistics being gathered based on racial profiles? Would it not be best if the government never asked about race? I always check 'other' and fill in 'human'. Skin color is not a race. The taxonomic ranks are: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species. Where is race within this system of classification? Weather the steer is white or black does not effect the flavor of the steak.

Casey Alan

Carlos, 1939?! If you bother to read all of my letter you would’ve seen that I mention that the Democrat party has grown and matured since then. You would have seen that 30 some odd years later a democrat president signed a bill into law for equality for blacks. Planned Parenthood, also helps with prenatal care. And birth control to prevent pregnancies. They also do a lot of other things but I know you’re not interested in that. You’re implying that only black people get abortions. That is a very racist statement. But you, being a racist probably would not recognize that. But yet another trump supporter who just can’t get their heads out of their......

Carlos Ponce

And in 2020, Democrats are still funding Margaret Sanger's group.

Casey Alan

Carlos, you are always good for a laugh or two. They should put a statue up for her. I’ll be willing to bet you’re one of those people who” Jokingly“ say black women have lots of babies so they can get more welfare. So which is it? A. Do they have more children so they can collect more welfare. B. Being forced to have an abortion. C. Too stupid to make up their mines. (by the way no one is being forced) D. Take their right to choose away. E. Say the reason there’s such a problem with black youth in America is because there’s no father around. F. All of the above. So which one is it?

Carlos Ponce

"I’ll be willing to bet you’re one of those people who..." WRONG!

Babies are God's gift.

Ted Gillis

Casey, you’re wasting your time. Whenever Carlos runs out of an argument, he brings up abortion. It’s his golden “go to” corner.

Let him be.

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