Local Confederate monument no longer a historical site


JEFF: PORTLAND POLICE ARE NEW AT 11:00. A PRIVATELY OWNED, CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE, IS NO LONGER HISTORIC. TONIGHT, AT A PUBLIC HEARING, THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORIC COMMISSION VOTED TO REMOVE IT FROM IT’S LIST OF HISTORIC SITES. OUR ANDREW DYMBURT WAS AT THAT MEETING AND HE’S HERE LIVE WITH ALL THE DETAILS, ANDREW. YEAH JEFF, THE MONUMENT IN QUESTION HERE IS CALLED JEFFERSON DAVIS PARK. YOU CAN SEE IT, FROM INTERSTATE FIVE IN RIDGEFIELD, FOR 15 YEARS NOW, IT’S BEEN OFFICIALLY CONSIDERED HISTORIC BY CLARK COUNTY BUT NOT ANYMORE. ALL IN FAVOR. REPORTER: THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION, VOTED TUESDAY NIGHT, TO REMOVE A LOCAL CONFEDERATE MONUMENT JEFFERSON DAVIS PARK FROM IT’S LIST OF LOCAL HISTORICAL SITES. I’M NOT SURE THAT THE LIFE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS IS RELEVANT. REPORTER: AFTER HEARING PASSIONATE PUBLIC TESTIMONY FROM BOTH SIDES. THESE MONUMENTS, THEY’RE INSTILLING BITTERNESS, THEY’RE CREATING BITTERNESS. IT’S HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT. REPORTER: DRIVE DOWN I-5 IN RIDGEFIELD WASHINGTON, YOU’LL SEE A CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING HIGH. IT’S PART OF WHAT’S KNOWN AS JEFFERSON DAVIS PARK, COMMEMORATING THE FORMER CONFEDERATE LEADER. JEFFERSON DAVIS WAS AN AMERICAN. REPORTER: SINCE 2002, THE PARK WAS CLASSIFIED BY THE COUNTY AS HISTORIC UNTIL NOW, SOT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE SANCTIONING ANY SORT OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM. JEFF: THE PARK, SITS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. OWNED BY A GROUP KNOWN AS SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS. THEREFORE, THE COUNTY CAN’T FORCE THEM TO TAKE IT DOWN. SO TUESDAY’S VOTE, TO REMOVE THE PARK FROM THE COUNTY’S HISTORY, IS MORE SYMOBLIC THAN SUBSTANTIVE. TAKING IT OFF THIS REGISTER. THAT’S THE IMPORTANT PART. REPORTER: EVEN AFTER THE DECISION THE SONS OF CONDFEDERATE VETERANS, HAVE NO PLANS TO TAKE DOWN THE MONUMENT OR THE FLAG. WE’LL NEVER QUIT. WE’LL NEVER TIRE. AND WE’LL NEVER SURRENDER REPORTER: — JEFF: THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, CAN ALWAYS RESUMBIT AN APPLICATION FOR HISTORICAL DESIGNATION. BUT THEY’LL HAVE TO PROVE IT’S WORTHY. WITH MORE EVIDENCE THAN THEY PROVIDED BACK IN 2002 JEFF.

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  • Sickening. Has NOTHING to do with racism. Has all to do with destroying history and promoting global diversity and absorbing non advancing, non productive peoples and ultimately destroying western civilization. We are progressing backward – devolving.

  • What the fuck is this doing up in a publicly viewed area in the USA . The South lost the Civil War & the Slave owners lost the fight to Over Throw America so basically they R all NOT AMERICANS. So if they want to stay in they USA then ALL the ex slave owners families owe the ex slaves families they owned everything they have – RIGHT?

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