Monday, November 27, 2017


BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD FROM THE US SUPREME COURT ON THE ISSUE OF CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS

Today the Supreme Court refused to hear a case claiming the Mississippi flag represents white supremacy.  It only takes 4 Justices to hear a case.  This means the 4 liberal jurists on the Court could not muster 4 votes to hear the case.




The city commission has a choice, it can take the Taliban approach to history which offends some, or leave history in place to tell the truth.

Years ago a White's Only sign was found covered over above a water fountain in one of Dallas' older court houses.  The same debate ensued.  Rational minds prevailed to protect history.  The sign is still there, but used as a lesson for visitors and students alike to feel like what it must have been a minority in the court house and expect justice.

THE CITY COMMISSION HAS ONE OF TWO CHOICES

[1] They can take the Taliban approach and remove history or [2] allow for history to remain in place.
In all this debate I have heard nothing about how we got to the War between the States. From the writing of the Constitution the northern colonies deprived the south of it due representation and taxes by counting slaves as only 3/5ths of a person. The years that followed had a northern controlled Congress pass tariff after tariff to hurt the southern states. Maybe instead of taking a Taliban approach to the issue our city commission could bring in a real historian to explain how the War between the States came about.

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