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Discussion » Questions » Current Events and News » Since the goverment gave to, then stole the Black Hills from the Lakota Native Amercan nation, should we blow up the presidential monument?

Since the goverment gave to, then stole the Black Hills from the Lakota Native Amercan nation, should we blow up the presidential monument?

Posted - June 28

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  • 4457
    Don't even put that out there, what a horrible thought. 
      June 28, 2020 11:36 AM MDT
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  • 32985

     

      It was already discussed on a local radio station program last week, the conversation was about the dozens of potentially endangered things that could fall under the protest chopping block. The Mount Rushmore Monument was one of them.


    :(

      June 28, 2020 1:24 PM MDT
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  • 6998
    Ya know, Teddy Roosevelt doesn't really belong up there with the others. 
      June 28, 2020 12:18 PM MDT
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  • 31626
    I agree.
      June 28, 2020 2:38 PM MDT
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  • 21296
    No.  

    What part of leave property alone that does not belong to you (general you) is so hard to understand by some people?

    If there is something statue etc you do not like there is a process for trying to have it removed. 
      June 28, 2020 12:23 PM MDT
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  • 31626
    I personally think the land belongs to the Lakota.
      June 28, 2020 2:39 PM MDT
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  • 422
    It might have (and, even then, it's of little use or consolation), were it not for the discovery of gold, only a few years after promising the Black Hills to the Lakota in 1868. In that sense, a man-made landmark (although constructed decades later) almost comes across as a cover-up for why the land was actually seized. And the Wounded Knee Massacre also relates to this displacement.

    I don't mind the monument at all, but it wouldn't be a bad thing for more people to know what's behind it (which one doesn't accomplish with explosives either).
      June 29, 2020 4:08 AM MDT
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  • 32985

     

      It was already discussed on a local radio station program last week, the conversation was about the literally dozens of potentially endangered things that could fall under the protest chopping block. The Mount Rushmore Monument was one of them.


    :(

      June 28, 2020 1:26 PM MDT
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  • 7177
    Didn't you say that already?
      June 28, 2020 1:31 PM MDT
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  • 32985

     

      I wrote it as a comment to another member’s response. Here I have written it as my own response. Quit trying to second-guess me, I know what I’m doing. 

    ~

      June 28, 2020 1:35 PM MDT
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  • 5473
    i bet you pasted it :)
      June 28, 2020 2:00 PM MDT
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  • 32985

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      For the most part, yes, but a comparison of the two shows different wording. 

    ~

      June 28, 2020 2:42 PM MDT
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  • 422
    Morally, I don't think that land was ever the government's to "give" in the first place. But, following that logic, whichever Americans wanted to blow up Mt. Rushmore would have to blow up their own houses too.
      June 28, 2020 1:44 PM MDT
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  • 5473
    After Trump refuses to leave
    when he loses, and His dictatorship
    firmly in place, He wants to put his face on Mount Rushmore.
    He'll put Army, Marines, Air Force and the Space Force 
    there to guard it and preserve it.
    ...So they (Your WE) would have a hard time.
    I am not part of that WE as well...

      June 28, 2020 1:57 PM MDT
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  • 511
    Yes, it absolutely should be destroyed and the sooner, the better. As a student of history, I was once a preservationist regarding such things but no longer. I'm for wiping every tax supported "historic site" off the map. It's amazingly hypocritical to attack only portions of American history without getting every vestige of it.
      June 28, 2020 2:07 PM MDT
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  • 4400
    How about the government just puts resources behind finishing the Crazy Horse memorial instead?
      June 29, 2020 1:48 PM MDT
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  • 7177
    Whatever the history behind it, it's a very impressive and beautiful sculpture that required a great deal of artistry and hard work, and I believe it should be preserved.
      June 29, 2020 3:50 PM MDT
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