Local politics, the county, and the world, as viewed by Tammy Maygra
Tammy’s views are her own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bill Eagle, his pastor, Tammy’s neighbors, Wayne Mayo, Betsy Johnson, Joe Corsiglia, President Trump, Henry Heimuller, VP Pence, Pat Robertson, Debi Corsiglia’s dog, or Claudia Eagle’s Cats. This Tammy’s Take (with the exception of this disclaimer) is not paid for or written by, or even reviewed by anyone but Tammy and she refuses to be bullied by anyone.
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I am very disappointed with the riots in South Carolina. I want to make it clear I am not a racists and I do not condone the oppression of any race. I do not support the other side --- far leftists who support violence and property damage to supposedly counter the white hate groups.
Every person or group in our great country has the right to protest peacefully, or to have and express freedom of speech no matter how vile the speech is. We cannot oppress anyone or our freedoms will slowly be eroded away until eventually we will have none.
As far as removing the statue of General Lee because this statue represents slavery in my opinion is wrong, General Lee did not want to join the war, but he refused to take up arms against his neighbors, Lee was an honorable man and well loved by both the North and the South. If we remove everything from our past we will soon forget our mistakes and then history will possibly repeat its self.
If General Lee’s statue is so repulsive, we should shut down Arlington as it sits on Lee’s home property then why do we not remove the Jefferson Monument this great forefather had slaves, Lincoln Memorial--- Mrs. Lincoln had a plantation of slaves as well, George Washington…Benjamin Franklin --- in fact 41 of the signers of our great Constitution owned slaves, should we tear up the constitution? Below is the List of slave owners, and if all men were created equal why just white men? What happened to equality for women? Women are still considered below men, the List…
Button Gwinnett Lyman Hall William Hooper J oseph Hewes John Penn Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward Thomas Lynch, Jr Arthur Middleton John Hancock
Samuel Chase William Paca Thomas Stone Charles Carroll George Wythe Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr. Francis L Lee Carter Braxton Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush Benjamin Franklin George Taylor Caesar Rodney George Read William Floyd
Philip Livingston Francis Lewis Lewis Morris Richard Stockton John Witherspoon Francis Hopkinson
John Hart Abraham Clark Josiah Bartlett William Whipple William Ellery Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington William Williams Matthew Thornton
I think we need to rethink the destruction of our history even if it is offensive, we have had a bumpy road in our history but we have learned from those bumps and have moved forward in correcting our views and our actions.
Our oppression of Native Americans is disgraceful and remains so to this day. The horrific deeds which this country committed against Native Americans is disgraceful, yet we keep the statutes of military Generals who committed and ordered the carnage, we keep the statutes of the Presidents like Grant who tried to wipe the Native Americans off the map, in order to settle the west --- you remember Manifest Destiny. Grant ordered the slaughter of the bison to deplete the food source of the Native Americans, and he almost did.
Remember the past, honor the past, understand history for it was the sign of the times… history like it or not happened, move forward do not repeat our mistakes (hopefully) and we will be a stronger people and nation.
As far as White Hate groups… grow up the Civil war is over, Hitler was a crazy nut job, you are not superior to anyone. People are people, everyone loves, cries, we all die, has feelings, wants a better life for their kids, the color of skin makes no difference, everyone has the right to believe in a higher power of their choosing.
If people actually took the time to get to know other people you would find we are not so much different.