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  • Traci Thompson Sep 22, 11:13 p.m.
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    Five of Governor Cooper's Bains ancestors were Confederate soldiers, including Asberry Bains, whose name he bears. Several of those five died in the war, at least one from wounds sustained in battle and another as a POW. Governor Cooper should be ashamed of dishonoring his ancestors!!!

  • Traci Thompson Sep 22, 11:11 p.m.
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    They are veterans, U.S. or not, by virtue of having fought in a war - the definition of veteran. As men who were willing to give their all and die in war, they deserve the same honor as any other veteran.

  • Traci Thompson Sep 22, 11:04 p.m.
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    You would compare good men who fought to protect their homes to a mass murderer? Sick!
    For those who want to compare to monuments in other countries: "When I was in the former East Germany last year I was struck by the number of memorials put up by the Soviet Union that were still there. When we asked the tour guide why those didn't come down during the reconstruction he said that Germans considered it part of their history."- Cheryl Oberdieck

  • Traci Thompson Sep 22, 10:56 p.m.
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    You do know that language changes over time, right?

  • Traci Thompson Sep 22, 10:55 p.m.
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    If you've read the secession documents, then you know there is a lot in there about economics aside from slavery as well. To only focus on that one issue is also biased and not telling the whole truth. The truth, for example, about the majority of Southerners, particularly those who fought, not owning slaves, and the reality that soldiers fight for many different reasons regardless of what a government document states. Try this one, which uses many primary source quotes: https://youtu.be/RPOnL-PZeCc

  • Ralph Savary Sep 14, 1:02 p.m.
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    That's like saying my neighbor doesn't know how to change the oil in his car. What could he possibly know about doing his taxes. Completely surprising but after reading your comments I wouldn't suspect that you're a Rhodes Scholar either.

  • Deborah Turner Sep 13, 2:37 p.m.
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    When the Great Governor of N.C. , Roy Cooper was on television several months ago telling about how his wife won't let him build a fire in the fireplace because he forgot the close the damper ( you open the damper in the chimney ) when he was trying to start a fire once upon a time while smoking up the house and he was also in the yard trying to rake leaves and didn't even know to use a blooming yard rake.... what could he know about historic monuments ???

  • Mike Pearce Sep 11, 7:47 p.m.
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    Pack Cooper up and ship him out also, really they will be as visible at Bentonville Battlefield as they are at our states capital. Has Roy ever been to the battlefield, are we gonna load up that MLK statue on Raleigh Blvd and put it in the battlefield as well? This crowds going to keep on and there's gonna be new civil war vets.......

  • Joe Eastland Sep 11, 7:47 p.m.
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    For example, I'm offended by...
    BET - Black Entertainment Television, now that IS racist.
    FUBU Clothing - Daymond is a RACIST...For Us By Us...how is that ok? Seems racist to me and offends me.
    United Negro College Fund - Racist!!! What if we started a fund and called it "United White College Fund"? Why is one ok but the other would be accused of being controlled by white supremacist or the KKK.
    So this is just a short list of things that OFFEND ME!!!

  • Joe Eastland Sep 11, 7:42 p.m.
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    Who should decide what goes and what stays, or better yet what takes its place? Do the few or the many decide? If we let one group that is offended make the rules, do all groups that are offended have the same rights? Or is it just "certain" groups.

    These are questions inquiring minds want to know.

  • Mike Blackwell Sep 11, 12:22 p.m.
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    Just like ISIS destroyed Palmyra because they feel it promoted idol worship, the far left say the Confederate monuments promote all sorts of social ills. I say "bunk." I am a life long Democrat and I say leave them alone.

  • Phillip Mozingo Sep 11, 7:49 a.m.
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    It should read "The people of NC file to remove Gov. Cooper from Capital!"

  • Charlie Watkins Sep 10, 6:53 a.m.
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    And drop the Tar Heel name from the state of NC and from UNC.

    Let's see how stupid we can make this statue nonsense.

  • William Sherman Sep 10, 1:43 a.m.
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    Got to call for some references regarding your definition of the term snowflake. It was my understanding that the term referred to individuals--liberal/leftist/socialist who are so tender and immature as to required "quiet spaces" to recover from words/ideas that upset them; Like a true snowflake, they melt away when faced with truth and facts. Generally react to statements of fact by using terms such as "racist", "haters", etc.

  • Rod Runner Sep 10, 1:28 a.m.
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    I guess that means you've never read the secession documents for some of the states that left the Union, huh? They clearly say they are leaving the Union because the Northern states are not supporting their constitutional rights by returning their runaway slaves. Mississippi even goes so far as to say they cannot possibly live without slaves because Africans are the only ones capable of working in their climate.

    If you read those secession documents and read the article you linked to, you'll clearly know the article is biased and not telling the whole truth just to make a false point. This is quite sad.

  • Rod Runner Sep 10, 1:18 a.m.
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    You know the snowflakes are the ones that are crying over the removal of these things, right?

    You also know that the term snowflake came from people opposed to abolition of slavery right? A snowflake was a person that values white people over black, just because they're white. Sounds kind of the opposite of the people wanting the monuments removed, huh?

  • Rod Runner Sep 10, 1:15 a.m.
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    Do you think the Germans forgot about Hitler and the Nazis because they removed all statues and symbols and made it illegal to have such symbols displayed?

  • Rod Runner Sep 10, 1:14 a.m.
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    They are not US Veterans. You have been fooled by a meme with misinformation.

    The law passed by Congress ONLY granted widow benefits to wives of Confederate soldiers that were killed. And it was in 1958, so there were very few surviving Confederate widows.

    During the passing of the law, the US Congress made it clear that pardoning the Confederate soldiers after death and making them US veterans did not happen.

    Do not be fooled by fake memes. Look up the ACTUAL US law and read it for yourself. I'm so tired of people repeating this meme, it sickens me.

  • Douglas Roberts Sep 9, 11:41 p.m.
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    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/08/24/how-we-know-so-called-civil-war-was-not-over-slavery.html

  • Cameron Horn Sep 9, 8:40 p.m.
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    Cooper you’re done in NC maybe SanFran will take you in. Isn’t that where the money came from to get you elected? Not from the people in North Carolina

  • Robert Williams Sep 9, 1:35 p.m.
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    This governor is useless. Thank god he is gone after his 4 years are up.

  • Amy Whaley Sep 9, 10:30 a.m.
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    Cooper once again not representing the people of North Carolina.

  • Jeffrey Derry Sep 9, 10:21 a.m.
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    Stupid

  • Albert Holmes Sep 9, 9:21 a.m.
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    This limp wristed Governor better enjoy these 4 years. Because he will never get re-elected !!!!!!!!!

  • Bo Whit Sep 9, 9:11 a.m.
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    Removing these statues is ridiculous because this is ‘part of the history of the Civil War.’ The Women of the Confederacy Monument honors the hardships and sacrifices of NC women during the Civil War. It depicts a grandmotherly figure & a young boy. This monument is ‘part of the history of the Civil War.’

    Union Gen. Sherman believed that forcing civilians, women, & children to feel what he called the “hard hand of war” was a military necessity during his March To The Sea. Southern women & children were killed, wells were tainted, livestock killed & homes were burned. These gruesome facts are ‘part of the history of the Civil War.’

    Someone doing genealogy posted on the Internet that Gov. Roy Cooper’s great-great uncle, Calvin Cooper was a Confederate soldier for the NC 2nd Cavalry, Co. E. Does this mean we have to remove Gov. Cooper like the Confederate statues are being removed because his family is ‘part of the history of the Civil War?’

  • Charlie Watkins Sep 9, 5:03 a.m.
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    Ol' Roy is merely pandering to the carpetbaggers who stayed behind.

  • Norman Lewis Sep 9, 1:38 a.m.
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    Let's not to forget to also remove all references to unpleasant events during the Civil War. You know, all those deaths on both sides, all the sacrifices on both sides. In fact, we should remove all references to all the unpleasant events of our history as a nation. Don't stop there Liberals, remove all references of negative or violent events from all of recorded history. That will make all of us feel better. I thought the world of George Orwell's 1984 was past, seems it's just beginning.

  • William Sherman Sep 8, 11:15 p.m.
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    Another sign of the governors lack of courage in caving in to the possibility of demonstrations and violence by the liberal leftist, BLM Antifa crowd--political correctness. There is no need to move these statues simply because a few people don't like them. Are those few people somehow to ignore the historical and familial connections between people today and the men represented by those statues. Those opposing the statues say that they represent hate and racism. BULL=--those statues are inanimate objects incapable of hate or any other emotion. The hate and racism obviously lives in the hearts of those who wish to destroy the statues, who would shame the bravery and courage of those who fought in the war. Political correctness and abject cowardice from the governor..

  • Matthew Rose Sep 8, 9:52 p.m.
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    Why don't we have a vote on it. Oops can't do that because the liberals would lose that one by a long shot. The best thing they have is screaming and shouting to try and make it look like the majority opinion. The governor has no right, by law, to move these statues of the people, for the people, and wanted by the majority of the people.

  • Carrie Hurrelbrink Sep 8, 9:37 p.m.
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    I cannot believe that Cooper is going to cave to these liberals! Those statues are our history and our US Veterans..........LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! BTW Move the statues of MLK and such. If your are going to get one get them all!

  • Deborah Turner Sep 8, 8:55 p.m.
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    Mr. Cooper needs to find something better to do. He has too much free time to be the Governor of N.C. He thinks he is pleasing the far left, but he is creating more division.

  • Robert Swiger Sr. Sep 8, 7:46 p.m.
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    Move the protesters and leave the statutes alone

  • Arron Lee Sep 8, 7:20 p.m.
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    Come on Mr. Governor. Don't be intimidated. Many are offended by the removal of the statutes. Are you just concerned about one group's rights and heritage? People, we have to stand up against this. Just because it is 2017, doesn't make a bit of difference.

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