Week 7 Resource – “Say No To Abe Petition”

February 23rd, 2011


This is a link to a petition created by Ron Holland, the editor of the Dixie Daily News. There are two things I found intriguing about this petition: 1) It actually got about 3700 signatures which seems impressive to me. It just goes to show how many people STILL felt incredibly strong about the “invasion of Virginia” in 2003. 2) Holland actually compared the statue to Hitler. He writes, “A statue to this politician is no more appropriate in Richmond than one celebrating Sherman who burned Atlanta to the ground or one glorifying the evil Third Reich to Hitler in Tel Aviv.” Seriously, you guys weren’t kidding when you said that the Nazis can be worked into any conversation.

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