Arizona Civil War Monument Tarred And Feathered

Two Confederate monuments in Arizona have been vandalized this week. One monument was tarred and feathered.

On Thursday the Arizona Department of Public Safety began an investigation into the attack on the Jefferson Davis Highway memorial along State Route 80 outside Apache Junction. The monument near Gold Canyon was covered in tar and feathers.

A memorial to Arizona Confederate troops, located at the state Capitol was spray-painted.

Rep. Reginald Bolding, who has fought for the monuments to be removed, issued a statement of condemnation of the vandalism. “Vandalizing these monuments is not productive,” said Bolding. “This will not lead to the civil discourse and debate that we have been calling for. It is a short-term action that does not help the long-term goal of having these offensive monuments removed from state property.”

23 Comments on "Arizona Civil War Monument Tarred And Feathered"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | August 18, 2017 at 12:28 am | Reply

    The battle flag of the confederate states once proudly flew over the old pueblo as Arizona was claimed by both sides and contested by nether.
    I can’t wait for the alt left idiots to justifiably burn the city center down to the ground to somehow “right the wrongs” of our past.
    On our current lawless course of social meltdown, we really need to entertain building more jails or more asylums, or perhaps both, and quickly.

    The Oracle

  2. For all you idiots that want to whitewash history out there, you are the biggest losers. Who and what is next. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, textbooks that have words in them that you don’t like. How utterly pathetic that you have chosen to turn you back on the history of your country that a hysterical few don’t like. The alt left and right will be the death of this country. Both are hate groups that need to be arrested and tried for treason. How far has this country fallen into the clutches of idiots like those we see on TV beating each other and denying history? This isn’t the country I was born and raised in, this is about anarchy and the rule of law. Right not anarchy is winning big time as the law steps back and simply watches and does nothing. We are closer to the edge of the cliff now than we ever have been in the history of this country.

  3. Tucson proudly ‘honors’ Pancho Villa with a statue in ‘Occupy’ Park (Vente de Augosto) in the center of downtown. This murderer, rapist and pillager of Americans is a hero to Tucson liberals.

    And now that ‘Occupy’ Norm Chomsky has joined the UA, Tucson will stand for one voice – “Get Whitey, Make Him Pay!”

    • Pancho needs to be moved to a school controlled by the leaders of the Mexican Aamerican Studies Program as a salute to their indoctrination program since they don’t want to become part of the American society.

  4. Personally I hope that the pises of Libturd get exactly the same thing as punishment for trying to revise our history. the Libturds hate the fact that Tucson sided with the Confederacy and want us to believe that it never happened or that it is something to be forgotten. These idiots forget the saying Those who forget history repeat it

    • Strangely Howard that is exactly what Tucson’s Mecha movement wants to do is take back this land as part of Mexico. They are clearly confused defacing the Confederacy memorials.

      • I can’t agree more with you on that. It is odd. They want to make a hero of Poncho Villa but slam Tucson for wanting to keep soldiers in the area to protect the citizens. Go figure

  5. hope they don’t ban tacos… that would be war!

  6. Snow flakes are have major temper tantrums. I have news for them though, you will never erase history so you have to deal with it in a civilized adult manner and no it will not erased from our history books

  7. Albert Lannon | August 18, 2017 at 7:30 am | Reply

    Let me see if I have this right: The United States of America was attacked by a military proclaiming its loyalty to an anti-USA cause, the Confederate States of America (CSA). It was the deadliest war in our history. Terrorist bands roamed the land in support of the CSA.

    The CSA lost that war, defeated by US force of arms. So we erect monuments to terrorists and anti-American military officers who were responsible for hundreds of thousands of U.S. deaths? Isn’t that sort of like erecting monuments to Benedict Arnold, or Soviet spies, or the Axis powers we defeated in WW2?

    Its not about denying our history. The very uncivil Civil War happened. But what and who are we celebrating with statues, etc? It’s sort of like telling a lot of Catholics, Jews, Gypsies, Gays, and other victims of Naziism that flying the swastika is okay because it’s “history.” Well, slavery was part of our history too, and genocide against the First Peoples, and imperialist land-grabbing — shall we show historical “balance” with perhaps a statue of smiling slaves being happily whipped by their owners as their children are stolen from them? Maybe a “slaveowner of the year” award?

    I don’t support vandalism, or violence, but those who invoke “history” to justify their prejudices should really know what they are talking about.

    • Why were these statues not taken down three years ago? Was it ok then? No this is the Fascist Democrat Party trying to overturn a duly elected President.

      • Albert Lannon | August 18, 2017 at 8:55 am | Reply

        The better question is: Why were they ever built in the first place? Both Democrats and Republicans share the dishonor.

        • Again why were they not taken down years ago? Were they offensive to you Albert 3 years ago? If they are evil why put up with them for so long? No this is all in the plan to disrupt a duly elected President. Russia is gone, nothing there. Hillary lost not because Trump cheated, but because the majority of the country rejected Obama and the democrat policies that have failed the black man all of America. This is just to get Trump’s supporters to leave him. Fascism pure and simple! Progressives do not have policies that they can win elections on. Divide and Conquer, Lie and Deflect that’s all the dems have. The Constitution won!

    • Comparing Nazi controlled Germany to the US Civil War is like comparing apples and oranges. Hitler was a genocidal maniac along with those that followed him. The men of the 1860’s, both slaves and southern gentlemen, who signed up for or were commissioned to be in the CSA did so to defend their homeland. Most of them did not subscribe to the political agenda of the time. For example: Robert E Lee was a decorated Mexican-American war hero who resigned from the US Army to avoid the civil war altogether. He wrote his sister in a letter stating that “With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword…..”. In the 1860’s, a southern gentlemen upheld and defended his state and when he was asked to accept a commission in the CSA he accepted out of respect. After the war he helped in the restoration and unification of the country and became the president of a university. Many of these men were deeply conflicted. Taking history out of context of the socially acceptable norms of the time is part of the problem and people not taking the time to learn an in-depth history before condemning a person is another. God Bless America and her people.

    • If that is how you see that war then you have completely missed the point. The issue of slavery was small and Abraham Lincoln himself said that if he could have preserved the Union without freeing the slaves he would have done so. These people were not terrorists. They were soldiers and that is a recognized fact. The average solider wasn’t a landowner nor did they own slaves. They were the average person fighting for their rights. Yes for them slavery was a part of those rights.

      BTW Those statues werne’t erected to intimidate blacks or other minorities they were erected to honor those who fogout for those rights. Anyone who believes otherwise is dumber than a bag of rocks. They are there for people to remember what happened in the hopes it doesn’t happen again. You wanting to deny that just goes to show you that the only thing you can see about it was that it freed the slaves and nothing more. Read your history or better yet if that is too much for you Watch Gettysburg or Lincoln you’ll learn something. Also read the book Killing Lincoln.

      There is nothing predjudicial for wanting to remember our history instead of hiding it like it comes across you want to do. I am proud to be a Son of the Confederacy but do I support slavery or what happened after? No
      BTW Not one Republican owned a slave and it is the Democrat Party who is the party of slavery, Jaime Crow and segregation. Not Republicans although those on the left would like you to believe otherwise.

    • If that is how you see that war then you have completely missed the point. The issue of slavery was small and Abraham Lincoln himself said that if he could have preserved the Union without freeing the slaves he would have done so. These people were not terrorists. They were soldiers and that is a recognized fact. The average solider wasn’t a landowner nor did they own slaves. They were the average person fighting for their rights. Yes for them slavery was a part of those rights.

      BTW Those statues werne’t erected to intimidate blacks or other minorities they were erected to honor those who fogout for those rights. Anyone who believes otherwise is dumber than a bag of rocks. They are there for people to remember what happened in the hopes it doesn’t happen again. You wanting to deny that just goes to show you that the only thing you can see about it was that it freed the slaves and nothing more. Read your history or better yet if that is too much for you Watch Gettysburg or Lincoln you’ll learn something. Also read the book Killing Lincoln.

      There is nothing predjudicial for wanting to remember our history instead of hiding it like it comes across you want to do. I am proud to be a Son of the Confederacy but do I support slavery or what happened after? No
      BTW Not one Republican owned a slave and it is the Democrat Party who is the party of slavery, Jaime Crow and segregation. Not Republicans although those on the left would like you to believe otherwise.

    • Albert don’t really know where to start with your left leaning rant. How utterly pathetic that you don’t know ANYTHING about the uncivil war as you call it. It was brother against brother, sons against fathers and the list goes on. When the states succeeded, they called for volunteers to fight against the union. In the beginning it was never about slavery but about states rights. Why the hell do you think that people like Robert E Lee who was asked to take charge of the Union Army instead honored his birthplace of Virginia and became the CinC of the Army of Northern Virginia. A lot of army officers did the same thing and that was one of the reasons for the success of the south in the early years of the war. They had better officers and eventually got overwhelmed by the strength of the north both in manpower and money. It was a different time and place and the states were more valued than the federal government at that time. the monuments were built to remember the sacrifices that the men of both sides gave for their cause, be it north or south. Do you remember the hell that was raised when General Longstreet didn’t have a memorial built at Gettysburg? Why you ask, because the south blamed him for the loss at Gettysburg and the loss of the war. So you can spout all you want to about monuments. How about Washington, Jefferson and the rest of the early slave owners that were leaders of this country? What we going to do with their memorials? Tear them down you say? And I say BS. What about the text books that cover the uncivil war Albert? Are we going to black out those pages? What are we going to do about Gettysburg, Albert and all of that history and all of those monuments and if you say tear them down you are one sick puppy. Albert all the stuff happened over 200 years ago and none of us were alive. Why do you want to sanitize one of the worst periods in our history. Its not about the monument, its about how far we have come as a country and now we are rapidly sliding down the slope of no return because of a noisy few including you. So, I guess the all the slave owners will have to be written out of history. BTW Albert, who write the Declaration of Independence? Was he a slave owner? What the hell are we going to do, burn the Declaration of Independence because he was a slave owner? In your mind its the right thing to do. Its a monument written by a slave owner. I am just so glad that I don’t have much more time left on this earth to put up with the BS from both the left and the right. I simply can’t stand to see what is happening to this country now. As I have posted before we are near the brink and neither the left or right can bring us back. The great middle must do it and I just don’t see it happening. Maybe California is right to succeed but for all the wrong reasons.

  8. Albert 1st read a good history book and understand tha the ‘civil war’ did not start over slavery! It was injected later to try to get he slaves to revolt and cause issues such as are now happening. The emancipation proclamation did not come out until 2 years after the war started. the war started over ECONOMICS. the north DID NOT want the south to sell its products to england, and attempted to limit the right of the states in the south to do so. The losers you refer to were also great leaders FOR the north prior to the war, but they decided right or wrong that they owed loyalty to their home states. They were the reason the north almost lost the war as the northern leaders were like the current dems and political military not able to get out of a wet paper sack on their own. To deny them their place in history is wrong, they did much for the country and were thus honored as men of honor by their home states and others that also determined they were honorable people. To claim otherwise is just an excuse (as if the left really needs one) to destroy the fabric of this country and remake history as they see it, not as it actually was.

    I have seen many demonstrations in this world and most are just to make headlines not to make a point. Many years ago at the UA they were to protest vietnam, but they failed! It was not a NEWS thing to their advantage as the police had found the STASHES of rocks, Bottle and other debris they had placed in areas for throwing. The news media did not give “live” coverage and the protest fizzled. Overseas we had had local military in our living compound and a ‘university’ across the street. the soldiers and students would go and eat and talk with each other UNTIL the cameras came and then it was a war zone. Same thing here, but since if it bleeds it leads is what the msm wants this is what we get. the msm needs rating and they go out of their way to get them, just like the local politicians, never hear from them till its time to 1 run for election, 2 get their ‘followers’ stirred up for something. Both types have been in news this week. Create a tempest in teapot and then say its the people who did it!

  9. Some good points. Yes, if the war could have been won with keeping slavery intact that might have happened. Says something about the non-political and bipartisan legacy of racism instilled in the population…perhaps as a result of slavery?

    For the record, not only am I a trained historian I’ve published a couple of books and read a lot. Enough to know that Quantrill’s Raiders, the Frank and Jesse James Gang, and other non-CSA quasi-military groups can well be compared with terrorists. As could John Brown.

    And Pamela…one question? It was a “socially accepted norm of the times” to not allow women to vote. Is that okay with you?

    • Like the rest of the left you want to apply today’s standards to something that happened 200yrs ago and it does not work. Things today that are not accepted WERE acceptable then. It is stupid to apply today’s stands to something that happened that far back.

      BTW My great great grandfather rode with Quantrill & his raiders. He got a presidential pardon for his actions and he was not a supporter of slavery

  10. And Pamela…one question? It was a “socially accepted norm of the times” to not allow women to vote. Is that okay with you?

    What does woman’s suffrage have to do with civil war monuments and the history that goes with them Albert???? NOT ONE THING. Don’t have anything better than that huh?? Though not. Can’t talk about the civil war and justify your points so you move on to women’s suffrage movement to change the subject and try to belittle a writer that cut you wide and deep. Thought so.

  11. albert the same could be applied to Sherman and his march to the sea, but the north won so you are not quick to point that out are ya? There were good and bad on BOTH sides, but only the losers are pointed out just as you did. For someone that supposedly a ‘historian’ you should know better, but I guess a lib historian can only point out the other guys faults and not their own.

    Also understand the NORTH started the slave trade with so called ‘indentured’ servants and it slowly went to the south so they could have the agrarian society the north could not. When the industrial revolution made the cultivation of cotton affordable then yes the south participated on a large scale, but also remember the spaniards initially introduced the trade to the americas and it was the AFRICANS themselves that sold their people into the trade. The local inhabitants (indians) were not suitable for use in the fields thus the need for the slave trade both here in this country and the same was true in the carribean area and parts of south america. BTW the spaniards decimated the indigenous tribes trying to make them field hands and in the mines so it was not just here in the us coloies/states.

    The legacy of slavery goes far back into history itself so do not make it a US only thing. the egyptians, the greeks, the phoenicians all had slaves but with various degrees of freedom of a sort and the person could actually become free after a while even in rome. To this day the africans have slaves, the muslims have their forms of slaves, the chinese and on and on its just that its not pc to talk about it, but you see glimpses of it in the news when the msm or some off the wall news report gets out, but you do not find in this country except in vry rare cases and it normally in the form of sex traffic but that is another story is it not?

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