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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

In Virginia it is Unlawful to Destroy Mounuments

  The Charlottesville mayor wanting to tear down the Confederate monuments is a lawyer and should know the Virginia statutes.  His actions are illegal.

VIRGINIA CODE 15.2-1812. MEMORIALS FOR WAR VETERANS

A locality may, within the geographical limits of the locality, authorize and permit the erection of monuments or memorials for any war or conflict, or for any engagement of such war or conflict, to include the following monuments or memorials: Algonquin (1622), French and Indian (1754-1763), Revolutionary (1775-1783), War of 1812 (1812-1815), Mexican (1846-1848), Confederate or Union monuments or memorials of the War Between the States (1861-1865), Spanish-American (1898), World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945), Korean (1950-1953), Vietnam (1965-1973), Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm (1990-1991), Global War on Terrorism (2000- ), Operation Enduring Freedom (2001- ), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003- ). If such are erected, it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials.
The governing body may appropriate a sufficient sum of money out of its funds to complete or aid in the erection of monuments or memorials to the veterans of such wars. The governing body may also make a special levy to raise the money necessary for the erection or completion of any such monuments or memorials, or to supplement the funds already raised or that may be raised by private persons, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion or other organizations. It may also appropriate, out of any funds of such locality, a sufficient sum of money to permanently care for, protect and preserve such monuments or memorials and may expend the same thereafter as other funds are expended.  My thanks to E. Michael Helms on Writersbeat.com for uncovering this law.  Maybe there are such laws in other states.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the war against Jim Crow injustice? Jim Crow America is when most of the monuments to white supremacy, racism amd terrorism were installed.

Sarkazein said...

If the mainstream Democrat Party is capable of not accepting the Constitutional election of President Trump, violating the Virginia Code is nothing... oath and all.
I do not know how a statue is made. I am guessing an artist creates the sculpture and a bronze cast is made or if stone it is carved.
A jar of urine with the Cross in it... defended as art by the Left. A sculpture of a conscripted confederate soldier born in Ireland.... smash it. Christopher Columbus... smash it.
Pure derangement.

Sarkazein said...

“The idea of willy-nilly going through and doing what Stalin did — just erasing history and re-writing it to serve current purposes — does pose a danger, and it poses a danger of educational malpractice,” Dershowitz

Sarkazein said...

"Educational malpractice" (Dershowitz) is what's causing the hyped up fear of history and statues.

Sarkazein said...

Automatonophobia

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous is in a desperate search for a statue of Jim Crow.

Wolf's Head said...

From the Free North Carolina website, I hope they don't mind the link.

Well worth reading. Remember, those monuments they are tearing down are of American heroes.

https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/08/an-open-letter-to-virginia-governor.html

Anonymous said...

They are hero's to rednecks.

Anonymous said...

Yeah!

They shouldn't be allowed to vote!

They shouldn't be allowed to say what they think!

They should be forced into camps!

They should be forced into reeducation centers!

They should be banned from colleges!

Yeah!

Blogger said...

Powerful letter to governor. Wish everyone could read it. I had a great great grandfather on each side. To me they both were heroes.

Blogger said...

Meant to give thanks to Wolfe for the letter post.