Historic background on the removed Confederate monuments

To Our Confederate Dead

Capitol Confederate soldier monument

This 75-foot-tall statue was unveiled in 1895, around 30 years after the end of the Civil War.



What does the law say in North Carolina:

Chapter 100.
Monuments, Memorials and Parks.
Article 1.
Approval and Protection of Monuments, Memorials, Works of Art, etc.
§ 100-1. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 48.
§ 100-2. Approval of memorials before acceptance by State; “work of art” defined.
A monument, memorial, or work of art may not become the property of the State by purchase,
gift or otherwise, unless the monument, memorial, or work of art, or a design of the same, together with the proposed location of the same, is submitted to and approved by the North Carolina Historical Commission. A monument, memorial, or work of art, until so submitted and approved, may not be contracted for, placed in or upon, or allowed to extend over any property belonging to the State. The term “work of art” as used in this Article includes any painting, portrait, mural decoration, stained glass, statue, bas-relief, sculpture, tablet, fountain, or other article or structure of a permanent character intended for decoration or commemoration. (1941, c. 341, s. 2; 1957, c. 65, s. 11; 1973, c. 476, s. 48; c. 507, s. 5; c. 1262, s. 86; 1977, c. 771, s. 4; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1306, ss. 3, 4; 1989, c. 727, s. 218(27); 1997-443, s. 11A.119(a); 2015-170, s. 3(b); 2015-241, s. 14.30(c), (s), (u).)

§ 100-2.1. Protection of monuments, memorials, and works of art.
(a) Approval Required. – Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, a
monument, memorial, or work of art owned by the State may not be removed, relocated, or altered in any way without the approval of the North Carolina Historical Commission.
(b) Limitations on Removal. – An object of remembrance located on public property may
not be permanently removed and may only be relocated, whether temporarily or permanently,
under the circumstances listed in this subsection and subject to the limitations in this subsection. An object of remembrance that is temporarily relocated shall be returned to its original location within 90 days of completion of the project that required its temporary removal. An object of remembrance that is permanently relocated shall be relocated to a site of similar prominence, honor, visibility, availability, and access that are within the boundaries of the jurisdiction from which it was relocated. An object of remembrance may not be relocated to a museum, cemetery, or mausoleum unless it was originally placed at such a location. As used in this section, the term “object of remembrance” means a monument, memorial, plaque, statue, marker, or display of a permanent character that commemorates an event, a person, or military service that is part of North Carolina’s history. The circumstances under which an object of remembrance may be relocated are either of the following:


So we have devolved into mob rule with the approval of the government. What choices do we have in a two-tiered justice where we have no rights and are targets because we have faith, morals and a sense of honor?

David DeGerolamo

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8 Responses to Historic background on the removed Confederate monuments

  1. Rabbi Will McCubbins says:

    Question. What reason at this point do any of us have for obeying any NC law at all ? This is not rhetorical I really want to know

  2. BobK says:

    Brilliant posting of highly relevant information. I’m writing to the Historical Commission to ascertain when they approved the Raleigh statue’s relocation. Surely they’ll remember the discussion, right?

    • Shinmen Takezo says:

      Bob, I’m sure that’ll do some good. (eyes rolling like Don Rickles)
      Keep those letters going though.

  3. Shinmen Takezo says:

    Rabbi--rather Rebbe…

    You are rapidly approaching the WROL point. In these areas where these insurrectionists are allowed to run rampant--it is clear that the police are just in it for a paycheck. If police were allowed (by federal laws) to act independently, apart from local government politics to uphold order and peace… all of this shit would have been crushed on day one. Finito baby.

    The WROL demarcation is just a skip away FYI.
    Maybe we already skipped and are in the air over the line right now.

  4. John Shirley says:

    A law without a penalty for violations is worthless.

  5. George Lott says:

    Americans, stand up and be Americans and keep the laws and enforce them, if not with police then as Thomas Jefferson said: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

  6. James Johnson says:

    Now that Gov Cooper has violated the law, it is time to charge him with a crime and remove him from office

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