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Trump idea of 'National Garden of American Heroes' raises questions

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By Jerome CARTILLIER

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whats the bet all these "heroes" are white males?

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whats the bet all these "heroes" are white males?

You're on!

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The sooner he is gone, the better. Good riddance to bad refuse.

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And of course, right at the centre of the park, at the point to which all paths lead, a giant statue of Trump himself, just like this one of his buddy Kim's daddy...

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113583750

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Congress will have to appropriate the money. It'll never happen.

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The America hating left has allowed Trump to position himself as a patriot. It might just give him a chance.

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Who gets to decide. Reagan worse president never. Graham, separation of church and state.

Columbus never discovered America because it never existed then. Columbus never landed on the mainland. The vikings landed on the continent 500 years before Columbus.

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The vikings landed on the continent 500 years before Columbus.

And some others crossed from Siberia about 14,000 years before that. (But as they didn't have flags, I guess they don't count.)

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Columbus never discovered America because it never existed then. Columbus never landed on the mainland. The vikings landed on the continent 500 years before Columbus

Of course he did, not in the sense of new land, but paved the way for a new society to be born and flourish and if people don’t want to celebrate him they don’t have to, but that won’t stop millions of Americans that do and will continue. We don’t celebrate Leif Erickson, that’s just ridiculous.

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Columbus sure but at least acknowledge the correct history. He also brought disease and pestilence which the natives never knew before. He chopped off a man's ears just for stealing bread. Not the saint acclaimed by some.

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The Vikings had a flag, a raven I think. The majority of British people have some viking DNA.

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Surely a public vote is the only way to decide this, but even that can have pitfalls. I can imagine mischief-makers online launching campaigns for statues of Stormy Daniels, Alex Jones or even more ridiculous, Donald Trump.

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Of course he did, not in the sense of new land, but paved the way for a new society to be born

So you should be chucking up statues to the Brits who colonized the east coast and created the basis of your society. No? Thought not. How about the Chinese who built the railroads and opened up the west?

How can you 'discover' a land where people already live? And you folks talk about 'rewriting history', it's laughable. This park will be another unbuilt monument to Trump's infant ego, just like that wall that isn't going anywhere.

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Columbus sure but at least acknowledge the correct history.

Please tell it to the educators that don’t teach it to the kids in public schools these days.

He also brought disease and pestilence which the natives never knew before. He chopped off a man's ears just for stealing bread. Not the saint acclaimed by some.

He’s not and it seems that a lot of young people don’t know. I have interviewed and asked a lot of college students these and more questions about Columbus and out of 34 students only 4 could give correct answers, this is not good at all and it shows how bad the public school system is.

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Trump's idea of 'National Garden of American Heroes' raises questions

It certainly does, he has questions like;

Can it include a non-US national, i.e, Putin?

Are indicted criminals OK, i.e, Jeffry Epstein?

How about some "very fine people", i.e. David Duke?

I understand he wanted a sub-section for all his favorite porn stars and hookers, but there wasn't enough room...

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When the US assassinated Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian official remarked that it would be difficult for Iran to retaliate because the only national heros left in America are fictional characters like Spider-man and Spongebob Squarepants. He wasn't entirely wrong.

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