This is a troubling time in the U.S. Many t Americans feel that the country they live in was built on the principles that…

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

 

…No longer hold true, if they even did at all.

 

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The recent events in Charlottesville that were both horrific and sobering have pushed these feelings to the forefront.

 

While most people truly love thy neighbor and treat them fairly, sadly, Americans found out a group entirely based on hate still exists.

 

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The white supremacists that showed up in the Virginia college town claim they were there protesting the removal of a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

 

After a 32-year-old counter-protestor was mowed down by a vehicle driven by one of the white supremacists and dozens more badly injured over the entire weekend, it doesn’t feel to many people like they were they to protest the removal of a statue.

 

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The Neo-Nazis, as well as groups who claim to be white nationalists and their sympathizers, have vowed to continue to protest statues that show Confederate leaders being torn down.

One town in Virginia wants theirs removed and another one put in its place….

change.org petition created by Nathan Coflin is seeking 36,000 signatures to have a statue of rapper Missy Elliott replace a confederate monument.

 

Coflin is a native of Portsmouth, VA – as is Elliott – and filed the petition to take white supremacy, “flip it and reverse it” by replacing the monument with a “true Portsmouth native hero,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott.

 

 

“We believe it is time to finally replace the Confederate Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia near the intersection of Court and High streets with a new statue of a true Portsmouth native hero,” Coflin wrote in the petition. “Who better to encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument than Grammy Award winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott?”

 

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