Fairfax Co. Votes to Rename Roads Honoring Confederate Generals, Despite Majority Public Opposition

Chris Menahan
Dec. 03, 2021

A Confederate Names Task Force in Fairfax County, Virginia voted this week to rename Lee Highway and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway even though a majority of the "tens of thousands of respondents" who weighed in "preferred to keep the name," WTOP reports.

From WTOP, "Push to rename roads honoring Confederate generals in Fairfax Co. moves ahead":
The drive to rename a pair of Fairfax County's busiest roads, Lee Highway and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway in Virginia, continues.

It isn't clear though what they could be renamed, after a Confederate Names Task Force voted overwhelmingly to change the current monikers associated with stretches of U.S. Route 29 and U.S. Route 50. Some names will be suggested at the next meeting later this month.

Members of the task force who voted to keep the name pointed out that a slight majority of the tens of thousands of respondents preferred to keep the name.

"I think it's fundamentally dishonest of us to ignore or overlook that feeling," argued Robert Floyd, who also cited the recent gubernatorial election and the issue of history and how it's taught as a reason to move cautiously with any changes.
An exit poll from the gubernatorial election last month showed there is also majority public support for confederate statues staying in place.

WTOP continues:
Others argued on the task force that the response rate hardly suggests an accurate or scientific representation of how county residents as a whole feel, and that while the response rate overall was higher than usual, it was still statistically insignificant.

More than one who voted in favor of the change also argued that changing the names amounted to "erasing history." That charge didn't sit well with others on the committee.

"I personally struggle with 'erasing history,'" noted Pastor Paul Sheppard. "We need to stop using that terminology. It's a cop out. It's not erasing history. We embrace history. If we're going to move forward let's eradicate that term 'erasing history.' It's not true. Personally, we are erasing stupidity. And injustice. And immorality. That's what we're erasing. So if we're going to say it, let's get it right."
What a load of gibberish. It's erasing history and embracing stupidity.
Ed Henderson took it one step further, noting other countries have figured out how to acknowledge their history, without honoring the aspects that don't deserve it.

"In Germany," noted Henderson, "they have a history of Hitler. But they have an Autobahn Highway, not a Hitler Highway. They don't want to remind people, have a visual reminder, of that history. And to me there's a lot of parallel, because slavery in this country, and those who fought to perpetuate slavery, are not deserving of the honor of a visual reminder. You can go find them in a book. Find them in a museum. But not on the highway."
"Denazification," which is what leftists are explicitly calling for, came after Germany was defeated in World War II.

Our hostile overlords are now advancing a similar "Detrumpification" program even though the public has made it abundantly clear they're against all this woke crap and just voted to make a Republican their governor.
Ultimately, the task force voted 20-6 in favor of changing the name of Lee Highway, and 19-6 to change the name of Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway, with one member there abstaining.
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