Chairs and table – surrender to end the Civil War on April 9, 1865, at Wilmer McLean’s home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia. National Museum of American History.

Meanwhile, today, from Senator Josh Hawley (r-Virginia):

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
The NDAA does NOT contain any reform to Section 230 but DOES contain Elizabeth Warren’s social engineering amendment to unilaterally rename bases & war memorials w/ no public input or process. I cannot support it
12:37 PM · Dec 2, 2020

Some of the responses:

I look forward to a townhall where you defend having military bases named for traitors who were also very bad generals.

One thing I’ve noticed about Senator Hawley is his consistency in pearl-clutching.

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Your concern is racist names on military bases?

How dare Elizabeth Warren pollute a defense bill with a provision involving … (checks notes) … military bases!

Hey Josh since you like them so much, care to explain why the finest soldiers in American history—the exemplary ones who warrant bases named after them—should include Edmund Rucker, Leonidas Polk, and Henry Lewis Benning, who only ever raised arms against the United States?

If declining to honor literally the most vicious traitors and mass butchers of US troops in history = woke leftist agenda, the woke leftist agenda sounds pretty reasonable.

Maintaining the honor of dead Confederate racists is the deal-breaker for you, I see. (There has been a LOT of public input on that, by the way. A significant majority of us, the people, support removing the names of those traitors.)

Josh, defending traitors to America, what a stand.

Yeah the public worked this out 150 some years ago

Was the Civil War not “public input” on the matter?

General Lee could not have asked for a more likeminded person to represent the great state of Virginia in the US Senate.

We see what you did there.

Oh, so those bases were originally named with “public input or process”? I’m very curious about this – tell me more.

Let’s name our next aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Yamamoto.

Your strong defense of traitorous Americans is exactly the stance I presumed you’d take.

It’s a disgrace that the military has ANY bases named after Confederate terrorists. If you honor our flag, you want those names changed immediately.

Here’s my input:

Rename the bases and gofuckyourself.

Call me crazy but I did think public comment would be necessary to get rid of the names, of traitors, bigots, and slave owners from government owned instillations and monuments. Sounds like something all Americans can get behind and if not, time for some serious questions

Confederates were traitors to the nation. No way should they be honored. There have been plenty of outstanding, moral military members who did not take up arms against their country. We can honor them instead.

we had a war about this, Josh

He wants a new one.

How is it “social engineering” to rename military bases after American patriots rather than enemies/traitors of America?

You are a grievance machine.

That’s not social engineering. That’s common sense. We shouldn’t honor Confederate traitors or any others. After all, there’s no Fort Benedict Arnold.

Bases shouldn’t be named after traitors. Traitors shouldn’t get memorials.

Social engineering to remove the names of traitors from military bases

The bases are named for traitors, Josh. Which side are you on?

Please do this. I look forward to your 2024 presidential primary battle for 22% of the electorate.

Politics aside if you want bases to be named by the public you’re gonna get Basey McBase Base

Fighting for the legacy of the slavers seems right on brand for you.

And on and on…

“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].