Sign The Petition: Take Down Taney

Governor Larry Hogan condemned the violence in Charlottesville – but his condemnation rings hollow when he defended keeping a Confederate monument on Maryland’s State House grounds.

As Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Roger Taney declared African-Americans were not and could never be citizens of the United States. As the author of Dred Scott v. Sanford, Taney wrote the Supreme Court’s most divisive decision ever. A statue honoring Taney sits in front of Maryland’s State House.

When asked about removing the statue, Hogan said that was “going too far” and called it “political correctness run amok.”

We saw in Charlottesville that Confederate monuments are a rallying point for racists who are willing to commit violence to advance their white nationalist vision. 

Leaders in Frederick – where Taney is buried – did the right thing and removed his bust from City Hall’s lawn.

Add your name to the growing list of Marylanders who think it’s time for Larry Hogan to do the right thing and remove the Taney statue from the State House grounds.

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-12 17:44:42 -0400
    Tell Hogan to do the right thing & #TakeDownTaney from the State House grounds #mdpolitics
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-12 17:44:36 -0400
    Tell Hogan to do the right thing & #TakeDownTaney from the State House grounds #mdpolitics
  • signed 2017-10-12 17:44:15 -0400
    J A Wilson
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-17 11:19:22 -0400
    Tell Hogan to do the right thing & #TakeDownTaney from the State House grounds #mdpolitics
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  • signed 2017-08-16 22:43:29 -0400
    Germany doesn’t have statues of Nazis, we shouldn’t have statues of those who committed treason in the Civil War.
  • signed via 2017-08-16 22:18:18 -0400
    And let’s get rid of “Maryland , My Maryland” as the State song. Wikipedia: "Due to its origin in support of the Confederacy, it includes lyrics that refer to President Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant”, “despot”, and “Vandal”, and to the Union as “Northern scum”, as well as referring to the phrase “sic semper tyrannis”, which was the slogan later shouted by Marylander John Wilkes Booth while assassinating Lincoln."
  • signed 2017-08-16 21:00:36 -0400
    Gail E Smith
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  • signed 2017-08-16 19:33:31 -0400
    It’s time for Larry Hogan to do the right thing and remove the Taney statue from the State House grounds.
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  • signed 2017-08-16 15:05:19 -0400
    Even though I am still a Registered Republican, I stand with Our Maryland on this issue.
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