NC Supreme Court Hears Lawsuit Over Monument Removal

November 7, 2023

North Carolina's Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that could not only shape the future of the state but impact America as a whole.

The Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Troops recently brought about a case against the city of Asheville over the removal of a monument honoring former North Carolina governor Zebulon Baird Vance.

Liberals tore down everything but the base of the statue in 2021.

It had stood in that same spot for nearly 125 years, but liberals' feelings don't care about the facts.

The city is arguing that the monument was always temporary, but language found in a 2015 remodel proves anything but.

"Asheville argues that this is merely a donation agreement," said H. Edward Phillips, representative of the Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Troops. "Thus, appellants have no standing. However, the intent of the donor and donor organization are quintessential reasons why standing exists. No entity or individuals undertake an extensive restoration on an almost 117-year-old monument with the belief that such restoration is not meant to preserve the restored monument well into the future. This is evident from the words on the plaque commemorating the 2015 restoration approved as part of the contract."

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