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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Hogan: Erasing Civil War history is ‘political correctness run amok’

This statue of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney sits on the front lawn of the Maryland State House. Some delegates have called for its removal citing Taney's role in the Dred Scott decision. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

The issue of those symbols has become a growing source of discussion and debate around the country with South Carolina approving the removal of the Confederate Flag from its Statehouse and Baltimore City ordering the review of parks and statues related to the Civil War that some might find offensive because of their ties to the history of racism and slavery in the United States.

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