Democrats and liberals have been on a mission in recent years to whitewash every Confederate monument in the country through accusations of racism and typical political correctness bullying.

This time it blew up in their faces.

The Army is not some sniveling politically correct local government council who can be pushed around so easily.

More from Fox:

The U.S. Army denied requests from several New York Democrats to rename streets on the city's Fort Hamilton military installation.

The Bay Ridge, Brooklyn property is a base for the New York Army National Guard and Reserves and was a key U.S. battery during the Revolution and World War II.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D) of Brooklyn was one of several city Democrats who demanded that streets on the base like "General Lee Avenue" and "Stonewall Jackson Drive" be renamed.

Clarke joined Nydia Velazquez, Hakeem Jeffries and Jerrold Nadler in sending a letter of protest to the Army over the Confederate names.

"These monuments are deeply offensive to the hundreds of thousands of Brooklyn residents and members of the armed forces stationed at Fort Hamilton whose ancestors Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson fought to hold in slavery," Clarke wrote, according to the New York Daily News.

"For too many years, the United States has refused to reckon with that history," she said.

The Army's deputy assistant chief of staff, Diane Randon, told Clarke that changing the names would be "contrary to the Nation's original intent in naming these streets, which was the spirit of reconciliation."


We applaud the U.S. Army standing its ground. Please comment below and tell us if you agree with the U.S. Army's decision to keep the street names made in honor of Confederate generals intact.

 
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