Should J. Edgar Hoover’s Name Be Removed From the FBI Building?

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10 Responses

  1. jimbino says:

    As Tom Lehrer noted: “Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.” I say, keep Hoover’s name on the building so that future historians will have no doubt about the decadence of our American political system, just as they now have no doubt about the legacy of Ozymandias.

  2. Brian Duffy says:

    I agree with jimbino — Hoover’s name on the building reminds us of the role that quasi-secret police have in our society.

  3. Simon says:

    In the spirit of logrolling, I’ll vote to dump Hoover’s name from the FBI building if you’ll vote to dump Jackson from the money and replace him with Henry Clay (or really, anyone else Jackson disliked). 😉

  4. jessica says:

    Take his name off? Why not? Has he not offended enough people. Continue to praise him and offend many others

  5. Brent says:

    J. Edgar Hoover has done more to dismantle this country than any president or other political figure in the history of the country. Having the support of Richard Nixon, he was able to push forward an agenda of race hate and fuel the anomosity between dem’s and reb’s. The fact that he was a closet cross dresser is an example of the type of things that came out (no pun intended) that was never looked at during his reign.

  6. simon says:

    I’d like it to be removed, I found the man to be an abomination of all that america is and can be.
    also, i’d like to see presidents removed from teh us currency and bank robbers replace them, Dilinger on the 100, that would be great.

  7. Dean says:

    Hoover’s dead, he can’t blackmail anyone who sanctions the removal of his name from FBI headquarters – remove his name, if we need reminding of the man, read a book: J. Edgar Hoover – The Man And His Secrets by Curt Gentry is voluminous, well researched, and all around a good read. Many or most on this site realize that Hoover was a deceitful, manipulative, horrible person … but many who see his name on such an important structure will be led to believe that he was honourable. There is no reason to aggrandize such a terrible person. He was responsible for rounding up thousands of innocent and, in many cases, ruined their lives for only self promotion and a distorted world view among other atrocities.

  8. J Jenkins says:

    BORN IN THE 50’S When it was just being discovered the horrible cunning sly misuse of his rank, Hoovers’ name should be removed.We are still trying to overcome prejudice,wickedness at the hands of ONE MAN.He WAS TERRIBLE! We need to hold our heads high as we walk past such a monument of a building.Think honourable titles.One day we will see a building with Capone’s name on it because he did so much for the poor…..

  9. North American guy says:

    Hoover was a psychopathic racist. He does NOT deserve to have ANYTHING named after him.