Browsing All posts tagged under »National Monuments«

Founders’ Lives, Fortunes, And Sacred Honor Still Our Foundation

August 4, 2020 by

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By Sarah Williams ~ In recent weeks, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of America to declare that the lives, fortunes, and sacred honor of the Founding Fathers no longer should be considered the true foundation of the United States of America. The death of George Floyd in police custody May 25 sparked […]

Republicans And Democrats Agree On Need To Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

July 31, 2020 by

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By Angela Sailor ~ Seeing the rise of “cancel culture” can lead one to despair. But don’t believe the hype. Virtue is not being canceled. Most Americans, in fact, believe forgiveness is an essential part of a just society. Consider a recent survey by the Cato Institute. It revealed that 49% of all Americans say […]

McCarthy Unveils Bill To Protect Statues And Deny Funds To Cities And States That Don’t

July 18, 2020 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday the introduction of a bill intended to protect statues and monuments from damage and destruction by protesters and vandals. The California Republican’s legislation would withhold some federal funds from state and local governments whose officials fail to act to protect the monuments from […]

Leftists Are Using Race To Push An Anti-American Agenda

July 3, 2020 by

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By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ Our country is under attack from radical leftists. Mobs rampage through our streets, monuments are being destroyed, and the very law and order that ensures our communities’ peace and security is being undermined. In far too many instances, those bent on destruction have hijacked protests, creating violence […]

Monuments Are Only The Start Of Radical Left’s War On Western Values

July 1, 2020 by

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By Nile Gardiner and Joseph Loconte ~ The radical left has hijacked debate over America’s monuments to wage a cultural war. Their goal: to deny the moral legitimacy of our democratic republic. Violent attacks on statues and memorials aren’t mere vandalism. They are an assault on the United States itself and the values upon which this great nation stands. We should all stand united as […]

The Anti-Statue Mobs Undermine Democratic Norms

June 26, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ One of the cultural shocks following the death of George Floyd under a policeman’s knee is the vandalism and destruction of statues across America. Usually, these are statues posted on public land by public officials with public assent…even if that came many years ago. It’s not undemocratic to advocate that statues […]

Statue Toppling Is Bringing Mob Rule To America

June 23, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Mobocracy is coming to America. A debate over policing, race, and history has degenerated into general lawlessness, as mobs have swarmed and destroyed statues in our biggest cities from coast to coast. And these mobs have hardly been discriminating. They’ve targeted Christopher Columbus, Founding Fathers, Confederate generals, Union generals, abolitionists, black […]

With Refurbishing Of Grant Memorial, A National Treasure And A Reputation Are Restored

October 8, 2019 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ In 1877, three men were commonly regarded as the foremost heroes of the United States: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. For their efforts, each of these three Americans since has been recognized with a place of honor on the National Mall. Yet over time, for various reasons, our […]

Squabble Over George Washington Mural Exposes Absurdity Of War On History

August 16, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ No American historical figure, including the Father of Our Country, is safe from the war on history. The San Francisco School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday not to tear down a mural at a local high school depicting the life of George Washington. The school board decided to cover the painting instead—hardly […]

Peace Cross Honoring War Dead Can Stay, High Court Rules

June 21, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that a cross-shaped war memorial on public land in Maryland doesn’t violate the Constitution. In the case of American Legion v. the American Humanist Association, the atheist group had sued seeking removal of the 40-foot Peace Cross in Prince George’s County—just outside Washington, D.C.—contending that […]

War On The Past And The End Of Cathedral Culture

April 21, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang “Ave Maria,” historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective. He told Fox News “it’s going to be very hard in our society to ever build […]

The Arrogance Of Today’s Statue Topplers

February 22, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Last year was not a particularly good one for American Civil War combatants who, having fought for the South, were memorialized with statues. The national debate over statues of those whose side had supported slavery became one more of emotion than of reason. It has led […]

What We Lose When We Take Down Statues Of Men Like Columbus

February 2, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Another day, another historic statue comes down. This time in California, to no one’s surprise. On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted to remove a Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall. The California city joins a long list of other municipalities that have considered removing Columbus statues or have abolished […]

University Of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

October 25, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the […]

Inconvenient Truths For Statue Topplers, NFL Protesters

October 20, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ As activists stumble over themselves to locate Confederate statues to topple or an American flag and national anthem to disrespect, certain aspects undermining their racial claims, past and present, largely go unaddressed. One such aspect “topplers” ignore is how they also disrespect those who fought for […]

Sorry Liberals: Here’s Why We Must ALWAYS Celebrate And Honor Columbus

October 11, 2017 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ It’s amazing to me that we actually have a group – of degenerates – who are sending out a clarion call to attack and destroy the statues and monuments of Christopher Columbus all over the United States. The fact that there must now be 24/7 police security […]

The End Of Columbus Day Is The End Of America

October 10, 2017 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ Columbus may have outfoxed the Spanish court and his rivals, but he is falling victim to the court of political correctness. The explorer who discovered America has become controversial because the very idea of America has become controversial. There are counter-historical claims put forward by Muslim and Chinese scholars claiming that […]

How A Radical Left-Wing Historian Birthed The Anti-Columbus Crusade

September 26, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Confederate statues aren’t the only ones to come under siege from protesters. Christopher Columbus, the Spanish-backed Italian explorer who discovered the Americas, is also being attacked on a wide scale. Activists and cities around the country are now working to change the holiday made in his name and are working to […]

Black Leaders Should Focus On Lifting People Out Of Poverty, Not Purging Statues

September 6, 2017 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to […]

The Unbearable Lightness Of Confederate-Statue Removal

August 30, 2017 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ “Banning them will do bupkis for blacks.” Deroy Murdock – August 24, 2017 To update an old joke, removing Confederate statues is a bit like wetting one’s self in a dark suit: It offers a warm feeling but little of lasting value. The erasist frenzy to tear down Confederate monuments is […]

Historical Statues Australia – Stan Grant Complains And The Vandals Strike

August 27, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ It’s the totalitarian heart of so many now of the Left. They can’t persuade so they destroy: THE fierce debate over whether to change the date of Australia Day has turned even nastier with vandals defacing three iconic statues in Sydney’s Hyde Park, including one of Captain Cook. The words “change […]

The Eraser Heads

August 22, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I call them Eraser Heads. Their goal is not to acquire knowledge, but to oppose it, to squelch it, to wipe it from their minds, and if possible, from existence. To prevent anyone else from knowing more about it than they care to have known. Such as the true nature and […]

The Party Controls The Past

August 19, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ “He who controls the past controls the future… He who controls the present controls the past,” wrote Orwell. Here in 2017, the left is firmly in control of both academia and media and is using both to control the past. That’s what played out last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville […]

Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad For Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears The People.

June 25, 2017 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ During the Christmas season last year, the Obama administration ignored the majority of Utahans by designating a vast tract of land in southern Utah as a national monument. Last week, the Department of the Interior took a welcome step toward reversing this executive abuse and returning to a legislative solution. […]