McCarthy’s New Bill: No Federal Funds if You Don’t Protect Monuments
Written by Luis Miguel
“Democrats encourage it because they think it is a distraction, that their agenda can skate by unnoticed — they see it as a supplement to the radical movement in the streets,” he declared.
Black Lives Matter-aligned rioters, emboldened by the death of George Floyd and the capitulation of political leaders it has provoked, began by targeting statues linked to the Confederacy. But their attention has now broadened to nearly any historical monument.
Not only have vandals toppled statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. They pulled down one of Ulysses S. Grant, who led Union forces against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Left-wing activist Shaun King has even called for the removal of all representations of Jesus that depict him as “white,” along with other forms of Christian iconography.
King’s tweets ignore the fact that, in the Bible, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus were not trying to “hide” or “blend in” in Egypt; they merely traveled to a region that was outside the political control of King Herod (while still, like Judea, pertaining to the Roman Empire, meaning they were not “refugees” as many liberals claim). Moreover, most Egyptians do not have as dark a complexion as the inhabitants of other African nations.
But reason falls on dear ears when the agitators leading the rampage have already determined they want to eliminate every trace of American culture, no matter what the monument may be.
Some Republican lawmakers have expressed impatience with the lawlessness being tolerated in many localities. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) argued that the “cancel culture that is tearing down statues … seeks to divide us, not unite us.”
“They want to erase our history,” McCarthy said of mobs that have been encouraged by Dermocratic leaders. “Whether it’s a monument of Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves or four of our greatest, Democrats no longer view the richness of our country’s history worthy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in appeasement of the anti-statue movement, has requested that the Architect of the Capitol remove 11 statutes of men who fought for the Confederacy from Statuary Hall.” These include depictions of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Alexander Stephens.
Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Levar Stoney has also announced this week that he would use emergency powers to take down 11 Confederate statues located across the city.
“Failing to remove the statues now poses a severe, immediate and growing threat to public safety,” Stoney said in a statement. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, and protesters attempt to take down Confederate statues themselves or confront others who are also doing so, the risk grows for serious illness, injury, or death.”
Even national landmark Mount Rushmore has not escaped criticism, as complaints that it glorifies white supremacy have intensified amid President Trump’s participation in a Fourth of July celebration at the monument.
President Trump has made his position on monuments clear: They are an important part of America’s heritage and history and must be protected. After signing an executive order that would put vandals behind bars for damaging statues on federal property, the president released a video in which he proclaimed that “Lawlessness has been allowed to prevail. We’re not going to let it prevail any longer.”
Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security deployed Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) throughout the country to protect federal monuments during the Independence Day weekend.
Leaders such as President Trump may call for unity. But to what degree is reconciliation possible when Americans no longer have the shared fundamental values necessary to bind a people together?
Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.
Courtesy of The New American