In a speech to a group of legal activists on May 6, 1987, the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall denounced our nationʼs charter of government and the framers of that document. At the time, Americans were commemorating the constitutional bicentennial, and Marshall — who had sworn a solemn oath to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution — could barely contain his contempt for that observance.
In announcing that he had signed an executive order creating a National Garden of American Heroes during his Mt. Rushmore speech on Friday night, Trump displayed a masterful understanding not only of the national psyche but how such an order would put his critics on the defensive. The national psyche is fed up with destruction, especially of national monuments celebrating American heroes. It reflects an increasing level of disgust and distrust of the national media, which opposes “everything Trump.” His executive order is a mark of political genius.
President Donald Trump’s remarkable speech at Mt. Rushmore on Friday night — Monica Showalter, Deputy Editor at American Thinker, called it “his finest speech ... the speech of his presidency” — not only celebrated the giants whose faces are carved into the granite wall behind him, but also called out the enemies of the republic.
Americans can lay to rest any doubts they had about what top Democrats think about this country thanks to an ill-considered tweet from party chieftains that they quickly removed. On Sunday, the party’s official Twitter account briefly featured a post that called President Trump’s planned July 4 rally at Mount Rushmore an event “glorifying white supremacy,” and linked to an article from the Guardian, the hard left, anti-American, anti-Christian British newspaper.
Nigel Farage, leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, compared Black Lives Matter to the Taliban after the group tore down a statue of a local historical figure and vandalized several others. In Briston, U.K., on Sunday, vandals associated with the left-wing group brought down the statue of 17th-century parliamentarian and philanthropist Edward Colston due to his ties to slavery.
In 1992 Curtis Bowers was a Graduate student at the Univ. of California Berkeley. After gaining an invitation at the Communist Party USA meeting and came back as a changed man. This was a 3-day meeting with Academics & scholars, and activists openly discussing in a State University about how to subvert American values in order to bring Communism to America.