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.
When Black Lives Matter and other Marxists began toppling public monuments, they first targeted Confederates and other “racists” to cover the destruction with the patina of “anti-racist” action. Not surprisingly, they expanded their list of long-dead enemies to include Christopher Columbus, whom the Left began attacking years ago, and now they include Jesus Christ and his Blessed Mother. “Anti-racists” have beheaded or defaced statues of both. Thus did the Left reveal the ultimate target of its arson, looting, and vandalism: Western civilization and the Christian faith in general, and the Catholic Church in particular.
A Fox News poll conducted July 12-15 surveyed Americans’ views on our nation’s Founders. The result showed that while a majority of those polled still viewed our Founding Fathers favorably, the approval margin was not nearly as universal as it might have been a generation or two ago. Only 63 percent regarded our Founders as heroes, while 15 percent said they were villains. Another 15 percent said “it depends” and seven percent had no opinion.
“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.
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.
Generations of Americans observing from afar the violent socialist revolutions on other continents likely felt comfortable in the misguided belief that such uprisings could never happen here. But for anyone paying even a modicum of attention to current events, that illusion is now shattered forever.
The cultural Marxists have now declared war on the Founding Fathers as race-hustling CNN personality Angela Rye called for all statues of George Washington an Thomas Jefferson to be taken down on Thursday. Rye, an attorney and the founder of IMPACT Strategies, a left-wing political advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., made the remarks on CNN Thursday. She was responding to Daily Beast editor John Avlon's contention that George Washington focused his life on trying to unite the nation.
On Gen. George Washington’s orders, the Declaration of Independence, signed in Philadelphia, was read aloud to his army. On hearing it, the troops marched to Bowling Green, decapitated and pulled down the statue of George III, and sent the remnants to be melted down into musket balls. It was a revolutionary act, a symbolic statement. These once-loyal American subjects were now rebels and no longer owed allegiance to the king. They would fight to end his rule in America.
Goldman Sachs, the international banking behemoth, said Friday that it was revising downward its best estimate of the impact the COVID-19/coronavirus shutdown was likely to have on the U.S. economy: from a negative five percent in the second quarter (April-May-June) to a breathtaking 24-percent decline. This would be the largest contraction the economy has seen since the first quarter of 1958, when the GDP declined by 10 percent.
On December 3, 1918, the S.S. George Washington set sail on a historic and uniquely ironic voyage, one that would cap a history of ironies for the ship that had briefly served as a German luxury liner. Noted for ferrying the rich and the famous across the Atlantic, this steamer was the third-largest ship in the world when it was launched 10 years earlier, in 1908. It was built in Germany by the German shipping line Nord-deutscher Lloyd, but, with the outbreak of World War I, the S.S. George Washington was seized by the United States, and for the duration of the war was used as a troop ship to carry U.S. soldiers to Europe to fight Germany and the Central Powers.
At the Red Pill Expo, Alex Newman had a chance to speak with the one and only General George Washington (professional reenactor) and asked him about his role in the founding of our Republic. Washington tells Alex that the two pillars this country was founded were morality and religion, and that there many men in our capitol today who want to see them removed. He also explains that for civilians to maintain our Republic , they must understand the “science” of government, i.e. the cause and effect.
Students at Virginia’s venerable Washington and Lee University School of Law are demanding that they be allowed the option of receiving diplomas un-graced with images of the university’s namesakes, America’s first president, George Washington, who was an early financial backer of the university, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who served as president of the university from 1865 to 1870 (then called Washington College), and who is buried in a chapel on the campus of the school.