While condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Tuesday, President Trump questioned how far the left would go in erasing American history, and we’re now finding out there doesn’t seem to be a limit.
The debate started around Confederate monuments placed throughout our country as a reminder of our past, with the left outraged that most of them memorialized slave owners and complaining we shouldn’t do so. However, now they’re going after anything to do with slavery at all, even if it has nothing to do with the Confederacy itself.
In Maryland, the state government voted to remove a statue honoring Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Tanay, who authored the controversial Dredd Scott decision upholding slavery and denying black people citizenship. The worst part is the State House Trust held an emergency vote by email, and within hours crews were removing the monument…in the dead of night.
This is looking more and more like Mao’s Cultural Revolution by the day.
From U.S. News:
A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning.
The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW nee) was lifted away by a crane at about 2 a.m. It was lowered into a truck and driven away to storage. The bronze statue was erected in 1872, just outside the original front door of the State House.
Three of the four voting members of the State House Trust voted by email Wednesday to move the statue.
House Speaker Michael Busch, a Democrat who was one of the three who voted to remove it, wrote this week that the statue “doesn’t belong” on the grounds.
This is wrong on so many levels. We have a small group of ideologues rapidly destroying our history without the consent of the governed, and they’re doing so in the dead of night to avoid public backlash.
Worse yet, they’re exploiting tragedy to further whitewash the rich history and heritage of our great nation, all in an attempt to force a regressive, hateful ideology upon the rest of us.
This is the kind of thing that leads to civil wars, and if these people aren’t careful, that’s exactly where we’re going to end up.