12 Confederate Statues were placed in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. 30 years after the Civil War and Congressional Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, who have been there for decades, are just now calling for their removal?
TheHill.com reports that
The House will vote next week on legislation to remove statues in the Capitol of people who served in the Confederacy or who otherwise worked to uphold slavery, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday.
Lawmakers will vote next Wednesday on a bill that Hoyer unveiled on Monday with five senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
“It is reprehensible that individuals who did so much to divide our country and dehumanize African Americans are honored in the halls of Congress,” Hoyer said in the statement. “I hope all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join us in supporting this bill to right historical wrongs and ensure that the only people honored with busts and statues in the Capitol are those whose actions furthered the causes of liberty, unity, and equal rights.”
The legislation specifically calls for removing the 11 Confederate statues displayed throughout the Capitol complex as well as statues and busts of Roger Taney, the former Supreme Court chief justice who authored the 1857 Dred Scott ruling that Black people shouldn’t hold the rights of citizens; Charles Aycock, who served as North Carolina governor; John Calhoun, the former vice president and member of Congress known for defending slavery; and James Paul Clarke, a former senator and governor of Arkansas who advocated for white supremacy.
It incorporates a bill Hoyer introduced in March that would replace the bust of Taney, which is currently located in the old Supreme Court chamber on the Senate side of the Capitol, with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice.
The CBC has long advocated for removing Confederate statues from the Capitol. The effort won new momentum following the nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death in police custody, which has also led to a broader examination of institutional racism in the United States.
Next Wednesday’s vote is part of an effort by House Democrats to draw a contrast on issues of racial justice with President Trump, who in recent weeks has embraced preserving Confederate monuments and threatened to veto a defense policy bill if it orders changing the names of military bases honoring Confederate officers.
The vote will come a month after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ordered the removal of four portraits depicting former Speakers who served the Confederacy that had been on display near the House chamber.
The 11 statues in the Capitol complex of people who served in the Confederacy, such as army commander Robert E. Lee and president Jefferson Davis, are part of the National Statuary Hall collection. Each state contributes two statues to the collection and retains the sole authority to decide whether to replace its statues, although congressional leaders can decide where in the Capitol the statues can be on public display.
In every single presidential election, since I first voted for Future President Ronald Reagan in November of 1980, the voters of the South have proven to be the linchpin upon which all presidential candidates’ victory depended upon.
If you were able, as a Democrat or a Republican, to get the voters of the South to cast their ballots for you, you became the President of the United States of America.
The South, to this day, remains essential to winning the White House.
The Liberals in the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, alike, or the Vichy Republicans, as I call them, are all too aware of this political fact.
However, those who believe that the South, in the Year of Our Lord 2020, is still backwards, or somehow inferior to their point of view, or political ideology, have jumped at the effort to negate a period of our history in which American blood on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line was shed in combat.
Why have these Far Left Democrat Politicians, along with Antifa and BLM, shifted the focus of the nation away from the incompetency and mental deterioration of the presumed Democrat Party Presidential Candidate and created a cancel culture reminiscent of the Russian Revolution and the history-destroying Middle Eastern Rampage of ISIS?
Simple: Political Expediency.
By marginalizing the South as a part of this effort, the Far Left Democrats, from Nancy Pelosi on down the line, are hoping to diminish and possibly negate the leverage that Southern States have in molding the Political Landscape of America.
Even after the last 4 years of the Democrats’ continuous attacks on President Trump and the American way of life, America is still a Center-Right Nation.
Through their efforts in the National Education System to indoctrinate American Children into despising what America has always stood for, these politicians and their minions hoped to swing the Political Pendulum toward their side of the Political Aisle and to create a “Democratic Socialist (i.e., Marxist) country.
They know that, if somehow, they can place the Southern States in a “bad light” and at a Political Disadvantage, that perhaps our voice in the political affairs of this nation, will not carry as much weight.
Plus, between you and me and the water cooler, Liberals in the Northern and Western States remain ticked off that both American and International Businesses are still relocating to the South, where the climate is friendlier, the Unions have not made the cost of doing business unprofitable, and, where Old-Fashioned American Work Ethic still exists.
These Southern Americans, whom Pelosi and the rest of the virtue-signaling Far Left and Vichy Republicans seek to dishonor and hide away, like Bill Clinton’s little black book, were flawed men, as well.
However, the Federal Government recognizes them as United States of America Veterans.
” Every soldier’s grave made during our unfortunate civil war [sic] is a tribute to American valor… And the time has now come… when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers… and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in the year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.” …President William McKinley, 14 December 1898.
These statues MUST be left alone, to serve as a reminder of mistakes made, by NORTH and South, and as a reminder that, like a family often does, we fight among ourselves, but our true strength lies in forgiveness, compassion. courage, and integrity.
Four character traits that both the Far Left Democratic Party and Modern American Liberals in general seemingly have forsaken in their quest to restore power to their minority political ideology.
Character traits which they had better suck up and find soon, because the young fascists of Antifa and BLM could very well turn on them after they are through treating them as “useful idiots”
And their “feelings” won’t matter at all.
Until He Comes,
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Reblogged this on ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together and commented:
The lawmakers from the period 30 years following the Civil War obviously approved of these statues. If anyone had reason to feel otherwise it would be them. Their was a reason for their approval, for history and to bond back together.