Skip to comments.Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security
Posted on 08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchange
Jeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security'
"What alarms so many of us from a security perspective is that so many of the statues, the Confederate monuments, are now, modern-day, becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK, and this is most alarming," Johnson said. "We fought a world war against Nazism. The KKK reigned terror on African Americans for generations."
"I salute those in cities and states who are taking down a lot of these monuments for reasons of public safety and security," he added. "And that's not a matter of political correctness. That's a matter of public safety and homeland security and doing what's right."
Now, the former DHS secretary did, however push back on the nonsense that we need to scrub our Founders, noting that a lot of African Americans already understand that Jefferson and Washington were slave holders. Johnson noted he has cousins whose names are Washington, and theyre proud to have that name. Refreshing to hear, though the whole notion that these statues, which have been in full display of the public for decades, only represent a national security matter now is a bit ludicrous.
Jeh Johnson was and remains a threat to national security.
Yes. Because statues fly into buildings and blow up randomly.
If they believed that, they’d have done so while in charge.
Give him a trial and force him to return all salaries!
Too bad HE never had anything to do with national security. Wait. WHAT?????
Statues don’t cause national security problems but lawbreakers sure do!
Would make a lot more sense to punish the lawbreakers and those who fund them.
Even though Jeh doesn't have any hair, he needs a long wooden shampoo, and then an involuntary enrollment in the Spandau Ballet...
This is exactly the type of thinking that characterized and directed the Obama administration and will be present during any future Democratic administrations.
No, Jeh, it's the action of progressive, identity politics driving the removal of these statues that has turned them into rallying points.
Jeh, if this is such a national security concern, how many statues did you remove when you were head of Homeland Security?
Jeh Johnson was an incredibly inept DHS secretary. Just another affirmative action hire, elevated way beyond his capabilities, just like the doofus who nominated him.
Benjamin Franklin was absolutely correct
Just listening to Fox and Friends. Some MSM woman was badgering Falwell about Trump saying that there were nice people marching with the Nazis, etc.
No, Trump was careful to point out, more than once, that there were nice people protesting the removal of the statute and the name change of the park, not that there were nice people marching with the Nazis. That lying, twisting of words has made possible the storm of controversy that has gone on for almost a week.
Falwell couldn’t answer because he said he did not see the Trump news conference.
Jeh is correct that statue removal is a matter of national security
After all, we must forget that States Rights exist !
it's all part of the Globalists philosophy to oppose individuality.
We must all think alike, just like the Norks.
Jeh Johnson is crud. Scrape him off your shoes.
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