Skip to comments.Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes
Posted on 07/03/2020 8:48:17 PM PDT by janetjanet998
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. America owes its present greatness to its past sacrifices. Because the past is always at risk of being forgotten, monuments will always be needed to honor those who came before. Since the time of our founding, Americans have raised monuments to our greatest citizens. In 1784, the legislature of Virginia commissioned the earliest statue of George Washington, a monument of affection and gratitude to a man who unit[ed] to the endowment[s] of the Hero the virtues of the Patriot and gave to the world an Immortal Example of true Glory. I Res. H. Del. (June 24, 1784). In our public parks and plazas, we have erected statues of great Americans who, through acts of wisdom and daring, built and preserved for us a republic of ordered liberty.
These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens who, despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation. These monuments express our noblest ideals: respect for our ancestors, love of freedom, and striving for a more perfect union. They are works of beauty, created as enduring tributes. In preserving them, we show reverence for our past, we dignify our present, and we inspire those who are to come. To build a monument is to ratify our shared national project.
To destroy a monument is to desecrate our common inheritance. In recent weeks, in the midst of protests across America, many monuments have been vandalized or destroyed. Some local governments have responded by taking their monuments down. Among others, monuments to Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant, leaders of the abolitionist movement, the first all-volunteer African-American regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, and American soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars have been vandalized, destroyed, or removed........
Standing Ovation and Happy Dance too!!!
Protect the Confederate monuments as well.
They represent a facet of U.S. history that has not been fairly explained by NEA-Common Core textbooks.
I’d have gone with Ike instead of MacArthur.
An appeal to Heaven....God save America.
The Confederates are considered American military veterans.
Anthony McAuliffe, Little Richard, Mark Twain, Billy Graham, Nicola Tesla, Norman Rockwell...
...oh, he said Billy Graham. Read, read, read first...
I saw the name of Antonin Scalia and smiled ear to ear!
We need many more with his caliber of wisdom and goodness. A statue of him is remarkable indeed.
Billy Graham. Wow!
My dad was saved at one of his sermons in Louisville Kentucky in the 60s. Billy Grahams works around the world as a servant of the Good Lord’s is second to none.
McCauliffe; great suggestion. (See my tag line.)
big cheesy grin :)
I love this guy. He gets it. He really gets it.
I agree. They are part of America’s history too.
This blindsided everyone...didn’t even hear a peep about it..or even suggested
I’m sure some leftist is going to take him to court claiming only Congress can do such a thing
Then the Dems will have to either approve it....
or seem to be on the side of the extreme left that want them tore down
Q. Speaker Pelosi do you support President Trumps new National Park?
He da Man!
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