Skip to comments.It’s Jefferson’s Fault
Posted on 11/27/2021 2:31:33 AM PST by Kaslin
The removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from New York City Hall on November 22nd raises troubling questions. That the statue had been there unmolested since 1833 reconfirms that ours is a harsh era of savage reassessments without the tempering influence of context. Whose fault is it that Thomas Jefferson's statue is, for many Americans, no longer acceptable for public display?
Rejection of American heroes of the past is an essential element of Democrat revolutionary ideology. One can only observe in astonishment as slaveholding Founding Fathers like Jefferson are strongly rejected on "moral grounds" by the very same Democrats who shout their approval of and support for abortion.
Until recent years, a semi-sophisticated acceptance of the contradictions of American history was understood, so that people like Robert E Lee and Thomas Jefferson could be appreciated despite their errors; for their excellence of character in Lee's case, and for the extraordinary vision of freedom they espoused in Jefferson's case. There is an implied demand from the political and cultural left that our heroes must be stainless and without flaws. There were, and are, no such people.
The Democrat party was founded by Thomas Jefferson in the late 18th century as the Democratic-Republican party as a foil to the Federalists. Fundamentally, this new party was meant to ensure the rights of the states versus the federal government. Founders like Washington and John Adams were astonished that such an opposition party would arise because they understood, as Jefferson did not, that unity of purpose and a shared vision of the nation as a unified country of formerly independent states was essential to American success. This party would later be called, simply, the Democratic party.
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All of history......even if flawed......teaches us important lessons.
Many if not most of these statues and monuments are owned by the public. So the anodyne to this malignant movement is to force a public vote (limit to once per decade) on removal or relocation.
It is mob action with the threat of violence that starts these hasty actions and it is complicit politicians that make the decisions. The similarities to lynch mobs and vigilantes is all too obvious and I have no desire to repeat the French Revolution.
Idolizing fentanyl Floyd a drug addict domestic abuser is their hero.
When will the Jefferson Memorial be up for removal?
More fundamentally, when will slave owner Jefferson’s ideas about individual liberty be discarded and replaced with communism or some other totalitarian regime? A man who was born into a family that owned slaves, and a man who died owning slaves, with his trusted slave at his deathbed. The similarity between abortion and slavery cannot be underestimated. Jefferson was a man of his times. I am betting he could not imagine his own life without slaves. Many of the pro-abortion people (Clintons, Pelosi, Xiden, et al) are “(wo)men of their times” today ...yet they cannot confront it and live in a country without it. It got them (s)elected. Another reason, Jefferson’s statute should remain.
If you erase the people who wrote the constitution, it makes it easier to erase the constitution.
‘The Jefferson Memorial’?
Oh, you mean the JoJo Rosenbaum Memorial! :/
People, you must react to this stuff.
First love teaches many lessons but it doesn’t mean that it ever changes.
The odd thing about those who complain the loudest about slavery never talk about those in Africa that sold them to the world they started it and blame everyone else.
Those who complain the loudest about slavery never talk about their own people in Africa selling them into slavery....they blame everyone else.
Nails it. My thoughts precisely.
“If you erase the people who wrote the constitution, it makes it easier to erase the constitution.”
That is their goal. We are in the midst of being conquered from within. Conquerors always seek to destroy access to history so people won’t appreciate their heritage and it can be replaced with the obedience to the current rulers. Nazi book burning is now cancel culture.
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