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  • As D.C. Mayor Seeks To Remove Statues, Hillsdale College Puts Up More

    09/10/2020 7:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2020 | Krystina Skurk
    While the city of Washington, D.C. has openly promoted tearing down statues of America’s Founding Fathers, Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk stands in distinct contrast. Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in southern Michigan, hosts an increasing array of original statues honoring men and women who have stood courageously for freedom.Walking Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk, one sees statues erected to founders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well as others who have fought for liberty and equality such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ronald Reagan, and Winston Churchill. Hillsdale also has the only statue in North America of...
  • Thomas Jefferson Still Stands — At Least For Now

    06/30/2020 6:29:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Randy Baker
    Radical activist mobs toppling statues across the country aren't just wrong about the contributions of Thomas Jefferson, they're wrong about the Founding. It is believed playwright George Bernard Shaw once said “Every man deserves to be judged in the context of his times.” While that sentiment often goes unheeded, in our current moment it seems to be under full-blown assault. Hardly an hour goes by without demands — even preemptive actions — to topple a monument or statue memorializing someone from the past.A Thomas Jefferson statue is the latest target for my alma mater, the University of Missouri. Since 1885,...
  • Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence

    06/26/2020 6:36:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | June 26, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    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.  The first duty of government is to ensure domestic tranquility and defend the life, property, and rights of its citizens.  Over the last 5 weeks, there has been a sustained assault on the life and property of civilians, law enforcement officers, government property, and revered American monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.  Many of the rioters, arsonists, and left-wing extremists who have carried out and supported these acts have explicitly identified themselves...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Combating Violence and Protecting America’s Monuments, Memorials, and Statues

    06/26/2020 6:28:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | June 26, 2020 | White House
    "They’re tearing down statues, desecrating monuments, and purging dissenters. It’s not the behavior of a peaceful political movement; it’s the behavior of totalitarians and tyrants and people that don’t love our country." Donald J. Trump President of the United States DEFENDING OUR SHARED HISTORY: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to defend our Nation’s historical monuments, statues, and memorials. President Trump has signed an Executive Order that ensures that any person or group that destroys or vandalizes a monument, memorial, or statue is prosecuted to the fullest extent.United States law authorizes a penalty of up to 10 years...
  • Trump signs executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues

    06/26/2020 4:38:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Historic monuments and statues have become the targets of anger and vandalism during protestsPresident Trump announced Friday that he signed an executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues and threatened those who try to pull them down with “long prison time.” “I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues - and combatting recent Criminal Violence,” Trump tweeted. “Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!” The new order enforces laws prohibiting the desecration of public monuments, the vandalism of government property, and recent acts of...
  • Some want D.C.'s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

    06/25/2020 8:20:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    WJLA Channel 7 ^ | 22 Jun 2020 | Courtney Pomeroy and Sam Ford
    ""I'm here to speak on behalf of the legacy of Charlotte Scott," said Marcia Cole, a member of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) who portrays Scott. FREED is an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum. "I understand there's a big campaign trying to raise money to either take it down or mend it, and I say 'no' on behalf of Ms. Charlotte," she said. "People tend to think of that figure as being servile but on second look you will see something different, perhaps. That man is not kneeling on two knees with his head bowed....
  • The Iconoclasts Have It All Wrong. The Emancipation Memorial Shows A Man ‘In The Act Of Getting Up’ For ‘His Freedom’

    06/25/2020 8:08:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2020 | Michael Giorgino
    Under fire from ignorant iconoclasts, the Emancipation Memorial shows a former slave 'exerting his own strength with strained muscles in breaking the chain which had bound him.' Black Lives Matter Protesters have threatened to tear down the Emancipation Memorial in Washington. District of Columbia Delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton also called for the “problematic” statue’s removal from Lincoln Park, alleging the statue fails to note how enslaved African Americans pushed for their emancipation. Norton said former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass “expressed his displeasure” at its unveiling.In truth, Frederick Douglass predicted members of his race looking back at its...
  • Grave marker for Confederate troops toppled in Silver Spring

    06/19/2020 1:57:00 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 40 replies
    WTOP ^ | 6/18/20 | Nick Iannelli
    Statues and monuments related to the Confederacy have been vandalized and toppled in recent days across the country, and now a memorial has been destroyed in a church cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland. The memorial marked the graves of 17 Confederate soldiers, many unidentified. It was spray painted earlier in the week and then toppled over Wednesday night by vandals at Grace Episcopal Church.
  • Twelve statues, memorials vandalized during National Mall rioting: National Park Service

    06/12/2020 10:48:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2020 | Valerie Richardson
    The graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial has received the most attention, but a total of 12 statues and memorials were defaced by vandals during recent rioting that spread to the National Mall, according to the National Park Service. The other monuments vandalized were the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the U.S. Navy Memorial, as well as eight statues, including the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of India’s nonviolent independence movement.
  • #TakeEmDown Comes to Yankeetown

    04/13/2020 6:48:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Mar 27, 2020 | Lola Sanchez
    #TakeEmDown Comes to Yankeetown By Lola Sanchez on Mar 27, 2020 From Dylann Roof to Harvey Weinstein Many of us predicted it. The war on American monuments and memorials wouldn’t stop with just stop with Confederate ones. It wasn’t hard to figure out, but the answer was always, ‘yeah, but they’re not going after Northern “civil war” monuments. And of course we said, “what about the 54th MA Infantry monument” which was vandalized in Boston with the usual red paint, and an extra touch of the breakage of the white officer’s sword on the bronze relief monument. And their response...
  • Low Hanging Fruit

    02/25/2020 6:58:03 AM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Feb 24, 2020 | Samuel W. Mitcham
    Low Hanging Fruit By Samuel W. Mitcham on Feb 24, 2020 Several months ago, I attended a speech given by Paul Gramling, the commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, to the Northeast Louisiana Brigade of the SCV at the Lieutenant Elijah H. Ward Camp in Farmerville, Louisiana. In his oration, Mr. Gramling declared that the hoopla about removing the Confederate monuments was not really about the Confederate monuments. “We are just the low-hanging fruit,” he declared. He stressed that the attacks were just part of a neo-Marxist attack upon traditional American values. After I returned home, I contemplated Commander...
  • Antifa Punks Deface Oregon War Memorial in Violent Protest

    02/10/2020 9:17:50 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 2/9/2020 | Carmine Sabia
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has been taken over by the scum of the Earth and the mayor and city police have allowed it to happen. The masked group of thugs who call themselves “antifa,” which is supposedly short for “anti-fascist” though their actions are as fascist as they come, was at it again on Saturday in another violent protest in the city. Three demonstrators were arrested in the fracas, but judging by the videos shared on social media, a lot more arrests should have been made. More suspects are being sought in the defacing of a war memorial where...
  • JUST IN: A Virginia judge in Charlottesville has ruled...

    04/29/2019 2:59:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/29/19 | BNLNews
    JUST IN: A Virginia judge in Charlottesville has ruled that the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues in the city are Civil War Memorials and protected by law
  • Weird grave stones of the Russian Bandit cemetery

    04/23/2019 5:57:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 24 replies ^ | 22APR19 | Team
    This cemetery in Yekaterinburg is a final resting place for many local stars and war heroes. But one section of the cemetery surrounded by pine trees is special. It is full of huge granite grave-stones with giant realistic portraits of people – many of them wear leather jackets or expensive suits, have thick gold chains and tattoos, hold cigarettes or keys from a Mercedes… All of them belong to representatives of the criminal world murdered in the 1990s – early 2000s. –nextpage–
  • A memorial video for Alan Rickman (1946-2016) to Stephen Bishop's "Auld Lang Syne"

    12/30/2018 2:48:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    My New Years Playlist includes a number of memorial videos for both actors and characters: Sir John Hurt Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Mitch MillerGareth Thomas Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Susan BoyleCarrie Fisher Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Mannheim SteamrollerDumbledore Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Guy LombardoJeremy Brett Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - James TaylorJames Doohan Memorial - Rudolph - Gene AutrySnape Memorial - Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
  • Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Cross-Shaped World War I Memorial

    11/13/2018 11:53:14 AM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | John Carney
    The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War. The Supreme Court agreed in early November to hear the case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 appeals court ruling that the memorial violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on governments establishing religion. Overturning a lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit panel said the memorial, which stands on public land, is unconstitutional because it “excessively entangles the government in religion.” The case may be a gauge for the conservatism of the...
  • North Carolina City Officials Reject Plan For Monument Honoring Soviet Aviators

    03/29/2018 11:06:58 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 54 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Mar 2018 | Associated Press
    The Russian Ministry of Defense is looking to install the 25-ton monument in Elizabeth City, which is the near the headquarters of a secret WWII mission called "Project Zebra," in which hundreds of Soviet aviators were trained at a time when U.S. and Soviet forces were allied in the fight against the Nazis. But the Elizabeth City council voted 5-3 on March 23 against a previously signed memorandum of understanding. If the plan had come to fruition, the Russian Defense Ministry would have paid for the monument, with the city then covering some $228,000 for improvements to the park where...
  • Obama Shut WW2 Park Last G'vnt Shutdown, Trump's Cabinet Sec. Works Park HIMSELF

    01/21/2018 7:57:53 PM PST · by · 23 replies
    Politics Liberty ^ | 1-21-2018
    The federal government shut down at midnight Saturday. As you may have noticed, there’s been chaos in the streets, looting from sea to shining sea, electricity outages, all sorts of — oh wait, no, we’re still all fine. That likely has something to do with the fact that the federal government shutting down isn't going to have too much of an impact on most people’s lives. The last time this happened, back in 2013, President Barack Obama realized this. That's why he decided to dramatize the whole affair by shutting down national parks, including the World War II Memorial in...
  • Confederate statue at Georgia cemetery has its face smashed, hands 'surgically' [tr]

    12/27/2017 6:07:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    A Confederate statue in a North Georgia cemetery, that has been up for more than 100 years, was vandalized this week. Located at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the statue of a Confederate soldier had its face smashed, hands 'surgically' cut and rifle taken on Wednesday night. 'It has been reported, the damage has been estimated and, yes, [we] are investigating,' Rome Police Department Lt. Danny Story said to ABC News.
  • Peace Cross of Bladensburg ruled unconstitutional by appeals court

    10/18/2017 4:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/17 | Bradford Richardson
    A three-judge court panel ruled Wednesday that a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is unconstitutional, a decision that a legal scholar says could imperil other similar memorials. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the 40-foot cross erected 92 years ago violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. “The monument here has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion,” Judge Stephanie Thacker wrote for the majority. “The Latin cross is the core symbol of Christianity. And here, it is 40...