statues

Louie Gohmert urges House to ban Demcoratic Party for supporting slavery

Sean Moran, Breitbart

Gohmert’s resolution calls for Pelosi to remove from the House wing of the Capitol of any House office building any item that “names, symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy.” Gohmert said that this resolution outlines that a “great portion” of the Democratic Party is “filled with racism and hatred.” Therefore, Gohmert argued, that because leftists now demand that the country must eliminate “entities symbols, and reminders” of America’s past, then the Democratic Party must change to recognize its “loathsome and bigoted past.”

Will Churchill's Statue Be Next to Fall?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

The systematic dishonoring and disgracing of men once revered has only just begun. How far is this going? Many Americans, view the history of the European exploration, the colonization of the New World, and the creation of Western empires not with pride but with shame and guilt. And they want to make expiation by canceling out all the honors accorded such men, be it in statues or the names of cities, towns, parks and streets. And their numbers and militancy are growing. The left has the bit in its teeth and is dragging the panicked elites along. How this ends without permanent division escapes me.

How the left targets American history, statues and heroes

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The United States exists as an idea. We are a nation which was not naturally formed due to geography, language or a shared history. Being an American stems from the idea of freedom. If you can demonize those who established that idea, remove them from the public square and even make it dangerous to discuss or laud them, America itself begins to disappear. The left knows this full well. For everyone else who understands the vital importance of our history, it’s time to make sure we do not surrender to this bizarre assault on our Founding, our heroes, and the past in general.

Waging War against the Dead

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past. There have been some unfortunate lessons from such vendettas against the images and names of the past. The past is not a melodrama but more often a tragedy. Destroying history will not make you feel good about the present. Studying and learning from it might.