Tag: monuments

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Massachusetts voters rejecting the Senate bid of Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who didn’t have a reason to run other than being a Kennedy, and helping dismantle the stupid notion that America has a royal family. They also unload on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for flouting COVID restrictions while constantly lecturing everyone else. And they hammer local D.C. political figures for wanting to “remove, relocate, or contextualize” the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument among other sites – and call out the Washington Post for pretending there was never a call to remove or relocate them.

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Fox News’ most-watched program host, Tucker Carlson, took after two US Senators for advocating the abolition of Columbus Day in favor of Juneteenth – or more accurate, June 19th, 1865, when the last slaves in Texas were informed that they were free – the end of slavery, as it were, at least confederate slavery (it […]

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This Friday, President Trump signed an executive order on the protection of monuments and directing enforcement against criminal violence. This accords with what Attorney General Barr has described in the past few days, and President Trump’s comments Thursday. President Trump does not gin these up in the Oval Office. Consider for yourself what this latest […]

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If you’re a Bob Dylan fan of any period, I HIGHLY recommend his new album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways, a thoughtful, beautiful, down and dirty record. Was listening to it tonight, and this bit from “Mother of Muses” jumped out at me…like a timely….jumping out thing: Mother of Muses sing for my heartSing of a […]

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It’s Not About Lincoln or a Statue, It’s About the Constitution

 

The leftist mob of entitled Vandals, and the would be vanguard of the proletariate, are not angered by Abraham Lincoln’s human imperfections, nor by a statue of him and a black slave seeking freedom. What infuriates the radical leftist Eleanor Holmes Norton is the full expression, the defense of Lincoln and America, by Frederick Douglass, and the vote with their dollars of many freedmen and women, who commissioned and paid for the statue she and her Marxist comrades despise. She lies by half-truth, asserting that Frederick Douglass disapproved of Lincoln and the statue in his speech at its dedication. Read the truth for yourself below.

Eleanor Holmes Norton is the unaccountable beneficiary of bipartisan Congressional largesse in the made up position of non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, where she styles herself a congresswoman. Her life-long mission is to bring about permanent one party rule by the left through rigging our electoral system by District of Columbia statehood, with its attendant two senators. She can read the whole of Frederick Douglass’s thoughts, as can all the real members of Congress and the party stenographers posing as journalists. Doing so, sadly, just stokes leftist rage, as the words and thoughts are against perpetuating grievance and division, tools necessary to leftist victory and dictatorship.

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Ace of Spades links to a recent article at the Federalist by David Marcus, in which he notes of conservatives who have offered little resistance to the toppling of certain statues: [A]fter you write your little op-ed about how of course the evil Confederate statues have to come down, they still think you’re a racist. […]

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Quote of the Day: History and Monuments

 

“You can wipe out entire generations, burn their homes to the ground, somehow they’ll find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements, then it’s as though they never existed.” — George Clooney in the movie The Monuments Men

I love this movie, the humor, the actors, the message. The true story that the movie is based on, however, is far from funny.

Great works of art from around the world — sculptures, paintings, priceless heirlooms, altar pieces — were stolen from museums, family homes, synagogues, and churches, intended to become the personal, prized possessions of Hitler and his regime. Thousands and thousands of important pieces of history were loaded up on rail cars and trucks to be shipped to storage facilities, salt mines, and various other hidden places — pieces of civilization that told the story of culture, country, faith, an era, with all its flaws, its magnificence, its talent. In the event of military defeat, it was all ordered destroyed.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss President Trump’s executive orders that scrutinize the amount of land designated as national monuments and Obama-era restrictions on offshore drilling.  They also groan as it looks like the update health care bill is also struggling to find the votes to pass.  And they take aim at the ACLU for suing a Catholic hospital for refusing surgery for a transgender patient.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the almost unanimous praise of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be Pres. Trump’s new national security adviser.  They also discuss how the free speech debate ought to be less about Milo and more about liberals bent on destroying the careers of anyone they disagree with politically.  And Jim mulls Singapore-style caning for whoever defaced three monuments in Washington over Presidents’ Day weekend.