Now the left in this country is taking a page out of the Al-Qaeda play book. Erasing history because it is offensive.
It started with the Confederate flag. Having it removed from State flags throughout the South. Then having it removed from the public square. And of course demonizing anyone who dares to raise the Stars and Bars.
Now it’s moved to Confederate Memorials. These, by Federal Law, are US Veteran Memorials. It doesn’t matter that they were originally rebels to the Union. Removing them is the same as removing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
It has been asked, “Where does it end?”. At what point do we draw the line and say no more.
Most of our Founding Fathers were slave owners. Do their statues and memorials go next? Do we chisel away the faces from Mount Rushmore?
The casual reader may laugh and think these ideas are absurd. But they have all have been seriously discussed about in liberal history revisionist circles.
Even under President Obama the Treasury Department seriously put forth plans to revise our currency. Removing the slave owning Founding Fathers who also suppressed the rights of women from our every day currency. Replacing them with likenesses of former slaves and pioneers in the women’s suffrage movement. No more men on our money.
Slavery was and will always be an evil act. In the 17th to 19th centuries it was a way of life and livelihood for many. One that historically speaking was championed by the Democratic Party and opposed by the Republican Party and it took a war between the several States and a Republican President to end the practice in these United States.
We shouldn’t be tearing down these monuments to history. They should be our road maps. To show us where we came from and how much further we have yet to go. And a constant reminder of our shame.
Erasing all trace of our history, no matter how vile, means we have not and cannot learn from it. And thus we are doomed to repeat it. But the revisionist Liberals want to make it a thoughtcrime to believe anything else.