Modern day Nazis protester bullies topple statues, Government officials enable criminal behavior, Just like Nazi Germany, Wrong message sent
“Black lives matter is a racist slogan tied to an organization with Marxist trained founders. Only a racist would utter or believe it. A sane and moral person believes that all lives matter.”…Citizen Wells
“I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.”…George Washington
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”...
Let me be perfectly clear.
I am anti Confederacy, anti slavery, and especially anti stupid.
I am pro Constitution and rule of law.
I was born and raised in North Carolina, the state that was forced to join the Confederacy, with some of the highest casualties.
My great great grandfather carried a minnie ball in his leg the rest of his life.
He was likely forced to fight for the south, may have switched sides and is reported to have worked in the Lincoln White House (still trying to confirm).
If a statue is removed through legislative, legal means, so be it (although the damage to history may be the greater of evils).
Toppling a statue via bullying, thuggery, force, as in in Nazi Germany, is not ok and should not be permitted.
This sends the wrong message to our youth and others, just like Nazi Germany.
From The Hill.
“George Washington statue toppled, American flag burned by Portland protesters”
“A statue of George Washington that stood on the lawn of the German American Society in Northeast Portland was toppled by protesters Thursday night as demonstrations continue following the killing of George Floyd, local KATU reports.
A U.S. flag was seen burning at the head of the statue of the first U.S. president before it was pulled down by protesters using a rope. ”
“The bronze statue was spray-painted with the words “genocidal colonist” and several vulgar words, according to images on social media. A second American flag was laid over the toppled bronze Washington statue and set on fire. ”
“The statue of Washington dates back to 1926.
Earlier this week, a statue of Thomas Jefferson that stood outside the Jefferson High School was also torn down by demonstrators. The statue’s base was spray painted with the phrase “slave owner,” as well as Floyd’s name before the statue was toppled. ”