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D.C. Committee Recommends Removing Jefferson Memorial & Washington Monument

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No, this is NOT satire, not The Onion, not the Bee. 


But are they really serious? 

OMG! D.C. Mayor’s Committee Recommends Removing Jefferson Memorial And Washington Monument

Jeff Dunetz
 

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Holy Cow, the cancel culture has sunk even further. Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Alexander Graham Bell, Ben Franklin, Woodrow Wilson, and many more names from American history are now personas non grata in Washington DC. A committee formed by the mayor has recommended taking their name off city-owned buildings. 

 

They also recommended removing federal assets such as the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.

 

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser formed the District of Columbia Facilities, and Commemorative Expressions Working Group, also known as the DC FACES Working Group. The committee’s purpose is:

… to review the legacy of namesakes, including buildings, parks, public spaces,  street names, and monuments, to ensure the people who had assets named after them did not contribute to the nation’s history of slavery, systemic racism, and other biases, and, instead, are consistent with our D.C. values — empowering and uplifting African Americans and other communities of color.

 

(…) We believe strongly that all District of Columbia owned public spaces, facilities and commemorative works should only honor those individuals who exemplified those values such as equity, opportunity, and diversity that DC residents hold dear,” the committee’s chairs, Bowser advisor Beverly Perry and public library director Richard Reyes-Gavilan wrote in a letter introducing their report.

The committee recommended renaming dozens of public schools, parks, and city-owned government buildings in D.C.after studying the historical namesakes’ connections to slavery and/or other types of oppression.

 

On top of the DC-owned properties Beyond the D.C. owned properties, the mayor’s committee recommended:

 

“Using the Mayor’s position on the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, recommend the Federal government remove, relocate, or contextualize the following assets:”

 

  1. Christopher Columbus – Columbus Fountain (federal)

  2. Benjamin Franklin – Benjamin Franklin Statue (federal)

  3. Andrew Jackson – Andrew Jackson Statue (federal)

  4. Thomas Jefferson – Jefferson Memorial (federal)

  5. George Mason – George Mason Memorial (federal)

  6. Francis Griffith Newlands – Newlands Memorial Fountain (federal

  7. Albert Pike – Albert Pike Statue (federal)

  8. George Washington – Washington Monument, George Washington Statue (federal)

 

2020 has been the year of “cancel culture,” with celebrities, politicians, and anyone who’s ever held an opinion that is mildly divergent from the politically correct left coming under attack. The biggest victim of cancel culture has been American history.  This concerted effort to revise history to fit the modern social justice is part of their effort to portray the U.S. as an evil nation that must be transformed.

 

Of course, the people who contributed to America’s greatness did awful things–that’s what makes them human.  Using their logic, do we remove names from the Bible? Moses disobeyed God and struck a rock, but he led the slaves out of Egypt. King David wrote the Psalms but slept around. Solomon was granted wisdom by God and broke the rules about kings having too many wives and horses.  By learning about their good and evil, we can strive for their human achievements and avoid their human failings.

 

In the same vein, Jefferson had slaves, but he wrote the Declaration of Independence, declaring that our rights come from our creator. Therefore no human can take them away. George Washington had slaves, but he not only the revolutionary soldiers and defeated the British, but became our first president and began our tradition of a peaceful transition of power that lasted until 2016.

 

No human in history was perfect. That doesn’t mean we should forget the people who became heroes despite their failings.

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4 mins ago, flyangler said:

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser formed the District of Columbia Facilities, and EQUITABLE Commemorative Expressions Working Group, also known as the DC FAECES Working Group. 

More appropriate.

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2 mins ago, hamlet said:

Trump is praying that Biden and Pelosi will support this idea

All he has to do is say he's against it.

 

They never learn. Democrats are Charlie Brown and Trump is Lucy with a football. 

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This growing movement is very very disturbing, and predictable 

 

Its not the monuments under seige, it’s not the namesakes

 

its the ideals and values they represent  that are under siege

 

The objects and the names are just a roadblock 
 

 

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Let them do it. Show people their true intentions. Many can justify Columbus in their head. But Jefferson and Washington are two that only severely deranged will get behind. Normal Democrats (moderates) will even decide enough is enough.

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25 mins ago, ihocky2 said:

Let them do it. Show people their true intentions. Many can justify Columbus in their head. But Jefferson and Washington are two that only severely deranged will get behind. Normal Democrats (moderates) will even decide enough is enough.

What, honestly, would lead you to believe that... seriously 

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That article had a lot of words but none of them said to remove the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial.

 

1 hour ago, flyangler said:

“Using the Mayor’s position on the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, recommend the Federal government remove, relocate, or contextualize the following assets:”

 

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11 mins ago, Nicky Da Fish said:

That article had a lot of words but none of them said to remove the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial.

 

 


One step at a time... I’m sure you’ll be the first to draw the line when it’s finally time  to say enough is enough:rolleyes:

 

Right... ;)

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13 mins ago, Nicky Da Fish said:

That article had a lot of words but none of them said to remove the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial.

 

 

Huh? 
 

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Using the Mayor’s position on the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, recommend the Federal government remove, relocate, or contextualize the following assets:”

 

  1. Christopher Columbus – Columbus Fountain (federal)

  2. Benjamin Franklin – Benjamin Franklin Statue (federal)

  3. Andrew Jackson – Andrew Jackson Statue (federal)

  4. Thomas Jefferson – Jefferson Memorial (federal)

  5. George Mason – George Mason Memorial (federal)

  6. Francis Griffith Newlands – Newlands Memorial Fountain (federal

  7. Albert Pike – Albert Pike Statue (federal)

  8. George Washington – Washington Monument, George Washington Statue (federal)

 

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