Monuments to our past

August 16, 2017

No, Trump didn’t compare Robert E. Lee to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He said that the same leftists who are trying to obliterate Lee and other Confederates from history would next go after Washington and Jefferson and other founders because they were slave owners. And he was indisputably correct: just one day before, the Rev. Al Sharpton was on PBS’s “Charlie Rose Show,” demanding that the Jefferson Memorial be torn down because it offends him.

There’s also been a demand to sandblast the Stone Mountain carving of Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson in Georgia. But why stop there? We already know that Jefferson should be obliterated, according to Al Sharpton. And Washington owned slaves, too. Lincoln freed the slaves but said some racist things in personal letters and didn’t want to put the Civil War in the past. That proves he doesn’t live up to the current moral standards of the left (indeed, the Lincoln Memorial was defaced with graffiti this week). And even though he has been praised as a role model by no less than Hillary Clinton, Theodore Roosevelt was the subject of demands from leftists that his statue be removed from the American Museum of Natural History because he was a racist.


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Okay, let’s take roll: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt. That’s it: we have to blow up Mount Rushmore!

America needs to come to its senses fast, stand up to this insanity, and tell the PC Taliban that you can’t change the past by destroying art and monuments. Indeed, you can only learn from the past by remembering it. Maybe this story will shock the vandals into realizing that being a leftist full of rage doesn’t give you a get-out-of-jail free card:

This week, footage of angry students pulling down, stomping and spitting on a Confederate soldier statue that looked like something out of Afghanistan went viral. I’m sure the participants were very proud of themselves. But that video record may prove, to use one of their favorite terms, “problematic.” Durham police say they didn’t intervene because of the potential for injuries during a confrontation, but the vandals will face felony charges. It’s already started with a North Carolina Central University student being charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors. Her attorney could argue that she was just rebelling because she disagreed with the policies of the government, but that’s the same rationale the Confederacy used.


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It’s too bad that we have a small slice of the young generation that was taught that their emotions trump reality (they can change the weather, they can change their genders, they can ignore the results of elections, they can change history by destroying statues), and that rules don’t apply to them if they feel offended. But we can either disabuse them of those toxic beliefs now, or we can invest in TNT and jackhammer company stocks as we let them obliterate America’s entire history until we’re left with nothing but Bernie Sanders posters.

The only upside: the PBS “Civil War” miniseries will be much faster to watch once Ken Burns cuts all the letters from Confederate soldiers out of it.

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Comments 1-17 of 17

  • Don Utley

    08/20/2017 06:05 PM

    As a former citizen of Concord,NC. Who grew up with a confederate momunet on. the courthouse lawn. You have hit it on the button. I had to March to monument every may 10 as a child and lay flowers on it. I am not a racist or killer. So it didn't hurt me. Don. age 66

  • SHARON A BAKER

    08/20/2017 02:25 AM

    Mr. Huckabee God bless you for your support, honesty and information regarding our President and the state of our country. I am very grateful for your daughter, Sarah being named the press secretary. She is gifted by God to stand strong and smart when attacked by the biased media. I hope you will continue to be visible to America as so many citizens are following that which is not annointed by God. Thank you and may God bless you!

  • Nancy Carolan

    08/19/2017 09:00 PM

    Al Sharpton has offended me for years.....what can we do about him?

  • Donna Yates

    08/19/2017 08:28 PM

    I would never have believed I would see the day when people would demand the removal of Confederate statues, the flag and museums. I Iive in Columbus, Oh a group of people are protesting the statue of Christopher Colimbus. They believe it represents racism because he found the country. They also want to change the name of our city too. Maybe we should replace all historic statutes with the liberal Hollywood elitists. They seem to have a great understanding of all of us Trump deplorables. Nothing racist or hateful about them now is there.

  • Tori Crowder

    08/18/2017 11:01 AM

    Open your eyes and listen to yourself. Trump is the anti Christ and you should be ashamed for letting your daughter work for him. Shame on you.

  • Jim Wesberry

    08/17/2017 06:50 PM

    We need you back on TV urgently. Yours was the only program I watched regularly.

  • Janet Hebert

    08/17/2017 03:30 PM

    Well said!! Thank you for your post!

  • Nancy Walke

    08/17/2017 10:38 AM

    Hal Lindsey's book, Satan is Well and Alive on Planet Earth!!!! Tell people to read if they are struggling to find names for all hate groups. The millions of decent Americans Do Not have race problems. Evil does exist and will ALWAYS exist!!!!! Only one name for it- satan. Refuse to put capital s!! If people want what they think are race relation problems (and it's not), to improve..... then attack the real problem-evil. People of hate WON'T change unless our Lord replaces that hate in their lives!!!!!! Period.

  • Ricky ward

    08/17/2017 08:25 AM

    Hi mike. Keep up what you do. It is my personal belief that the left is really losing big time. I pay close attention to the comments that are left by normal americans on the MSM's news articles, and most Americans are fed up with their BS. I predict lots more conservatives being elected in 2018, and Four more years of Trump come 2020. I Pray that I am right.

  • Annita Louise Whisman-Rackley

    08/17/2017 06:33 AM

    Thank you, Sir, for speaking truth to the rabble rousers. Our country desperately needs more rational voices before this escalates into a full-scale civil war.

  • Donna Bass

    08/17/2017 01:46 AM

    Agree. Our youth are being taught there are no consequences for poor behavior as well. It's such a shame where our country is going and scary too. Thank you for what you do.

  • Tricia Myrdal

    08/17/2017 01:29 AM

    Thank you for being so forthright in your articles. You hit the nail on the head with this one. I am fearful that our entire heritage and history will be erased and what happens when we forget the past? It gets repeated.

  • Hal Smith

    08/16/2017 09:07 PM

    There is a monument on a small island in New York harbor. I hope that it does not show up on some group's radar.

    Hal Smith

  • Curt DeWhitt

    08/16/2017 08:36 PM

    As long as we are destroying "racist" symbols, let us not forget Mt. Washington. Do you think New Hampshire would mind?

  • Curt DeWhitt

    08/16/2017 08:35 PM

    As long as we are destroying "racist" symbols, let us not forget Mt. Washington. Do you think New Hampshire would mind?

  • Laurie Polka Byer

    08/16/2017 07:24 PM

    There were 18 presidents who had owned slaves and one of them was James Polk. My father, James Polk(a) was a World War II soldier who is mentioned in Bruce Henderson's book, Rescue at Los Banos. Maybe we won't be able to speak or write his name again since it contains a former slave owner's name!

  • Lynda Hart

    08/16/2017 02:56 PM

    Al Sharpton's very existence offends me--can we get rid of him???? (No, I'm not threatening him, I'm just disgusted by his actions and speeches over the years!)