Saturday, September 5, 2020

White House Denounces ‘Ludicrous’ Washington, D.C. Plan to Change or Remove Historical Monuments

Democrat Mayor’s Committee Proposes Removing Or Shaming Washington DC Memorials:
The Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and other notable buildings, statues, schools, and memorials named after historical figures in Washington DC are at risk of being “removed, renamed, or contextualized” as newly recommended by a working group created by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions (DCFACES) committee claimed the historical namesakes of these city “assets” have promoted or participated in “slavery, systemic racism, mistreatment of, or actions that suppressed equality for, persons of color, women and LGBTQ communities and violation of the DC Human Right Act” and should be considered for removal by the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, on which the mayor sits.
Among the namesakes the commission targeted for removal were Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Francis Scott Key, William Henry Harrison, and George Washington.
The 1,300 “assets” the commission reviewed and recommended for alterations include public schools, libraries, community centers, parks, government buildings, streets, roads, and bridges. Although the federal government controls most DC “landmarks and memorials,” the commission also included these in its recommendations for removal or revision. --->READ MORE HERE
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White House Denounces ‘Ludicrous’ Washington, D.C. Plan to Change or Remove Historical Monuments:
The White House on Tuesday denounced a proposal from a group appointed by Washington, DC, Mayor Murial Bowser to change or remove historical monuments in the city.
“The radically liberal mayor of Washington, D.C., is repeating the same left-wing narrative used to incite dangerous riots: demolishing our history and destroying our great heritage,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement, describing the report drafted by Bowser’s request as “ludicrous.”
The report proposes a recommendation that the federal government “remove, relocate, or contextualize” monuments such as the Washington Monument, the Christopher Columbus Statue, an Andrew Jackson Statue, and the Jefferson Memorial.
Bowser shared the report on social media on Tuesday. --->READ MORE HERE

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