The erasing of our history has begun. Nancy Pelosi ordered four paintings to be removed from Capitol Hill,
There is a hallway in Congress known as the Speaker's Lobby, where the walls are lined with paintings of every man and woman who has ever served as Speaker of the House. Not surprisingly, it includes some pretty unsavory people. But in the interest of protecting and respecting our history, all Speakers have had their paintings included.
That is, until now. Pelosi just ordered the paintings of Robert Hunter (D-VA), James Orr (D-SC), Howell Cobb (D-GA), and Charles Crisp (D-GA) to be taken down.
Hunter, Orr, and Cobb served as Speaker of the House before the outbreak of the Civil War. But because they later held positions within the Confederacy, the Democrats now want to make it like they never even existed. Charles Crisp served as a lieutenant in the Virginia Infantry during the Civil War, before he was captured and held as a prisoner of war until the end of the war. After the war was over, Crisp swore an oath of loyalty to the United States Constitution and received a full Presidential pardon.
In order for Reconstruction to work, the Union knew that they needed good men from the South to work with them. The country would never be united again if everyone who wore a Confederate uniform, including foot-soldiers and low ranking officers, were simply vilified.
When Crisp entered the Confederate Army in 1861, he was just sixteen years old. When the war ended, he was still too young to even be elected to Congress. He was elected as a Congressman in 1883 and served seven terms, including two terms as Speaker of the House.
Nancy Pelosi doesn't care. She just took down his official portrait because he fought on the Confederate side of the Civil War when he was 16 years old. That is how crazy this cancel culture has become. The Left is so eager to vilify someone -- anyone -- that they are posthumously punishing the 33rd Speaker of the House because of something he did as a teenager...
But just as I warned, it is not going to stop there. In San Francisco, rioters last night tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, the Union General who won the Civil War.
The same rioters also tore down a statue of Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote the lyrics to our national anthem. A statue of Thomas Jefferson - the author of the Declaration of Independence - was toppled in Portland, Oregon this week, with NY City officials now debating removing their own Jefferson statues. The rioters in San Francisco also tore down a statue of Junipero Serra, a Catholic Saint. In Boston, the Mayor's office has agreed to protester demands and will remove a statue honoring Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves. Yes, the mob is now saying that a statue of Lincoln is racist, even though it was commissioned at the time by freed slaves...
And now, we can confirm that the GOP is caving to the Left's demand and agreeing to advance a bill to rename 10 military bases named after Confederate soldiers.
There is no rhyme or reason to any of this. This isn't about going after "racists." This is about erasing our history!
I warned that if we gave even an inch on this, the Left was going to try to take a mile.
Removing the painting of the 33rd Speaker of the House because he was conscripted into the Confederate Army as a 16 year old? Tearing down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, the Union General that literally accepted Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House? Tearing down a statue of George Washington in Portland, a man who not only helped found this country but also ordered in his will for the slaves he owned to be freed.
I am no cheerleader for the Confederacy. But I am a cheerleader for our history.
America is the greatest country on earth, not because we are perfect, but precisely because we are flawed. Throughout our history, rather than cover up for our mistakes, we confront them head on. We learn from the errors of history, not only to right the wrongs of the past, but to ensure that future generations never go down a similar path.
We are who we are as a country because of our scars, not in spite of them. They tell us where we have been, and instruct us where we should go.
Democrats, however, want to erase that history. Rather than teach the complicated history of this country, they want to erase and "cancel" anything they find offensive.
No one can actually say that they are being oppressed by the fact that 10 southern military bases are named after Confederate soldiers. No one can seriously claim they were persecuted because a Congressional hallway included a painting of a past Speaker who fought on the Confederate side as a teenager. This is all about the Left trying to gain as much ground in the culture war as possible.
I warned that it would be a slippery slope if the Left got their way and in less than a week, we are already seeing mobs and city councils removing monuments to our founding fathers...
You MUST fight back against this! You MUST stand up and defend history!
But it isn't just the Democrats doing this. The Republicans are caving to their demands. Only one GOP Senator (Hawley) voted against Elizabeth Warren's bill to rename historic military bases like Fort Hood, Bragg, and Benning. Every other Republican on the committee voted to cave to the Left's demands.
And I want to be clear: they never even wanted you to know this. The vote was held by a "voice vote," which means the Yeas and Nays are not recorded. The only reason we know that Hawley voted no is because he was the only Senator to stand up and yell Nay. Had Hawley caved too or remained silent, the GOP cowards would have been able to pass the bill without any proof that they even voted for it...
The Republicans know they shouldn't be doing this. If they thought it was politically popular, they would have proudly had their names entered into the record.
No, they voted this way because they assumed you wouldn't figure out what they were doing. They assumed they would be able to tear down this country's monuments and rename military bases without being connected to it.
But now you know the truth. Now you know what these GOP cowards did, and what they plan to keep doing.
Now that you know, you must fight back and stop them!