Democrats want 15 “racist” statues removed from the U.S. Capitol – 13 of them were Democrats (Op-ed)

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WASHINGTON, DC – It’s time for real-talk.  Are they removing the statues because they remind them of themselves?

Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said:

“It’s time to sweep away the last vestiges of Jim Crow and the dehumanizing of individuals because of the color of their skin that intruded for too long on the sacred spaces of our democracy.”

U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, standing in front of a statue of Robert E. Lee, called for the removal of 11 statues of Confederate soldiers. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a Just the News report:

“The American people know, these names have to go. These names are white supremacists that said terrible things about our country.”

House Democrats passed legislation to remove 15 statues because of their connection to the Confederacy, slavery, or white supremacy. 

Thirteen of the targeted statues were democrats. 

The other two were Confederate leaders with no apparent party affiliation.

The bill names four of the offending statues, as follows:

  • Roger B. Taney, the fifth chief justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, a Democrat, who authored the Dred Scott decision;
  • John Caldwell Calhoun, a Democrat who served as vice president and defender of slavery;
  • James Paul Clarke, a Democrat, who was loyal to his Confederate state Arkansas, when he served as governor and represented in Congress;
  • Charles Brantley Aycock, a Democrat who was prominent in the Democratic Party’s “white supremacy” Solid South campaigns.

The other 11 statues reportedly facing removal include nine democrats:

  • Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America and former Democrat U.S. senator from Mississippi
  • James Zachariah George, former Democrat U.S. senator from Mississippi and member of the Mississippi Secession Convention
  • Wade Hampton, lieutenant general of the Confederacy and former Democrat governor of South Carolina
  • John E. Kenna, member of the Confederate States Army, former Democrat congressman and U.S. senator from West Virginia
  • Uriah Milton Rose, chairman of the Resolutions Committee of the Arkansas Democratic Party
  • Edmund Kirby Smith, general for the Confederate States Army who has no recorded political party affiliation
  • Alexander Hamilton Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States who served as a Democrat congressman from Georgia and governor of Georgia
  • Zebulon Baird Vance, member of the Confederate Army and former Democrat governor of North Carolina
  • Joseph Wheeler, commander in the Confederate Army and former Democratic congressman from Alabama
  • Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate States Army, no party affiliation
  • Edward Douglass White, member of Confederate Army, former Louisiana Democratic senator and associate justice of the Supreme Court.

It is also reported that the bust of John C. Breckinridge, a Kentucky senator and vice president in the Buchanan administration, who was expelled in 1861 for joining the Confederacy, will also be removed.

The bill appropriates $5 million for the removal.

The bill calling for the removal comes on the heels of mounting racial tension since the death of George Floyd on May 25.

Additionally, the State of Mississippi has changed their flag to remove a perceived visual reference to the confederacy and U.S. Military bases have banned the display of the confederate flag.

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In other delusional news, the band the Dixie Chicks have changed their name to the Chicks (offensive to women?). 

The band formerly called Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A in order to show respect to black people. The band then sued a black performer for trademark infringement, despite the fact that the black performer had been using the name Lady A for 22 years.

Celebrities, who spend thousands of dollars a month on personal security, have joined in the pandering of Black Lives Matter activists in asking for the defunding the police.

Here’s that story again in case you missed it.

In an ever-apparent attempt to make herself relevant, Alyssa Milano, the long forgotten actress, has found a way back to fame by joining the ranks of activists. 

Recently, Milano began attacking the Los Angeles Police Department and its union.  The former star is now promoting efforts from Black Lives Matter to defund the LAPD by 90%. 

Milano tweeted:

“What is the Los Angeles Police Protective League? @LAPPL is a narrow special interest group that lobbies our politicians to protect the LAPD budget, pension + officers.  But elected need to #ProtectPeopleNotPolice.  Sign the #PeoplesBudgetLA petition.”

Whereas it would seemingly not be news to someone with limited education that a union protects its members, for those that need an explanation, there it is. 

Unions have existed in this country for almost a hundred years.  Unions are charged with advocating for their members, regardless of who those members are. MANY occupations have unions that represent them.

So, it should be no surprise that the union for the LAPD is working to increase wages, job security, and protect their pensions.  What also should be noted is that most, if not all, unions are funded by the members themselves. 

They are often in direct opposition of their employers they are arguing with, as the unions want more to go their members and the employers want to pay less.

So, yes. The LAPPL has been fighting for more benefits from the city and specifically, as of late, Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

Mayor Garcetti has pushed through a new budget which removes $150 million dollars from the police budget.  This cut is projected to see a reduction in employed officers by 9,757.  That is almost 10,000 less officers working in a city with a population of almost four million people. 

The reduction of $150 million and almost 10,000 officers, however, is not enough for BLM, nor for former famous people like Milano.  Their pitch is to reduce the overall police budget by 90% in their People’s Budget of Los Angeles. 

They would like to see the funding that would typically go toward public safety to be reinvested in minority communities and programs. 

Garcetti advised the change in funding is a “commit to reinvesting in black communities, and communities of color; in those places left behind.” 

Councilman Curren Price said  about the new budget:

“This is a step forward, supporting minority communities in ways in which they deserve – with respect, dignity and an even playing field.” 

The decision on funding came only a day after the city had already approved a plan to replace armed police officers with an unarmed crisis response team in cases that are reported as nonviolent. 

In their plan, there is no indication on how they plan on keeping these people safe since, as we all know, nonviolent calls can very quickly turn into violent ones.

Milano, who for some reason has a large number of followers, are calling on people to sign the petition to force city leaders in enacting this new budget. 

In another tweet, she said:

“Today at 12PM we have a Twitter Storm led by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLMLA) and targeting the Los Angeles Police Protective League.  Please find all of the information that you need to participate in the twitter storm at: peoplesbudgetla.com/Monday/.  Please participate!”

Law Enforcement Today reviewed comments on this tweet, the vast majority of them were opposed to her and pointed out her gross lack of common sense. 

 

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