Since the George Floyd murder, people all around the country have taken to the streets marching against police brutality and racism.
Additionally, groups of people have taken down statues, believing them to be expressions of racism. Just last night, a group of protesters in Washington D.C. attempted to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson.
In New York City, a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt in front of front of the Museum of Natural history is set to be removed.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when was asked to give his take about particular monuments being destroyed and torn down on NBC’s Today Show, said that it’s a “healthy expression of people saying let’s get some priorities here.”
While destroying government property probably isn’t the best of ideas and will just duplicate your problems, most of the statutes that have come down have been related to the Confederacy in some form. It is odd that our country would have statues dedicated to Confederate soldiers. Why have monuments dedicated to losers and traitors?
I understand there are people who will make the argument that the Confederacy is apart of our nation’s history and to attempt to change that is nothing more than a fool’s errand. Well, our country’s history is intertwined with that of England. Do we need to dedicate a monument for King George in order to remember him? What about a British flag? Are you flying that?