• Left-wing Insanity: Lincoln and Emancipation Memorial Targeted

    Surge Summary: Radicals are now targeting Washington, D.C.’s Emancipation Memorial – a statue honoring President Abraham Lincoln who was perhaps the primary American force in ending slavery in the nation.

    by Gary Bauer

    If you need another example of the left’s unhinged insanity, consider this:  The Marxist mob in Washington, D.C., is targeting Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Memorial.

    If you haven’t been to Washington to see the statue, you may not get a chance.  It depends on whether D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton or the mob gets to it first. Incredibly, Norton claims that the memorial “didn’t take into account the views of African Americans.”  She’s utterly clueless!

    The memorial was built entirely with donations from freed slaves.  The impetus behind it was Frederick Douglass, who addressed a crowd of 25,000 people at its dedication in 1876 on the 11th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.  At the dedication, Douglass declared:

    “We have done a good work for our race today. In doing honor to the memory of our friend and liberator, we have been doing highest honors to ourselves and those who come after us.”

    Sorry, Mr. Douglass, but it seems that many of those who came after you just don’t share your commitment to the Great Emancipator who gave his life for this country, which he called, “the last best hope of Earth.”

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: By US Government – uploaded from English Wikipedia w:en:File:EmancipationMemorialPhoto.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6076647

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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