• President Activates 2003 Act Protecting America’s Veteran-Honoring Memorials

    Surge Summary: In response to attacks by Leftist radicals on historic memorials, President Trump has invoked the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act which, hopefully, will lend some protection to structures, plaques, statues, etc. honoring figures who served in America’s military. It empowers authorities to prosecute those who injure or destroy these monuments.

    by Gary Bauer

    President Trump responded to this latest left-wing attack on our history and culture by invoking the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act.

    Signed into law in 2003, the act allows for fines and 10-year jail sentences for anyone who “willfully injures or destroys . . . any structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces of the United States.”

    This must happen!

    In recent weeks, scores of memorials honoring key figures of our history have been destroyed by mobs.  For those who think some of these statues should come down, I hope you would agree that it should be done legally, not by mobs.

    When the mob prevails, nothing is sacred, not even Abraham LincolnGeorge Washington or Ulysses Grant.  Nor is any veteran who defended the country.

    Monuments to heroes of the Revolutionary WarWorld War I and World War II have been defaced and desecrated.  Even a memorial to an all-black Union regiment was vandalized.

    What would the veterans of those conflicts think about the passivity of the American people today in the face of these Marxist mobs who are destroying our heritage?

    A Christian friend said to me this week, “Gary, I’ve had it.  I’m devoting my time and energy to my church waiting for Jesus.”  Well, we’re all waiting for Jesus, but those of us who remain passive in the face of evil will have some explaining to do when He arrives.

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

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Photo by: Staff Sgt. Tony Harp |  VIRIN: 171011-Z-OL842-076.JPG; https://www.ang.af.mil/Media/Photos/igphoto/2001826442/

    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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