• Washington, D.C. Alert: Progressives’ Passion for Purging History Continues!

    Surge Summary: A commission recently formed by Washington, D.C.’s mayor is recommending over one-hundred-fifty monuments, memorials, markers and statues in the nation’s capital city be somehow tampered with. Some of these features involve those who are among America’s most influential founding figures. This is part of the Left’s ongoing attempt to shape the country’s future by distorting her past.

    by Gary Bauer

    Many Americans are asking how we got to the point where some segment of young people in the freest, most decent country in the world have come to hate the incredible giants who built a nation based on the idea that liberty comes from God and that all individuals have dignity, value and worth.

    The answer is that textbook publishers, teachers and professors (many of whom are revolutionaries who despise our country), as well as the entertainment complex have taught our children “anti-American” history with the purpose of alienating them from the very country they were blessed to be born in.

    That brings us to the latest example of the left’s attempt to purge our history.

    Mayor Muriel Bowser recently tasked a commission with examining all the historical monuments, memorials, markers and statues in Washington, D.C.  Anything that does not conform to today’s standards of progressivism would be flushed down the proverbial memory hole, purged, if possible, from public view.

    The commission looked at more than 3,000 properties and monuments around our nation’s capital.  They recommended that 153 be removed, relocated or contextualized.

    Who is on the left’s “hit list”?  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson and scores of other founders, patriots and presidents.

    What does “contextualized” mean?  Well, since it is unlikely that the Washington Monument will be moved or removed anytime soon, Bowser wants families visiting the monument to be greeted by a large display telling them just how horrible George Washington was.

    No doubt many Americans will be tempted to laugh at the idiocy of the Bowser report.
    The White House immediately condemned it and said that as long as Donald Trump and Mike Pence are in office, nothing will happen to any of our memorials and monuments.

    But because of the left’s stranglehold on the educational and media complex, it can take an absurd idea and turn it into a serious issue, like abolishing ICE, free healthcare for illegal aliens or defunding the police.

    Here’s another point to consider:  By releasing this insane report, Bowser also justified every future attack against our historic monuments by the anarchists, Marxists and nihilists filling Washington’s streets.  Their violent actions are fulfilling the recommendation of an official government report.

    So from this point on, the responsibility for every attack on the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and Andrew Jackson’s statue rests solely on the shoulders of the liberal Democrat establishment in Washington, D.C.

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

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Image by Iulian Ursache from Pixabay 

    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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