A black lawmaker from the state of Florida is no doubt going to be leaving white liberals flummoxed by the new bill he filed that would bar the removal of Confederate monuments in the state.
Over the last several years there has been a concerted effort to destroy our nation’s history by removing these monuments, perpetrated by the ever offended SJW crowd. Many Americans believe the statues should stay, not because they agree with the ideology held by many Confederates, but due to the fact that you should never sanitize a country’s history.
We should remember where we came from so that we have a clear idea of where we’re going.
Republican state Rep. Mike Hill proposed the “Soldiers’ and Heroes’ Monuments and Memorials Protection Act” to ensure the preservation of “remembrances” constructed on public property from Mar. 22, 1822 and onward, the Pensacola News Journal reported.
Such memorials “may only be relocated, removed, altered, renamed, rededicated or otherwise disturbed if necessary to accommodate construction, repair, or improvements to the remembrance or to the surrounding property,” according to the bill. While governments have bypassed similar laws by selling land on which Confederate memorials are located and permitting the new owner to remove them, Hill’s bill stipulates that sale of public property containing a memorial must result in the memorial occupying a position of “equal prominence.”
The move came just months after Florida State University quietly removed a statue of former Tallahassee Mayor Francis Eppes, a supporter of the Confederacy, under the cover of darkness. FSU spokesman Dennis Schnittker told the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper that the statue had been relocated to temporary storage.
Should the bill become state law, it’s unclear what, if any, impact it could have on the Eppes statue. Hill did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform in time for publication. It’s unclear how many confederate statues and memorials currently stand on Florida public college campuses.
Hill went on to note that tearing down a Confederate statue is not going to have any sort of real impact on a person’s life. What it will do, he stated, is prevent young folks from learning about the true history for why the monument was erected in the first place.
As you can probably imagine, protesters are not likely to share Hill’s perspective on the issue.
Sadly, folks on the left will expose their own racist roots by belittling Hill as an “Uncle Tom” or something of that nature, yet they will give their own a free pass, because, well, they’re Democrats.
Source: Campus Reform