fbpx

JEFFERSON GETS CANCELLED

Written by on October 20, 2021

JEFFERSON GETS CANCELLED

By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist

 

New York City’s “Public Design Commission” [PDC] unanimously voted to remove a 200-year-old statue of Thomas Jefferson from the City Council chamber by the end of the year. The PDC is a nine-member council appointed directly by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The decision was made after four lawmakers testified that his status as a slaveholder was an affront to the council’s many African American members.

It’s a stupid decision because not only was Jefferson
a Founding Father of our nation
the third President of the United States
author of the idea that every human had the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”

The kicker is: Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration of Independence included a passage strongly attacking slavery, despite owning slaves himself. It read:

“[King George] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where Men should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this execrable commerce.’

In the end, Jefferson had to remove the passage because delegates from certain states would not sign it unless it was removed.

Trump warned us this would happen. And as usual, he was right. Early in his presidency, Trump got into an argument with the press over removing statues and he said:

“Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? Do you like him? … Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner.”

The answer is YES, Mr. President. They are going to take him down.

[Source: NY Post]
https://nypost.com/2021/10/18/thomas-jefferson-statue-ousted-from-city-hall-by-end-of-year

#GoRight with Peter Boykin For US Congress


#GoRight with Peter R Boykin

#GoRightNews

GoRightNews.com

GoRightNews's Twitter

Go Right News Facebook


#Boykin4Congress
Peter Boykin For United States Congress

BoykinForCongress Twitter

BoykinForCongress.com

BoykinForCongress Telegram


Join Peter Boykin on Telegram

@RealPeterBoykin on Telegram


Join Peter Boykin on Facebook

Peter Boykin's Facebook


Join Peter Boykin on GAB

Peter Boykin's GAB


Support The Podcast and Website
To Donate to the Podcast (NOT THE CAMPAIGN)

Support The Podcast




Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply


Current track

Title

Artist