Pelosi wants Confederate statues banished, but remains mum on her father’s appreciation for the rebels
The woke mob’s demonstrations across the country over the past couple of weeks have opened a new front — in the Civil War.
In city after city, particularly in the South and supposedly in the name of George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man who died in police custody last month, statues dedicated to Confederates who fought in the War Between the States have been vandalized, destroyed, or targeted for removal.
The monuments include those dedicated to prominent Confederate leaders — such as Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis — as well as to some lesser lights, such as Charles Linn, a little-known captain in the Confederate navy.
NASCAR, born on the sands of Daytona Beach, has joined the fray, banning any displays of the Confederate battle flag at all of its events. Speaker Nancy Pelosi also has weighed in. Last week the leader of the House Democratic majority said she wants all 11 statues dedicated to former rebels removed from the Capitol.
Pelosi made the same demand in August 2017 after the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killed a woman who was a counter-demonstrator.
According to The Washington Times, Pelosi declared the men honored by the monuments guilty of “violent bigotry.”
“The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation,” she wrote in a letter to the House Administration Committee. “Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals.”
Whether Pelosi gets what she wants is iffy. Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has maintained that Congress granted states the authority to determine which statues appear in Statuary Hall, meaning those choosing Confederates, some of which were approved more than a century ago, will decide whether they remain.
But here’s something you may not be hearing much about as we revisit the Civil War 155 years after it ended.
Pelosi’s father, when he was the mayor of Baltimore, helped dedicate a monument to two of the South’s favorite sons, Gens. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
Breitbart News recently reported that Baltimore’s then-Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. oversaw the dedication of the Lee-Jackson monument in his city in 1948.
During the occasion, D’Alesandro called for Americans to emulate Jackson’s example and “stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world.”
“World Wars I and II found the North and South fighting for a common cause, and the generalship and military science displayed by these two great men in the war between the states lived on and were applied in the military plans of our nation in Europe and the Pacific areas,” D’Alesandro said 72 years ago.
He added, “Today with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions … remain steadfast in our determination to preserve freedom, not only for ourselves, but for other liberty-loving nations who are striving to preserve their national unity as free nations.”
Pelosi has declined to comment so far. But the actor James Woods, arguably the leading conservative voice in Hollywood, had a retort, tweeting “#Awkward.”
Baltimore’s City Council ordered the statue removed in 2017. Still, all of us should look forward to Pelosi disavowing and disowning her father when Cancel Culture comes for him.
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Most of the staues are democrat affiliated part of history Pelosi is dangerous for america a real fruitloop she is nothing but a puppet she needs to defund her security team practice what you preach fancy Nancy.
She’s a hypocrite at best.bye
MAGA Trump is re-elected 2020
Bitch get over yourself you demonrats no matter what you try to do can’t erase history. So stop all your whining and get over yourselves.
Hey Pelosi, YOU do not own the halls of Congress. It belongs to the people. That decision sits with us. You have no right to do such as that. It is not yours to do with as you wish. Bank off.
Yet, old nancy thinks bowing down to and wearing the colors of the biggest slave trade group in world history! The Ashanti tribe of Ghana is the right thing to do! Well I guess that her family has made so much money on slave trade and child sex slaves she feels a need to show them respect!
Remove Nancy, not the history
pelosi is an elected official, she is officiating over us peons, she and all the rest of the politicians for get that they are elected representatives of the people.
I demand the ARREST and Conviction of Nancy Pelosi on charges of TREASON, High Crimes and Misdemeanors! Pelosi is a Communist sympathizer and should be taken out of the House and Immediately interred in the nearest Maximum security facility until her trial and conviction. Then she should be executed by hanging!
You’re right. The working people are the real slaves and abused who must do whatever the liberals want. No more protection for law abiding citizens but more millions into the pockets of lazy people and criminals to get their vote. Our country is going down the drain and nobody is doing anything to save it. Republicans are too afraid of the whining socialist Democrats to take a stance and make sure our country will survive. The same country that brave men and women fought for and not the country where criminals are honored and supported by taxpayer’s money. Most of my closest friends who have worked hard to pay for all the crap the liberals are charging us for have sold their homes and moved or have left the country. Where are the liberals going to get their money from when nobody is here to work or when Biden outsources all of the jobs so his son can afford his drugs? All the liberals said that they were going to leave the country yet the good upstanding citizens are leaving. Good luck socialists. I hope you have a place to live and enough food and water. You will certainly enjoy a country like Venezuela.
The statues need to remain period! How about you doing today’s issues and leave the past in the past! Unless you have a receipt showing where you paid for the statues they are not yours to do anything with! Most of us learn from the past and use that for the betterment of our country today! How about any statue of you should there ever be one.. how about the people of America demanding your’s be knocked down, thrown in the river, etc You are setting a precedent you know!
Nothing new…..she is, after all, one of the biggest hypocrites in the country.
The majority of Confederate soldiers were NOT slave holders. And some slave holders were BLACK owners of blacks. Only some damned Yankees thought the war was over slavery It was over ECONOMICS, like most wars.