As the nationwide battle over possible removal of Confederate statues heats up, lawmakers in New York City are sounding off about the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue that is currently under review. One America’s Claire Hardwick has more from New York:
A Staten Island councilman protested against the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue. He says the mayor is doing more to divide us. We couldn’t agree more! This has become a political tug-of-war without regard for what the people want.
COLUMBUS CIRCLE RENAMED? COLUMBUS, OHIO RENAMED? WHERE DOES IT END?
A proposal to remove a statue of the explorer Christopher Columbus on the Upper West Side will receive “immediate attention” by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office in the wake of violence stemming from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Columbus Circle will need a new name. Al Sharpton Circle might be appropriate.
Even in Columbus, Ohio, leftists are demanding that officials remove a statue of Columbus.
What bureaucrats don’t impose, likeminded mobs inflict extralegally:
We reported earlier in the week about a man who took a sledgehammer to a monument honoring Columbus;
Other Columbus statues have been vandalized in Houston and Detroit.
All of this was easily predictable from the time liberals started demanding that Columbus Day be changed to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and that Martin Luther King Day replace it as a day off work. Yet again we see that if you give them an inch, they will take a mile.
What Obama started 8 years ago is becoming a reality…it’s like a ball rolling down a hill and no one stops it. We give credit to these New Yorkers for speaking out against erasing our national identity. Bravo!