Because taxes, that’s why!! Yes, this is actually Al Sharpton’s argument against not only all Confederate Monuments but specifically the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. This is his actual argument as to why the monuments and memorials around the nation need to be removed and place in museums. Sharpton actually stated that he doesn’t feel it is right that people should have to spend their hard-earned tax dollars on monuments that he claims are racist and offensive.
Are you all with me? The most notorious tax evader in our country, who hasn’t paid taxes for years and has amassed a multi-million-dollar tax bill that he doesn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to pay. It seems very apparent that these activists and hate groups are all over the board with why they supposedly want these monuments removed, but the reality is that they have been convinced by those like Sharpton that the only way to save this country is by creating an alternate history. If that isn’t the definition of revisionism, then I don’t know what is!
According to Independent Journal Review :
With the debate around the removal of Confederate statues heating up, people are starting to look twice at other monuments, as well. MSNBC host and controversial speaker Reverend Al Sharpton not only advocated for Confederate statues to be removed, but to halt federal funding of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. — citing the fact that America’s third president owned a few slaves himself.
Similarly, the President Donald Trump also asked tongue-in-cheek at a press conference, “Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson?” However, Sharpton remains firm on the position that this is personal to him.
In an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose, the reverend explained: “This is personal to us. My great grandfather was a slave in South Carolina, owned by the family that ended up Strom Thurmond was one of them. The newspaper discovered it. People need to understand that people were enslaved.” Therefore, he argued that public funds should not be spent on public monuments, like the Jefferson Memorial, that have that kind of background and open display of bigotry — which he calls an “insult to his family.”
Rather than having them publicly displayed, he suggested that they belong in a private museum or park. However, it doesn’t seem like he’s getting too much support from the public on this initiative. After the interview, Twitter users pointed out the irony of Sharpton complaining about where his tax dollars are going while he’s been under scrutiny in the past for tax evasion … and let’s just say the responses were brutal:
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) August 18, 2017
Al Sharpton & all such of his ilk in the black community don't speak for me. I'm a black man that holds no bitterness towards the white man.
— Jamie L. Melton (@MrJamieMelton) August 18, 2017
Al Sharpton should pay his back taxes before he preaches on public funds
— Deplorable Covfefe (@Trump_Videos) August 18, 2017
Al Sharpton doesnt pay his taxes but is concerned about the use of taxpayer dollars for public monuments. None of those dollars are his! 🙄 https://t.co/mUwH2XlGeS
— D VICTOR PELLEGRINO (@DVICTORPELLEGRI) August 18, 2017
Sharpton has denied rumors of tax evasion, but it appears that not everyone is convinced.
These types of ignorant statements and asinine rhetoric are exactly what the problem in America is at this point. What’s next? Hitler did exactly what these leftists are doing and then he murdered millions of people while still maintaining a tight and violent hold over his own country. Is that what is coming? It won’t work out for them because Americans will never give up their guns like so many others have, and we will fight back when the day comes that someone tries to take them.
These people are daily pushing the masses closer to the edge, and just one thing could easily set it all off in a way that no one is prepared for. Sharpton needs to just shut up at this point because when it comes down to a fight he and his kind will be the first to try and run and abandon all those he has lied to for so long.
I often wonder when the left is going to finally realize they have been the victims of the world’s largest fraud. It may not be until the bullets start flying and that is truly unfortunate. Many on both sides are seeing that they have been played, and little by little they are coming together to stop the media frenzy and the division by people like Sharpton. It is only a matter of time before the tides shift.
God have mercy on us!
H/T [ Independent Journal Review ]