North Carolina’s Governor, Roy Cooper, has literally joined those protesting American history by his condoning and helping to remove historical artifacts in his state. The left will not be happy until every piece of history is destroyed as they have made evident in numerous instances over the past four days.
The acts of vandalism against history is no longer being contained to those of the Confederacy. They have also now desecrated the Lincoln memorial as well as the Boston Holocaust Museum in their hypocritical temper tantrum. Governor Cooper seems to be okay with this, but wants it to be done “peacefully,” at least while in North Carolina.
Check out his ignorant usage of one of President Lincoln’s quotes to justify his cause below.
According to Red State Watcher :
In a statement published today, The Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, has unofficially joined ANTIFA and promises to dismantle all Confederate monuments in his state.
It’s time to move forward. These monuments should come down. – RC https://t.co/Lw9m6ZYbQJ
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) August 15, 2017
— Support 45 (@WeSupport45) August 15, 2017
From (Link: medium.com)
North Carolina Monuments
Last weekend, I watched with horror as events in Charlottesville unfolded. Having served as North Carolina Attorney General for 16 years, I am all too familiar with the racism, bigotry and full-out white supremacy that exist in corners of our society. But it was shocking to watch these elements displayed so publicly — venom and hatred shamelessly spewed in epithets. My stomach sank to learn that a peaceful counter-protester had been killed and many others injured as the hatred morphed into violence.
It started with a monument, stone and metal, inanimate and yet more provocative now than ever. Charlottesville could have been Raleigh, or Asheboro, or any other city in North Carolina that is home to a Confederate monument. I don’t pretend to know what it’s like for a person of color to pass by one of these monuments and consider that those memorialized in stone and metal did not value my freedom or humanity. Unlike an African-American father, I’ll never have to explain to my daughters why there exists an exalted monument for those who wished to keep her and her ancestors in chains.
Some people cling to the belief that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights. But history is not on their side. We cannot continue to glorify a war against the United States of America fought in the defense of slavery. These monuments should come down. Our Civil War history is important, but it belongs in textbooks and museums — not a place of allegiance on our Capitol grounds. And our history must tell the full story, including the subjugation of humans created in God’s image to provide the back-breaking labor that drove the South’s agrarian economy.
I understand the frustration of those fed up with the pace of change. But after protesters toppled a statue in Durham Monday night, I said there was a better way to remove these monuments.
My first responsibility as governor is to protect North Carolinians and keep them safe. The likelihood of protesters being injured or worse as they may try to topple any one of the hundreds of monuments in our state concerns me. And the potential for those same white supremacist elements we saw in Charlottesville to swarm the site, weapons in hand, in retaliation is a threat to public safety. It’s time to move forward. And here’s how I plan to do that.
First, the North Carolina legislature must repeal a 2015 law that prevents removal or relocation of monuments. Cities, counties and the state must have the authority and opportunity to make these decisions.
Second, I’ve asked the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to determine the cost and logistics of removing Confederate monuments from state property as well as alternatives for their placement at museums or historical sites where they can be studied in context.
Third, the North Carolina legislature should defeat a bill that grants immunity from liability to motorists who strike protesters. That bill passed the state House and remains alive in the Senate. The Senate should kill it. Full stop. Those who attack protesters, weaponizing their vehicles like terrorists, should find no safe haven in our state.
Conversations about race and our past are never simple or easy. They are deeply personal and emotional. As President Lincoln said, we must do this work “with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation’s wounds.” President Lincoln was on point: we must do what we know is right, and we must do it the right way.
It’s funny that he quoted Lincoln, because Lincoln also said, “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.” As a matter of historical fact, Lincoln was for segregation stating that due to the differences of the two races it would be “better for us both, therefore, to be separated.”
Furthermore, Lincoln believed the only way to truly end slavery and to keep the two races happy would be to send all of the freed slaves to Liberia.
My favorite quote from Lincoln when democratic politicians make statements like the above one is this: “What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle – the sheet anchor of American republicanism.”
Keep quoting a man known to be the biggest flip flopper in American history and you will fall upon your own sword.
H/T [ Red State Watcher ]