Who would’ve thought Bill Kristol would ever sucker-punch Tucker Carlson?
Watching the Right tear itself apart must be rewarding for the Left.
But there is need for discussion on how to handle memorials to this Nation’s heritage, and Tucker Carlson has a point in stating the obvious – where does it end?
The Left is intent on destroying the Constitution, and he makes the case that this latest tragedy in Charlottesville is a manifestation, by de-legitimizing the Founding Fathers.
Any intelligent student of American history knows the Confederacy was NOT just about keeping slavery in the South, it was one of many issues, including states’ rights.
Allowing the Left to make it all about slavery opens the door, if we forget that America is more than just its Founding Fathers…and ignore one other inconvenient truth…
…slavery was one component of a many-sided issue, and to the credit of a Republican Party founded on an anti-slavery platform, emancipation of slaves was accomplished.
Hundreds of thousands died during the Civil War to end slavery, but as many thousands on the Confederate side fought and died for states’ rights, not just to keep slavery alive.
But this can’t be about who Americans were then…it’s about who we’ve become now, and how we’re dealing with the issues of today. Whitewashing history changes nothing.
Free speech doesn’t come with a ‘political correctness’ caveat. Statues are a symbol of free expression by citizens, and a Democrat South paid for and created the memorials.
Confederate statues weren’t just symbolized to celebrate a fight to keep slavery alive, and it’s disingenuous for the Left and FakeNews media to suggest otherwise.
But if the Left insists on toppling statues in the name of eradicating all that symbolizes slavery, they must also insist on eradicating the Party that erected them…