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One of the big hip aspects of modern activism in the cause of racial equality is to try and erase history and rewrite it as if the bad things that happened in our past never actually occurred.
We see this playing out all across America as rabid left-wing college students go on crusaders to topple over historic statues of Confederate figures, somehow believing that doing this will erase from existence our nation’s evil foray into slavery back at the time of our nation’s founding.
It won’t, by the way. You can’t wash away the sins of the past. Instead, we should leave them be, as reminders of who we once were. How far we’ve come since then.
Well, now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting in on the action by having the portraits of four speakers removed from the Capitol because they joined the Confederacy.
Check out the details from The Washington Examiner:
Pelosi said she has ordered House Clerk Cheryl L. Johnson to remove the portraits of former Speakers Robert Hunter of Virginia (1839-41), Howell Cobb of Georgia (1849-51), James Orr of South Carolina (1857-59), and Charles Crisp of Georgia (1891-95). All four men were part of the Confederacy in one form or another.
The likenesses of almost every House speaker line the second-floor hallways and stairwell in the House.
Pelosi said she only learned in recent days that four of the former speakers were members of the Confederacy. Pelosi said she found out about the portraits when she requested the removal of 11 statues of Confederate officers from the Capitol.
The Speaker said, “As I have said before, there is no room in the hallowed halls of this temple of democracy to memorialize people who embody violent bigotry and grotesque racism of the Confederacy.”
As of now, the portraits are due to be removed this Friday as a means of commemorating “Juneteenth,” which is the day back in 1865 when officers of the Union read the Emancipation Proclamation and declared freedom for enslaved people in the country.
As of now, Pelosi’s requests to have the statues removed has been blocked by the GOP in the Senate, who have said that it is up to the states to decide whether or not to have those portraits taken down.
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