Even after former Governor Nikki Haley removed the confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol in 2015, iconoclastic leftist activists want to remove more monuments.
7News reports that they’re now targeting a Confederate monument currently located outside an Upstate courthouse.
Black Lives Matter Greenwood co-founder Travis Greene declared “It should not be here to pay homage to a time in which everyone wasn’t equal and we still fight for those equalities today.”
Greene claims that the monument, which was built in 1903, is privately owned.
He stated that “Either the united daughters of the confederacy or the daughters of the American revolution” own the monument.”
Greene added, “If you read the article from 1903 in the newspaper, it says in favor and to remember General Lee. General Lee was the biggest racist in the state of South Carolina.”
The Black Lives Matter activist referenced the Heritage Act to point out that this potential monument removal would not need conventional legislative approval to go through.
A recent ruling from a local judge on a war memorial is relevant in this case.
According to Greene, the judge’s “ruling from that case opened up many monuments to a new light under the heritage act. Under that ruling, it says monuments that are privately owned are not covered under the Heritage Act.”
The Heritage Act makes any effort to remove, change, or rename a monument on public property without a 2/3 vote from the general assembly illegal.
However, some Greenwood County residents want to preserve this monument.
“It is just a huge part of history. Any monument to remember our history, where we came from – where black people came from where white people came from, it doesn’t matter,” said Marcy Pitts.
Sbe added, “[It’s] not only a monument to what happened and to history but a monument to these people who lost their lives, who suffered, they should be remembered.”
Some will brush away monument removals as symbolic, but they’re part of a concerted effort to advance a politically correct agenda that is hell-bent on destroying American history.
Confederate figures are easy to attack, but they’re only the springboard for even large assaults on American history. BLP reported how even Thomas Jefferson has become victim to this PC agenda. Nikki Haley has no idea about the Pandora’s Box she unleashed when she took down the Confederate flag.
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Greg Abbott Signs Executive Order Keeping Violent Criminals from Going Back on the Streets During the Wuhan Crisis
After the Wuhan Virus was confirmed in several Texas jails in the last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 29, 2020 that makes it more difficult for several inmates to be let out on “no-cost, personal recognizance bonds.”
Abbott tweeted, “Today I issued an Executive Order preventing [email protected] of dangerous criminals from prisons & jails. We want to prevent the spread of #COVID19 among prison staff & inmates. But, releasing dangerous criminals in the streets is not the solution. #txlege #coronavirus”
Today I issued an Executive Order preventing [email protected] of dangerous criminals from prisons & jails.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 30, 2020
Several cases of the Wuhan Virus were discovered in the Dallas County Jail and Harris County Jail last week, two of the state’s largest jails. In addition, a handful of cases were confirmed in state prisons. According to NBC DFW, the virus’ outbreak was “followed by demands to reduce the inmate populations by releasing, immediately and without bond or judicial delay, those held on misdemeanor crimes or awaiting trial on misdemeanor crimes. Some also called for non-violent felons to also be released on no-cost bonds.”
Abbott said Sunday that “releasing dangerous criminals makes the state even less safe” and issued a proclamation to prevent judges, and others, from releasing some inmates without a paid, cash bond.
In his executive order, Abbott declared that a person convicted of a crime that involved or threatened physical violence, or a person arrested for such a crime backed by probable cause, or a person with a criminal history of violent crime, cannot get out of jail on a no-cost personal recognizance bond.
With a PR bond, a defendant is released without having to post any money for his or her bond on the promise they’ll show up to their next court date.
Instead of virtue signaling and buying into the criminal justice reform movement’s desire to foment anarcho-tyranny, Abbott has held his ground by promoting public order.
A crisis like the Wuhan Virus pandemic does not need to be exacerbated by opening up the prison floodgates.
This is one case where American policymakers should use logic not emotion to craft prison policies in times of a pandemic.
Failure to do so will put the U.S. on the road to institutional failure.
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