A Tennessee nonprofit group recently turned over statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis to the Sons of Confederate Veterans according to a report from the Richmond Free Press.
This came about two years after they were taken down from public parks in Memphis.
The Confederate statues have been given to descendants of Forrest and the Sons of Confederate Veterans “to display them as they wish,” Bruce McMullen, legal officer for the City of Memphis, said last month.
The statues’ locations have not been disclosed, but they could be re-erected in the near future.
It should be noted that in the agreement to hand over the monuments, the veterans’ group cannot put the statues back in Memphis or Shelby County, according to a statement from Van Turner, the president of Greenspace Inc., a nonprofit that was active in taking down these statues.
The city of Memphis and the Confederate veterans’ group have fought in court over the statues’ removal from two city parks. The equestrian statue of Forrest and the monument of Mr. Davis were removed on December 20, 2017.
When this removal occurred, Tennessee law restricted the removal or modification of historical memorials on public property. The city of Memphis exploited a loophole in the historical preservation law by selling the public parks to Greenspace.
Greenspace then proceeded to remove the monuments and then stored them at an undisclosed location. However, Forrest and his wife are still buried at the park where his statue was in place for decades.
Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the monument removals were not violations of state law because the statues stood on private property when they were removed.
Back in October, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that it would not hear the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ appeal.
The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a bill making it more difficult for cities to circumvent the law.
They also approved a measure preventing cities from selling or transferring property featuring historic memorials with the express permission from the Tennessee Historical Society or a court.
H. Edward Phillips, the legal counsel for Forrest’s descendants and the Confederate veterans’ group, said the relatives were glad to have the statue issue settled. The descendants have also sued the city over the buried remains, which could potentially be relocated. Turner claimed that issue is currently being taken care of.
Turner also recognized that the Forrest statue’s removal helped allay concerns from prospective investors in Memphis’ growing medical district, where Forrest Park had been located. It is now named Health Sciences Park.
“We are a Southern city, but it does not mean we have to live in the past,” said Turner, a former county commissioner and current leader of the Memphis NAACP.
“But for those things which are not as appealing to everyone, we need to move beyond those things,” Turner said. “I think this was the right time to do it.”
The current monument removal craze is part of the politically correct Left’s greater plan to dissolve American identity.
Confederate monuments are an easy first step. Soon, Founding Fathers and other prominent American figures will be in the Left’s crosshairs. If cleansing society of supposed “racism” is the Left’s goal, a broad array of historical figures is fair game.
The White House Walks Back From DACA Deal…. For Now
Emerald Robinson, the Newsmax White House Correspondent, reported that White House advisor Jared Kushner is holding meetings on a potential DACA amnesty deal.
She tweeted, “BREAKING: sources confirm that White House advisor Jared Kushner has been holding meetings on DACA amnesty deal – with a goal of getting it done before the 2020 election.”
BREAKING: sources confirm that White House advisor Jared Kushner has been holding meetings on DACA amnesty deal – with a goal of getting it done before the 2020 election.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) June 4, 2020
For many America First activists, Kushner has played a subversive role in the Trump administration by recommending milquetoast policies that maintain the open border status quo and are soft on crime.
Many speculate that Kushner is largely the individual who is advising President Trump to take a soft approach against the looters rampaging across the country.
Now there are reports that the White House is backing away from this DACA deal per a report from Breitbart News.
However, grassroots immigration patriots such as Maria Espinoza, the co-founder of the Remembrance Project, had choice words for this rumored move by Jared Kushner.
She told BLP:
Donald Trump’s promise to The Remembrance Project’s angel moms, dads, and angel families of ‘Stolen Lives’ was to deport illegal aliens and keep American families safe. No family should suffer the killing of their loved one at the hands of an individual who should not have been in our country in the first place.Any talks taking place should be about keeping us safe so that our families, businesses and communities can thrive. It’s heartless for Kushner to even hold talks of amnesty.
DACA refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a United States immigration policy where some illegal aliens who were brought to the country as children in order to obtain a renewable two-period of deferred action from deportation and receive eligibility for work permits in the U.S.
Back in 2014, President Barack Obama revealed his intention to broaden DACA provisions to cover even more illegal alien immigrants.
This is in contrast to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. Under the DREAM Act, illegal aliens would be granted temporary conditional residency that includes the right to work if they were brought to the United States as minors. If they meet additional qualifications, they would be able to receive permanent residency.
Although these kinds of proposals are different, they’re all a part of a mass migration agenda designed to undermine the Historic American Nation.
Kushner and his ilk believe that offering reasonable compromises will somehow placate the Left.
In reality, such compromises will only further embolden them, given the fact that the voting patterns of these groups overwhelmingly favor the political Left and its many pet projects such as the destruction of the right to bear arms.
Although the DACA threat may be contained for now, as long as Open Borders Inc and its many factions continue operating, there will always be a looming threat of legal migration expansion, amnesty, or backdoor amnesties.
This is why it’s so important that America First patriots score major victories in all branches of government.
The time to engage in political discourse is over. Now, we must force politicians to go on record via roll call votes. From there, we’ll know who’s America First or America Last.
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