Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, once considered a favorite of conservatives and Trump supporters, is now doing the Left’s bidding for them, and targeting a Confederate statue for removal in a gratuitous display of political correctness.
DeSantis is calling to remove the likeness of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith that represents the state of Florida in the U.S. Capitol at the National Statuary Hall. He wants it to be replaced with civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, in a clear capitulation to the Maoist Left.
“Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was an influential educator, leader and civil rights activist who became one of Florida’s and our nation’s most influential leaders,” DeSantis said in a press release.
“Dr. McLeod Bethune’s statue will represent the best of who we are as Floridians to visitors from around the world in our nation’s capitol. Her legacy endures and will continue to inspire future generations,” he added.
Democrats exploited tragedies such as the massacre of nine people at a predominantly African-American church in South Carolina in 2015, and the disastrous white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA during 2017 to accelerate their cultural genocide. DeSantis is giving into their demands.
H. K. Edgerton, an African-American member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, testified before a Florida Senate Appropriations Committee meeting against the removal of Smith’s statue in 2017.
“He was the model Floridian – there is no one better to represent Florida than him…teacher, soldier, concerned about his Black brothers and sisters…environmentalist. He had the whole package….unfortunately, because he had white skin, some people say he has got to go,” Edgerton said.
“No one disputes Ms. Bethune is a fine American, but it will only create more division between the races if the Florida Legislature makes this move – it will make national headlines that the Florida Legislature is dishonoring one of the finest Floridians ever and siding with Black Lives Matter,” Edgerton concluded.
The Left, emboldened by the surrender of weak-willed Republican politicians like DeSantis, is already moving on to their next target in their ongoing cultural genocide: the Founding Fathers.
George Washington’s own Virginia church announced they would take down his memorial in 2017, a mural of George Washington will soon be repainted at a San Francisco High School, and Thomas Jefferson’s birthday will no longer be honored in his own hometown.
These overreaches from the Left are made possible because of Republican leaders like DeSantis who are too weak-willed to draw a line in the sand regarding statues and monuments honoring Confederate ancestors.
HUGE: Phoenix, AZ Trump Parade Stretches 30 Miles, 1500 Vehicles
And they say Arizona’s a swing state.
Supporters of President Donald Trump organized a vehicular ‘parade’ in support of the President in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area on Sunday, with some accounts of the event describing it as stretching 30 miles across Phoenix highways and containing 1500 vehicles.
The formation was organized by a group called Patriots for Arizona.
I was part of that train today. Organized by Patriots for Arizona. they tell us it was at least 35 mi long. It was amazing. We love Donald j Trump and the USA
— Miss O. (@MOConne00180990) October 18, 2020
Supporters of President Trump displayed American flags, pro-Trump imagery, and other banners demonstrating their support for Donald Trump. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, who represents Arizona’s 8th District in the House of Representatives, documented the size of the pro-Trump parade on Phoenix’s I-17 highway.
Today, I was driving on I-17 in Phoenix and I came across an AWESOME caravan parade for President @realdonaldtrump! Arizona loves Trump and we're ready to reelect him in November! #FOURMOREYEARS pic.twitter.com/XM3KMEJlyT
— Debbie Lesko (@DebbieLesko) October 17, 2020
More video of the highway parade indicated at least hundreds of vehicles in the formation.
— Tayler Perez (@SoldbyTaylerP) October 17, 2020
Even liberals in the state admitted forlornly that the parade was striking in magnitude.
I'm feeling very emotional right now. Driving to work on a major Arizona highway, drove through a Trump parade of around 20 trucks. Hideous flags, signs, banners. I felt surrounded and hopeless. Please give me hope. I'm afraid for our country. Truly. #VoteThemAllOut
— Jennifer 🌵 ☀️😈 🌊 Jayde (@Jennifer_Jayde) October 17, 2020
“It’s overwhelming and profound to see the support and the compassion and love for this president,” said parade organizer Theresa Montoya. President Trump is slated to hold campaign rallies in Tucson and Prescott on Monday, cities outside of the Phoenix area in which he’s looking to run up support.
Arizona is increasingly depicted as a blue-leaning swing state by professional media class and elite liberals, but there’s evidence that the state is set to vote for President Trump by a margin greater than in 2016 on the ground. A recent poll indicated that President Trump has the support of 48% of voters in Maricopa County- a margin that would suggest President Trump is primed to secure more than 50% of the state’s popular vote in the November general election.
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) October 17, 2020
If President Trump can secure the traditionally Republican states of Arizona, Florida and North Carolina on election night, he only needs one Midwestern Rust Belt state to secure an electoral college victory. Joe Biden has pivoted away from campaign attempts to win Arizona, instead going all-in on the critical swing state of Pennsylvania.
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