Last week, several Texas Republicans decided to join Democrats in destroying American history.
Brandon Waltens of Texas Scorecard noted that these spineless congressional Republicans did so, while Republicans in the Texas State legislature “made protecting and preserving historical monuments, statues, and other items a legislative priority, six of the individuals they elected to Congress voted to remove them from the U.S. Capitol” a few days prior.
On July 23, 2020, the U.S. House voted 305-113 to remove statues of figures who fought for the South during the Civil War.
These votes in favor of destroying American history came from a 100% united Democrat party vote and 71 Republicans who decided to kneel before the politically correct mob. Waltens pointed out that these elected officials who voted for removing the statues included: “U.S. Congressmen Michael Burgess of Flower Mound, Van Taylor of Plano, Dan Crenshaw of Houston, Michael McCaul of Austin, Will Hurd of San Antonio, and Pete Olson of Sugar Land.”
Crenshaw declared that he was “glad” to have voted for the statues’ removal from the nation’s capital.
Republicans won the civil war. That’s our history.
Democrats have a long list of segregationists & KKK members. That’s their history.
I’m glad to help them confront that racist past & voted to remove these Democrat statues from positions of prominence.https://t.co/D9KGH4Kz6b
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) July 22, 2020
On the other hand, Congressman Chip Roy voted against removing the monuments. He argued that “Democrats love to play politics with race while the people they purport to help are suffering at the hands of their ‘caring’ policies.”
According to the bill passed by the U.S. House, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. would receive 11 statues as donations or states who originally donated them would receive them instead.
The bill’s passage comes at a time when iconoclastic hysteria is running high in American politics. Elected officials are also pushing the Pentagon to rename 10 U.S. Army facilities after Confederate generals, which includes Texas’ Fort Hood.
Texas Republican Congressman Mac Thornberry supported including a provision mandating that the Pentagon rename the bases in the legislation to fund the nation’s armed forces.
“Obviously, I do not agree with everything in the bill,” Thornberry commented. “But, on balance, it’s a good bill; and in some particulars, it’s a very good bill.”
The Trump administration has threatened to veto this legislation.
“President Trump has been clear in his opposition to politically motivated attempts like this to rewrite history and to displace the enduring legacy of the American Revolution with a new left-wing cultural revolution,” a White House spokesman said to POLITICO.
Unfortunately, many Republicans are not on the same page during this culture war. If they don’t get their act together, they will soon become politically irrelevant.
Standing up to protect artifacts of American history is a good place to start.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Vetoes Red Flag Gun Confiscation Order
On August 7, 2020, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed a “red flag” law proposal.
This bill would have allegedly facilitated the temporary confiscation of firearms without due process for people who are perceived to be a risk to themselves or other individuals.
Sununu cited constitutional concerns for his veto. The New Hampshire Governor’s veto of the red flag bill was a microcosm of a tense session of the New Hampshire General Court.
Democrats were able to pass House Bill 687, which would have established a red flag law. Under this law, family members could file a petition to a court to disarm an individual who is viewed as a threat to themselves or others. A complete affront to due process, the gun owner would only then be allowed to fight the action in court.
Second Amendment supporters have adamantly opposed this kind of legislation. They are of the opinion that it infringes on the right to bear arms and the right to a fair trial. Sununu was in agreement, and in his veto message he stated that the bill “goes too far and would weaken the constitutional rights of law-abiding New Hampshire citizens,” while he mentioned how the second, fourth, fifth, sixth, and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution would be in jeopardy if this bill was passed.
“I will continue to prioritize suicide prevention and mental health as there is much work yet to be done in New Hampshire, but that work cannot come at the expense of the constitutional rights of our citizens,” Sununu wrote.
New Hampshire is one of the more pro-gun states in the country, with a ranking of 17th place according to Guns & Ammo’s Best States for Gun Owners rankings.
For once, a Republican Governor stood up against the anti-gun mob and rejected a blatantly anti-Second Amendment bill. More Republicans should follow suit by categorically rejecting the pet projects of the radical Left.
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