An iconoclastic activist group protested the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina.
According to WCSC, The Make it Right Project is teaming up with local activists to remove confederate monuments across the nation. This group gained notoriety for successfully removing the Silent Sam memorial in North Carolina.
The Make it Right Project held an event with the Redux Contemporary Art Center that was part of a performance series called Standing/Still. On Thursday, local artists performed in front of the statue, while reciting quotes from Calhoun.
Make it Right Project Director, Kali Holloway, claims that the statue is a symbol of white supremacy.
Holloway said, “Make this a welcoming space for everyone in Charleston which is now a destination city, by taking down a monument to a known slavery and pro-slavery advocate.”
Calhoun was a fierce advocate of states rights and played an integral in the development of America.
A retired professor, Michael S. Kogan, defended Calhoun stating that “He deserves to be honored in this city. The fact that he was a defender of slavery, that’s true. But that does not wipe out the tremendous contributions he made to constitutional government of this country.”
The group is currently working with faith communities to draft a petition to remove the statue and then present it to the city council.
Since the Charleston Church shooting of 2015, a mass movement across the American South has emerged to remove confederate monuments. This is part of a new campaign to strip traditional American communities’ of their history and advance politically correct agendas.
BREAKING: Roger Stone is a Free Man, President Trump Commutes Sentence
The story is developing.
On July 10, 2020, commentator John Cardillo reported that conservative operative Roger Stone received a commutation of his prison sentence from President Donald Trump.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 10, 2020
Over the past few days, President Trump has considered commuting Roger Stone’s sentence a few days prior to his report to prison.
Stone is expected to report to a federal prison in Jesup, Georgia by July 14 where he will serve out a three year and four month prison sentence for allegedly lying under oath to U.S. elected officials during the politically contrived Russian interference investigation.
Trump has had a relationship with the Republican political operative for decades.
For some time, Trump has discussed the potential of commuting Stone’s sentence.
When asked by reporters earlier on July 10 about reports of his plan to pardon Stone, Trump remarked, “I’ll be looking at it. I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people.”
Reuters reported that back in November 2019, a “Washington jury convicted Stone on all seven criminal counts of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress and tampering with a witness.”
The same report added that “Stone was convicted for lying to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks, the website that released damaging emails about Trump’s 2016 Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton that U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were stolen by Russian hackers.”
Stone’s commutation, while not a full-blown pardon that erases his conviction, is a solid victory for the Rule of Law.
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