As if removing Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues wasn’t enough, the Charlottesville City Council will hold a debate on Monday to determine if a Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea statue will be removed.
According to CBS 19, the discussion will center around the establishment of a commission that will ultimately determine the fate of the statue located on West Main Street.
In May, the council passed a resolution to move the statue in a way that aligns with the design plan for West Main. Now, the council will determine if it will remove the statue entirely.
According to staff member estimates, the new commission would need $75,000 for “consultancy fees, meeting space rentals, advertisements and other related tasks for public involvement.”
This committee would have to make a final decision about what to do with the statue within a nine-month timeframe. Several options on the table would be removing the statue and selling it to an interested party, keeping the statue in the same place, or provide more context to the statue.
The statue’s portrayal of Sacajawea, who is hunched behind Lewis and Clark, has been met with considerable criticism. Kasey Keeler, the Native American studies postdoctoral fellow and instructor at UVA, claims that the statue downplays Sacajawea’s role during this bold expedition to explore the western portion of the United States.
Statue removals have been a new front in the battle to establish political correctness culture throughout America.
BLP reported on activists’ desire to remove a John Calhoun statue in Charleston, South Carolina. Around the same time, Arlington County successfully renamed one of its highways in order to placate PC demands.
The targeting of confederate monuments has now opened the floodgates for the removal of other figures in American history.
If Americans don’t fight back, they could see many historical artifacts wiped out by the iconoclastic Left.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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