Score another victory for political correctness.
On July 2, 2019, the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, as a holiday.
It has now been replaced with Freedom and Liberation Day as a holiday, which will take place on March 3.
This move was approved on a four to one vote, with Kathy Galvin being the only “no” vote.
Adding Freedom and Liberation Day as a holiday was approved in a separate vote and received unanimous support from the city council.
Since the Charlottesville rally of 2017, cities across the nation have been removing confederate monuments left and right.
However, many conservatives’ fears are now being confirmed as the politically correct Left is targeting the Founding Fathers and other non-Confederate figures in their efforts to erase American history.
Even at the University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville, leftist activists want to remove a statue of George Rogers Clark, a general of the early days of the American Republic. The Charlottesville city council is even considering the removal of a Lewis & Clark statue as well.
This latest news shows that PC culture is moving in full force.
The Left is setting their sights on some of the most cherished figures in American history like Thomas Jefferson.
The PC floodgates are now open and it’s only a matter of time before movements like these make their way to red states.
American history is hanging in the balance.
NO MURDER CHARGES: Fired Detective Brett Hankinson Receives Indictment for Wanton Endangerment, No Officers are Charged for the Death of Breonna Taylor
On September 23, 2020, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced that fired detective Brett Hankinson will be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions on the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.
Hankison had previously admitted to shooting blindly. Some of those shots were fired into neighboring apartments not into Breonna Taylor’s where her boyfriend had opened fire onto police.
Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers involved in a serving a search warrant on the night that Taylor was killed, did not receive any charges.
The city of Louisville was placed under a state of emergency on September 22, when city officials shutdown a significant portion of the city perimeter to traffic. The majority of administrative building and other businesses were boarded up prior to the decision. Louisville has been rocked by riots related to Taylor’s death in March. These riots have been occurring for over 100 days and have resulted in a number of deaths and heated confrontations with law enforcement.
Starting on the night of September 23, there will be a 72-hour curfew in Louisville. The curfew will not apply to people partaking in essential travel, which includes work-related purposes or medical attention. Kentucky National Guard members will be deployed to the city for the purpose of maintaining public order.
Given the indictment doesn’t match the BLM demands of murder charges for all officers involved, such precautionary measures are necessary to quell potential unrest coming from the Left. Since May, radical leftists have taken advantage of controversial police actions to tear up property and cause mayhem across the country. An incident like Taylor’s death is most assuredly being politicized by the Left and will likely fuel further disturbances across the nation.
Conservatives and nationalists should make it a point to promote healthy debate, while establishing a baseline of public security, to ensure that the country does not spiral further out of control in such times of instability.
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