A Tennessee Republican is now bowing down to political correctness culture.
Two years ago, State Representative Jeremy Faison defended the bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, arguing that it represented a part of history that should be left alone.
Fast forward to the present, Faison is now considering the idea of moving the statue from the Capitol and placing in the state museum.
This move motivated by pressure from G..A. Hardaway, an African American lawmaker from Memphis, who asked Faison if he had read up on Forrest’s views and ideology.
Since reading more about Forrest, who was also a leader of the first iteration of the Ku Klux Klan, Faison has suddenly become “enlightened.”
“I fundamentally reject any notion by someone saying that moving him to the museum is trying to whitewash history,” Faison declared, referring to comments from numerous Tennessee Republicans, including Gov. Bill Lee at one time,, during an ongoing debate about whether the state should relocate the bust.
“If we want to preserve history, then let’s tell it the right way. Right now there are eight alcoves (in the Capitol). Seven are filled with white men.”
“How about getting a lady in there?” Faison asked instead. “My daughter is 16, and I would love for her to come into the Capitol and see a lady up there. What’s wrong with Anne Dallas Dudley getting in that alcove?” Faison continued, making a reference to the 19th-century women’s suffrage activist hailing from Nashville.
Faison rejected arguments posed by some Republicans that removing the Forrest statue will open the floodgates to further statue removals.
“This is not about what the chain effect might be,” Faison said. “Let’s just do the right thing. Just because it might start a chain reaction doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing.”
On Friday, Local Nashville television station WKRN on Friday, December 6, 2019 reported Faison’s change of position on the topic.
A statue’s presence in a state legislature does not necessarily represent praise for a certain individual. Statues like Forrest’s serve to remind Americans of a darker time in our history, and how Americans ended up persevering.
However, in today’s PC culture, such displays must be destroyed in the name of diversity and tolerance.
And we better believe that they won’t stop there.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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