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.
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According to an article from Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, Democrat leadership is making an effort eliminate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s house seat.
Elected in 2018, in New York’s 14th congressional district, AOC has become the face of a new generation of Democrat radicals.
Jarret noted however that AOC’s extreme politics is creating a “divide amongst her own party, even with the head honcho herself, Nancy Pelosi.”
From radical open borders policies to Medicare for All, AOC is pushing the legislative envelope. She has also set up a PAC “Courage to Change” that is currently funding seven House candidates. On Twitter, AOC declared, “it’s time to elect a progressive majority in Congress accountable to strong, grassroots movements that push support for issues like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, racial justice, & more.”
However, The NY Post noted that Democrat leadership are making efforts to derail her hype train. In the article, the Post noted that AOC “may not last in Congress.” The freshman congresswoman is “Already in hot water for refusing to pay dues to her caucus’ fundraising arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she’s now devoting her resources instead to defeating Democrats.”
The Post concluded, “Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting after the 2020 Census does their best to eliminate her seat.”
This recent struggle shows how the culturally radical wing of the Democrat Party is starting to butt heads with the establishment gatekeepers.
This is indicative of a cultural and political realignment where old school Democrats are likely to be eaten alive their radical offspring thanks to demographic shift.
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