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Triggered Georgia State University Students Want to Remove Statue of a Famous Journalist

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In the latest episode of leftist iconoclasm, several Georgia State University students called for the removal of the Henry W. Grady monument due to his controversial views on race.

Several student organizations published an open letter in the student newspaper, The Signal, which was directed at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

In the letter, they asked Bottoms to consider removing the monument that sits in downtown Atlanta at Marietta and Forsyth.

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The conversation started in November, when The Signal’s staff received numerous complaints about Grady’s racist views during Reconstruction.

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Editor-in-Chief David Varitek said once the complaints were discovered to be true, the paper felt obligated to reveal this information the public.

Once we actually started to put pen to paper, we realized that all of this was true,” Varitek stated.  “Despite what many may have you believe, Grady is not an outstanding character in our city’s history.  Grady is actually a brazen racist and white supremacist.  And so then, we asked the question of ourselves why is he being civically revered in a public square with a statue that towers over our city?

Removing the statue will not be easy given some of the legislative realities in Georgia. Earlier in the year, state legislators passed SB77, which made monument removal illegal. Varitek believes that the conversation would lead to changes and other ways of addressing the issue.

“We would like a plaque erected adjacent to the statue that places Henry Grady’s legacy in the least into historical context, Varitek stated.  “Secondly, we would like to see Mayor Bottoms come out and oppose this state law.  And thirdly, we would like to see eventually that this statue relocated.  But, we understand that it’s presently illegal to do that.”

Grady became famous for being the managing editor of The Atlanta Constitution and a notable public speaker.

Today, several buildings and schools are named after Grady which include Grady High School, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the University of Georgia School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The Left is moving according to its politically correct script of subverting American culture by attempting to destroy Grady’s legacy through statue removal.

By labeling everything as “racist”, practically any artifact of American history—from the Founding up until the New Deal—can be banned according to the logic employed by the increasingly rootless and globalist Left.

 

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Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign

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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.

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Fallon added:

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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