Washington & Lee University School of Law students are demanding that their administration remove portraits of controversial figures such as George Washington and Robert E. Lee from their graduation diplomas.
Students currently attending the law school along with alumni and staff are passing around a petition to allow graduates to get rid of the pictures of the university’s namesakes.
The men’s legacies as slaveowners have generated enormous controversy in our age of political correctness.
The petition’s statement reads: “Given the aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville and the heightened awareness of making Washington & Lee an inclusive and compassionate environment to all students, we believe this request provides alumni the ability to honor their alma mater without the presence of the portraits that some may find controversial or offensive.”
Specifically, the petition states that organizers are not demanding for a “mandatory” change to all diplomas but gives students the choice to do so.
The organizers cite previous changes in the diploma’s design in the past that reflected student’s demands. For example, going from sheepskin diplomas to paper.
“The goal of establishing this option is to create a diploma that alumni are proud to prominently display in their homes and places of work,” the statement adds.
So far, several hundred people have signed the petition.
This call to remove pictures from the law school’s diplomas isn’t the first step university students have made in trying to sully Lee’s legacy.
After significant pushback from students, Confederate flags were removed from Lee’s place of burial in the university’s Lee Chapel back in 2014.
One group, ‘The Generals Redoubt’, has push backed against the petition.
“The General Redoubt (TGR) strongly disagrees with this petition which seeks to provide an option to remove the likeness of our namesakes George Washington and Robert E. Lee from the law school diploma,” they declared in a statement.
“The Generals Redoubt is very concerned with this action which is seemingly supported by several employees of W&L and is concerned that the member of the careers services program does not see the harm in supporting such a petition and apparently failed to advise against such action,” the organized added.
The General Rebout argues “that the petition is an attempt to upend the university’s traditions.”
They argued: “The petition is a symptom of strong undercurrents within the University to dismantle the traditions, values and history of Washington and Lee.”
“The removal of the likeness of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, which adorns the offices and homes of many of our alumni is a severe affront to the generous and loyal alumni who respect the character and values of our namesakes.”
The General Redoubt says the likeness of George Washington and Robert E. Lee are “necessary to bring sanity” in response to the petition.
The modern-day Left is never satisfied. Confederate figures are an easy target for them. But the real prize will be the Founding Fathers. Wiping their legacies out of the public consciousness will enable them to implement globalist policies at will.
Jon Ossoff’s Endorsement by Giffords Proves He is an Anti-Gun Stooge
Georgia Voters Who Care About the Second Amendment Should Reject Both Democrat Candidates
Now that former Vice President Joe Biden is the presumptive president-elect, conservatives are busy re-grouping.
Although the presidential election appears to be sorted out, electors still have to cast their ballots on December 14. On top of that, there’s still unsettled business in Georgia.
While a 50-50 split by no means guarantees that gun control will be passed at will, this puts Democrats one step closer towards implementing their anti-gun fantasies.
The case for Perdue is pretty simple. He’s a solid immigration patriot and a staunch Second Amendment supporter. He can be counted on to keep the Left in check.
Ossoff is currently endorsed by Giffords, one of the fastest growing civilian disarmament lobbies in America. This organization was founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and has been increasingly active in promoting anti-Second Amendment politicians over the last few years.
Giffords’ endorsement of Ossoff makes sense. According to Ossoff’s platform, he plans on prohibiting the sales of semiautomatic rifles and “high capacity” magazines. Not to mention, he wants to check off every other item on the gun grabber checkbox by supporting red flag confiscation orders, universal background checks, tighten the so-called “gun show loophole”, and implement licensing for semiautomatic rifles and handguns that millions of Americans already own.
Ossoff’s anti-gun endorsement list is quite diverse. AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News called attention to the fact that “Ossoff is also endorsed by the Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety. He is also endorsed by Everytown’s subsidiary gun control group, Moms Demand Action.”
When Gabby Giffords’ organization gave Ossoff their endorsement, they were very explicit about the intention behind endorsing Ossoff, revealing that they are “working to unseat an NRA-backed incumbent.”
An Ossoff victory, along with Raphael Warnock winning his race against Kelly Loeffler, would be big victories for Gun Control Inc. The anti-gun lobby is hungry and they’ll need a Senate majority in order to expand federal gun control.
January 5, 2021 is the pivotal date that will determine the balance of the U.S. Senate. Georgia voters have clear choices in Perdue and Loeffler. A vote for Ossoff and Warnock is a green light for Second Amendment infringements.
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