Not talked about much during the electoral mayhem of the last week has been the decision by several counties in Virginia vto keep their Confederate monuments in place.
Sophie Mann of Just the News reported that this was conducted through ballot measures in rural counties during Election Day. Mann did call attention to the fact that these resolutions are not legally-binding but are resolutions that signal voter preferences to boards of supervisors.
Votes to keep the monuments reached over 70 percent in four of the counties. The levels of support ranged from 55 percent in Charles City County to 87 percent in Tazewell, according to initial results.
The ballot measures that were approved will have local authorities provide residents 30-day notice for any public hearings where officials plan on taking down monuments. In addition, the resolution would require officials to offer monuments they plan on removing to local organizations.
Prior to 2020, local governments in Virginia were prohibited by law from taking down Confederate statues. Earlier in the year, new Democratic majorities in the General Assembly scrapped this policy by passing a bill that gives localities the power to take down the memorials. In addition, the bill provides localities the ability to hold local referendums that give voters the opportunity to decide if they want to keep the monuments.
Cities such as Norfolk and Richmond were quick to take down these monuments during the protests that followed the death of George Floyd. The six rural counties of Charles City, Franklin, Halifax, Lunenburg, Tazewell, and Warren were the ones who let the voters decide this question, which ultimately led to the monuments’ preservation.
“We as a board want to hear the citizens. We can hear and see what the will of the constituents is,” Travis Hackworth, the Tazewell county supervisor, said to a local outlet.
“Whatever citizens say is where I am going,” Tazewell Supervisor Mike Hymes told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Republicans voters in these areas were satisfied with the county’s decision to preserve American history. “I voted no on that — leave it where it is,” stated Steve Thompson, a Republican voter living in Franklin. “That’s our history. Too many people are trying to remove our history, either through the courts or through violence. This is the proper way to do it — put it on the ballot.”
The Biden/Harris ticket has allegedly won the election, which will likely be litigated in the courts due to suspect cases of voter fraud and irregularities. Should the Biden/Harris results hold, Americans should expect a massive assault by cultural radicals on virtually all artifacts of America history.
Localities should proactively pass resolutions to preserve monuments from these cultural radicals.
Baylor University Students Rallied in Favor of Removing Monument of the University’s Co-Founder
Even Texas isn’t safe from woke iconoclasm.
America’s culturally radical experiment will never end.
On February 1, 2021, a number of Baylor University students kicked off a protest in front of the statue of Judge Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor, calling for its removal. According to the Baylor Lariat, the demonstration took place on the 176th anniversary of Baylor University’s founding and the first day of Black History Month.
According to Dion J. Pierre of Campus Reform, the protesters were dressed in all-black and held Black Lives Matter signs as they surrounded the statue for a photograph.
“The point of the picture is not to remove Judge Baylor as a whole,” student Sam Onilenla commented. “It’s to remove Judge Baylor from campus. I don’t want to see it on campus because I know I’m not supposed to be here, according to him. Having him off campus is going to be the start of racial healing.”
Onilenla continued by observing that Baylor was a “slave owner…and Confederacy supporter” whose effigy has no place “right in front of Waco Hall.”
“There’s nothing religious about killing slaves or having those ideas,” Onilenla declared.
The Baylor student wants the Baylor statue to be moved to the Mayborn Museum.
The protest of this statue was motivated by an incident in January when the Baylor University Police Department was called in to address a noise complaint against black students in the library.
One officer allegedly said, “this is not a basketball arena. This is a study area.”
According to the Baylor Lariat, the students were offended by the officers’ statement, which led them to create a petition that ended up receiving over 3,000 signatures.
On February 16 to 17, the Baylor Board of Regents reviewed a report and heard presentations by the Commission on Historic Campus Representations. This commission was set up in 2020 to determine if any “statues, buildings, or other tangible tributes on the Waco campus reflect a racist past.”
This entity will likely determine the fate of the Baylor monument.
Texas has not been exempt from the cultural radicalism that most of the nation has been subjected to during the last year.
In a BLP report, athletes at the University of Texas were considering the removal of “The Eyes of Texas” song because of its supposedly racial connotations.
Texas right-wingers need to get ready to defend their heritage. The fights ahead will be cultural in nature and very much outside the milquetoast economic subjects they generally talk about.
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