During the 2020 riots, Antifa and BLM started defacing, destroying, and toppling statues of Confederate heroes. At the time, many of us said they would come for the Founders next. The left vehemently denied this at the time, and look where we are.
New York City’s Public Design Commission voted unanimously Monday to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the legislative chamber at City Hall by the end of the year, after four lawmakers testified that his status as a slaveholder was offensive to the council’s African American members. The nine-member commission are all mayoral appointees.
I’m not a fan of Jefferson – he attacked and slandered George Washington during the general’s second term – but he helped craft the Declaration of Independence, arguably the world’s greatest document of freedom. These African-American council members should be kissing the feet of that statue, because without Jefferson, America would be a much worse place.
For over 100 years, the 7-foot-tall statue of the third US President and author of the Declaration of Independence, has stood in the chamber. According to The New York Post, the statue, which is also an historical monument, “…was gifted to the city in 1834 by Uriah Phillips Levy, the nation’s first Jewish Naval commodore and an admirer of Jefferson’s belief in religious freedom.”
I’m sure this has nothing to do with the Jewish Naval commodore, because everyone loves the Jews in New York City, amirite? This country is so racist that people are literally risking their lives to get here, but please, go on about your feelings.
You a-holes live in the greatest country in the world – for now – and you’re crapping all over it.