Radicals Won’t Stop At Toppling Statues
Last night on the Tucker Carlson show, hosted by Brian Kilmeade, David Marcus explained that the escalation from statues to killing people has been a universal trend. “This is not new in history. We saw this in Russia. We saw this in China. We saw this in Venezuela. First, they topple the statues, then they start killing people, and then they take your rights away…”
BLM protesters and rioters have been threatening to topple the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. depicting Archer Alexander, a freed slave, and President Abraham Lincoln.
Kilmead asked Marcus what he thought would happen to the statue that night. Marcus confidently stated that he did not think the statues would come down, “I think that the statue is going to be fine because thankfully, both the Trump administration and law-enforcement are now doing their job as they should have been doing for the last several weeks as these statues fell.”
Yesterday, Trump signed an executive order to protect American monuments, memorials, and statues. The executive order comes after Trump promised on Wednesday to put an end to the almost daily targeting of state or federally owned monuments, including the statue of our nation’s first president in Portland, Oregon where protestors wrapped George Washington’s head in an American flag and lit it on fire after toppling it.
Three years ago, John Oliver, comedian, and host of “Last Week Tonight” on HBO, mercilessly mocked President Trump for predicting that the removal of confederate statues would lead to the eventual removal of statues of America’s revered Founding Fathers.
“I’ll tell you where it stops,” Oliver ridiculed Trump during an episode of his weekly show. “Somewhere! Anytime someone asks, where does it stop, the answer’s always … somewhere. You might let your kid have Twizzlers, but not inject black tar heroin. You don’t just go, ‘Well, after the Twizzlers, where does it stop?’”
David Marcus concluded by stating, “The people who will tell you that that’s an exaggeration are the very same people who three years ago told us nobody would ever go after Thomas Jefferson or George Washington. They mocked President Trump for even suggesting it, and today, you and I are having a serious conversation about the potential removal of a statue of Abraham Lincoln!”
Eva Duffy is an intern at The Federalist and a junior at the University of Chicago where she studies American history. She loves the Midwest, J.R.R. Tolkien, writing, & her family.