Colorado’s own David Bernhardt, Interior Secretary and defender of the nation’s parks, has his hands full these days protecting our public property against an ignorant and sometimes violent mob that’s Hell bent on destroying every statue in America.
It’s not just about Civil War memorials anymore. Those statues toppled fast.
Now it’s progressed to former presidents including Abraham Lincoln who actually freed the slaves, blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jesus Christ, and the abolitionists who fought to end slavery.
No cement is safe from these newly released pandemic survivors running amok across America.
The history class flunkies also targeted and toppled the statue of a Union solider at the U.S. Capitol.
Bernhardt made a rare TV appearance this week on Fox News to talk about the dangerous work National Park Police are doing to protect public property while the mob attacks them with bricks, which has injured many officers.
“These people are exceptional,” Bernhardt added. “They’re dedicated, and they are dealing with the savage, highly significant situation.”
In addition to the park police, metro officers and Secret Service uniformed patrol, Bernhardt said he’s requested help from the National Guard.
They’ve also had to erect a fence around Lafayette Plaza and St. John’s Church.
We’re glad someone’s finally standing up to the mob.
One’s political belief does not give anyone carte blanche to destroy public statues, monuments, artifacts, public buildings or churches.
Laughably, Gov. Polis is blaming the toppling of the Civil War Union solider on everyone but the protestors, who’ve been demonstrating and vandalizing at will for nearly a month since George Floyd was killed by a Minnesota police officer.
“This statue will be repaired, and we will use every tool at our disposal to work with Denver Police, and to hold accountable those responsible for the damage whether they are hooligans, white supremacists, confederate sympathizers, or drunk teenagers.”
He was right the first time. Hooligans.
It’s time for the real leaders to stand up and say “enough is enough.” Erasing our history won’t reverse it, and many of these anarchists don’t have a clue as to what history they are attacking.