In this week’s “Monday Musing,” I discuss an amendment introduced by Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Green would block the removal of monuments.
MTG and her MAGA allies are outraged Charlottesville, Virginia decided to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. That statue was the focus of what led to the killing of a protester by a right wing terrorist in Charlottesville back in 2017.
Even more, the amendment says it’ll protect monuments of our founding fathers, even though Lee was not a founding father, illustrating the point that rather than banning books, MAGA should pick up a book and learn about this country’s history.
“Congresswoman Informs Marjorie Taylor Greene, ‘Robert E. Lee Was Not Actually One of the Founding Fathers.’” By Charlie Nash of Mediaite
“Gen. Robert E. Lee owned slaves.” By Arijeta Lajka of The Associated Press
“Gettysburg: The Last Invasion.” By ALlen C. Guelzo
Photo: “George Floyd protest Robert E Lee statue 2020-05-31” by Quidster4040 at English Wikipedia is licensed under CC BY 4.0.