Only Lincoln appears to be safe today

Black Hills residents and lovers of everything America beware! The Antifa and Black Lives Matter anarchists are coming our way. It’s just a matter of time. Elsewhere in the country statues of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt are being taken down for various concocted reasons. Only President Abraham Lincoln, who is best known for preserving the republic and freeing the slaves, appears to be safe, for now.
Washington and Jefferson were both slave owners, as was the custom of the time. Roosevelt’s statue will be removed from the front steps of the Museum of Natural History in New York City at the request of the museum and approved by the office of the mayor. The statue is of Roosevelt on a horse with a Native American man standing on one side and an African man standing on the other.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said in a statement to CNN, “The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue because it explicitly depicts black and indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior. The city supports the museum’s request. It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue.”
The statue is probably problematic to the liberals running the museum and New York City. They also probably know nothing about the history of Roosevelt and minorities. Teddy Roosevelt took racism head on. He was the first president to invite a black man to dine at the White House. Educator Booker T. Washington became that first black man to dine at the People’s House as a result of this 1901 invitation. As a result, Roosevelt saw his and his daughter’s names defamed with insults, which were obviously completely unfounded, thrown at them by the Democrat party of the day. Segregation was the law of the land at the time and people were upset that Roosevelt would invite a black man to dine with him in the White House. This simple act by Roosevelt was seen as him treating Washington as an equal, for which he was highly criticized.
George Washington led our troops in the Revolutionary War and became our first president. Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. Both men need to be judged in the time they lived, not by today’s standards of living. This is what is wrong with the entire cultural revolution our country is experiencing right now at the hands of just a very few overly-zealous revolutionaries.
In the far-left former great city of San Francisco a mob toppled over a statue of General and former President Ulysses S. Grant. It was Grant who was hand-picked by Lincoln to lead all Union troops in the Civil War. After a highly successful military career, as president he made it a point to work for equality of people everywhere and championed ratification of the 15th Amendment giving Negro men the right to vote. Why would his statue be torn down?
There is a lot more to this current mob mentality of obliterating our nation’s past. We are reminded that the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, and even tend to repeat the mistakes of the past. We leave you with these final internet thoughts.
“History is not there for you to like or dislike. It is there for you to learn from it. And if it offends you, even better. Because then you are less likely to repeat it. It’s not yours to erase. It belongs to all of us.”
This lawlessness must be punished and has to end! 

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