President Trump’s Tuesday statement wondering aloud where the removal of monuments eventually ends was difficult for the Left to debate, at least on the merits of the argument itself:
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down,” Trump said. “I wonder, is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
Indeed, where does it? Will the alt-Left continue until every monument to someone who once held politically incorrect views is ripped from its foundation?
Apparently so, at least if it’s up to the ignorant if intellectually consistent MSNBC host and racial agitator Al Sharpton, who expressed his feelings on the matter with CBS host Charlie Rose on Wednesday.
“When you look at the fact that public monuments are supported by public funds you’re asking me to subsidize the insult of my family. I would repeat that the public should not be paying to uphold somebody who has had that kind of background,” said Sharpton. “You have private museums, you have other things that you may want to do there.”
The Jefferson Memorial is on pubic grounds, but our third president “had slaves and children with his slaves. And it does matter,” according to Sharpton. “I think that people need to understand when people that were enslaved and robbed of even the right to marry, and had forced sex with their slave masters, this is personal to us.”
“This is personal,” said the reverend. “This is not some kind of removed discussion from us, our families were victims of this. Certainly they ought to be removed.”
“When you look at the fact that public monuments are supported with public funds, you are asking me to subsidize the insult to my family.”
“Then I repeat, Thomas Jefferson had slaves,” said Rose.
“And I would repeat that the public should not be paying to uphold somebody who has that kind of background,” Sharpton replied. “You have private museums, you have other things that you may want to do there.”
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