There’s a monument in Jerusalem’s Kidron Valley called Absalom’s Pillar that has been there for a few thousand years. Absalom was a man guilty of murder, treason, and even trying to kill his own father—King David. That’s a part of history—taking it down wouldn’t change what happened. I’m thankful the monument still stands today to remind us of Absalom’s very serious and costly sins. There are monuments in our country today that remind us of the sins of our past, and taking them down isn’t going to change the mistakes we have made as a nation. They remind us of the truth—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Before the rally was even planned, one conservative leader broached a fresh take on the matter that’s worth revisiting in light of recent events.
Asked about the value of preserving statues that honor slaveowners in a May interview on Fox News, Condoleezza Rice argued against what she called the “sanitizing” of history. “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you’ and so I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners,” she said. “I want us to have to look at those names and recognize what they did and to be able to tell our kids what they did, and for them to have a sense of their own history.”
“When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing,” the former secretary of state added…
In an interview later that month, Rice addressed Confederate monuments again by remarking, “It’s not actually our heritage, it’s our history,” adding, “We as a people have thankfully moved on.”
A new White House petition this week is calling on the Trump administration to formally recognize the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization.
“AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States,” the petition, started Thursday, states. WashingtonExaminer
Thousands of Antifa and BLM anarchist swarmed a free speech rally in Boston on Saturday afternoon.
A Boston, Mass., free speech rally was cut short after police officers escorted the participants from the premises early Saturday afternoon.
The “Free Speech” rally, hosted in the Boston Common for “libertarians, conservatives, traditionalists, classical liberals, Trump supporters or anyone else who enjoys their right to free speech,” ended about an hour after it started, with Boston police officers showing up to escort some of the participants from the area, reports MassLive.
Only about 40-60 people showed up in support of the free speech event, while thousands of counter-protesters [Antifa and BLM anarchist] came out to rally against the “Free Speech” DailyCaller
After the event was cut short Antifa and BLM squared off against riot police. The police officers were attacked with rocks and bottles of urine. 500 police officers were put on the streets of Boston. 33 were arrested for disruptive behavior.
When Trudeau took over he named the President of the Canadian Somali Congress as Minister of Immigration. Ahmed Hussen, the new Minister of Immigration, had come to Canada as a Somali refugee.
Hussen had consistently insisted that there was no crisis while ignoring reports warning that there was.
The door to Canada was pried open from the inside. And only Canadians can take it out of Trudeau and Hussen’s hands and close it again. Under the conservative Harper government, Canada had sane immigration policies while America was suffering under the scourge of Obama’s illegal border surge. Now the governments have changed and the surge has shifted with them.
Canada’s crisis reminds us that illegal immigration is not an inescapable problem. It’s a product of government policies. We can solve all. All it takes is leaders with the political will to do it.
Borders exist to protect a country. We see that in Europe. We see it in America and Canada. And leaders who refuse to protect the border are really refusing to protect the nation that it represents. Full article at Front Page Mag