The Biden administration’s assault on the rights of Americans to celebrate the Fourth Of July is now heading to court courtesy of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
On Friday, Noem announced that the state would be suing Biden for the cancelation of the fireworks display at Mount Rushmore, the majestic monument in the Black Hills that features the faces of four iconic American presidents chiseled into granite. This beautiful site has become a hated symbol of the rabid left.
Soon after he took up residency in the White House, Biden struck another blow against freedom when his National Park Service denied the state’s request to hold the patriotic celebration at the monument, citing “health and safety risks” associated with the coronavirus.
Governor Noem stuck back after the administration continued to ignore a formal request to reconsider, writing a letter to Biden himself to personally implore him to recognize the importance of the fireworks display to the state and to allow the celebration to take place.
According to Noem; “Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration cancelled our Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration,” she said. “So we’re suing them to get the fireworks back.”
Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration cancelled our Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration.
So we're suing them to get the fireworks back. (1/) pic.twitter.com/MhzIj6DXeH
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) April 30, 2021
In a statement from Governor Noem’s office: “After telling us they’d ‘circle back,’ the Biden administration has not responded to our request to uphold the Memorandum of Agreement between the State of South Dakota and the National Parks Service (NPS) to host a safe and responsible national celebration and fireworks show,” Noem said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the new administration departed from precedent and reneged on this agreement without any meaningful explanation.”
Last year, Mount Rushmore was the scene of a rousing speech in which then-President Donald J. Trump defended the nation’s values from the left’s attacks in a spectacular setting that was purely American.
Biden has also threatened Americans that he could cancel the cherished traditional holiday altogether if they don’t obey his and Dr. Fauci’s orders to line up, roll up their sleeves and get “the jab” in sufficient numbers.
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) March 12, 2021
Biden said; “If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbeque and celebrate Independence Day. “That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together.”
He also implied that If you do not obey, there will be another lockdown:
“Even if we devote every resource we have, beating this virus and getting back to normal depends on national unity,” he said. “And national unity isn’t just how politics and politicians vote in Washington, what the loudest voices say on cable or online. Unity is what we do as fellow Americans. Because if we don’t say vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track.” Declared Biden.
Unfortunately for America, the meaning of Independence Day and what the holiday represents is clearly viewed with contempt by Biden and his handlers.
Whether or not the courts will act in time to reject Biden’s spiteful and anti-American gesture to South Dakota remains to be seen but there will be no stopping the Fourth Of July in states not under Democrat control and where celebrations aren’t subject to being held hostage from being held on federal land.