Trump Defies Statue Destroyers: Will Establish National Garden of American Heroes
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In what will serve as an inspiration to Americans of future generations, President Trump struck back at the radical left-wing cultural revolution that has toppled statues across this great nation.
During his Friday speech to an adoring crowd at Mount Rushmore where they celebrated the Fourth Of July, Trump revealed that he would be issuing an executive order to establish what he called a National Garden Of American Heroes.
In his remarks to the audience and to all who watched on television and the internet, the POTUS touted the creation of a "vast outdoor park featuring statues of the greatest Americans to ever live,” in defiance of those who hate us for our freedom.
Among the great Americans who will be honored in the garden are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, the titans of history whose faces are chiseled into the cherished monument that served as a backdrop for Trump's epic speech.
The White House unveiled an executive order Friday evening to create a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will feature statues of prominent Americans.
The executive order, which President Trump announced during a Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore, comes as the nation grapples with calls to tear down Confederate statues across the country and address other racist iconography.
“These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens who, despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation,” reads the executive order, which was disseminated by the White House.
The executive order establishes the Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes, which will be empowered to use funding from the Interior Department to establish the site. The task force has 60 days to submit a report to the White House detailing options for the creation of the National Garden, including potential locations.
The statues will also include some of the greatest and most heroic black Americans who would be disgusted and appalled at the Marxist-inspired revolutionaries of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Among those black Americans featured will be slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman, educator and author Booker T. Washington and abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass and baseball star Jackie Robinson whose bravery made it possible for today's pampered multimillionaire loudmouths like LeBron James to make millions playing a game.
Neither Barack Obama nor Colin Kaepernick made the cut.
Also represented will be:
John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
From the document entitled Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. America owes its present greatness to its past sacrifices. Because the past is always at risk of being forgotten, monuments will always be needed to honor those who came before. Since the time of our founding, Americans have raised monuments to our greatest citizens. In 1784, the legislature of Virginia commissioned the earliest statue of George Washington, a “monument of affection and gratitude” to a man who “unit[ed] to the endowment[s] of the Hero the virtues of the Patriot” and gave to the world “an Immortal Example of true Glory.” I Res. H. Del. (June 24, 1784). In our public parks and plazas, we have erected statues of great Americans who, through acts of wisdom and daring, built and preserved for us a republic of ordered liberty.
These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens who, despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation. These monuments express our noblest ideals: respect for our ancestors, love of freedom, and striving for a more perfect union. They are works of beauty, created as enduring tributes. In preserving them, we show reverence for our past, we dignify our present, and we inspire those who are to come. To build a monument is to ratify our shared national project.
To destroy a monument is to desecrate our common inheritance. In recent weeks, in the midst of protests across America, many monuments have been vandalized or destroyed. Some local governments have responded by taking their monuments down. Among others, monuments to Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant, leaders of the abolitionist movement, the first all-volunteer African-American regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, and American soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars have been vandalized, destroyed, or removed.
These statues are not ours alone, to be discarded at the whim of those inflamed by fashionable political passions; they belong to generations that have come before us and to generations yet unborn. My Administration will not abide an assault on our collective national memory. In the face of such acts of destruction, it is our responsibility as Americans to stand strong against this violence, and to peacefully transmit our great national story to future generations through newly commissioned monuments to American heroes.
If you think that the statue toppling anarchist mobs are angry now, just wait...