Once they were called the Founding Fathers of America. Now television “personalities” are demanding that their statues be dismantled or destroyed.
Angela Rye, a commentator on CNN, demanded on June 10 that statues of men like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to be taken down because the men were slave owners.
In a number of U.S. cities, angry liberal Democrats have defaced and destroyed a number of Confederate monuments – as well as at least one statue of Christopher Columbus – under the pretext that they are protesting the death of a black man in Minneapolis Police custody.
Their true goals are beginning to emerge, however.
“American history is not all glorious… George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are,” Rye declared on the network on June 11. “Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, he wasn’t protecting my freedoms – my ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him.”
Rye seemed oblivious to the the fact that she was trumpeting her own opinions on live, national television, under her own name, with no fear of reprisal or censorship.
“To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down,” Rye thundered.
The lawyer’s comments came as part of a segment in which Daily Beast editor John Avlon argued that George Washington had spent his life trying to unite the nation.
“I’m not going to allow us to say it’s OK for Robert E. Lee and not a George Washington. We need to call it what it is,” Rye continued. “I’m not giving any deference to George Washington or Robert E. Lee.”