President Donald Trump is expected to join the fireworks at Mount Rushmore, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this July 4, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Democrats and their newspaper, The New York Times are outraged and have decided to start some fireworks of their own.
With its carvings of four American presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Mount Rushmore is the largest sculpture in the world.
Larger than the Colossus of Rhodes, larger than the Sphinx of Egypt.
Nevertheless, activists are now calling for its destruction pointing out that two of the presidents, Washington and Jefferson owned slaves.
Washington is considered the father of the nation. Jefferson is considered the Founder of the Democratic Party, whose annual fundraisers were called the Jefferson-Jackson Day events as recently as last year.
It was at one such 1975 Jefferson-Jackson Day event in Iowa that Georgia governor Jimmy Carter won a presidential straw poll and went onto to win the White House.
I have visited Mount Rushmore on numerous occasions, including during my honeymoon.
One one occasion I was travelling with then vice president, George H.W. Bush.
It was night and we were dining on Air Force Two. The park service learned that Bush was flying by and turned on the lights so we could see it. The plane circled and dipped a wing in salute before flying off.
The destruction of American statues and culture is at epidemic proportions.
Tragically, it's openly supported by the Democratic Party.
The search for purity is an endless pursuit. So, should he Pyramids of Egypt be destroyed?
These awe-inspring structures were built by slaves.
Should Rome's signature Coliseum be leveled as well?
For it too was constructed by slaves as well. Half the population of ancient Rome were slaves. By such standards the Acropolis in Athens should come down as should practically the city of St. Petersburg, Russia — in its entirety.
This whole discussion brings back memories of the Taliban who blew up the ancient statues of Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001. Or, the black pajama-clad ISIS warriors, who beheaded their enemies, and then destroyed priceless artifacts from antiquity in Syria.
At what point does culture end and barbarism begin? We are finding out.
Meanwhile, The New York Times and the Democratic Party continue to call for the mob to destroy anything they feel is impure and they, apparently, will be the judge of what that is.
The statue of St. Louis had to come down. As did some saints and abolitionists who in addition to being anti-slavery were Catholic.
They are too religious.
Meanwhile, the name of San Francisco can remain for the moment. Thankfully, the mob is not bright enough to make all the connections. Statues of Columbus must topple but the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and Columbia University are okay for the moment.
CNN, who for the last few years has declared that there should be no walls has erected a wall around its headquarters in Atlanta.
That's just in case their carefully crafted and choreographed mob gets a little too frisky.
On April 3, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee (one day before his assassination) the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
It would be his last. In it he said, "Only when it's dark enough can you see the stars."
Doug Wead is a presidential historian who served as a senior adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He is a New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and adviser to two presidents, including President George H.W. Bush, with whom he co-authored the book "Man of Integrity." Read Doug Wead's Reports — More Here.
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