Public monuments belong to all Americans and are not to be torn down by rampaging mobs and power hungry bureaucrats. Citizens must demand that our elected officials protect our monuments. To that end, American Constitutional Rights Union’s Protect Monuments Project educates and mobilizes citizens and pressures public officials to protect historic monuments and buildings from leftist criminals and vandals who seek to erase our national history.
We also demand that public officials assist in protecting private buildings, monuments and statues. Recently BLM leader Shaun King called for the destruction of churches and depictions of Jesus.
Stand up to those who seek to destroy our treasured symbols.
They’re tearing down statues, desecrating monuments, and purging dissenters. It’s not the behavior of a peaceful political movement; it’s the behavior of totalitarians and tyrants and people that don’t love our country.
LTC Allen B. West (US Army, Retired), Member, 112th US Congress
“We cannot and will not relinquish our historic monuments to the progressive socialist leftists who seek to stamp out our collective memory of the fight for freedom in the United States. On the battlefield and at home I will always defend the honor of our great country against insidious criminals and vandals, and I call on every public official to join me in pledging to protect our historic monuments.”
Amb. J. Kenneth Blackwell (ACRU Action Board of Directors)
“The American Constitutional Rights Union will work to protect our American history from “cancel culture” activists, just as we fight every day to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans. We will not sit idly while domestic terrorists, anarchists and thugs criminally destroy monuments and private property. We will call out any public official who allows lawlessness and destruction.”
Evangelist Dr. Alveda C. King
“While we are protecting our history, we are overcoming our biases; this is happening simultaneously. There is no need to vandalize property and real estate in this process. We must remember the good; that’s legacy. We must avoid repeating the bad; bad is sin. Remember, statues can be idols. As one blood, one human race; it’s time to return to God. #GODPOWER”
On the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday, Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah delivered an impassioned speech condemning mob violence in the United States. Lee offered a resolution, which his Democrat colleague, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, attempted to amend by inserting language attacking President Donald Trump. Menendez then repeatedly tried to silence Lee. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, served as the presiding officer and overruled Menendez. A lightly edited transcript and video are below.
The first duty of government is to ensure domestic tranquility and defend the life, property, and rights of its citizens. Over the last 5 weeks, there has been a sustained assault on the life and property of civilians, law enforcement officers, government property, and revered American monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial. Today, President Donald J. Trump took decisive action to put an end to this lawlessness and protect American streets from vandalism and mob violence.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is deploying a special federal unit across the country for the July 4 weekend in order to protect federal monuments and statues from a possible fresh wave of vandalism.
Christopher Columbus is gone. Now the question is: What comes next? Early Wednesday, a work crew removed the statue of Christopher Columbus from in front of Columbus City Hall, where it has sat for 65 years after being donated by Genoa, Columbus' Italian sister city.