My great-great grandfather was a hero of the Civil War--a soldier of the Ohio Cavalry who was wounded and captured. He almost died in the most notorious and horrific Confederate prisoner of war camp. As a child, each Memorial Day, I heard the stories about the War Between the States as my dad put flowers on his great granddad’s grave. The stories were not told with animosity. Just facts. But I developed my own prejudice against Southerners based on those facts.
In a podcast interview with The Daily Signal, Lori makes critical points about mob destruction of our national treasures, and calls citizen patriots to action through ACRU’s Protect Monuments project. She makes a unique observation about national and personal forgiveness for history's wrongs. Podcast and transcript available through link.
Over 100 leaders of the conservative movement have joined together to issue a “memo to the movement” applauding President Trump’s “Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence” and decrying the vandalism and assaults on revered American monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, statues of former Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew Jackson, and even military veterans and Christian leaders who worked to abolish slavery.
Public officials have the responsibility to protect America from rampaging mobs that seek to destroy monuments and demoralize Americans. The destruction is a means to an end — a Marxist reshaping of America that has little to do with protecting the lives of innocents.