Mt. Rushmore has been targeted by the woke mob, and may not survive the current trend of destruction of US monuments.
When news of President Trump’s plans to celebrate the 3rd of July at Mt. Rushmore was announced, the usual handwringing began.
First, there were dire warnings about the fire danger posed by the planned fireworks show — which does appear to be a real concern, given the dry climate. However, the park service conducted a controlled burn in April of this year to reduce the fuels in a 260-acre radius. If there are embers from the fireworks, there isn’t much left to burn.
Of course, there was a lot of whining about COVID-19 and social distancing. The usual scolding sounded something like this: “How could thousands of people gather so irresponsibly? Don’t they realize there is a deadly virus out there? They are not even going to social distance!” Tch, tch, tch, from the same crowd that has cheered more than a month of protests, riots, and encampments where thousands have not socially distanced for weeks on end.
In a recent interview with Laura Ingraham, Governor Kristi Noem (R) had a message for the handwringers:
You know Laura, in South Dakota we’ve told people to focus on personal responsibility. Every one of them has the opportunity to make a decision that they’re comfortable with, so we will be having celebrations of American independence. We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us: We’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we won’t be social distancing.”
Noem added that people should “be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this county.” Take notes, Americans. This is what all of our governors should be like.
Desperate Dems call for desperate measures
Finding those hysterical predictions about COVID-19 and wildfire failed to derail the president’s plans, the Democrats are taking another tack. They are so desperate to attack Trump that they seem to be willing to destroy Mt. Rushmore. The DNC started laying the groundwork earlier, tweeting:
Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore- a region once sacred to tribal communities.
All America knows now that if something or someone can be linked to ”white-supremacy” and “racism” then it is open season on them. Those things and people are fair game, and now Mt. Rushmore is racist, too. If you listen carefully, you can hear the “woke” mob shrieking for Mt. Rushmore to be blown up.
Governor Noem pushed back against the Democrats, preferring to stay positive, citing the reasons Americans respect the presidents carved into Mt. Rushmore saying that they were unifiers working toward the ide of equality for mankind:
George Washington unified our nation.
Thomas Jefferson wrote “All men are created equal.”
Abraham Lincoln ended slavery.
Teddy Roosevelt was the first President to dine with a black man at the White House.
— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) June 30, 2020
The New York Times added more fuel to the fire on Wednesday, stating that Mt. Rushmore is on Lakota land. They also tried to link the sculptor Gutzon Borglum to racists, thereby making him a racist.
Mount Rushmore was built on land that belonged to the Lakota tribe and sculpted by a man who had strong bonds with the Ku Klux Klan. It features the faces of 2 U.S. presidents who were slaveholders.https://t.co/pHmJScnYbb
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2020
At least two tribal leaders have joined calls for the destruction of Mt. Rushmore.
Americans better hurry to see Mt. Rushmore before the “woke” mob succeeds in erasing our memorials and our history. Time to take a road trip!