by Judi McLeod
It happened last night—an elegant and rousing stopgap to the notion that Mount Rushmore’s timeless tribute to four American presidents would be no more.
“This monument will never be desecrated,” President Donald Trump vowed in an open air address, overlooked by the iconic mountain monument.
All of those found guilty of defacing statues and monuments will face ten years in prison.
The party’s over for lawless and destructive street anarchy
The party’s over for lawless and destructive street anarchy.
“President Trump took the stage in the shadow of Mount Rushmore on Friday night to condemn what he described as a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children” in an address to mark the beginning of Independence Day weekend. (Fox News, July 3, 2020)
“Trump declared the United States to be “the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth” and claimed that “no nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the CITIZENS [emphasis original] of our great nation.”
“The president also castigated left-wing activists and practitioners of so-called “cancel culture” who have targeted statues and monuments of historical figures across America in recent weeks.
“This movement is openly attacking the legacies of every person on Mount Rushmore …” Trump said. “Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country, and for each other.”
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Below is the closing portion of President Trump’s remarks: