With all the Democrats and liberals pushing for the removal of historical memorials, and monuments that they say are tied to racist history, then they should be on every station calling for the removal of all monuments and memorials that are dedicated to the ones that was leading the push of racism. I am talking about the memorials devoted to Senator Robert C. Byrd and Presidents Bill Clinton, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. The two things these six men have in common was their affection for racism and they where all Democrats.
These memorials are monuments, bridges, highways, colleges, some are groves, and some are even cemeteries. I agree that cemeteries should not be disturbed in any way, but if Democrats and liberals are so serious about erasing racism from history, then the cemeteries should be renamed.
Below I have listed each Democrat and the memorials or namesakes that are used to honor the person:
Senator Robert C. Byrd-From a June 26, 2010 article from the Cumberland Times-News reported that Robert Byrd was honored with at least eight highways and bridges throughout the state of West Virginia. They listed the memorials as “the Robert C. Byrd Expressway and Robert C. Byrd Bridge in Ohio County; Robert C. Byrd Highway (Corridor H); Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System (also Corridor H); Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System (Corridor G/U.S. 119); Robert C. Byrd Bridge in Huntington; Robert C. Byrd Interchange at Birch River; and the Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System (Corridor L/I-77).” But let us not forget that before becoming a Democrat Senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK and served as an exalted Cyclops. Byrd also part of the filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Byrd was also a mentor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
President Woodrow Wilson– Princeton honors their former president and US President with a college named after him The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. While running for the office of President, Wilson appeared to be tolerable of blacks and interested in their plight but as the 1900’s moved into the second decade Wilson made little to no effort to help better the conditions. In a book by John Milton Cooper, Jr., The Warrior and the Priest he wrote “Wilson believed blacks were not innately inferior to whites and would, in two or three centuries, achieve a measure of economic and political, if not social, equality in America.”Cooper explains that while Wilson was the president of Princeton University these views had little to no impact on Wilson’s behavior. While at Princeton Wilson “maintained the university’s long-standing ban on admitting blacks” and while serving as President of the United States, Wilson authorized attempts to introduce segregation into all federal departments.
President Andrew Johnson– The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery located in Greenville, Tennessee. In the 1864 election Abraham Lincoln chose Democrat Andrew Johnson with the hope of being able to sway some Democrat voters to his side to win re-election. The plan worked in Lincoln’s favor as he was reelected. But after the assassination of Lincoln the post Civil War policy for the South fell to Johnson. In which Johnson believed that the South should be able to make the decision of the course they wanted to take. While Johnson was president the post Civil War Democrats establish the Black Codes in the South, which was the predecessor to the Jim Crow laws that went into effect in the 20th century. The Black Codes prevented freed slaves from experiencing the full joys of freedom.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson– Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac located on Columbia Island in Washington D.C. In an article by Adam Serwer of MSNBC, LBJ’s biographer Robert Caro stated it bluntly “Lyndon Johnson said the (n-word) a lot.” Everyone wants to hail LBJ as a civil rights hero but while he was discussing civil rights legislation with the likes of James Eastland, a Mississippi Democrat who was committed to defending white supremacy, LBJ would simply call it “the (n-word) bill.”
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt– Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial located in Washington D.C. FDR ordered the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II with the signing of Executive Order 9066 which was the first internment camps in the history of the United States.
So with Democrats and liberals being so serious about removing monuments that are tied to racist history, then the 12 monuments/memorials that was listed above that mentioned Democrats needs to be removed, as well. Let us see if they even acknowledge their own racist past.