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All other memorials desecrated thus far were under state jurisdiction. Since the riots in DC have broken out, the jurisdiction is to the federal government.
Absolutely. My God, we’ve had such acts on the books for what? Decades? And this wasn’t invoked the first second a memorial was vandalized?
And why the hell does the PRESIDENT have to order law enforcement to enforce the laws? He shouldn’t have to do that.
Sometimes it is prudent for all to see the evil agenda of progressives, anarchists, and Deep State before acting. If POTUS acted immediately; his motives would have been questioned and an "investigation" would have been started against him.
You and I wish he would have done it faster but I understand why the wait. He has to keep a groundswell of public opinion behind him. The BLM Marxists for a while had public opinion behind them, but as leftists always do, they overreached and went too far.
The public is now behind Law and order and public safety.
Yep, they need to start the arrests at the first observation of this, have a cam there and throw the book at these thugs.
I and a whole lot of others agree with you, but IMHO he was letting all these Dem, and some Republican, Governors and Mayors show the country and the world where they stand on things. He’s been pretty clear from day one, that local problems demand local control and solutions. The Federal Monster doesn’t have to solve every problem, nor should it. These folks were chosen to lead, let them lead or fall flat on their faces.
Leading up to his re-election, he’ll be able to campaign not only for himself but some folks on the state level, as well. Nothing like bringing up the Republican candidate for Mayor or Governor, on stage, while holding a rally.
About damn time!!!
Public Law 10829
To further the protection and recognition of veterans memorials, and for other
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the Veterans Memorial Preservation
and Recognition Act of 2003.
SEC. 2. CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DESTRUCTION OF VETERANS
(a) IN GENERAL.Chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code,
is amended by adding at the end the following:
§ 1369. Destruction of veterans memorials
(a) Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection (b),
willfully injures or destroys, or attempts to injure or destroy, any
structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property
commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed
forces of the United States shall be fined under this title, imprisoned
not more than 10 years, or both.
(b) A circumstance described in this subsection is that
(1) in committing the offense described in subsection (a),
the defendant travels or causes another to travel in interstate
or foreign commerce, or uses the mail or an instrumentality
of interstate or foreign commerce; or
(2) the structure, plaque, statue, or other monument
described in subsection (a) is located on property owned by,
or under the jurisdiction of, the Federal Government..
(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, is amended
by adding at the end the following:
1369. Destruction of veterans memorials..
SEC. 3. HIGHWAY SIGNS RELATING TO VETERANS CEMETERIES.
(a) IN GENERAL.Notwithstanding the terms of any agreement
entered into by the Secretary of Transportation and a State under
section 109(d) or 402(a) of title 23, United States Code, a veterans
cemetery shall be treated as a site for which a supplemental guide
sign may be placed on any Federal-aid highway.
(b) APPLICABILITY.Subsection (a) shall apply to an agreement
entered into before, on, or after the date of the enactment of
Approved May 29, 2003
Will Wray and Barr listen?
"This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!"
Now we have to Label them Domestic Terrorists and American Taliban and make it stick.
So does anyone know what happened in Layfayette park last night? The last I heard, the weirdos were stopped from pulling down the statue, but they were still trying to set up an autonomous zone. I’ve been scouring the news for what happened overnight and am not seeing anything.
For the bonus round he should offer $1,000.00 reward to anyone who has video of anybody vandalizing memorials.
Include the government officials and the neanderthals who have been desecrating Confederate memorials over the past few years. By law, Confederate soldiers are also American soldiers. “Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act” applies to them, too.
Likely he wanted everyone to see the reality of these leftist losers. Many are in denial about them.
Just in time rumors are out there that Antifada will be going after monuments in Gettysburg in July.
Somewhere up there Shelby Foote is smiling.
A new EO stating that is needed now.