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Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests
Fox News ^ | 6-24--20 | By Ronn Blitzer, Lucas Tomlinson

Posted on 06/24/2020 9:10:36 AM PDT by tapatio

Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C., National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation's capital, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News on Wednesday.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requested the action earlier this week, as protesters target statues and other historical markers during ongoing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's police custody death in Minneapolis at the end of May.


Protesters on Monday attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square by the White House, and defaced it with the phrase "killer scum," Reuters reported. Berhardt said afterward that he visited Lafayette Square and witnessed the destruction. He said the country “will not bow to anarchists," and that "law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.”

The Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial were also defaced in earlier protests.

During a protest on Tuesday that took place in front of D.C. Emancipation Memorial, one demonstrator announced that on Thursday they would tear down the memorial's statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave.

President Trump warned Tuesday morning that anyone caught vandalizing monuments or any other federal property would be subject to arrest and face up to 10 years in prison under federal law.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, meanwhile, announced a more formal measure against the Emancipation Memorial, stating that she will introduce a bill calling for the statue to be removed from its home in Lincoln Park and placed in a museum.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abrahamlincoln; andrewjackson; civilunrest; districtofcolumbia; riots; statues
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To: Leaning Right

I think it also depends on the nation.

This is where absurdity takes over. By all the toppling right now, here, you’d think the US is a very bad place. Thus, an uprising just begging to happen, etc. But these were here over many decades, open to all, lawfully placed, yet no one really bothered to graffiti them. Suddenly it all changes.

Leftists are absurd because THEY think the US is bad (EXCEPT during the Civil War, which they think the federals were all good); they HATE this country and cannot say “I love America” - definitely not without a qualifier “but....”

People with common sense don’t see it as bad. So no real reason to wantonly extra-legally knock down statues.

61 posted on 06/24/2020 1:10:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: V V Camp Enari 67-68

Are you saying you’re unaware of the FDR monumental travesty?

62 posted on 06/24/2020 1:16:08 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Truthoverpower

In Dallas, run by Dem retards, the city govt is tearing down the statues, at a cost of hundreds of thousands dollars.

63 posted on 06/24/2020 1:17:31 PM PDT by Nachoman (Following victory, its best to reload.)
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To: Rebelbase

I don’t have to honor the betraying scumbag on the dime to hold the currency.

But while we’re at it, among FDR’s greatest betrayals was to illegally take everyone’s gold coin Money and then promptly devalue the paper money he’s given them in place of it.

64 posted on 06/24/2020 1:33:13 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Rurudyne; All

FDR was an American President and very much a part of American history.
If you openly advocate the defacement & destruction of American history, you really need to hand in your conservative card.
You’ve already joined the other side.
You might also consider leaving the US. Perhaps living under the American flag is better than *you* deserve.

Of course, any US president’s policies will have been disliked by some segments of the population. FDR’s internment of Japanese was wildly popular with some; among those interned, not so much.
You’ve said several times “FDR betrayed the nation & his oath & kicked the Constitution to the curb” a bombastic statement without specifics if ever there was one.
You believe FDR’s response to Pearl Harbor, his response to Hitler, betrayed our nation? In what way?
Perhaps you believe FDR’s war effort was not enough? Too much? Perhaps you’d be willing to return your Social Security benefits to the Treasury?
Or, just to clarify, you’re only advocating that “Americans” such as yourself go out & publicly piss on whatever memorials don’t measure up perfectly to your individual demands for whatever reason?
Because when you do that, you’re essentially advocating the disrespect & destruction of every American edifice, every American memorial, and everything America stands for.

I stand by my original statement, although I regret feeling a need to state it so rudely.
Saying “shut up” isn’t nice, and normally I’m mostly nice.
But the fact is, the folks advocating what you’re advocating —and you, too, by advocating the same—are trying to shut us all up.
So that’s what it comes down to. We have left normal times and are rapidly approaching war times.
How then shall we live?
One side or the other MUST eventually be silenced & defeated in order that the other side may survive & lead.
Which side of history are you on?
Will you aid & abet America’s enemies, foreign & domestic? Or will you help to shut them up & shut them down?
Will you defend America & its history, warts & all— or not?

65 posted on 06/24/2020 1:39:56 PM PDT by mumblypeg
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To: mumblypeg

Actually, the need for the federal to erect monuments to those who have expanded its power increases as its lawlessness increased. Most of those monuments weren’t there for well over a hundred years. Even the Washington monument was half finished through most of the 19th century.

No lawless central government doing whatever the damnable progressives and worse damn well please, no need to erect monuments to its lawless glory to help keep the people in line.

We’d be better off with governance by constitutional means and a town empty of monuments of any sort.

FDR ... I don’t want to erase him from history but throw he and his legacy of Arbitrary governance on the trash heap of same to be ridiculed and mocked, break up his monument and sell it as paperweights.

As for social security: yes, it has to go. It should have never been. And no one has the right to defraud people of their earnings for their illegitimate benefits just because they were defrauded of their means to give others illegitimate benefits earlier.

66 posted on 06/24/2020 1:51:01 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: tapatio

Has Mayor Bowser objected yet?

67 posted on 06/24/2020 2:48:02 PM PDT by bwest
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I actually agree I am so sick of these communists and far left whack jobs.

68 posted on 06/24/2020 3:18:40 PM PDT by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: 4yearlurker

What about the rest of the country?

69 posted on 06/24/2020 3:46:35 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: 4yearlurker

Drawing national attention to this Marxist-Taliban agenda is helpful.

70 posted on 06/24/2020 4:56:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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To: Rurudyne

That guy, LR, is a leader of the “Oh no!!” brigade.

71 posted on 06/24/2020 5:36:20 PM PDT by coaster123 (Virus = First Plane Strikes Tower)
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To: tapatio

This is good, we’re going to need a lot of enforcement around the 4th of July. They’re just getting started, apparently.

72 posted on 06/24/2020 6:34:17 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Cobra64

Wouldn’t do any good. They’d just apologize for existing, cucks they are.

73 posted on 06/24/2020 9:22:06 PM PDT by This_Dude
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To: Zhang Fei

Trump would not even keep his own supporters safe. Forget businesses. Yes, it is the Democrats behind all of this, but eventually, people will blame Trump.

74 posted on 06/24/2020 11:12:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: tapatio

Sing it, Zo!—byllss

75 posted on 06/25/2020 12:48:46 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: tapatio

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant sooner than Jefferson Davis permitted. Lee was disobeying orders in doing so.

76 posted on 06/25/2020 3:18:10 AM PDT by Morpheus2009 (If you want me to be afraid, then be consistent in your logic, standards, and your lies!)
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To: PghBaldy
They ate unarmed, per the Pentagram.

Keeps a person from biting the bullet; I guess...

77 posted on 06/25/2020 5:19:47 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: GulfMan
..., there are too many to arrest.

Then the game is over

78 posted on 06/25/2020 5:22:37 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: manc

Billy Penn says “Come get me Bitches”

79 posted on 06/25/2020 6:09:17 AM PDT by halfright (Deplorable in Florida...ANYONE SEEN Hunter??)
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To: 4yearlurker

——Just arrest them——

Ha..... Unless bail is set at $200,000 they will be out within hours of arrest.

I suggest they are domestic terrorists and should be held indefinitely with no bail in prison farms somewhere in the wilds of Wyoming.

80 posted on 06/25/2020 6:13:31 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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