Join us in a special conversation with Tim Barton, President of Wallbuilders
Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 12 PM (ET)
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STAND has declared September as Celebrate American History Month.
Why does the Left hate the Founders? The Cultural Affairs Committee of New York City Council is hearing legislation that would require the city’s Public Design Commission to publish a plan to remove works of art on Big Apple property “that depict a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefited economically from slavery, or who participated in systemic crimes against indigenous peoples or other crimes against humanity.” This involves removing statues and paintings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Columbus, Peter Stuyvesant, and others.
This is, of course, an outgrowth of the “1619 Project” and Critical Race Theory. No matter the contributions of any individual, if that person in any way participated in slavery or the Confederacy, they have become persona non grata in our society. Since white people are the oppressors and “people of color” are the oppressed, anyone who fits these categories is either condemned or lauded.
Using slavery as a basis of argument against those who founded this country, the Left is attempting to discredit, not just the individuals, but the entire system. Since George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and others of our Founding Fathers were slave owners, whatever they created is defiled. Therefore, the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, the very documents that establish the United States of America as a nation, should be discarded. The foundation of this nation is corrupt and therefore the entire thing needs to be torn down and replaced.
Our Founders who are facing removal participated in a culture and economy that had been handed down to them through the centuries. It doesn’t make it right or good, but it explains the reasons for their involvement in the subjugation of African slaves. What the Left wants to replace our current system with is nothing other than socialism and communism based, ironically, on the writings of Karl Marx, a noted racist, and whose philosophies created entire slave cultures in places like North Korea, China, Cuba, and Venezuela.
It really isn’t that the Left hates George Washington and the others who established this nation. What is really happening is that those on the Left who have bought into Marxism hate freedom. They hate everything this country stands for. The statues and paintings of the geniuses who gave us this nation are the victims of ignorance and deception. These men weren’t perfect, but they don’t deserve the disrespect and dishonor that they are receiving.
Timothy Barton is the President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been recognized from coast-to-coast for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture.
Tim lives in Weatherford, Texas, with his wife, Gabi, and daughter, Finley.
Please join us for this stimulating, informative conversation.