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Mar 30 2018

Fight to Save Thomas Jefferson at Hofstra University

Too few stood to defend Robert E. Lee, so now we have to defend Thomas Jefferson:

JaLoni Owens, a Hofstra student and Black Lives Matter activist, released a petition calling for the statue’s removal on March 17, proclaiming that Jefferson has been embraced as an “icon” by “white supremacist and neo-nazi organizations,” like the Ku Klux Klan.

Shortly thereafter, more than ten Hofstra student organizations, including the Democrats of Hofstra University, Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition, The Gender Identity Federation, and Young Democratic Socialists of Hofstra, jointly planned a “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” protest for March 30, demanding the statue’s removal.

Now that our backs are to the abyss, people are finally putting up resistance:

Hofstra student Richard Caldwell released a counter-petition titled, “KEEP The Jefferson Statue at Hofstra University,” voicing support for keeping the statue on campus.

As the counterpetition notes, tyranny was the normal state of affairs for the human race prior to Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to a nation that has pushed back tyranny for over 2 centuries. To the extent any human anywhere lives without someone else’s boot on their face, this key Founding Father deserves a large share of the thanks.

If progressives can subject even Thomas Jefferson to the demonize-then-erase treatment, they can do it to anyone. They can erase America itself, which is their intention.




3 Responses to “Fight to Save Thomas Jefferson at Hofstra University”

  1. […] Thomas Jefferson isn’t the only Founding Father with his back to the Memory Hole. In this video from late 2016, Ami Horowitz found that a majority of George Washington University students he interviewed favored changing the name of the school because the Father of America was politically incorrect and deserves to be abolished: […]

  2. […] same strategy has been applied to America’s greatest heroes, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This is easy to do when the target is not of recent vintage, since slavery was common throughout […]

  3. […] historical figures like Robert E. Lee and even the Founding Fathers can be banished to the Memory Hole for not complying with the up-to-the-minute dictates of […]

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