posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:44 AM
Never posted a thread in the mudpit so here we go. The removal of the statues of Roger B. Taney, Supreme Court Chief Justice who wrote the opinion
deciding the Dredd Scott case is setting a very low bar for determining what is historically offensive to some. Slavery was written in to the US
Constitution and the Scott case was simply ruling in support the Constitution that personal property was still property regardless of where it was.
This has made him a villain of the new left despite the fact that he gave manumission to the slaves he inherited from his father and gave pensions to
the older slaves. Taney made many important decisions over his long career, one which killed the Second Bank of the United States and another which
extended Admiralty Law to all navigable waters within the US.
Today we have "activist" judges but in the 1800's such personal interjection in to decisions would simply not have been allowed. Strict adherence to
the Constitution was still the prevalent idea of the times.
The sudden rush to remove statues such as Taney's is nothing but virtue signalling. An easy way to generate sympathetic propaganda for politicians
everywhere. No wonder they are scouring the country looking for monuments to tear down - every time they do they garner more support and admiration
from the Left.
I can understand the reasoning behind the Confederate statues though I may disagree but Taney wasn't even a Confederate. This means anyone who ever
did anything that hurt a minority will be subject to the new wave of hysteria to whitewash history and cleanse it of all symbols that the Left wants
removed. Someone has already called for a bust of Teddy Roosevelt to be taken down.
Where will this madness end?
Soon it will be James Polk for starting the Mexican American war, Andrew Jackson for the Indian removal and owning slaves all the way down to the
founding fathers since they were slave owners or signers of a Constitution that allowed for it. 100 or more years of American history is up on the
chopping block just to sarisfy the whims of the Leftists who think removing statues is somehow a productive thing to do. It isn't and all it does is
further divide the country - which is the end goal the Left is being used as dupes to make happen. The Obama legacy runneth over and it wouldn't
surprise me if he and Hillary weren't both secretly behind this agenda.
Damn near every public figure can be condemned by some group for some action they took.
Open season has been declared on the history of the United States.
edit on 21-8-2017 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason
edit on 21-8-2017 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)