Majority of Americans say keep statues up as more leaders speak out

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Alveda King)

Americans say statues should remain

Erect more statues to honor other heritages in our nation, but don’t take any down

Americans are speaking out, including prominent leaders in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), against the removal of Confederate statues, indicating they are a part of history.  A new NPR/PBS/Marist Poll indicate 62 percent of Americans believe the statues should remain, and 11 percent are unsure. Only 27 percent say they should be removed.

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During a press conference at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, local NAACP President Esther Lee expressed her thoughts about statues, WFMZ reported.

“You know that’s history,” Lee said. “That was in that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people local pulling down those statues.”

Esther Lee, Bethlehem NAACP President (YouTube screenshot)

“A young woman died. Two officers were murdered in a plane crash and all for what? Because somebody in their mind decided, ‘we don’t need to look at that anymore.’ It shouldn’t be.”

The niece of Martin Luther King Jr. told Fox News on Sunday that she supports President Trump and condemns Mainstream Media and liberal narratives regarding the statues.

“I was blown up by the Ku Klux Klan in our home, but we knew that the goal was to transform the laws and transform the human hearts towards compassion,” Dr. Alveda King said. “Racism is sin. Hatred is sin.”

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans…Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.” —President Donald J. Trump

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” King said, quoting her uncle. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear…We’ve got to stop the violence.The president is right about that.”

After a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA resulted in murder and violence on August 12, 2017 a national debate followed about such statues. Arrests were made and more riots ensued regarding the removals of Confederate statues in pocket areas of the U.S.

“It’s almost like in a way deja vu with me being 67 years old and having lived through the civil rights movement. I’m very familiar with that energy,” King recalled, agreeing with other black leaders who are defending Trump’s response to Charlottesville.

During a press conference at the National Press Club on Monday, Rev. Derek McCoy a leader for CURE, a political policy group, rejected a question from reporters implying that the president is responsible for the country’s racial divide.

“You are saying that the president is the instigator and I think that is absolutely wrong,” Rev. McCoy told the reporters.

Star Parker, the president of CURE, finds it ironic that progressive liberals are calling for Confederate flags to come down when they want to raise rainbow flags symbolizing the LGBTQ movement. “These two flags represent the exact same thing,” she said “that certain people groups are not welcome here.”

Across the country, more people are condemning the white nationalist hatred and speaking out against the socialist agenda and rhetoric liberals are using to cause violence and riots:

‏ “I think if people want to wipe out reminders of slavery, segregation & white supremacy we might consider getting rid of the Democratic Party,” tweeted Dinesh D’Souza, author and filmmaker.

“Woman Who Destroyed Durham Confederate Statue Is A Pro-North Korea Marxist,” headlined The Daily Caller.

“CNN commentator Angela Rye just demanded all Washington & Jefferson monuments come down. Madness as predicted,” Bill O’Reilly tweeted.

“Neo-Nazi groups, the KKK, which was created by the Democrats, all of these other groups, they were all spewing hate and they were all creating violence, and all of them should be condemned and denounced. Period… The president cannot be one-sided. He has to look at everything that’s going on. I didn’t like the white nationalists, the KKK, the neo-Nazis, David Duke, but I also didn’t like Black Lives Matter and Antifa,” —Diamond of Diamond & Silk

Taking a swipe at Mainstream Media and liberal narratives, Chuck Woolery tweeted, “Russia, Russia, Russia, Well that didn’t seem to work, so now, Racism, Racism, Racism. The same old song and Dance.”

Ann Coulter‏’s tweet went straight to the point: “Nearly the entire quisling “conservative” media immediately caved to the B.S. left-wing media narrative on Charlottesville.  NOT TRUMP!”

Dinesh D’Souza also tweeted that if Trump “is a Nazi for not calling out Nazis, was Obama an Islamic terrorist for not calling out Islamic terrorists?”

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