Liberals are demanding the removal of statues honoring Confederate soldiers, claiming that they honor racist and oppressive beliefs. Now, Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones are joining in.
Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones are calling for the removal of a South Dakota statue honoring former President Bill Clinton, according to Fox News. Both women accuse Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting them while he was a prominent Arkansas politician. “Bill Clinton is abhorrent and morally deficient to say the least” Broaddrick said, “I would like to personally use a sledgehammer on [Bill Clinton’s statue], with the help of Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones.”
Progressives are outraged over statues depicting men who fought and died over 150 years ago, claiming they are representative of America’s racist history. Yet, the same people ignore demands to tear down statues dedicated to brutal leftists, and liberal sexual predators.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood (and the mother of eugenics), has a bronze statue standing in the Smithsonian, according to Lifenews. The exhibit Sanger’s bust stands in is called “Struggle for Justice,” which seeks to honor those who furthered “noble” causes.
Seeking to acknowledge Sanger’s immoral goal to have their race aborted, a group of black pastors demanded Sanger’s bust be removed. The pastors were unwilling to break the law and pull down the statue themselves. No one in the media was moved by their demands, and the story received no coverage.
The Smithsonian refused to remove Sanger’s bust, even with all the public outcry. Kim Sajet, a Smithsonian director, argued that, “The Struggle for Justice gallery brings attention to major cultural and political figures from the 19th century to the present day who fought to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.”
Such an explanation only points out leftist bias in this matter. They are unwilling to tear down statues of their own heroes, no matter how many evil acts they are accused of.
Bill Clinton and Margaret Sanger are much more recent figures than Robert E. Lee, and both targeted groups that leftists pretend to champion: women and black Americans. Yet, this is a stain on our country that leftists are willing to ignore.
In fact, leftists are willing to allow statues of brutal historical figures who aren’t even featured in American history. Consider the statue of Lenin, imported from Russia, now standing in Seattle.
According to Independent Journal Review, there are two more Lenin statues in our country, one in New York, and another in Los Angeles. As far back as July, there were calls for the removal of the statue in Seattle, but Antifa (and other leftists) have failed to join the cause.
Bill Clinton’s assault victims are offended by a statue of Clinton in South Dakota. Should the statue be torn down?
Lenin murdered millions of his own people. Someone has frequently vandalized the statue, painting Lenin’s hands red. Where are the leftist calls to remove a statue so blatantly honoring a Communist dictator and mass murderer?
By refusing to back the removal of statues of controversial figures on the left, from Bill Clinton to Lenin, the leftists have proven that their desire to rip down statues is about attacking their political opponents, not about acknowledging the crimes or racist attitudes historical Americans may have held or committed.