Portland Rioters Attack A Founding Father In Their Attempt To Erase History
The saying goes "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The protesters are up in arms tearing down civil war statues and worse now they are going after statues that have nothing to do with the civil war. They have been going after Winston Churchill, Christopher Columbus, Gandhi, Lincoln and now they have toppled none other than George Washington. They clearly need a history lesson...
"A crowd of protesters gathered around a statue of George Washington in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday night and lit a fire on its head before pulling it to the ground.
You can see the toppled statue below.
A statue of George Washington has been pulled down with ropes at NE 57th & Sandy near the German American Society. #koin6news #PDXprotests #protest2020 #Portland #BlackLivesMatter #BLMPDX #BLM #Oregon #Investigation #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #vandalism #spraypaint #statue #rosecity pic.twitter.com/xmWYtpcbJE
— Jennifer Dowling (@JenDowlingKoin6) June 19, 2020
"The bronze statue was created by Pompeo Coppini, an Italian immigrant. He created three George Washington statues, one in Mexico City before it was torn down and the other in Austin, Texas. The George Washington statue in Portland was erected in 1926 as a tribute to the sesquicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. The statue is reported to be a part of the City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection, courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council."
These protesters need to pick up a history book. George Washington is the founder of our country. He was so noble that he turned down the offer to be king as he felt he didn't want to recreate another monarchy in the United States. Where do these protesters get off thinking this is somehow ok? It seems these protesters are no longer interested in just taking down what they claim to be racist, they just want to destroy everything. Tearing down George Washington is attacking the foundation of our democracy and is unacceptable.