Biden revokes a number of Trump-era orders, including one enacting stricter penalties for defacing monuments. ?? pic.twitter.com/dW5Wb3SR57— Tracy Sinatra (@TracySinatra) May 14, 2021
Donald Trump’s “Garden of American Heroes” was always a hokey face saving token gesture to nationalist and populist voters who were enraged by the destruction of hundreds of our historic monuments by Antifa and BLM mobs. It would have cost Joe Biden nothing politically to let it stand. Everything that Donald Trump did as president was bad though in the eyes of progressive activists so it all must go.
“President Joe Biden on Friday revoked several of the executive orders issued in his predecessor’s last year in office that were penned to address conservative cultural grievances, including the sculpture garden he proposed on July 4 at an event at Mount Rushmore.
Biden rescinded a pair of executive orders tied to the creation of what former President Donald Trump envisioned as a “National Garden of American Heroes,” one of which was signed on Jan. 18, just days before Trump was set to leave office. …
“These statues are not ours alone, to be discarded at the whim of those inflamed by fashionable political passions; they belong to generations that have come before us and to generations yet unborn,” read the text of another one of Trump’s orders that Biden nixed, which directed the Justice Department to prioritize prosecuting people who vandalize federal monuments.
On Friday, Biden also killed another Trump executive order issued last summer that sought to protect monuments in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. The order threatened to hold back federal funding for state and local governments that “fai[l] to protect” monuments and called on the Justice Department to prioritize prosecution of those who harmed monuments. …”
“President Joe Biden has revoked a trio of executive orders issued by former President Donald Trump that sought to punish vandalism of statues and to build a new National Garden of American Heroes.
A July 2020 order envisioned a National Garden of American Heroes that “should be located on a site of natural beauty that enables visitors to enjoy nature, walk among the statues, and be inspired to learn about great figures of America’s history.”
A follow-up Trump order in January specified that the statue garden would honor, among other notables, Kobe Bryant, Julia Child, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek. …”
It wasn’t just the stillborn “Garden of American Heroes.”
It is not like we are going to be pissed off that cringe statues of Kobe Bryant and Crispus Attucks and the Notorious RBG and Frederick Douglass and Duke Ellington and Susan B. Anthony and Aretha Franklin and Muhammad Ali and Whitney Houston and Harper Lee and Rosa Parks will never be built. Trump never proposed to build a single Confederate monument in his “National Garden of American Heroes” to replace the ones that were built by our ancestors which were destroyed by the mobs last summer.
It says a lot though about Joe Biden and the mentality of the progressive movement that what was nixed was so intolerable. The proposed statues were mostly blacks, women, inventors, musicians, Indians, etc. Trump wanted to build statues of Milton Friedman and Woody Guthrie. The list of great Americans to be honored in the “National Garden of American Heroes” read like it was created by some cuck from Prager University. Biden also rescinded the executive order that protected existing monuments from violent mobs and Trump’s symbolic executive order on social media censorship. He rescinded a Trump proclamation that blocked immigrants deemed to be a financial burden on our health care system.
The message that Donald Trump sent with his “National Guardian of American Heroes” was that he was weak on crime and wouldn’t do anything to stop the Antifa and BLM mobs that were destroying our monuments. He was also a cringe conservative civnat who was afraid to vigorously defend our past. The message that Joe Biden is sending by rescinding his executive orders is that he stands for wokeness, cosmopolitanism, denigrating our ancestors, lawless mobs, censorship and open borders.
Note: As you can probably tell, I don’t like Trump or Biden.