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Charlottesville City Council votes to cancel holiday for Thomas Jefferson’s birthday

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So it’s not just Confederate monuments.

Smart liberals assured me during the debate over tearing down statues of Robert E. Lee that there was a distinction between Lee and Founding Fathers like Washington and Jefferson. The latter were slaveholders but their participation in slavery wasn’t their claim to historical fame. America itself was. They were patriots who laid down freedom, equality, and democracy as foundational values for their new country, hypocritical though they were in applying those values to their own households. Celebrations of them are proper provided that their slaveholding isn’t whitewashed from the record. Lee, however, was a traitor who staked his historical legacy on defending a slave republic. That’s why he’s celebrated. There’s no other reason. There’s no place for monuments to a character like that in an America that’s trying to live up to its founding ideals.

Whereas smart righties assured me that it was all a ruse, that Woke Olympians would inevitably proceed to Washington and Jefferson once they were done with Lee. “Year Zero” logic requires it. There’s always another historical criminal to prosecute for the sake of Progress.

I prefer the “yes to Washington and Jefferson, no to Lee” rule. But if you don’t trust the left to follow that rule, well, I don’t either.

[The Charlottesville City] Council voted, 4-1, to remove April 13 as a paid holiday at its meeting on Monday. Councilor Kathy Galvin cast the lone vote in opposition. She has previously cited Jefferson’s contributions to the nation’s founding.

Council then voted unanimously to establish March 3 as Liberation and Freedom Day and provide employees a floating holiday…

Scott Wawner was the lone speaker to implore council not to eliminate Jefferson’s birthday, saying he felt compelled to “defend the honor” of the former president.

When Wawner said Jefferson built Monticello and University of Virginia, he was greeted by hecklers who said “slaves built Monticello” and the college.

Liberation and Freedom Day marks the day that slaves in Virginia were freed by Union troops in 1865. “Thomas Jefferson is the R. Kelly of the American Enlightenment,” said a professor at the university Jefferson founded at the hearing about his practice of abusing his slaves, which would make for a fine inscription to add to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. Alongside the bits about the Declaration of Independence, religious freedom, and the University of Virginia: “The R. Kelly of the American Enlightenment.”

Might as well. It’s not like the Jefferson Memorial will last more than a few more decades anyway.

Breitbart recalls that Trump warned explicitly about this in his famous presser after the Charlottesville brawl involving white nationalists in 2017:

Those people were also there, because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue Robert E. Lee. So – excuse me – and you take a look at some of the groups and you see, and you’d know it if you were honest reporters, which in many cases you’re not. Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. So this week, it’s Robert E. Lee, I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after. You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?

Where does it stop? Before you know it, major companies will be pulling their products out of stores just because they happen to have a colonial flag on them. You know, like this one:

Year Zero, buddy. Whatever happened in 2013 is as irrelevant to Progress as 1776 is.

I assume the president will be tweeting about this soon, and I don’t blame him. Public fatigue at the woke idol-smashers is one of his greatest political assets. It’s very on-brand for 2019, though, that the political choice presented to us on this holiday seems to be Trump’s dopey tank pageant on the one hand and dishonoring Thomas Jefferson on the other. Modern American politics in a nutshell.

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2019 as ‘1984’: Charlottesville Dumps All Celebrations of Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

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America continues it’s short, rapid march towards becoming 1984′s Oceania. The AP news service is reporting that  the Charlottesville city council has voted to drop all celebrations of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. Instead they will replace it with an observation of abolition and emancipation.

Charlottesville, Virginia, will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.

The city council voted Monday night to scrap the decades-old April 13 holiday honoring the slave-holding president and Founding Father. Charlottesville will now mark Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, the day U.S. Army forces arrived in the city in 1865.

Charlottesville has been grappling publicly for years with how to tell its history of race and discrimination. Those efforts intensified after white nationalists gathered in the city in 2017 for a rally that descended into deadly violence.

Charlottesville was ground zero for a brutal clash over civil war era statues and their removals from public properties.

Much like our nation in general, Thomas Jefferson’s history is complicated and nuanced. Also like our nation in general his legacy is both bitter and sweet. Regardless of the challenges of recognizing such a figure in our history, Jefferson’s contributions to the prosperity we all now enjoy cannot be measured. To erase that history is to erase our future.

But maybe that’s the point.

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Elizabeth Warren Ironically Celebrates the Day of Her Birth With Planned Parenthood

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., winks as she jokes with other senators on the Senate Banking Committee ahead of a hearing on the nomination of Marvin Goodfriend to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The great President Ronald Reagan once said: “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

No one exhibits the meaning behind this better than 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who recently, and very publicly, celebrated her birthday with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America.

In a video, Warren can be seen walking into an office where several women have gathered around. These women sing the standard “Happy Birthday” tune, and once it’s done, Warren gives a small speech.

“What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood,” she said to cheers.

“We celebrate today,” said Warren, giving the “resistance” fist in the air.

She later tweeted that she was proud to do so, and stands with Planned Parenthood in the fight for “reproductive justice.”

Let’s put aside the obvious fact that Warren is pandering here, and very badly. The much more entertaining part of this entire thing is that Warren is celebrating the day of her birth with an organization who is dedicated to making sure children never have a birthday.

Just a quick reminder, Planned Parenthood kills an average of 300,000 children in the womb annually. This will likely go down thanks to the recent laws passed in various states, essentially crippling the abortion provider, but regardless, Planned Parenthood isn’t known for celebrating birthdays, they’re known for preventing them from ever happening. That’s 300,000 birthdays a year that will never be celebrated thanks to that person never getting the chance to grow up.

And here we see Warren talking about how great it is that she gets to celebrate the day she was born with people who don’t allow others that privilege.

Warren either doesn’t see the irony in this or is fully aware of it and hopes you’re stupid enough not to understand it. All she wants you to see is that she and Planned Parenthood are hanging out together and that one of the largest leftist activist hubs in the nation is propping her up as worthy enough to be celebrated.

It’s all a messed up situation when you really break it down.

 

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