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S.D. Governor Weighs in on Idea of Blowing Up Mount Rushmore
S.D. Governor Weighs in on 
Idea of Blowing Up 
Mount Rushmore

BY TYLER O'NEIL JUN 23, 2020 3:46 PM EST

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Mount Rushmore. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

As protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd devolved 
into the lootingvandalism, and arson across America that destroyed
 black livesblack livelihoods, and black monuments, Cancel Culture 
iconoclasts have vandalized and toppled statues of Confederate generals 
and Union generalsChristopher ColumbusGeorge Washington
and Thomas Jefferson. They even vandalized statues of Mahatma Gandhi 
and the first black Union volunteers. This raises the question of whether 
or not the rioters will target one of America’s most iconic 
monuments — Mount Rushmore.

“So, when is our woke historical revisionist priesthood going to insist on 
blowing up Mount Rushmore?” best-selling author Ben Shapiro 
mused on Twitter.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) powerfully shot down the idea. 
“Not on my watch,” she tweeted.

Mount Rushmore boasts the faces of Presidents George Washington, 
Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. 
Each of these men embodied American heroism and self-sacrifice 
in various ways, although each of them also had their faults.

Rioters and their allies have vandalized memorials to each of these 
presidents, scrawling “Y’all not tired yet” on the plinth at the 
Lincoln Memorial, removing a statue of Theodore Roosevelt from 
a New York City museum, and rioters in Portland, Ore.,
 toppled statues of Washington and Jefferson.

When the rioters toppled the Washington statue, they 
spray-painted “1619” on it, echoing The New York Times‘s 
“1619 Project,” which aims to redefine American history by making 
the arrival of the first slaves in 1619 the focal point, rather than 
the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The 1619 Project 
justifies scrapping the entire American project — which has 
bolstered freedom and prosperity across the globe — in the 
name of racial justice.

As the vandalism of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment of black slaves 
demonstrates, however, this anti-American mob will not only target 
white people or white monuments.

President Donald Trump has announced he would lay down the law 
to stop the vandals and statue-topplers, and it appears Kristi Noem 
has a similar fortitude on this issue. As Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) 
warned, “We cannot tolerate mob rule and we cannot allow it 
to go unpunished.”

The iconic busts of Mount Rushmore are not going anywhere anytime 
soon, and Trump announced that the federal government will prosecute 
those who have crossed state lines to topple statues or those who 
have vandalized monuments owned and operated by the 
federal government.

Mount Rushmore is a national treasure, and Kristi Noem deserves 
credit for standing up for this iconic monument.

A True Friend
Freely Advises,
Justly Assists Readily,
Adventures Boldly,
Takes all Patiently,
Defends Courageously
Continues a Friend Unchangeably.

William Penn

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Is this for real! ???????
Oh my

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