The Democrats among us are really hell-bent on erasing the history of the War Between the States.
Are they afraid of the truth about which party actually was pro-slavery, and lost the war?
In Baltimore, a city not exactly known for being all that patriotic of late despite War of 1812 fame at Fort McHenry, the whack job mayor who wanted to give rioters room to smash things up, had the statues of some key figures from the Confederate side in the War Between the States removed from a city park, and replaced them with a dedication to a famous vigilante.
Baltimore officials have dedicated a grove in a Confederate park for Harriet Tubman after the city removed four Confederate statues in the wake of the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville rally in August.
The city rededicated the grove in Wyman Park Dell to Tubman Saturday, the 105th anniversary of the abolitionist’s death, reported CNN. The park previously contained statues dedicated to Gen. Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate women, and former Supreme Court justice Roger B. Taney, who authored the Dred Scott opinion.
“This dedication of a grove of trees seems a fitting honor for a great abolitionist and US Army spy who traveled countless miles through Maryland forests,” said Friends of Wyman Park Dell board president C. Ryan Patterson, in a statement obtained by CNN.
Hardly anyone on either side of the public statues of Confederate generals and officials debate has a problem with remembering the actions and movements of Harriet Tubman during that specific war. She did save many lives, and her being a part of the underground railroad is a part of history that should not be forgotten. However, Maryland’s northern border IS the Mason Dixon line. By definition it was part of the Confederacy.
And people like the mayor of Baltimore and other Democrats that run big cities are determined that Americans forget that.
There is just something strange in trying to force a country to forget it’s own history. Why would any public official desire that outcome?
Food for thought.