After the demonstrations, violence and near uncontrolled riots in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend reactions from the news media and self-serving politicians have been predictable, and eager to blame an embattled President who had nothing to do with the events in small town Virginia.
Conservative Review reported on comments made by Evangelist Franklin Graham…comments that need to be heard in Central Alabama and elsewhere in these turbulent times. Graham went on the offensive and reprinted below are excerpts from the Conservative Review article:
“In his attack, Graham made points few others have the guts to make, let alone defend in this day of knee-jerk reactionism and insta-boycotting.
“Shame on the politicians who are trying to push blame on President Trump for what happened in Charlottesville, VA,” the outspoken evangelist wrote. “That’s absurd.”
“What about the politicians such as the city council who voted to remove a memorial that had been in place since 1924, regardless of the possible repercussions?” he continued, referring to the statue of Robert E. Lee that was put forth by organizing groups as the impetus for the demonstration.
“How about the city politicians who issued the permit for the lawful demonstration to defend the statue?” he added, getting specific about the blame. “And why didn’t the mayor or the governor see that a powder keg was about to explode and stop it before it got started? Instead they want to blame President Donald J. Trump for everything.”
While some conservatives have brainlessly defended the rally and others — equally brainlessly — attack Trump to prove they’re not racists, Graham boldly said what few others have been willing to say, that evil is responsible for Saturday’s tragedy and foolish politicians were its unwitting tools. And nothing will infuriate liberals like that claim (well, that and maybe his refusal to blame Trump).
In their world, politics is everything, man is perfectible, and evil is something that springs from adolescence spent in the wrong environment.”
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Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama recently signed a monuments protection act into law, theoretically protecting the removal, alteration, or desecration of any statute or monument that has been in place for more than 40 years. Already, the Mayor of Birmingham has attempted to circumvent that new law by erecting a wall around the Confederate monument in Linn Park. Today the state Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Mayor Bell over the issue and litigation will proceed over the coming weeks.
Alabama, and in particular, Bibb County, is not immune to the unrest that is going to continue over efforts to tar and erase our Southern Heritage. The lunatic left is calling all who served in the Confederate army a traitor to the United States whose service should never be recognized, preserved, or honored. The belief of uneducated and uninformed lunatics that the reformation of all of our social problems can be resolved by silencing dissent and forcing their view, by violent means, upon those who disagree with them is what I learned to call anarchy. There is no longer a non-violent form of civil protest. We should not assume that this season of civil unrest that is now upon us will remain removed and distant from our peaceful community.
There was a news reporter with a TV camera in town yesterday……. looking for a story.
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