Just spoke with the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
George Washington statue in Portland will be removed by crane TODAY and put in storage. No long term decisions made regarding reinstallation.
Spokeswoman for RACC says statue caused “harm” pic.twitter.com/7S0wQUY68y
— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) June 19, 2020
In the last year or so, the far left has frantically tried to purge virtually every segment of society of anything — statues, military base names, consumer products, the English language — that might have a problematic history or connotation. And yet somehow these wild-eyed “anti-racists” haven’t directed any of their rage against America’s gun control laws. They’ve been totally overlooked. Why do you suppose that is?
The entire history of gun control has been hellbent on depriving minorities of their rights. Before the founding of the United States, some colonies prohibited freedmen, slaves, and indentured servants from possessing firearms. Others prevented Catholics from gun ownership. Massachusetts prohibited gunsmiths from repairing or selling firearms to Native Americans.
Despite being lauded as a progressive necessity, gun control, at its core, has always been discriminatory against ethnic, political, and religious minorities, as well as the poorest members of our society.
Gun control, further, does not make dangerous neighborhoods safer. Instead, it forces the disadvantaged to choose between abiding by gun-control laws or defending their own families.
The solution is for the government to stop making it so difficult and so expensive for people to defend themselves.
We must recognize that all Americans have an equal right to defend themselves, regardless of race or income.
— Cody J. Wisniewski in The Racist Reality of Gun Control