Charlottesville City Council has voted 4-0 to ignore offers by dozens of groups and localities to purchase the magnificent equestrian statues for display at other locations, and give the Lee, Jackson, and Lewis & Clark statues to a radical racial group who has detailed plans to melt them down into trinkets.
Must be nice to have this type of cultural arrogance without concern of blow back from preservationists.
This comes as no surprise to any of us who have any dealings with the communist republic of Charlottesville. These people hate us. We knew full well that none of us had a chance to obtain the statues, and will continue our complete and total boycott of that once great and beautiful city.
Meanwhile, Governor Northam has announced that he will illegally give the deed to LEE Circle over to the City of Richmond, after removing the LEE monument base, all of which will be completed before he leaves office in January. Work began yesterday.
The NBC affiliate in Richmond reached out to us and actually used a great part of our quote on air, and the entire statement in their written report:
“We are certainly not surprised to hear of the governor’s plan to illegally break the deed to the LEE circle property, destroy the remaining LEE monument base, and hand over the property to Mayor Stoney. Property owners across America should be alarmed that the state can actually disregard the legal and binding terms of a 100+ year old deed, just to appease the whims of a few ignorant and hateful activists.
Despite recent and repeated polls that show the overwhelming majority of Virginia’s citizens are opposed to monument destruction, and a total of NINE referendums across the Commonwealth during the past two elections, in which citizens overwhelmingly voted to keep memorials standing, Northam continues to bend over backwards to ignore the will of the people and please the extremists and haters among his own party. He appears to be racing to finish the destruction and give away the property to the city to ensure that the memorial will not be rebuilt when his party is ushered out of power next month.
Northam’s divisive and spiteful actions confirm that the carpetbaggers, scalawags, and their woke “social justice” rioters who are now in charge, are afraid Old Virginia won’t stay Reconstructed as long as General Lee is still around. It says something about our Confederate heroes that more than 150 years after the war ended, the honor, courage, and Godly character of men who stood up to the evil of tyranny, still scares the daylights out of them.
While they may remove granite, marble, stone and bronze, we are inspired and encouraged by the fact that the name of Robert E. Lee will be spoken with reverence and honor by true Virginians long after those behind the destruction and desecration are long gone and forgotten. Our work, as the living descendants of these gallant veterans is far from over. We will continue to do our duty…to ensure they are remembered and honored as we see fit, starting with new Memorial Battle Flag sites in addition to the 35 now existing across the Commonwealth.”
Obviously, the leftists are scrambling to complete their destruction before being ushered out of office in January.
Meanwhile, we are pleased to support the efforts of the Gordonsville Grays SCV Camp #2301 in their "LEE RIDES AGAIN" campaign to raise a full scale replica of the LEE monument!
This campaign is in the very early stages but we have reviewed their plans and are confident in their ability to make it happen and will be lending them our full support and assistance, including help to find a suitable location, the first step in the process.
Make checks payable to Gordonsville Grays, note "Lee Monument" in the memo line, and mail to PO Box 204, Gordonsville, VA 22942.
Donations may also be made via PayPal to GordonsvilleGrays@gmail.com OR www.givesendgo.com/LeeRidesAgain
We encourage you to get behind this effort and send them a gift to help get the project off the ground. Look for more details to follow soon.
"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer." Romans 12:12
This post was originally published on the Virginia Flaggers website on Dec. 7, 2021.
The Virginia Flaggers are citizens of the Commonwealth who stand AGAINST those who would desecrate our Confederate Monuments and memorials, and FOR our Confederate Veterans.