BZ to the NPS

Kudos to the National Park Service. Thank the Lord that one of our governmental agencies has taken a stand against this unbelievable eradication of our nation’s proud history! BZ to the NPS.

By Gabrielle Cintorino
August 18, 2017

The National Parks Service has a message for America: We will not remove any Confederate statues from our country’s national parks — and the country’s best-known Civil War battlefield is making that crystal clear.

Less than one week after a group of white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a monument depicting Robert E. Lee, U.S. parks officials aren’t holding back words about their plans for monuments.

“The National Park Service is committed to safeguarding these unique and site-specific memorials in perpetuity, while simultaneously interpreting holistically and objectively the actions, motivations, and causes of the soldiers and states they commemorate,” the parks service said in a statement, according to Penn Live.

Gettysburg National Military Park spokeswoman Katie Lawhon said that in the wake of the Charlottesville rally, the park has received no requests to remove their monuments, but even if it did, those requests would not be considered.

Lawhorn explained her position in a well-written email published by WGAL in Lancaster,PA.

Its clarity is simply stunning:

“Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects, and interprets one of the best-marked battlefields in the world. Over 1,325 monuments, markers, and plaques, commemorate and memorialize the men who fought and died during the battle of Gettysburg and continue to reflect how that battle has been remembered by different generations of Americans. Many of these memorials honor Southern states whose men served in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

“These memorials, erected predominantly in the early and mid-20th century, are an important part of the cultural landscape. The National Park Service is committed to safeguarding these unique and site-specific memorials in perpetuity, while simultaneously interpreting holistically and objectively the actions, motivations, and causes of the soldiers and states they commemorate.”

Calling the memorials “an important part of the cultural landscape” summarizes the case perfectly. And the use of the words “committed … in perpetuity” makes it clear that idea isn’t going to change.

History must be remembered and serve as a lesson for future generations, not eradicated. The national parks should be applauded for taking a stand in favor of remembering American history.

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “BZ to the NPS”

  1. Should anyone wish to change a country, or its society, the first step would be to revise its history. This is what the Russian Soviets and Chinese Communists did in their respective countries. It is amazing how similar this is to what is going on in leftist USA today. Moreover, any notion that statues of Americans from the Civil War era represent pro-slavery icons is but an indictment of our educational system, which has become little more than an institution for brainwashing students. There is no one alive today who was a slave, and anyone today who thinks that the slavery issue was central to the Civil War flatter themselves. Winston Churchill told us that those who refuse to learn the lessons of history will be forced to repeat it; this, I believe, is true.

    What are the lessons of history as it relates to the Civil War?

    The events leading up to the Civil War were complex and anyone with an ounce of brains knows that there are no easy solutions to multifarious problems. But if we wanted to simplify the issue, 650,000 white Americans died to re-unify the United States at a time when southern states sincerely believed that the federal government, in pursuing emancipation, had exceeded its constitutional authority. Men like Robert E. Lee believed that American citizenship first came from their obligation to their state of birth. In Lee’s case, Virginia. What, then, should Lee serve —the central government, or his state? The Virginia legislature’s decision to secede from the Union compelled Lee to serve his state, which in the context of the times, was not only perfectly logical, but legally proper. Lee did his duty, so that today, we should ask this question: shall we condemn a man for doing his duty, as he saw that duty?

    I have nothing but contempt for those today who were born in the greatest country on the planet, who seek to destroy that country’s history as if it never happened. The word I would use to describe these people is “moron.”

  2. Well it’s about time SOMEONE stands up for history and says no to snowflakes and anti-fa. One town in Kentucky has stated it would take all the statues removed from other towns and cities. They said they would put them up in their town and display them. That’s 2 with some balls! Pardon my language…

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