On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence took the high-road in his comments about the latest trend from the alt-left, in which they tear down statues and monuments they “don’t like.”
Pence said he’d much rather build up more than tear down more.
“I can’t help but think that rather than … tearing down monuments that have graced our cities all across this country for years we ought to be building more monuments,” Pence said on “Fox & Friends.”
Since the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one dead, Confederate statues have been defaced and knocked down by “anti-fascist” rioters. Lately the vandalizing has spread to statues of Christopher Columbus and Abraham Lincoln. Some are even calling for statues and parks honoring George Washington to be taken down and renamed.
The vice president said it should be a local decision whether to rename parks or remove statues that some find offensive because of the historical figures’ connections to slavery.
However, it is “unacceptable” to destroy public property in the name of any cause, Pence stated, referring to the vandals.
While we must remember our history, we must “celebrate the progress we’ve made since that history,” Pence encouraged. “celebrate the men and women who have helped nation move toward more perfect union.”
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