Currently, in the news, we see example after example of the lefts’ efforts concerning our historical monuments. They are being vandalized, demolished, or removed. This is not only happening just across America or Texas but right here in our own backyard, in Gregg County.
The recent effort to remove the Confederate Brig. Gen. John Gregg monument, per the Longview News-Journal, was started by Chelsea Laury of Longview. This is Laury’s statement to LNJ:
“Every time I see that flag, or that memorial, or statues, I think of people who believe that my people, my ancestors, my family, me should be ‘other’ human beings, should be enslaved just based solely on the color of their skin,” she said. “It makes me feel alienated in a way. It feels kind of intimidating, to be honest, to have this huge statue of a confederate soldier looking down on you. If that person was real in front of me, they would think I’m a lesser human being than they were.”
On March 3, 2020, the Republican Primary adopted ten propositions, including Proposition 7: Texans should protect and preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, and buildings, such as the Alamo Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any reimagining of the Alamo site.
Texas Republican voters overwhelmingly approved
Proposition 7 by a whopping 97.82%.
In a press release on March 5, 2020, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said: “In the Republican Primary on Tuesday, nearly 98% of voters supported Proposition 7, which would prohibit the removal of historic monuments in Texas, including the Cenotaph. This issue nows seems to be settled.”
DID YOU KNOW?
On Monday, June 29, Laury’s measure will be addressed at the Gregg County Courthouse, during Commissioners Court, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Commissioners Courtroom is located at 101 East Methvin Street, in Longview, on the third floor.
If you agree that Texas should prohibit the removal of historical monuments in Texas, specifically the monument of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, currently located on the Gregg County Courthouse lawn, show your support by clicking the link below that will take you directly to the petition.
Government must not supersede the will of the people or the responsibilities of the people. ~ Ronald Reagan
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