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The Mayor, the Monuments, and the Mayhem

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When D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser earlier this year created an advisory group to scrutinize the city’s monuments, memorials, and facilities for their “disqualifying histories,” the outcome of its feverish deliberations was utterly predictable: It would launch an assault on the most cherished and unifying symbols of American democracy.

Like the militant Jacobins of revolutionary France, the leftist radicals leading this movement for “racial justice” see enemies everywhere.

Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, George Washington—all would be swept up in their frenzied attempt to cleanse the land of anyone linked to slavery, “systemic racism,” and the mistreatment of women and the LGBTQ communities.

Yes, the Washington Monument—towering over the city to honor the man considered “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”—makes the list of offenders.

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