Still peeved that the metropolis has no Confederate monuments he can take away, lame-duck Mayor Bill de Blasio is as a substitute ousting Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s Council chambers.
He hoped to do it on the down low, having his handpicked Design Commission quietly vote Monday to pack the 187-year-old statue (gifted to the metropolis in 1834) off to the New-York Historical Society. Perhaps sufficient public outcry can cease it.
We’re speaking about the man on Mount Rushmore, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and a statue whose duplicate sits in the US Capitol.
Yes, Jefferson owned slaves — however he penned the phrases, “All men are created equal,” that led inexorably to the finish of slavery.
City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-Queens) informed The Post that “for us to really highlight such an individual is really not who we are as a council.” Our opinion of the council isn’t excessive, however we didn’t assume it against unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
How many extra outrages will de Blasio attempt to pull off earlier than he’s lastly carried out?