A statue of Thomas Jefferson that has resided in New York City Hall since 1833 was eliminated Monday following a unanimous vote by the town’s Public Design Commission over the Founding Father’s slave-owner previous. Author Douglas Murray slammed the choice on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday and warned of the left’s mission to “rewrite the American story.”


DOUGLAS MURRAY: The complete tone, the entire story of America is being reframed beneath our toes. They are making us must be defensive about Thomas Jefferson as a substitute of concerning Jefferson, rightly, as considered one of not simply the best figures in American historical past, one of many biggest figures in world historical past. Instead of that, we’ve got to do that, effectively, you realize, he did personal slaves, I imply that that wasn’t — and earlier than you realize it, the primary story of Jefferson has been modified. And that is what, by the best way, papers just like the New York Times, famously with the 1619 Project, they mentioned they need to do. They mentioned they need to reframe the American story. They need to rewrite the American story. That’s what they’re doing. And that is what Americans have to comprehend is the sport that is on. You know, bear in mind at Mount Rushmore final yr, the CNN correspondent, they went live, mentioned that the president’s going to kick off Independence Day with a speech in entrance of two slave house owners on stolen land. They assume all of America is stolen land. They assume each single one who based this nation is rotten. If you imagine that you simply imagine in a completely completely different imaginative and prescient of America than most American folks. Because most American folks don’t need to assume badly of this nation. Most American folks rightly need to assume very effectively of this nation as a result of they need to assume effectively of it. They ought to assume effectively of the Founding Fathers. They ought to assume effectively of the Constitution. This is not a little little bit of element in historical past. This is the largest little bit of luck any folks have ever needed to have had Founding Fathers like this. People must be pleased with this, and it must be seen as a shame that you simply see Thomas Jefferson crated up, boarded up, hauled out the again door. That is a shame and I hope we do not see it once more. 


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