For most of America, Mount Rushmore has been one of the most patriotic and awe-inspiring sites our nation has to offer. With its nearly 60-foot faces carved into the mountains, it speaks of our humble beginnings but also what we can achieve as a country when we work together for the greater good.
However, it would seem those days are now behind us, as the political left has made the famous monument its next target for its cancel culture.
Why might you ask?
Quite simply put, it’s all President Donald Trump’s fault.
I know, the ideology doesn’t shock you, does it? After all, isn’t everything Trump’s fault? Coronavirus, racism, gun violence, immigration issues, global warming, etc. You name it, and I guarantee someone has complained that it is Trump’s responsibility.
But it wasn’t always like this.
Before the days of Trump, Democrats were still proud to be patriots. They loved the Fourth of July, lighting off fireworks, and traveling to historical monuments such as Mt. Rushmore. And they would have protected the right to do such with all their might.
Take Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, for example. Five years ago, before she elected to the Senate and before she became a viable option for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s choice of VP, she was all out patriotic. She tweeted out on the Fourth of July her excitement to be able to celebrate our nation’s birth and success.
She wrote, “All dressed up as historic figures. I just covered myself in Stars & Stripes. Next year I’m going as Mt.Rushmore! #Murica.”
Historical figures, stars and stripes, and Mount Rushmore. It is the very image of what Independence Day looks like. And she was proud to do it.
And yet, now, in the year 2020, when Donald Trump is president and in the running to sit in the Oval Office for another four years, she has a much different view of our nation, and it’s history.
This year, she told CNN that she was open to the idea of Mount Rushmore’s closure and destruction. Host Dana Bash asked her is she thought it should be destroyed because two of the four presidents depicted were slave owners. Duckworth said that was a viable argument to be sure and one that should be listened to.
But more than that, she said, “But remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty.”
Now, her words are correct to say the least. The question is, why is she pointing this out now? This has been a well-known fact for the better part of a century, as has the knowledge that both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were slave owners.
You can’t tell me she just found out about these facts either, as they are readily taught in most schools.
No, this is all about getting Trump out of office so that she and Biden can take over the White House. She has to make Trump look bad as if he is supporting both slavery and the lies and deceit that overtook the Lakota Tribe this land was taken from.
And Duckworth isn’t the only one with similar ideas.
For instance, in 2016, when Bernie Sanders was once again running for president, he made a stop at Mount Rushmore that CNN covered. Do you imagine, at that time, that the liberally biased outlet was critical of the not so innocent beginnings of the site or the presidents whose faces are displayed?
The video says it all.
Sanders is noted saying, “This is our country at its very best. What an incredible achievement.” Meanwhile, the CNN voice over is heard saying, “Visiting Mount Rushmore today, Bernie Sanders taking in the majesty of the moment. This monument to four great American presidents. Just the accomplishment and the beauty, it really does make one very proud to be an American.”
But in 2020, when Trump was visiting the site, this is how it was covered:
“President Trump will be at Mount Rushmore, where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans.”
Quite the difference four or five years can make, huh?
Once again, these aren’t new facts. Sanders stood in front of the very same monument a few short years before and was honored. Trump, on the other hand, is labeled as “dark and derisive.”
If this proves anything, it’s that Democrats are only interested in whatever they say they are for political gain. Nothing more. What utter hypocrisy!