Remember, to destroy a nation, you must destroy its history H/T Moonbattery
You didn’t think they would stop at Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson did you? Or even with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? The campaign to erase all the “racists” in American history is a campaign to erase American history, period. Without it, we won’t know who we are. That way progressive social engineers will have an easier time transforming this into a very different country. Every great person in American history must be discredited and destroyed — including Patrick Henry. From New Mogadishu, formerly known as Minneapolis:
Students at Patrick Henry High School are organizing to change the name of their school.
“#ChangeTheName” is picking up steam, and now alumni and members of the community are joining the movement.
Like many prominent Virginians of his time, Henry owned slaves. Ergo, he is bad and must be erased.
By the same logic, the entire Roman Empire needs to go down the Memory Hole.
[Students] Janaan Ahmed and Farhiyo Hassan [say] change comes by educating their peers about the damaging effects of upholding what they call oppressive figures, like Patrick Henry.
Of course common sense dictates you examine historical figures in the context of their time, and how their efforts changed the place they lived. Without men like Henry, there would be no America, no liberty, and no hope.
But Patrick Henry offends some clueless students so, he must be erased. Yes, even though he opposed slavery. But facts? They matter not, only feelings and social justice matter
Patrick Henry was a successful lawyer and politician from Virginia. He went on the become governor of the state as well as being a Founding Father. As an extensive landowner, and as most Founding Fathers, Henry owned a number of slaves throughout is life. The number of slaves that Henry owned is recorded at about 80. However, he would go on to become aware of the wrongdoings within slavery and push for its abolishment.
Henry’s dissent towards slavery can be seen in numerous documents throughout his life including letters to colleagues. One of the most relevant of these documents includes Henry’s January 18, 1773 letter to Robert Pleasants. Within this letter, Henry first thanks Pleasants upon receiving a slave, and then continues to discuss a number of disagreements towards the idea of slavery. He speaks on Christianity and the fact that it “consists in softening the human heart” however it allows “a practice so totally repugnant.” Henry goes on to say that it is hard to believe that during a time of enlightenment and emphasis on human rights, that the practice of slavery could continue.
As an extremely outspoken and opinionated politician, it is hard to determine his influences in terms of disagreements within slavery. He was one that was against the United States Constitution and a firm believer in the rights of the individual. However, he often referenced religion when discussing the subject. Henry stated that the abolishment of slavery is “the furthest advance we can make toward justice….The purity of our religion…is at variance with that law which warrants slavery.”
In terms of specific actions, Patrick Henry consistently held speeches, wrote letters and was a prominent leader in the process of abolishing slavery. He became a prominent figure in opposition to slavery, something that his fellow Founding Fathers both acknowledged and embraced. Henry is quoted in stating that slavery was “inconsistent with the Bible, and destructive to morality.”
Henry is often referred to as the voice of revolution for his stern and outspoken demeanor. As Thomas Jefferson outlines, the push for the abolishment of slavery in Virginia almost lied solely on the approaches of Henry. Jefferson can be quoted speaking of Patrick Henry stating that he was “even more determined in his opposition to slavery then the rest of us.” Jefferson also credits Henry with allowing Virginians to find “the moral courage to take a bold and decided stand.”
Please go read the rest it is well sourced and eye opening. Sadly, the left has no interest in being informed