Monday, December 16, 2019
LEGISLATURE APPROVES SOCIAL JUSTICE POSTSCRIPT ADDED TO COURTHOUSE ANDREW JACKSON STATUES!!!
Sadly, this won't make much of a difference to the pigeons about the condition of their public toilet . . . Everybody else has more important problems as well. Here's a worthwhile distraction from property tax blame:
Examiner: Jackson County adding historical context for Andrew Jackson statues
"Jackson County is adding a sign or plaque that refers to him as the hero of the Battle Of New Orleans but also says he owned slave and as a president took actions that led to the forced removal of Native Americans from their ancestral lands. Thousands died on the Trail of Tears, including an estimated one-quarter of the Cherokee Nation."
The only interesting part of the story is that Exec Frank White was cut out of the decision and blasts the legislature for not offering input to minority groups.
Is this a great move for progress of mostly an inconsequential pastime for progressive Courthouse politicos???
KCTV5: Jalen Anderson introduced a resolution to place a plaque on the two Andrew Jackson statues giving a broader synopsis of the former president’s historical significance. “No matter what race, creed, sexual orientation you are, you’re accepted in every government building. This government building shouldn’t be intimidating to you,” Anderson said.
KMBC: County Executive Frank White says he was not told about the move.
You decide . . .