In a stunning rebuke of social justice protest and vandalism, a record number of voters have endorsed a longstanding and controversial symbol that stands in Downtown Kansas City.
Actually, the results are a resounding endorsement against moving the monument . . .
NO - 65%
Yes - 35%
We don't want to delve too deep into voter psychology but the vandalism and efforts to take the decision away from voters sparked a great deal of rebuke from grassroots voters.
Credit to Legislative Chair Theresa Galvin for giving the decision to voters over Exec White's effort to remove the statue unilaterally.
To wit . . .
ONCE AGAIN LOCAL VOTERS CHOOSE HISTORY OVER SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY!!!
Forgive us if the "Save The Paseo" vote comes to mind in the aftermath of this decision.
Jackson County residents have voted to let statues of former President Andrew Jackson remain outside the county’s two courthouses.
Jackson County’s Question 2 came to be after the statue of the nation’s 7th president outside the downtown Kansas City courthouse was vandalized earlier this summer. In past months, there has been intense public debate about statues honoring Confederate generals and slave owners.
Developing . . .