Statues of Saint Junípero Serra deserve to stay. The protesters are wrong.

By |2023-03-06T12:09:21-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

To the protesters who tore down his statue in Los Angeles this month, the priest, friar and saint Junípero Serra represents “hate, bigotry and colonization,” as one activist put it. Nothing would have made Serra sadder, for the real man was a profound lover of all people and especially of the indigenous peoples he came to serve.

Los Angeles Protesters Take Down Father Junipero Serra Statue

By |2023-03-06T12:09:22-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

A statue of Father Junipero Serra in downtown Los Angeles was toppled on Saturday. Protesters say Serra, who was a well-known Spanish missionary, forced California Native Americans to stay at his missions and accuse him of destroying their tribes and culture.

Sen. Mike Lee: ‘The Mob Hates America on America’s Dime. It’s Time to Cut Off Their Allowance.’

By |2023-03-06T12:09:22-05:00July 3rd, 2020|

On the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday, Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah delivered an impassioned speech condemning mob violence in the United States. Lee offered a resolution, which his Democrat colleague, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, attempted to amend by inserting language attacking President Donald Trump. Menendez then repeatedly tried to silence Lee. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, served as the presiding officer and overruled Menendez. A lightly edited transcript and video are below.

Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence | The White House

By |2023-03-06T12:09:23-05:00July 2nd, 2020|

The first duty of government is to ensure domestic tranquility and defend the life, property, and rights of its citizens. Over the last 5 weeks, there has been a sustained assault on the life and property of civilians, law enforcement officers, government property, and revered American monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial. Today, President Donald J. Trump took decisive action to put an end to this lawlessness and protect American streets from vandalism and mob violence.


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