While there’s been a movement to get rid of anything “tainted” with symbols or people from the losing south in the civil war, things came to a head last week with the violent protests over removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville a week ago Saturday.
Since then the movement to remove statues has degenerated into not only eliminating statues and other memorials dedicated to those who served with the Confederacy but to America’s founding fathers who owned slaves, Supreme Court Judges who made pro-Slavery decisions and even Christopher Columbus. At the same time, leftists have decided to take the matters into their own hands, tearing down Confederate statues and incredibly burning one of Abraham Lincoln who not only didn’t own slaves but led America in the war to end slaves.
But their efforts have reached a new low as a man was arrested in Houston in an attempt to blow up a statue in Houston, Texas.
Per the Houston Chronicle:
Andrew Schneck, 25, a Houston man released early last year after a 2015 conviction on explosives charges, was arrested again Saturday night when he was caught planting explosives at the base of a Civil War statue commemorating Richard Dowling in Hermann Park.
Schneck was nabbed, “after a Houston park ranger spotted him kneeling in bushes in front of the Dowling monument in the park”
When confronted Saturday night in the park, he tried to drink some of the liquid explosives but spit it out, officials said.
The ranger then asked if he planned to harm the statue, and he said he did because he did not “like that guy,” according to a sworn statement submitted in federal court by an FBI agent investigating the case.
Schneck was holding two small boxes that included a viable explosive, a timer, wires connected to a homemade detonator, a battery and an explosive compound, according to the statement. He told law enforcement he had other chemicals at his home on Albans Road near Rice University.