We are currently living in a time of liberal lunacy in America, where political correctness has been weaponized and used to demean those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The headlines of the past few months have been littered with sad, unfathomable tales of liberal shortsightedness the likes of which many of us never believed we’d see. In a nation that is so intrinsically thankful and automatically grateful for the sacrifice of our nation’s soldiers, a cold wind is blowing in from the left, threatening to uproot our monuments to the fallen.
Civil War dedications were the first to come under fire, as misguided leftists believe that they represent bigotry and hatred, all thanks to unacceptably poor education on the subject. After all, these monuments are in place to commemorate American soldiers who died during the war, both within the Union and the Confederacy.
Now, after years of debate, a monument to an entirely different era of American servicemen is coming down, all thanks to a liberal think tank that is opposed to the shape of the statue.
“Back in 1925, the American Legion erected a memorial in Bladensburg, Md., to honor the memory of 49 men who perished during World War I.
“The 40-foot tall memorial became known as the ‘Peace Cross.’
“In 2014, the American Humanist Association — a group that believes in ‘being good without a god’ — filed a lawsuit alleging the cross-shaped memorial is unconstitutional and demanding it be demolished, altered, or removed.
“They alleged the cross carries ‘an inherently religious message and creates the unmistakable appearance of honoring only Christian servicemen.’
“On Wednesday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed and ruled the historic memorial must be torn down — all because the Bladensburg Memorial is in the shape of a cross.
“The Fourth Circuit said the memorial excessively entangles the government in religion because the cross is the ‘core symbol of Christianity’ and ‘breaches’ the wall separating church and state.
“Writing separately, Chief Judge Gregory wrote, ‘This Memorial stands in witness to the VALOR, ENDURANCE, COURAGE, and DEVOTION of the forty-nine residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland “who lost their lives in the Great War for the liberty of the world.” I cannot agree that a monument so conceived and dedicated and that bears such witness violates the letter or spirit of the very Constitution these heroes died to defend.’”
Yet again, we have liberal activists sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong in an effort to make themselves feel important, at the expense of patriotic Americans who fought for their right to freedom of expression and religion.
To say that this move is not within the spirit of the American experience is beyond an understatement. It is nothing more than self-aggrandizing tomfoolery and invented offensiveness for the sake of personal importance. Allowing this ruling to stand unchallenged has opened doors that none of us would like to peer through, setting the precedent to force organizations such as the Red Cross to adjust their near-ancient symbolism lest we offend the fond-of-being-offended liberals.