10 reasons why Trump’s ‘National Garden of American Heroes’ is such a brilliant move

American Thinker:
By Thomas Lifson

Once again, President Trump has outwitted his opponents and forced them to fight on a playing field tilted toward his goal. His executive order establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” and his speech (transcript here; video here) during the July 4th Salute to America that revealed his first set of names for honoring as heroes has left the radical revolutionaries and their media and institutional allies sputtering in futile rage, making arguments that only reinforce Trump’s point.

1.  The new monument contrasts a builder versus destroyers. Polling shows that vast majorities of the public disapprove of the tearing down of statues. By standing as someone who is adding to our collective memories through new monuments, Trump stands on the side of creating things of value while his opponents are stuck defending those who subtract from our collective heritage. It also reminds everyone that Trump was and remains a builder.  The Executive Order explains:

To destroy a monument is to desecrate our common inheritance. These statues are not ours alone, to be discarded at the whim of those inflamed by fashionable political passions; they belong to generations that have come before us and to generations yet unborn. My Administration will not abide an assault on our collective national memory.

2. It focuses attention on the concept of role models. Every parent knows that role models are hugely important in teaching children how to behave, while even non-parents readily grasp that they also shape our culture and behavior. Cast in the light of value as a role model, slave holders like Washington and Jefferson stand out for their many virtues worthy of emulation because there is no possibility at all of mistakenly emulating their slave-holding, since slavery has been abolished. keep reading

14 Comments on 10 reasons why Trump’s ‘National Garden of American Heroes’ is such a brilliant move

  1. I agree. I just hope he has hard plans to grab the terrorists who burn, loot, destroy and riot along with the traitorous politicians who enable them in one big arrest bag before they do too much damage.
    I see no reason that RICO would not clearly apply to that bunch.

  2. I like the fact that little short guys like Audie Murphy made the list along with Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin, General and President US Grant, General George Patton etc. Why not add Sgt. Alvin C York from the hills of Tennessee to that list as well.

  3. How about a statue for John Q. Public that continues to pay taxes that fund this bullshit! We have a frickin war to fight and we are talking about statues before we even win a damn battle!

  4. Paid for by taxes? Bad idea, joe6pak. It needs donated land and funds donated by ordinary citizens.

    We need at least one each of a great…

    20th century philosopher: Ayn Rand
    20th century economist: Milton Friedman
    20th century physicist: Richard Feynman

    (I’ll try to think of more.)

  5. Scott Joplin
    Robert Johnson
    Buddy Holly
    Johnny Cash
    Mississippi John Hurt
    George and Ira Gershwin
    Aaron Copeland
    Rogers and Hammerstein
    Doc Watson!

    Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea
    Davey Crockett. I can go on and on…
    Colonel Glover and the 14th Mass. (sorry but I’ll have to lobby that one…)

    There really is SO many great Americans and the many contributions they made to OUR culture that we are told ove the many years that Americans have ‘no culture’ to speak of.

    The sculpture ‘garden’ idea has or was created once before at the Hall of Fame of Great Americans:

    They removed Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee about four plus years ago by fascist Andrew and Co.

    WE are going to need a ‘bigger boat’ I hope they have the land to expand as the commissions and suggestions come flying in.

    @Joe6pak – I don’t see the battle coming unless DJT looses.

    He’s ‘got this’, my friend I am very convinced of it. Keep the mental and physical powder dry.

  6. Hey Jimmy, you might have misinterpreted what I said. I was being sarcastic about a statue for taxpayers. We need to win a civil war first!

  7. Yeah, I did, Joe6pak. But I’m hoping that the civil war will happen at the ballot box. I realize I still have fits of pollyanna-ism over this, however, so please forgive.

    a) I’m tired of the “Government” owning ANYTHING!

    b) I’m tired of worrying about shooting my way into and out of a grocery store parking lot!

    c) I know where there are more true cod fish to catch than anyone can imagine. (This is perhaps a non sequitur.)

  8. Our Culture Warrior and hero, POTUS Donald J. Trump.

    Federally-owned bronze statues of non-military, American heroes. Safeguarded by law and force, if necessary. A ten year sentence for defacing/destroying them.

  9. Easy to protect statues and display them for the preservation of history.

    Volunteers along with security would easily deter the Soycialists.


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