Statue Watch: UVA Thomas Jefferson Vandalized, Ohio Revolutionary War Statue Decapitated

Statue Watch: UVA Thomas Jefferson Vandalized, Ohio Revolutionary War Statue Decapitated

The University of Virginia has cleaned up a vandalized statue of Thomas Jefferson and is investigating the crime, which occurred last weekend. The statue was apparently doused with red paint the day before UVA’s Black Student Alliance presented a list of “demands” that included taking down Confederate plaques on campus and teaching students about the relation between Jefferson and white supremacy, the Daily Progress reported.

Two days ago, Charlottesville “shrouded” the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee around which leftist and neo-Nazi protesters clashed earlier this month, resulting in three deaths.

This morning, Ohio state Rep. Wes Goodman reported that a courthouse statue of a Revolutionary War hero has been decapitated. Yes, that’s Revolutionary War, not Civil War. Col. William Crawford served George Washington in the American Revolution and was tortured to death by Native Americans who had been raiding American settlements along the frontier.

Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist, mother of five children, and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," from Encounter Books. Her latest ebook is a list of more than 200 recommended classic books for children ages 3-7 and their parents. Find her on Twitter @JoyPullmann.
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