Federal Judge halted the Biden administration from removing this war memorial from Arlington National Cemetery

Dec 22, 2023

The Left’s attempts to erase our nation’s history continue across the country.

But in some places Americans are starting to fight back.

Now this federal Judge halted the Biden administration from removing this war memorial from Arlington National Cemetery.

We now know the radical Leftist cancel culture mob never just wanted to tear down Confederate statues.

Erasing history is part of the socialist playbook

Their real goal is to erase history completely and rewrite it with their own.

They tore down and melted down statues of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and other Confederate Generals.

They’ve used billions of taxpayer dollars to rename roads, parks, schools, and military bases.

And they’ve done the same with our founding fathers and past political leaders.

It’s all part of the socialist playbook.

As George Orwell wrote in his dystopian classic 1984, “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.”

And for the most part they’ve gotten away with it as weak-kneed Republicans stand silently by.

But now there is opposition to the erasing of history, and it’s growing. 

A federal judge recently temporarily halted the removal of the Confederate memorial at Arlington National Cemetery that began Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Defending history against the left’s desecration

The group Defend Arlington filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, for a temporary restraining order.

Work had already begun to remove the bronze portions of the memorial. 

The removal was ordered in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Congressionally-mandated Naming Commission’s report to cleanse all Department of Defense (DOD) assets of any symbolism that could be seen as honoring the Confederacy.

Pending further court action, all work has now been stopped and the memorial has not been dismantled.

“The Army began disassembly of the monument atop the Confederate Memorial prior to the court issuing the temporary restraining order. The Army is complying with the restraining order and has ceased the work begun this morning,” a spokesperson for the cemetery told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

This was after Arlington Cemetery spokesperson Rebecca Wardwell said that “safety fencing was installed around the Memorial yesterday, Dec. 17 and the deliberate deconstruction process is currently underway.”

Defend Arlington sued the Army and the Department of Defense (DOD) in a district court back in February to halt the removal.

Defend Arlington’s lawsuit argues the Army unlawfully bypassed certain federal regulations.

But a district judge dismissed the case on December 12.  

“The removal will desecrate, damage, and likely destroy the Memorial longstanding at ANC as a grave marker and impede the Memorial’s eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places,” the lawsuit states.

Restraining order issued

But then U.S. District Judge Rossie Alston issued the restraining order saying the parties should be prepared to discuss Defend Arlington’s prior, dismissed case in a new court date.

Alston said their responses could affect his decision whether or not to extend the stay beyond the new court date.

Alston wrote that he “takes very seriously the representations of officers of the Court and should the representations in this case be untrue or exaggerated the Court may take appropriate sanctions.”

“The Memorial represents a symbol of reconciliation aimed at healing a country divided during a brutal sectional war and reconstruction,” Defend Arlington wrote in the prior lawsuit.

Now we wait to see if Judge Alston continues the restraining order.

Hot Take Politics will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 



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