Students Vote to Remove Abraham Lincoln

“The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison voted unanimously to remove a statue of Abraham Lincoln, which the student government sees as a ‘remnant of white supremacy.’ President Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation and lobbied for the 13th Amendment, is not a ‘remnant of white supremacy.’ ‘That would likely have come as something of a surprise to John Wilkes Booth,’ Professor Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law School professor, writes in a recent article on the students’ unanimous decision to cancel Lincoln. Nancy Pelosi has called for a ‘review’ of statues in the United States so that leftists can continue tearing down history in an official, government-approved manner. Would any historic figure survive the scrutiny of a congressional review committee comprised of members like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, or Rashida Tlaib? Would any living figure? Cancel culture is a repugnant development of our universities, and the unanimous vote to remove Lincoln shows just how pervasive the problem has become.”

“University of Wisconsin-Madison Student Government,” Townhall, Oct. 30, 2020