A statue of Thomas Jefferson was toppled at Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon.
Television station KOMO reports the statue was found lying on the ground near the high school’s track. The words “slave owner” were spray-painted on its base.Video posted on Twitter shows several dozen vandals using ropes to pull down the statue. At least one person took a hammer and pounded the statue.
Statues honoring and memorializing the Founding Fathers have become popular targets of leftists who are determined to eradicate any part of American history they find to be offensive.
Best-selling author Todd Starnes warned Americans that such a day would come when “culture jihadists” who topple statues, ban books, burn paintings and silence any dissenting opinions.
“Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation,” published in October, can be purchased by clicking here.In Philadelphia, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War was desecrated and in Chicago, a statue of George Washington was defaced and vandalized.
Statue of #ThomasJefferson
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Torn down by petulant children
Time to put an end to this— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) June 15, 2020
Idiot’s Insurrection pic.twitter.com/ETGbW2jnXV
I went to Thomas Jefferson HS in Portland.
This is today. pic.twitter.com/Saq1saoIBa
— Big Yikes (@BigShaun) June 15, 2020