Thomas Jefferson Statue Moved from New York City Hall

Thomas Jefferson statue via Wikimedia Commons

A statue of Thomas Jefferson was packed up and removed from New York’s city hall after the city’s mayoral commission voted to remove the statue because the nation’s third president owned slaves.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The 187-year-old figure of the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence was unceremoniously taken out through the back door.

It is reportedly on a long-term loan to the New York Historical Society.

The statue was banished from the chamber because it fails to represent contemporary values, said I. Daneek Miller, the co-chairman of the City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.

“Removing a monument without a public conversation about why it’s happening is useless,” said Erin Thompson, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “New Yorkers all need to talk about who we want to honor and why.”



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Sonja Moreau
Sonja Moreau
1 month ago

Well maybe they should research Joe Biden. He has family roots from one of his great great grandparents who owned a slave. Jim Crow himself, people need to research the history of our country, the Republican Party, and the Democrat Party was formed in opposition to the Republican Party by the KKK. So they are the racists, not us! America needs to wake up!

Sonja Moreau
Sonja Moreau
1 month ago
Reply to  Sonja Moreau

Correction: the Republicans freed the slaves, the democrat party was created by the KKK in opposition to the Republican Party.

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sonja Moreau

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was assassinated for doing so by a liberal actor…Democrat. His statues are being torn down. We cannot change history but we needn’t destroy our heritage for Maoist Marxists.

Bernard Engand
Bernard Engand
1 month ago
Reply to  Sonja Moreau

the KKK was originally formed by the dems to cause problems for the conservatives then they went on to harrass the black population l

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Isabel Willis
1 month ago
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GF Phillips
GF Phillips
1 month ago

In Jefferson’s time, slavery was practiced around the world. Nobody though it was wrong. England and one Scandinavian country abolished it in the late 1700’s. Jefferson was probably the smartest man to ever hold the presidency of the U.S. To judge a man from the 17 and 18 hundreds by today’s standards is nothing short of stupid. Can’t imagine how today’s society will be judged two or three hundred years from now. It won’t be pretty.

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
1 month ago
Reply to  GF Phillips

The Black Africans were sold into slavery by their Black Tribalism feudalism. Still going on today.

Car
Car
1 month ago

The founders of our country fought for our freedoms.They don’t represent who we are now.We are a country of whinny cry babies who get offended by everything and want to remove others rights to voice their own opinions. Idiots want to use today’s norms to judge how people lived in the past. Stupidity.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Car

And MILLIONS do not even learn about our history. Most schools no longer teach about the wars and the holocaust. The reason is that the age-old saying—lessons not learned are bound to be repeated.

john
john
1 month ago

Time to dismantle Mt Rushmore, right? I guess we can leave Teddy and Abe but the other two dudes gotta go! Maybe we can replace them with that noted abolitionist, B. Obama and his buddy Xiden…

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
1 month ago
Reply to  john

Mt Rushmore is staying or there will be a civil war.

Crosshairview
Crosshairview
1 month ago

O tempora, o mores! In other words, don’t judge man by standards that were in place centuries ago…

Bonnie. Burruss
Bonnie. Burruss
1 month ago

Totally stupid. Thomas. Jefferson had. A. Affair. With. A. Slave. But. Fathered. Children why. Remove. The. Stature ? Not. All. People. Were bad. If. They. Think. They. Can. Erase. History they. Are. Dead. Wrong. You. Cant. Erase. Time. Stupidity. is. The. Problem. Here. And. The. Scumbags. Are. Nothing. More. Then. Stupid. People

Bernard Engand
Bernard Engand
1 month ago

Isn’t that just what the Nazi’s tried to do and indoctrinate the school children?

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
1 month ago

You will not find slave ownership in my family bloodline. It’s possible some of my Irish Great Great Grandparents or their children were sold into slavery. I haven’t done a DNA check. My Father’s Grandparents were Farmer’s in Sicily, and lived off the land. My Mother’s grandparents were sheep Farmers and Fisherman in Norway and lived off the land. Both Grandparents came to USA in very early 20th Century with the shirts on their back. We come from humble stock.
Our roots are whatever they were. We cannot change the past. My hope is that all men, who were created equal, will learn to live with one another in peace and stay as one nation under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.

Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger
1 month ago

Absolute stupidity. Thomas Jefferson was a great man a proponent of individual rights and democracy. He was the man who motivated the colonists to break away from Britain and form a new nation. Our country probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Thomas Jefferson, the ones that behind making this decision to remove his statue are a bunch of imbeciles. The Marxist Demonrats need to try to study history before erasing it.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Good luck
1 month ago

Miller needs to be removed from New York State. He is Racist, un-American

gary thibodeaux
1 month ago

The liberal lowering of standards to pacify all indeed hurts all!

Donna
Donna
1 month ago

This is disgraceful! Thomas Jefferson is a part of our history. You people removing our history is
pathetic. Apparently we don’t have anyone to stand up with guts to these pathetic people.
Quit erasing our history!

Eduardo Gonzalez
Eduardo Gonzalez
1 month ago

This is a real shame
The world watches a Nation without heroes. It looks like the men who were our heroes were a bunch of crooks. Lincoln, Jefferson, Lee and others
The heroes now are Superman, Spider man and the saviors of the Universe
Judging people in the past we the present metrics is a sample of the poor education and poor principles

G R
G R
1 month ago

Communist cancelling culture. Losers demonstrating their hate for freedom, which is the foundation of the USA.

Jwolf
Jwolf
1 month ago

Just something for blacks to use as a crutch. My people, the Irish, were oppressed much more than any black slave, but do you here us whine about it? You want something to cry about, wait till socialism kicks in. It’s gonna make slavery look like mr Rogers neighborhood.

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
1 month ago

The guy that said the statue made him “uncomfortable” should have told to seek counseling.
And as to Washington and Jefferson owning slaves, I bet that in Virginia in the late 1700’s, you didn’t have political power otherwise. No Declaration, no victory over the British, no America.

TONY
TONY
1 month ago

COWARDS !!! JUST BENT OVER AND TAKE IT !!!!

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
1 month ago

Didn’t Trump call that one on statue removal. When the novel 1984 start coming true it’s time to hurt communists and their leash holders.

Bernard Engand
Bernard Engand
1 month ago

They should really check thru history, some blacks owned slaves.

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