Democratic Congressman Luis J. Correa has hung a painting on his office wall depicting the Statue of Liberty dressed in a hijab.
Rep. Correa (D-CA) said the image represents “a young Muslim lady who is trying very hard to be part of America, who is trying very hard to show people that she is an American”.
Does it say that or does it distort what an American is?
Some argue that it is offensive because our country does not represent any one religion or favor one religion over another. What if we replaced her torch with a cross and her tablet with a Torah? The Freedom from Religion loons would be out in full force.
The tablet in Lady Liberty’s hand is missing in this painting. It’s significant. The tablet has the date of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
A teenager entered the painting in a high school competition and came in fourth place. Rep. Correa has no intention of taking it down. Correa said, “By me taking it down I’m acknowledging that she did something wrong.”
True, but he shouldn’t have put it up in the first place. The excuse for offensive paintings is always viable when the artist is a young person.
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It’s especially offensive to some Christians who feel they had been attacked for their beliefs under the last administration.
Immigrants who escape from sharia are likely offended.
Last year, a congressman hung a painting of cops beating up black people. Some of these representatives pander and stills other hate America. We aren’t saying Rep. Correa falls into either category, but he is a hard-left open borders proponent. That’s not very American.
A conservative group, We the People Rising, wants it taken down. The bigger concern, however, is what students are being taught in our schools.