Theodore Roosevelt didn’t survive the purge, his statue heads for storage

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The statue of Theodore Roosevelt that sits at the entrance of the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan will be removed. The leftists say he is a symbol of racism and colonialism. Teddy is the first president to celebrate a black man in the White House. He invited Booker T. Washington to the White House and was vilified for it. Theodore Roosevelt was an environmentalist. He established and protected some of our most beautiful parks.

Theodore Roosevelt, often called “the conservation president,” impacted the National Park System well beyond his term in office. He doubled the number of sites within the National Park system. As President from 1901 to 1909, he signed legislation establishing five new national parks: Crater Lake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota; Sullys Hill, North Dakota (later re-designated a game preserve); Mesa Verde, Colorado; and Platt, Oklahoma (now part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area).

However, another Roosevelt enactment had a broader effect: the Antiquities Act of June 8, 1906. The Antiquities Act enabled President Roosevelt and succeeding Presidents to proclaim historic landmarks, historic or prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest in federal ownership as national monuments.

ABOUT THE STATUE

His statue shows him on a horse and he is flanked on either side by a Native American and a Black man.

The statue was commissioned in 1925 and unveiled in 1940 as part of a memorial to former New York governor and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

The statue was meant to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) as a devoted naturalist and author of works on natural history. Roosevelt’s father was one of the Museum’s founders.

It is beautiful artistically, but, according to historian Newt Gingrich, speaking on Fox News this morning, it has a supremacist look reflecting the era. He believes it should be removed but not destroyed. It is continually subjected to vandalism and will eventually be destroyed, he said.

President Trump doesn’t want it removed.

Where do you stand? Once they started removing confederates, the vandals left nothing alone.

There is always an excuse to remove every statue that represents our history, good or bad, but it should be a choice, not a decision by vandals.

The founder of Yale was a slaver and Woodrow Wilson was a true bigot. Why aren’t they going after their statues?


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John Sanchez
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John Sanchez
3 years ago

Just remove the Black man and the Indian, leave Teddy on the horse. Problem solved.

Bev
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Bev
3 years ago

Opening the door?
This is beginning to sound more like ISIS wanting to remove all of our cultural heritage: the removal of statues/art, books, our laws and etc. And naive people who can’t forsee the results are supporting this destruction.

Epaminondas
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Epaminondas
3 years ago

See, Yankees? I told you so. Wait till they find out that Lincoln did not believe blacks should coexist in white civilization. Wait till they read his private correspondence. The non-white/radical mobs will destroy him, too.

Sickboy
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Sickboy
3 years ago

There goes the only stand-up Roosevelt.

Jon
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Jon
3 years ago

Just wondering about Mary Tyler More’s statue. Still there?