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Trump unveils historic names to become statues in National Garden: Washington, MLK, Kobe Bryant, others

“Each individual has been chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love”

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Throughout his presidency, Trump has always placed America first.

Even in his final days, he found a way to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes.

In one of his final executive orders before leaving office, President Trump updated the progress on statues to be built for the National Garden of American Heroes.

The list of figures who will be recognized with a statue was released Monday after months of attacks on our nation’s monuments in several major cities, BizPacReview reports.

“The chronicles of our history show that America is a land of heroes. As I announced during my address at Mount Rushmore, the gates of a beautiful new garden will soon open to the public where the legends of America’s past will be remembered,” Trump said in his executive order.

“Across this Nation, belief in the greatness and goodness of America has come under attack in recent months and years by a dangerous anti-American extremism that seeks to dismantle our country’s history, institutions, and very identity,” he added.

“The heroes of 1776 have been desecrated, with statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin vandalized and toppled. The dead who gave their lives to end slavery and save the Union during the Civil War have been dishonored, with monuments to Abraham Lincoln, Hans Christian Heg, and the courageous 54th Regiment left damaged and disfigured,” Trump noted.

“The brave warriors who saved freedom from Nazi fascism have been disgraced with a memorial to World War II veterans defaced with the hammer and sickle of Soviet Communism,” he said.

“The National Garden is America’s answer to this reckless attempt to erase our heroes, values, and entire way of life. On its grounds, the devastation and discord of the moment will be overcome with abiding love of country and lasting patriotism,” he added.

“This is the American way. When the forces of anti-Americanism have sought to burn, tear down, and destroy, patriots have built, rebuilt and lifted up. That is our history,” he urged. “In keeping with this tradition, America is responding to the tragic toppling of monuments to our founding generation and the giants of our past by commencing a new national project for their restoration, veneration, and celebration.”

The list of heroes includes America’s Founders, such as Washington, Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Other figures include Betsy Ross, Patrick Henry, Francis Scott Key, Paul Revere and more.

Christopher Columbus, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass will also be honored, as will Civil Rights leaders like Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.

The garden will also include American artists, investors, explorers and sports figures – such as the late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant – film starts, military members and American presidents.

“In short, each individual has been chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love,” Trump said. “Astounding the world by sheer power of their example, each one of them has contributed indispensably to America’s noble history, the best chapters of which are still to come.”

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  1. David Ruecker

    January 20, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Thank God somebody cares about the history of this great country.
    These are the individuals that sacrificed much, but persevered in this great land of opportunity.

  2. reba givens

    January 20, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I CLAIM GOD AS MY LEADER AND DONALD JOHN TRUMP AS MY PRESIDENT. NEVER WILL I CLIAM little joe biden as a leader , just a demon imp

  3. Noel Nathaniel Singh

    January 20, 2021 at 11:48 am

    President Trump is best and unforgettable President, he is President of the “We The People”, corrupt politicians.

  4. Michele Schermesser

    January 20, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Excellent! God Bless Our President Donald J Trump and Our Heroes! We will remain stronger because we are no longer asleep!

  5. Deborah

    January 20, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I personally do not believe sports figures nor actors/musicians should be included unless they have made a “positive” effort for the rights of all Americans and gave directly to towns/ cities/people that were destroyed by the BLM and Antifascists this past year! They (sports people/actors/musicians) have not earned that right. They helped with the division and destruction of this country.

  6. teresa

    January 20, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    President Trump (our real president) made wise choices with who he named for The Garden!

  7. Roseann

    January 21, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    President Trump the best ever. May God look over our Republic as Biden has begun to destroy!
    God Help Us✝️

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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