Florida House District 1 Representative Mike Hill better be ready to handle the incoming assaults from the Democrats and their willing stooges in the media.
He has proposed a bill, “Soldiers’ and Heroes’ Monuments and Memorials Protection Act-. The bill protects all statues erected in 1822 through to today and that would include Confederate statues. Personally, I am against tearing down any monument, whether I like it or not. The Civil War really did not have anything to do with slavery until 1862 and the Battle of Antietam.
Lincoln wanted a major victory before releasing his Emancipation Proclamation.
Florida House District 1 Representative Mike Hill filed the “Soldiers’ and Heroes’ Monuments and Memorials Protection Act-” that would protect all “remembrances” built on public property on or after the year 1822 — which would include all Confederate monuments most of which began appearing in the 1880s and later, according to Tampa’s channel 10 news.
The bill “prohibits damage to or removal of certain remembrances” as well as “removal or other specified activities concerning remembrances on public property” and grants the state authority to enforce the law.
Rep. Hill’s bill came after Florida State University removed a statue to former Tallahassee Mayor Francis Eppes who was a supporter of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The school removed the statue without notice and in the middle of the night.
Hill recently told the Broward Palm Beach New Times that tearing down Confederate statues does not help anyone.
“It will not change any person’s life today by tearing down a Confederate monument or tearing down a statue or tearing down a cross,” Hill said. “It will not change any person’s life by doing that. What it will do is prevent someone from learning the history of why it was there in the first place.”
Let’s face it. If we remove every statue that offends somebody, we would be throwing away our history. And if the monument is something that is truly bad, then it’s a reminder to us all to never again make the same mistake.