Memorials and Mobs

In Blue states and Democrat controlled cities, mob rule is expanding to remove memorials that recognize people who were connected with historical events. These vestiges do not attribute holiness or divinity to the person, but establish a physical marker in history, to recall the event in which they had a part. Louisiana is contemplating the removal of a famous memorial of the Andrew Jackson victory in the war of 1812, for reasons that can only be pandering to a mob that is seeking to foment anarchy in America.

Perhaps some memorials should be erected to the innocent victims who have been murdered and/or assaulted in continuing race riots. In 1992, riots in Los Angeles resulted in 58 innocent people killed with many more injured, including Reginald Denny. Denny was a truck driver who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he was the wrong color. Because of his race, Denny was pulled from his truck and smashed in the head with a cinder block until he sustained brain damage. It was a hate crime if there ever was one. Similar riots destroyed Ferguson, Missouri. Wars are memorialized for those who gave their lives in defense of evil, not to acknowledge the attacking foe. Instead of attempting to rewrite history, is it time to recognize the innocent victims who have suffered the bigotry, hate, and racism of the terrorist organizations and mobs that are attacking America today?

The constitution protects the right to peacefully assemble and seek a redress of grievances. Dr. Martin Luther King stood for peaceful protest and supported peace and virtue, rather than hate and racism. What we see today is counter to everything he stood for. He was murdered for his beliefs. Numerous memorials exist to remember his efforts and role in protecting civil rights. Those memorials stand in opposition to what is happening today to other memorials. The people through their legislature’s legal authorization have authority to establish and remove public memorials – it is their decision, but not by mob rule. Moreover, public officials in one jurisdiction have no right to address memorials in other cities or states. Do not think this is about civil rights or racism, or even police brutality, this is anarchy. These mobs seek to overthrow authority, due process and justice.

Lest we become filled with angst and indignation against any injustice, we should remember that America is a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles and values. In these we will find our way to a blessed future. Yeshua suffered more and extreme injustice as He taught and demonstrated God’s love. It is love, mercy and forgiveness that overcomes evil, not mob rule. The four L.A. citizens who came to Reginald Denny’s aid, showed such mercy in the face of hate. When we surrender ourselves to God, He becomes our protector and redeemer. Scripture says, “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19, also see Exodus 25: 15-16; Lev. 19:18; Exodus 3: 7). Do not let your heart be troubled.

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