Last Updated on August 25, 2022
Voters in Florida sent monument-destroying politicians packing when the state held its primary elections this week, rejecting at least three elected officials who supported the high-profile destruction of American history, in a major repudiation of their Cultural Marxist agenda.
Though GOP establishment politicians have attempted to sweep their monument destruction under the rug in the years since 2020, voters in Florida showed this week that their anti-Americanism hasn’t been forgotten.
Pensacola City Council member Sherri Myers was demolished in her bid to become the city’s next mayor, raking in just 10% of the votes in a 4-person contest. Myers was a spearheader of Pensacola’s anti-history movement, helping to bring about the Soviet-style renaming of Lee Park, now known as Florida Park. She was also a major proponent of removing the city’s Confederate monument, which stood in the aforementioned park for 129 years before city authorities ripped it down.
The monument, sculpted as a work of art and titled “After Appomatox,” depicted a disarmed Confederate soldier following Lee’s surrender to Grant, perhaps pondering the reunification of America, and reflecting on the nation’s deadliest and most destructive conflict.
A monument destroyer to her very core, Myers has also called for the removal of an obelisk dedicated to William Chipley, a historic figure who served as a Mayor of Pensacola and is credited with turning the city into the powerhouse of the Florida Panhandle. He also happened to serve in the Confederate Army as a young man, marking his memory for destruction at the hands of Myers and others.
In Manatee County, another monument destroyer faced a crushing defeat, with County Commissioner Carol Whitmore being bounced from her seat, bringing in just 25% of the vote. Whitmore was the Chairman of the Manatee County Commission when she submitted to the demands of violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa radicals.
After contracting the monument removal to the lowest bidder, the statue was destroyed when an apparently incompetent removal crew dropped it, breaking it into pieces.
Lakeland County Commissioner Phillip Walker, who was hoping that voters would give him a promotion to the State Legislature, was drummed out of his GOP nominating contest by a huge margin, losing to Jennifer Canady by nearly 30-points. Like Myers and Whitmore, Walker has cowered to left-wing anti-history demands as a member of his local government and has even advocated for the destruction of nationally registered historic landmarks.
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Following the defeat of anti-history candidates across Florida, a state with an incredibly rich Southern history often overlooked by outsiders distracted by “shiny objects” like Disney World, the spokesman of Save Southern Heritage warned future candidates about taking up similar positions. Save Southern Heritage has been a vocal and effective opponent of monument destruction in the State of Florida, taking part in lawsuits and public pressure campaigns to do just as their name suggests – Save Southern Heritage.
“Tuesday’s election should send a clear message to elected officials considering removing or destroying a historical monument,” the group’s spokesman, David McCallister said. “Move a monument – lose your job,” he warned politicians.