New Jersey School Removes Abraham Lincoln Art to ‘Avoid Potentially Offending Anyone’

New Jersey School Removes Abraham Lincoln Art to ‘Avoid Potentially Offending Anyone’

President Donald Trump said, “You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

The rally in Charlottesville set off a chain reaction by the left that started with Confederate status being destroyed and desecrated all over the country.

Then, as President Trump predicted, they went after presidents and historical figures who were slave owners, which, was most of them considering they lived in a time of slavery. Never mind that some were arguing to end slavery – they too must come down. Al Sharpton argued that those that cannot, like the Jefferson Memorial in DC, must be altered to reflect their past as slave owners.

The president predicted it would not stop with Confederate status, “So, this week it’s Robert E. Lee,” he said. “I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, ‘is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?’ You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

He continued: “You’re changing history. You’re changing culture.”

The president was right when he asked ‘where does it stop.’

The American Mirror reported that New Jersey’s Camden County High School removed a piece of student-created art that portrayed Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson David to avoid potential offense — even though no one complained about the artwork.

According to Kyle Olson the artwork was “created collaboratively between students at two schools was removed by administrators because it also included the likeness of Confederate President Jefferson Davis,” Conservative Firing Line reported.

“In light of the recent controversy in Charlottesville and throughout the country, we have recently removed the painting from the wall outside the media center,” Camden County High School Principal Billie Berry said.

The Daily Advance added:

The controversy turned violent — and deadly — in Charlottesville, Va., when a woman was killed as a man with ties to white supremacist groups drove a truck into a crowd of counter-protesters opposing the gathering of white supremacists in the city. The white supremacist groups rallied in Charlottesville in opposition to the city’s removal of a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Berry said the school had not received any complaints about the picture being displayed on the wall.

“While we have received no concerns or complaints about the artwork, we felt that it was best to be proactive and remove the painting to avoid potentially offending anyone,” Berry said.

And while the removal came amid the controversy over monuments to the Confederacy, Berry insisted the picture at the high school “was in no way designed to promote the confederacy” but rather was “simply a historical representation of the President of the United States and the Confederacy during the Civil War.”

“The picture was created several years ago as a joint project between Camden County High School art students and students from a high school in Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania),” Berry said, according to the report.

“The students communicated daily with one another using Skype while working on the project,” the principal said. “Upon completion, our students mailed half of the painted squares to Pittsburgh and the students in Pittsburgh mailed half of the digital squares to Camden. Each school then pieced together the squares and the art work was displayed in both schools,” he added.

It’s unfortunate that the teacher did not take the time to educate the students about former president Abraham Lincoln whose most important act concerning slavery was the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all slaves in those areas in rebellion against the United States. But the subject was a recurring one throughout his political career and he was obliged to address it on many occasions.

The following are some of his other thoughts on the topic of slavery.

“There is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence – the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man.” Debate, Ottawa, IL, August 21, 1858

“This good earth is plenty broad enough for the white man and the negro both, and there is no need of either pushing the other off.” Speech, New Haven, CT, March 6, 1860

“We cannot be free if this is, by our own national choice, to be a land of slavery.” Speech, Bloomington, IL, May 29, 1856

“Slavery and oppression must cease, or American liberty must perish.” Speech, Cincinnati, OH, May 6, 1842

“The blacks must be free. Slavery is the bone we are fighting over. It must be got out of the way, to give us permanent peace.” Letter to James R. Gilmore, May 1863

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing over slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”  Speech to 14th Indiana regiment, March 17, 1865

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