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Newsweek: Should George Washington’s Statue be Next?

There seems to be no bar to the crazy this week in the aftermath of Charlottesville. While critics are screaming at Trump’s suggestion that, after the Confederate monuments the left may go after the Founding Fathers, the fine people over at Newsweek are actually considering it. (Vice, by the way, wants to “Blow Up Mount Rushmore.”) In Newsweek, Michael Dorf, a professor of Law at Cornell Law School, wrote an opinion piece with the headline: “Should We Tear Down Statues to Slave-Owning Presidents?” In the article, he stated, “I am not sure that there is any truly persuasive reason for retaining monuments and other honors to the likes of Washington and Jefferson.
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