Chicago Pastor James Dukes Demands Removal of George Washington Statue

And there it is. Race hustlers in America have finally reached peak stupidity.

President Trump recently wondered what the leftist outrage du jour of statue vandalism would ultimately lead to in our country.

“This week it’s Robert E. Lee,” he said. “I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?”

He facetiously wondered, “You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

While he had clearly been emanating an air of sarcasm with his statements, it quickly turned realistic when a Chicago pastor demanded that a statue of George Washington be removed from a local park, and that two parks – named for presidents Washington and Andrew Jackson – need their names altered.

Via CBS Chicago:

A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities.

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park.

Dukes claims that our nation’s first President only “fought for the justice and freedom of white America.”

“They (Washington and Jackson) should not have the distinct honor of being held as heroes when they actively participated in the slave trade,” he wrote to mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Rather than actually change the names on the parks, Dukes believes it can be avoided simply by dedicating them to someone with the same last name.

George Washington, for example, could be named after former Mayor Harold Washington.

Jackson Park meanwhile, could be rededicated – are you ready for this – to honor the ‘Reverend’ Jesse Jackson or the late pop singer Michael Jackson.

That’s right, we’ve reached a point where we want to rename parks that honor former presidents so that they now honor Michael freaking Jackson.

Last week, leftist thugs spray painted graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial.

When will this liberal lunacy in rewriting history end? Tell us your thoughts below!

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