Last night the Democrat controlled City of Wilmington, Delaware took down the monument to Revolutionary War Caesar Rodney. The Rodney statue had long been a symbol for the state. It was displayed on the 1999 State Quarter. He has long been a hero that school children of my generation admired.
Rodney was one of a three man delegation who represented the state at the Continental Congress. In addition to that, he headed up the state militia during the Revolutionary War and it was those duties that he him absent from the Congress when the delegates were preparing to declare our nation’s independence.
The Delaware delegation was tied, 1 to 1, over the issue in independence. Rodney’s vote was required to break the tie. Rodney mounted a horse, in the middle of a thunder storm to make the 70 mile ride from Dover, Delaware to Philadelphia to cast the state’s deciding vote. Eleven states voted for independence, including Delaware. This statue commemorated Rodney’s ride. It should be noted that Rodney was suffering form facial cancer at the time, which would take his life in a few years.
What was Rodney’s sin which required the removal of his statue? His family owned a plantation in the Dover, Delaware area, and they owned slaves.
You know who else owned slaves? Washington and Jefferson, and they are going to be next.
The London branch of Black Lives Matter now wants to remove the statue of Winston Churchill.
These people want to re-write history just as they did during the French Revolution. The time has come for us to get a backbone and say ENOUGH!! NO!!!