Twitter Hits Back Hard Against Al Sharpton’s Outrage That His “Taxes” Support The Jefferson Memorial
Community organizer and former “Race Ambassador” to the Obama White House, Al Sharpton, has expressed outrage that his hard earned tax dollars are going to support the upkeep and maintenance of a statue of Thomas Jefferson.
During an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose, Sharpton remarked,
“This is personal to us. My great grandfather was a slave in South Carolina, owned by the family that ended up Strom Thurmond was one of them. The newspaper discovered it.
People need to understand that people were enslaved.”
He also said,
“When you look at the fact that public monuments are supported by public funds, you’re asking me to subsidize the insult to my family.
And I repeat that the public should not be paying to uphold somebody who has had that kind of background.”
Sharpton said that these memorials could be allowed, but only by institutions such as private museums.
Thomas Jefferson is the Founding Father that was responsible for penning the original draft of the Declaration of Independence, which begins with the preamble:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Jefferson was one of the wise men who helped construct the longest-lasting Constitution that the world has ever seen, and one that granted freedom to all of its citizens, designed to prevent any one leader from deciding what is best for the country because of his mighty pen and phone.
Thankfully, such a dictator could never be allowed in America as long as the Constitution is followed because the media and opposing political parties would expose such a power-hungry man as the tyrant that he is.
After all, if such a dictator were to remain in office for eight years, initiating a fundamental transformation of the United States, we would see evidence of it in the form of civil unrest or social issues being turned on their heads.
In any event, Al Sharpton’s critique of public funds going to Thomas Jefferson memorials quickly sparked a reaction in the social media universe as users were pointing out the irony that Sharpton seemed outrage that tax dollars would be going to memorials of great men while Sharpton has been resisting having to pay his taxes for a good portion of his adult life.
A sampling of a few of the better responses about the news can be found below:
It should probably also be pointed out that it could easily be argued that Thomas Jefferson did more for the fledgling country of America during the beginning of the American Revolution in 1765 to the end of his second term as president in 1809 than Al Sharpton has done in his entire life.
This is even including consideration for Sharpton’s most famous statement, and probably the wisest words to have ever come from a human being in the history of Earth:
“Resist, we much. We must… and we will much… about that… be committed.”
Though Sharpton has not disclosed how much he still currently owes in back taxes, he has been reportedly complying with a payment schedule set up with the IRS to whittle away at his once multi-million dollar tax debt.
Share this if you think Sharpton has no room to complain about where American tax money goes when he, himself, has been such a long-time tax deviant.
Source: Independent Journal Review