Get ready for another round of debate on whether there should be confederate monuments in cities in America’s southern cities. A Florida Republican state representative is proposing a bill that would prohibit the removal of Confederate monuments on public property.
Rep. Mike Hill said on Saturday’s edition of “Fox & Friends” that his bill goes beyond protecting just confederate monuments within the state.
What surprises some is that according to the Miami New Times, Hill is the first African-American representative in Florida elected from the Panhandle since the Civil War.
He said on that his “Soldiers’ and Heroes’ Monuments and Memorials Protection Act” would protect monuments honoring heroes who fought in U.S. battles.
“It also protects first responders and astronauts,” Hill said. “So it goes beyond just confederate monuments.”
Hill acknowledged that there has been a “small” reaction from the African-American community to his bill and it has not been positive. However, he noted that residents he’s spoken to in Pensacola, which is the area that he represents, are in support of it.
“This is simply a small battle in the entire war for the soul of this nation,” said Hill, adding that the left wants to “divide and destroy” the country.
Hill had some words for those who might argue that he wants to protect monuments honoring slave owners. The Florida representative said that was “nonsense.”
He said it was “faked, feigned outrage” that people want to tear down such monuments because they are offensive.
“I don’t think so. I don’t buy it,” he said.
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