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Prominent Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is no conservative.  However, he recently appeared on Fox News to send a message to all of America: the radical Antifa movement that has taken hold of the Democratic party needs to be stopped.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, Dershowitz discussed the misguided desire to take down — or even destroy — Confederate-era statues, describing it as a terrible precedent.

“Do not glorify the violent people who are now tearing down the statues. Many of these people, not all of them, many of these people are trying to tear down America. Antifa is a radical anti-American, anti-free market, communist, socialist, hard, hard left censorial organization that tries to stop speakers on campuses from speaking. They use violence. And just because they’re opposed to fascism and to some of these monuments shouldn’t make them heroes of the liberals.”

Those are powerful words.  When a liberal like Dershowitz condemns Antifa so powerfully, other Democrats need to take note.

“I’m a liberal, and I think it’s the obligation of liberals to speak out against the hard left radicals just like it’s the obligation of conservatives to speak out against the extremism of the hard right,” he said.  Then, he went on to explain how to most effectively combat this trend.  This is something I’ve been saying all along:

 “We have to use this as an educational moment. We have to take some of the statues that were put up more recently, for example, during the Civil Rights Movement and perhaps move them to museums where they can be used to teach young students about how statues are intended sometimes for bad purposes, to glorify negatives and to hold back positive developments.”
Exactly. The shame of modern liberalism is that the people who should know better — the professors and administrators at universities all across America — are bowing down to the gods of political correctness.  We have to think soberly about our past to make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes — and that, definitionally, means that we don’t glorify our past heroes as infallible…  or even our nation as infallible. Dershowitz pointed this out when he added:

“Once you start rewriting history of African Americans in this country, you have to start rewriting history of discrimination against many, many other groups,” he commented. “We’re both a nation of immigrants and a nation of discrimination against immigrants. That’s an important history for us to remember.”

In deed.  Will liberals pay attention?
Watch the Fox appearance below:

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About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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