During his Mount Rushmore speech on Friday, Donald Trump said he signed an executive order to create a “National Garden of American Heroes” which will feature statues of famous Americans.
It’s the president’s response to the mob action in tearing down statues of American icons like Andrew Jackson and George Washington.The executive order reads:
These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens who, despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation.
Section 1 of the orderlays out the purpose: that we owe our “present greatness to its past sacrifices” and since “the past is always at…
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