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Opinion South Dakota AG Ravnsborg: Trump attendance at Mount Rushmore fireworks is a defeat for ‘cancel culture’

12:40  03 july  2020
12:40  03 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

South Dakota governor on taking down Mount Rushmore: 'Not on my watch'

  South Dakota governor on taking down Mount Rushmore: 'Not on my watch' South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has a simple response to those that question whether Mount Rushmore will be torn down: "Not on my watch."Where does that leave Mount Rushmore, which displays two of those presidents in huge granite in South Dakota's Black Hills?

South Dakota ’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration is a free event for people to enjoy. There will be no parking fee on July 3 for lottery winners. Each ticket includes up to six participants within the vehicle including the driver, or shuttle service to and from the event for your group of up to six

President Trump is planning to head to South Dakota on Friday for an early Fourth of July celebration. The function will include a fireworks show over Mount Rushmore , which has not been done in a decade.

PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg discuss this topic and more on “Fox and Friends” in the 6 a.m. EDT hour on July 3 on Fox News Channel.

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The National Park Service under President Barack Obama was at the forefront of the left’s “cancel culture” when it nixed fireworks over Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota a decade ago, citing environmental concerns related to gunpowder. I found such concerns absurd.

Fortunately, things are different under President Trump’s leadership.

Experts worry Trump's Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration is a coronavirus superspreader event in the making

  Experts worry Trump's Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration is a coronavirus superspreader event in the making Health experts have said the event might help the coronavirus spread, and a wildfire expert said the fireworks could spark fires in the nearby forest.President Donald Trump is also set to appear Friday for the first fireworks display at the national monument since 2010. Tickets were capped at 7,500 "to ensure a safe and successful event," according to the event website.

Culture . Fireworks increased the risk that a fire would ignite. Some studies suggest that climate change is causing "I called up our people and in 15 minutes got it approved and we will have the first fireworks display at Mount Rushmore , and I will try and get out there if I can," Trump said on

When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks show there in years, he’ll stand before a crowd of thousands of people who won't be required to socially distance or wear masks despite the coronavirus pandemic.

President Trump will be in attendance Friday when – for the first time in 10 years – South Dakotans and Americans will once again behold fireworks bursting in midair, illuminating Mount Rushmore’s 60-foot tall busts of some of our nation’s great leaders and celebrating the inception of our nation and the freedom and independence for which it stands.

MOUNT RUSHMORE JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION TO FEATURE TRUMP REMARKS, FIREWORKS, MILITARY FLYOVERS

“The president looks forward to taking part in the Independence Day festivities, hosted by Governor [Kristi] Noem, and celebrating the greatest country the world has ever known capped off with a magnificent fireworks display above the great faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

Trump’s visit to Mt. Rushmore ignites fireworks - both real and political

  Trump’s visit to Mt. Rushmore ignites fireworks - both real and political Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks that he previewed on Thursday as a "display like few people have seen."Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks that he previewed on Thursday as a "display like few people have seen." The president will likely enjoy a show of support, with the state Republican Party selling T-shirts that feature Trump on the memorial alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

Cancel . Rushmore -- July 3. There will be fireworks . Pyrotechnic displays at the National Park have been banned for the past decade due to concerns In addition to fireworks , Noem and Trump will give remarks, there will be presentations of Native American culture , as well as performances by the

Fireworks displays were canceled after 2009 because a mountain pine beetle infestation had dried Bill Gabbert, a local wildfire expert who oversaw wildfire management at Mount Rushmore between The last living worker who helped construct Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota 's

Kristi Noem smiling for the camera: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem joins Sean Hannity on 'Hannity.' © Provided by FOX News South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem joins Sean Hannity on 'Hannity.'

Unfortunately, this celebration of America’s greatness and potential has been met with great controversy in a year that has proven itself to be one of great turmoil.

The debate over Mount Rushmore’s future is one that should not require South Dakota’s governor or attorney general to have to rise to the defense of the Shrine of Democracy.

Mount Rushmore is a gateway to American exceptionalism. It is a larger-than-life reminder that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – legends of leadership and democracy – were, despite any personal shortcomings, indeed larger than life and graced with a vision of what America can be.

I have donned our nation’s uniform for decades as an Army officer, stateside and on the fields of battle in Afghanistan and Iraq. I have proudly defended this nation that endlessly protects free speech and assembly. It pains me that we have people within our nation who think that toppling a monument to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt would somehow make our nation a better place.

Trump to accuse 'left-wing mob' of 'totalitarian behavior' in Mount Rushmore remarks

  Trump to accuse 'left-wing mob' of 'totalitarian behavior' in Mount Rushmore remarks President Trump will emphasize America's history as a "great and virtuous country" in remarks he plans to give at South Dakota's Mount Rushmore Friday to mark the beginning of Independence Day weekend, a person familiar with his remarks told Fox News.The person added that the president will also castigate left-wing activists and practitioners of so-called "cancel culture" who have targeted statues and monuments of historical figures across America in recent weeks. According to the person familiar, a key theme of the address will be that such demonstrators are "engaging in totalitarian behavior that is completely alien to American life, and we must not accept it.

When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first Several former officials who oversaw the wildfire danger at Mount Rushmore have spoken out Fireworks displays were canceled after 2009 because a mountain pine beetle infestation had dried

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain attended the first Trump rally since the Covid-19 pandemic and now However, Cain had tweeted his support for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s decision not to mandate social They called for the president to cancel his Independence Day rally.

It saddens me that after centuries of respecting our nation’s history and principles – including the mistakes we have learned from and built upon – we are trading majority rule and minority rights for mob rule and no rights for anyone who has the nerve to disagree.

There may be merit in replacing some statues or in changing some relics of the past, but the way to bring about change is not through vandalism, terror and destruction.

We are a nation established on due process and the rule of law. We need look no further than Mississippi, where the democratic process worked as intended when the governor signed legislation Tuesday to remove the symbol of the Confederate battle flag from the state flag.

Unfortunately, those advocating and instigating chaos across our country believe that only the “cancel culture” will make America share more diverse viewpoints. They believe that, somehow, we will all be safer by dismantling not only police departments but also free enterprise and free speech – and they will shout you down if you disagree.

While many conservatives are calling out the “cancel culture” – and the peril of the ill-conceived “defund the police” movement – many national Democrats have surprisingly chosen to remain silent – or worse yet, fan the flames.

Trump's Mount Rushmore event could yield a crowd of 7,500 — but masks are optional and social distancing isn't required

  Trump's Mount Rushmore event could yield a crowd of 7,500 — but masks are optional and social distancing isn't required South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News that people with concerns about attending the event "can stay home."National Park Service spokesperson Dana Soehn told Forbes that masks are optional for park staffers as well. NPS staff were encouraged to check their temperature before the event, Soehn said, but they weren't required to get tested for the virus.

Mount Rushmore controversy: South Dakota tribal leader joins call to remove Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump visit. "Yeah the media is just freaking But NPS determined that launching fireworks at Mount Rushmore this year would pose only a slight fire risk. Some fire experts disagree and think

Another South Dakota tribal leader is calling for the removal of Mount Rushmore as President Donald Trump 's visit to the monument draws near. USA TODAY 5 hrs ago Trevor J. Mitchell, Sioux Falls Argus Leader. © Briana Sanchez / Argus Leader Mount Rushmore Sunday, March 17, in Keystone.

These “leaders” encourage their lawless liberal supporters to desecrate and erase the memory of presidents like Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant – men who ended slavery by fighting and winning the Civil War, and ushered in new freedoms for our country.

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The reality is that vandalism, looting and toppling of statues and monuments of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Grant, Christopher Columbus, Francis Scott Key and others have nothing to do with ensuring equality or domestic tranquility today.

These acts do have everything to do with a modern-day “cancel culture” aiming to destroy everything lawless liberals hate.

Right now their targets are our Founding Fathers, our history, our flag and our police departments. What will their next targets be if the supporters of the “cancel culture” are successful?

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Fortunately for South Dakota, Gov. Noem is correct in saying that Mount Rushmore will not be erased on our watch and this will not be our last chance to see fireworks there as we observe the birthday of our nation.

As a South Dakotan and as an American, I believe it is time to put an end to this chaos. It is time to stand together this Independence Day to keep South Dakota safe, keep America safe and remember all that makes America great.

Republican governor on Mt. Rushmore event: 'There should have been face coverings' .
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said on Sunday that "there should have been face coverings" at the Mount Rushmore Fourth of July event late last week.Hutchinson told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he thinks the event was a "good" way "to celebrate our independence" in a "controlled environment." But he said he wished more people wore face coverings."Obviously, I would have liked to see more face coverings there in order to set an example,"Hutchinson told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he thinks the event was a "good" way "to celebrate our independence" in a "controlled environment." But he said he wished more people wore face coverings.

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