A Fox & Friends host has found himself in hot water this week after some were offended by comments he made about the Pennsylvania memorial commemorating the heroes of United Flight 93, who fought back against the terrorists hijacking their plane on 9/11.
NOLA reported that while interviewing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Fox & Friends cohost Brian Kilmeade enraged some viewers when he drew a comparison between the 9/11 memorial and the memorials to members of the Confederacy.
“Do you worry 100 years from now someone is going to take that memorial down like they are trying to remake our memorials today?” Kilmeade asked.
Kilmeade went on to say that removing Confederate memorials is erasing history, and that he fears the same thing may happen to 9/11 memorials.
“I’m one who believes we should learn from history,” Zinke responded. “I think our monuments are part of our country’s history. We can learn from it. Since we don’t put up statues of Jesus, everyone is going to fall morally short. And I think reflecting on history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA. So I’m an advocate again of learning from our monuments and understanding the period that they were made. But also, we live in a great country, and monuments are not Republican and Democrat and independent. The monuments are a tribute to all of us.”
While some were offended by Kilmeade’s comments, we can see where he’s coming from. Removing monuments is a slippery slope, and there’s no telling where liberals will draw the line.
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