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Harder silent about his party labeling Fourth of July as ‘racist’
Frank Aquila author
Frank Aquila

Following Josh Harder refusal to support to defend the police, he is again oddly silent about attacks on our American history and patriotism. The Democrat’s Twitter account tweeted that President Trump seeing a Fourth of July firework display is a “rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore.” Harder has said nothing to condone this or those who are destroying American monuments of Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Columbus, and others in order not to offend his socialist, communist, or Marxist supporters. Harder’s unwillingness to condemn such anti-America tweets or the rioters and anarchist attacks against great Americans shows either no backbone to support America or his approval for the anarchist and anti-American rhetoric against American patriotism.

Harder’s congressional challenger Dr. Ted Howze has condemned those who attack both the badge and American patriotism. He believes in law and order and recently said, “Without law and order, you have no freedom.”

Harder has not offered any support to Red, White, and Blue as those who support Democrats like Harder are toppling American statues and destroying monuments. These left-wing anarchists have done nothing against communist statues or monuments in America including at statue of Joseph Stalin in Berkeley and two statues of Vladimir Lenin in Portland and Seattle. Together, these two communist dictators are responsible for massacring approximately 120 million people. Still, they are protected by those who desire socialism and communism in America, the supporters of Josh Harder.

Other statues in America were also not touched including prominent Democrats like Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), who appointed many members of the KKK to prominent positions including Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Harry Truman, who was also FDR’s vice president before becoming president, was also a member of the KKK. Woodrow Wilson supported the KKK and watched the first film in the White House called, “The Klansman,” which was renamed, “A Birth of a Nation.” Robert Byrd, a leader of the Democrat party from the 1960’s through 2010, was a Grand Kleagle, a recruiter for the KKK.

Anarchist attacked the Lincoln Memorial and statues while Grant’s statue was also torn down. Lincoln condemned slavery and saved America. General Ulysses S Grant led a fight in the Civil War against slavery. Grant had owned one slave, William Jones, whom he inherited and freed just before the Civil War.

Other less known statues and moments who were attacked and vandalized are Col. Hans Christian Heg, an immigrant from Norway who died fighting for the Union against slavery and was a stark opponent of slavery. Heg’s statue was torn down and thrown in Lake Monona in Wisconsin.

Then there is the 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial, which was vandalized. That regiment had all black soldiers who fought for freedom with the Union Army during the Civil War.

None of these attacks against our American heritage and patriotism makes any sense including Josh Harder ignoring the efforts of our officers and our great American patriots. A patriot is someone who is brave to speak, fight, and die for what they believe. A coward is someone who has no backbone and unwilling or scared to condemn what is said for his own political expedience. There is a difference between Dr. Ted Howze and Josh Harder. One is a patriot willing to take a position and one is a coward, afraid to offend supporters.

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere” and can be emailed at