A sad day in Kentucky Tuesday. As you may be aware, the mayor of Lexington (liberal Democrat) has been trying to get the downtown statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan removed. This actually started some years ago but became seemingly his top priority after Charlottesville. The mayor would not put this to a public vote – he was simply adamant that they must come down.
These statues are on the listing of approved protected military monuments, so designated by the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission, in accordance with Kentucky State Law.
But the state attorney general (another liberal Democrat) told the mayor on Tuesday that in his opinion, the KMHC did not have jurisdiction over these statues. So, Tuesday night, in a very underhanded manner and apparently against state law, the mayor sneakily had both statues removed. No matter that he ignored Kentucky state law, no matter that he never put this to a public vote, he had to have his way, and would follow any course to get what he wanted. The statues are now in storage somewhere (location not disclosed). Maybe they will be moved to the Lexington Cemetery, we will have to see. Obviously, the rule of law and democracy mean nothing to these anti-Confederate people.