Judge Halts Virginia Governor’s Plan to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue, Cites 130-Year-Old Statute | Beaufort County Now | A Virginia judge has thrown a wrench into Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) plans to remove the iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state capital.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Judge Halts Virginia Governor’s Plan to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue, Cites 130-Year-Old Statute

Publisher's note: This informational nugget was sent to me by Ben Shapiro, who represents the Daily Wire, and since this is one of the most topical news events, it should be published on BCN.

The author of this post is Ashe Schow.

    A Virginia judge has thrown a wrench into Gov. Ralph Northam's (D-VA) plans to remove the iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state capital.

    Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo issued a 10-day injunction on Monday that would keep the statue in place, MRC TV reported. Cavedo ruled that Northam's directive violated a 130-year-old deed agreement filed in Henrico County that guarantees the statue remains in place and that the commonwealth "faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it."

    As MRC reported, Cavedo's ruling keeps anyone from preparing the statue to be removed.

    Northam's office vowed to remove the statue anyway.

    "Governor Northam remains committed to removing this divisive symbol from Virginia's capital city, and we're confident in his authority to do so," Northam press secretary Alena Yarmosky said in a statement Monday night.

    Northam ordered the statue to be removed last Thursday, The Daily Wire reported.

    "Today, Virginia is home to more Confederate commemorations than any other state. That's true because generations ago, Virginia made the decision not to celebrate unity, but to honor the cause of division," Northam tweeted at the time. "The statue of Robert E. Lee is the most prominent. Lee himself didn't want a monument, but Virginia built one any way. Instead of choosing to heal the wounds of the American civil war, they chose to keep them on display."

    Northam then pointed out that "laws can be changed" and that he proposed legislation that would "let cities and counties decide what to do with monuments in their communities-take them down, move them somewhere else, or add additional context."

    "But the Lee statue is unique, both in size and in legal status. The state owns it, unlike most other statues--that was part of the plan to keep it up forever. It sits on a 100-foot circle of land, a state-owned island, surrounded by the City of Richmond," Northam added. "And when it's the biggest thing around, it sends a clear message: This is what we value the most. But that's just not true anymore. In Virginia, we no longer preach a false version of history."

    Since the Lee statue is on state-owned land, he directed Virginia's Department of Government Services to remove the statue.

    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney spoke on Thursday with Northam as well, and announced at that time that the four other Confederate statues on Monument Avenue would be removed as well. Stoney announced he would "introduce an ordinance on July 1 to also remove these four statues in addition to the iconic Lee monument," MRC reported. The other four statues "commemorate J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Confederate Navy officer Matthew Fontaine Maury," the outlet reported.

    Over the weekend, protesters toppled a Confederate statue dedicated to Confederate Gen. William Carter Wickham, which was in Monroe Park, The Daily Wire reported. Another statue in the park, dedicated to Gen. Fitzhugh Lee for his service during the Spanish-American War, is still standing.
Go Back


( June 10th, 2020 @ 4:37 am )
Governor Clan Robe, aka Dumbass Doct'a' Ralph Northam - deep advocate for the death of the unborn every damn day - has unilaterally decided to take down the statue of General Robert E. Lee, from its Richmond pedestal, to bolster his political position as a poor Pathetic, a Leftist Pawn.

Unlike, General Lee, a man highly respected for well over a century by many wise and knowledgeable patriots, Little Ralphie liked to dress up in Clan Robes. General Robert E. Lee, a cousin of First Forefather George Washington, never wore a Clan Robe.

Virginia residents, if they possess any measure of good sense, must be fully embarrassed by their Authoritarian Dumbass of a Doct'a' governor.

Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Gets $1.25M Bail in George Floyd Murder Case Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Six Days After Floyd’s Death, Chicago Suffers Most Violent Day Since 1961


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Here's a perfect example of how special interests often trump fundamental principles
Governor Urges N.C. Families to Sign Up Starting May 12 for Discounts on Internet, Computers
Editors at the Washington Examiner pan the president’s approach to his opening 100 days.
More than 175,000 people currently living in North Carolina have been diagnosed with chronic viral hepatitis, and many more may have hepatitis but do not realize they are infected.
Kylee Zempel explains in a Federalist column why the nation’s capital should not become the 51st American state.
Caroline Downey writes at National Review Online about a welcome defense of parental school choice.


In an investigation fit for “McGruff the Crime Dog,” a fiscal watchdog group has sued for details on the two biting incidents by President Joe Biden’s dog Major.
We thought we was toast. We could be wrong.
Philip Klein of National Review Online pans a federal agency’s latest pronouncement on wearing masks outdoors.
The economy is rigged, but not in the way Bernie Sanders thinks — capitalism is not the problem.
When is losing the entire value of your property due to government regulation, not an “undue hardship”?
Is it a Tool to Divide Us?
Today, Governor Roy Cooper granted a Pardon of Innocence for Darryl Anthony Howard of Durham, who was convicted of crimes he did not commit.


Back to Top