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Biden Abandons Delaware’s Greatest Patriot, Christopher Columbus Too

Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2021
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AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

Today marks the 293rd anniversary of the birth of a little-known but nevertheless heroic Founding Father whose gallant and patriotic actions in July 1776 proved indispensable in sealing America’s independence. On July 1, 1776, Caesar Rodney braved harsh thunderstorms and rode 80 miles on horseback from Dover to Philadelphia—despite his ongoing battles with cancer and asthma—to cast Delaware’s vote in favor of American independence. Rodney’s actions guaranteed the Declaration of Independence would be passed unanimously, immortalizing the sacred cause of American freedom for all time. Not surprisingly, however, Rodney has become a recent victim of the left’s full-scale war on America’s history and heroes—and Joe Biden, the President of the United States, who hails from Delaware himself, has remained utterly complicit.

Despite Rodney’s well-earned position of prominence in the state of Delaware (town squares, high schools, streets, university residence halls, and walking trails have been named in his honor), in June of 2020, the Caesar Rodney Equestrian Statue that graced Wilmington’s Rodney Square for nearly a century was removed in the name of “creating a more inclusive environment for all people,” a sentiment signaling that Rodney’s ownership of slaves was cause enough to erase the memory of his historic deed from the public square. Though Rodney did indeed inherit slaves, he also took measures to set in motion the abolition of slavery: he introduced, for instance, a bill barring the importation of slaves in Delaware, and upon his death in 1784, demanded—as President George Washington would later do—that all his slaves be freed in his will. More significantly, Rodney’s pivotal signing of the Declaration paved the way for the gradual abolition of slavery in several states of the new American Republic, and ultimately everywhere after the Civil War, which would have never been possible without first achieving independence from Britain.

During the riots and statue-toppling of 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden blatantly ignored calls to speak out against the statue’s removal in his own home state. As William McGurn quite accurately predicted in the Wall Street Journal in the midst of the summer chaos, “Notwithstanding calls for Mr. Biden to declare himself on the issue, he’s clearly betting that a press corps that managed to ignore a former Senate staffer’s charge of sexual assault for weeks won’t press him on the statues and the mayhem. No doubt he is betting correctly.” To the surprise of few, Biden never spoke out to defend Caesar Rodney and was never held to account by the media. 

To this day, the Rodney statue remains out of public sight, and the mayor of Wilmington has repeatedly sidestepped the possibility of re-erecting it—likely as a result of being coaxed by his fellow city officials who have claimed the equestrian statue would “instill mental trauma on our residents” and cause “pain.”

Also removed from public view in Wilmington last summer was a statue of Christopher Columbus carrying the Cross of Christ, which had graced the city since 1957 and was endorsed by the Catholic fraternal group the Knights of Columbus. The Columbus statue in Wilmington was just one of many to be removed throughout the country as part of the left’s longstanding war on Christopher Columbus.

As the President of the United States and a Delaware native himself, Biden could easily issue a statement on the importance of Columbus and Rodney, or otherwise encourage Wilmington city officials to reinstate both statues. And they would surely listen—after all, in his own words, “the buck stops” with him. He is the President and the most influential figure in Delaware politics. Instead, he has deliberately chosen to remain silent and is therefore a willing accomplice to the progressive crusade to distort and eliminate the truth of the American Founding.

Biden’s inability to recognize that the same Founders who at one time owned slaves also went on to establish a constitutional republic that would abolish both the slave trade and the practice of slavery altogether is wholly ironic. Biden himself has boasted of working alongside and compromising with segregationists (even giving eulogies at the funerals of three of them), fought against busing to desegregate schools in the 1970s, and is on record saying in 1977 that desegregation policies would cause his children to “grow up in a racial jungle.”

While Biden has described his own capacity to evolve on racial matters during his own life, he has refused to afford the same ability to change over one’s life to the American Founders. If Biden were to employ the same logic to his own situation that he has used to discredit the Founding generation, he would find that there is no principle by which he should be serving as president.

For many Americans, it will come as no surprise that the same president who left hundreds of Americans behind in Afghanistan has not lifted a finger to protect the memory of his home state’s greatest hero.

Though President Trump issued rousing Columbus Day proclamations all four years of his presidency (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and an additional proclamation commemorating Caesar Rodney’s birthday in 2020, it would be shocking for Biden to follow course. Rather, Americans should likely expect nothing more than sustained silence, apart from a probable statement or tweet commemorating “Indigenous People’s Day” like he issued last year as a candidate.

But Joe Biden’s refusal to celebrate these two giants of our history does not make their lives or contributions to American life any less important or influential. As America today memorializes the anniversary of Caesar Rodney’s birth and prepares to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, let us renew our commitment to commemorating their lives, honoring their storied legacies, and celebrating their heroic courage.

As Columbus wrote in his Lettera Rarissima, “Let those who are fond of blaming and finding fault, while they sit safely at home, ask, ‘Why did you not do thus and so?’ I wish they were on this voyage; I well believe that another voyage of a different kind awaits them, or our faith is naught.”

As he “sits safely at home” in the White House, Joe Biden would do well to take these words to heart.

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Dr.C
Dr.C
2 years ago

Biden is the titular head of a counterfeit government, what could anyone expect from this controlled dysfunctional buffoon. Biden would prefer Jeff Espstine to Columbus, they have more in common.

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

Joe Biden is corrupt and loves BIG government. He does nothing to help the middle class, except make it shrink.

Mike B.
Mike B.
2 years ago

In this article it states President Trump gave rousing Columbus Day proclamations, all 4 years of his presidency , and for Rodney’s birthday in 2020. Everything that President Trump has accomplished, J.B has does the opposite. Everyday we read how this creature is destroying our country. Can we count on Delaware to vote RED in 22, and 24, or will they forget this? The mayors , and governors should be ashamed of themselves for not speaking up. Like Illinois, the state where I live,, we have politicians who love the chaos. It’s a damn shame this is happening to our country. God bless America.

Aaron P Lopez
Aaron P Lopez
2 years ago

Im so insanely angry at this Biden administration that it makes me sick to my stomach !! I don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth. The news media is just as complicit in destroying this country.
Impeach him, get him out now and take Kamala, Schumer, Pelosi, AOC, Omar, Talib, with you. Get all the scum out of Washington !
I despise all of them. Restore the sanity in our country, restore our schools.
Its time to take back this country. Stand guard over our polling places and vet every mail in vote that comes in ! Make sure their legit.
Pass voter ID laws. Im sick of this whole damn circus, its gone on way too long !! I’m surprised we let out go on this long. Its not amusing any longer, its flat out treasonous at best what the Democrats are doing.

Kelli
Kelli
2 years ago

Our country is crumbling under Biden/Harris!! Soon we won’t have an America left!! It’s horrifying…

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Biden has abandoned the good people of the USA. Traitor!!!

Patty L
Patty L
2 years ago

What happened to my comment?

Patty L
Patty L
2 years ago

Do full audits in ALL the states, reverse the election results and put our true President Donald J Trump back in office!!!! In the very least Joe OBiden should be impeached!!! Another question…When are the criminals who lied under oath before the Congress of the United States of America in an effort to perpetrate the Russian hoax, going to be arrested and jailed? Is every branch of our government polluted? I want my old America back! PLEASE!!!!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Biden is an insane mentally ill DemocRat crackpot that when he could think rationally in the past it often took him and his family member down the crook path. In his present state of insanity he believes he is God and is functioning as a puppet whose strings are being pulled by … Who Knows?

Carl Sampson Farris Jr
Carl Sampson Farris Jr
2 years ago

The injustice of Caesar Rodney and Christopher Columbus should haunt the traitors forever!!!

Joyce Laarz
Joyce Laarz
2 years ago

Biden is nothing more then an American traitor….he should be abolished from this country and sent to China.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Biden is being influenced by Obama, the far left, Pelosi, Schumer,Nadler, Shiff, Waters and CHINA!

GKP
GKP
2 years ago

JOE THE DEMENTIA KING RATES AS A CLEAR ASSHOLE//

david d parrish
david d parrish
2 years ago

joe biden is a traitor to our country

Harry Guzaliak
Harry Guzaliak
2 years ago

Joe Biden

Dale
Dale
2 years ago

Where is my last comment??

Dale
Dale
2 years ago

My family NEVER supported slavery, never owned slaves, so why should my tax money go to pay reparations???

Dale
Dale
2 years ago

In the spirit of this issue, why is Harris still vice president? Her family were slave owners so she is a slave owner and is incapable of being any type of government employee. Why hasent she reached into her bank account and paid families of slaves???

Granky
Granky
2 years ago

Gotta remove all those patriotic statues to make room for George Floyd statues. Democrats be woke.

George
George
2 years ago

Please do not confuse the left/democrats with facts. It really upsets them.

Drue
Drue
2 years ago

Biden has a backbone of jelly. He will not stand up against anything the left wants. He is without shame. He is the most corrupt, lying, plagiarizing, venal man ever “elected” as president. If anyone should be impeached, it is him. What a 10 pound bag of excrement in a 5 pound bag.

Willie
Willie
2 years ago

Biden needs to be shot right between the eyes. Harris and pelosi need to be drug behind a slow moving truck for about ten miles.

Louise
Louise
2 years ago

Seems to me Rodney should be a celebrated hero in the founding of our country.

John Burtis
John Burtis
2 years ago

My family began writing our nation’s history in 1776 when both sides, my mother’s and my father’s, began serving America. Later, we would serve with Lincoln in 1839, at The Bloody Angle at Gettysburg, get killed in France in 1918, serve in both the Atlantic and the Pacific Theaters in the US Navy in WWII while my mother took a leave from teaching and wore an MP brassard as an officer in the US Army Air Forces and we’d later serve in Vietnam. Along the way, we were firefighters and cops and lived and died serving our communities, never once, in all the letters I’ve found and read, did we worry about the race or religion of those we served and protected. I guess I’m weary of those who claim that racism is inherent in every one of us. Few of those who chant such rubbish have crawled through the burning halls to guide those we couldn’t clearly see to safety and to rescue those we never knew from twisted auto wrecks. When we served in foreign fields to secure the freedoms at home, we never dreamed it would allow great numbers to riot, loot, burn and fabricate the hateful lies today which appear as truth in the worthless rags our vaunted press has become. All this despite the manifold freedoms our wonderful Constitution has afforded the media. Yet, serve we will because we recognize that the United States of America, despite the opprobrium heaped upon her by the leftist solons seeking only to maintain their grip on power will, in time, pass away, and we, in our righteous anger, will prevail over this earthly malevolence. After all, we have triumphed over greater evils in the past than that found in the many tin pot orators, the legions of corrupt prevaricators, and great mountebanks who dog our White House and our Capitols with their curses on our houses and their lies about our souls. We will march on to victory.

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
2 years ago

The ( D ) communists need to be ‘shuttled off to Cuba or Venezuela, learn the language ( in some cases, and live their life in communist nations.

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Today’s Joe Biden would rather see a statue of Josef Stalin than Christopher Columbus!

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

Mice are not men and they know it,thus the blind hatred for everything brave and honorable in short manly

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

Putting it simply Joe Biden is an extension of the Obama administration and takes his orders from them, but he will meet his demise sooner than people think. The only one in control is the Lord almighty and as history has shown He hates evil and He is not done with America yet. It’s all in His timeline.

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
2 years ago

And who would know more about abandonment and desertion than good ol’ Loopey Joe? He would have abandoned his own mother is she were against the one-world government.

Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner
2 years ago

It is all part of the Marxist play book. Keep your iron oiled>

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
2 years ago

Ridiculous. This man is a disgrace to our country.

Patricia
Patricia
2 years ago

Biden is a coward who only does what he is told, without remembering what he did. Harris is a spineless two-faced liar who should hide her face from the world since she supports Biden. To not back the an important historical figure is a disgrace. Two hundred years ago, most prominent America’s had slaves,and women could not vote. Times have changed. Article 5 should be enough to get rid of Biden/Harris. They are not good for America.

Willy E
Willy E
2 years ago

Joe Biden, our Commander-In-Cheat, is worthless in more ways than I can count.

Mimi
Mimi
2 years ago

As usual the puppet does as he is told.

Will Henry
Will Henry
2 years ago

We all live one life. What we do during our life can be good or bad depending who writes history and when they write it. Before 1860 many people around the world believed slavery was ok. Not just American southerners. Slavery is still practiced in some corners of this world. Its not right just true.
Just remember we all do wrong sometimes. Just remember… John F Kennedy and Good ole Bill Clinton did their wife’s wrong but their wife didn’t rewrite history!

Mary
Mary
2 years ago

You can take down our statues but you can’t erase our history! History will repeat itself if it is not remembered.

Steve G
Steve G
2 years ago

History is what it is and im not going to listen to a bunch of racist idiots that America was the greatest country & symbol of freedom for the rest of the world for many years. unfortunately the bottom feeding woke, satan posessed demons that are in charge of the country have managed to ruin this great country in less then a year. Yes check HISTORY every great nation has good & bad parts in it, but if we are so bad why does everyone in the rest of the world want to come here for their freedoms, or at least they did before Biden & Harris & the deep state that controls these puppets took over! Ever since the election everything is worse for the common Americans- gas prices are way up, jobs are down, food prices are up along with every other commodity in this country, and the rest of the world thinks were idiots except for China they are laughing as they take over this country without a shot being fired!!!

PghSpport
PghSpport
2 years ago

Gee, Joe is a devout Catholic. I’m sure he is a member of the Knights of Columbus as well.

Eric Aguero
Eric Aguero
2 years ago

I’m just happy to see articles related to our history. I never expect anything positive when it comes to the Left.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

The wokesters are in good company in “rewriting” history : Hitler, Lenin and Stalin, Taliban, etc.

BrenLL
BrenLL
2 years ago

I am tired of a small number of people dictating to everyone. They are a part of our history good or bad it is history.

Hoyt
Hoyt
2 years ago

People please do your own research on the Civil War. Read all you can find about the cause and Lincoln’s true ideas!! If you do it with no preconceived notions you will reconsider the things you were taught!!

Sean Richman
Sean Richman
2 years ago

These entities that are erasing history really need to get a life in another country that doesn’t offend them.History is history,get over it.The people that the so called”do gooders”are trying to erase fought and died for what they believed in,right or wrong they were heroes too.

Allan Brem
Allan Brem
2 years ago

Time for real Americans to stand up.

DJames
DJames
2 years ago

The people of Delaware have promoted this filthy scum bag, do nothing Comrade Biden for 47 years in the Senate. I hope you are happy the way he lifts his leg like a dog on your State. I have no sympathy for demented a**holes.

Felix
Felix
2 years ago

Uncle Joe’s comment on all the patriots calling him out for all his hypcropicy along his route in Michigan, “I got 81 million voites”. I just hope our nation survives his “build Back Better”

‘Nonymous
‘Nonymous
2 years ago

Biden must be eliminated!

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

” If Biden were to employ the same logic to his own situation that he has used to discredit the Founding generation, he would find that there is no principle by which he should be serving as president. ” That statement from this article speaks volumes about JRB…
The story of Caesar Rodney is a fascinating story & was pivotal in getting all the signers on board for the signing of the Declaration of Independence…It is extremely important that our US history is to be taught in the proper context of the times…The Declaration of Independence would have never passed if anti-slavery language was included, the southern states absolutely would NOT have signed it otherwise…It took the Great Civil War, 84 years later to right the wrong of slavery, but our Founding Fathers were well aware of it’s evils back in 1776…This is our American history & it needs to be taught correctly to our children as it was to me, years ago…
Indigenous Peoples Day, fair to say it is long overdue, but NOT as a replacement for Columbus Day.
Yes, the American Indian was here in North America 1000’s of years before Columbus’s arrival, however Columbus Day is a part of our US history…
In summary, the senile Commander in Thief, has in all likelihood forgotten the Caesar Rodney & Christopher Columbus statues ever being removed from his home state of DE…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Stephen McReynolds
Stephen McReynolds
2 years ago

Take heart, America! Truth is on your side. Caesar Rodney and the other courageous signers of the Declaration of Independence are true heroes to freedom-loving people everywhere.

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