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Anti-Israel Protestors Deface George Washington Statue

The disrespect and hatred for America the anti-Israel protestors have is a peek into the chaos to follow if they are allowed to continue.

The recent disgraceful vandalism of a George Washington statue at George Washington University by anti-Israel protesters represents a deeper malaise eating at the fabric of our nation. Draping a Palestinian flag and defacing this monument with slogans and stickers that bespeak a broader disdain not just for Israel, but for the very foundations of America, illustrates a disturbing trend. The phrase “Genocidal Warmongering University” scrawled across the statue’s base is a reckless rewriting of history, driven by ignorance and malice toward the nation that affords these students their freedoms.

The protesters, who have essentially commandeered University Yard, seem to forget—or perhaps never understood—the sacrifices made by the likes of Washington, who helped forge a country where such expression is possible. Now, his legacy is tarnished by those who likely cannot comprehend the irony of their actions: denigrating the very symbol of the freedoms they exercise.

This incident is symptomatic of a broader cultural decay that threatens the principles upon which our country was built. A disrespect for our history and a disdain for our country’s contributions to freedom and democracy are becoming all too common. This isn’t activism; it’s a display of ingratitude to a country that, despite its flaws, has stood as a beacon of liberty and opportunity worldwide.

What’s particularly alarming is the university’s response to this vandalism. While they’ve pledged to secure the area and resolve the situation safely, one has to wonder about the long-term implications if such acts are met with weak condemnations and minimal repercussions. The removal of barricades and the occupation of campus grounds by an unruly mob should be seen for what it is: a breakdown of law and order, spurred on by radical ideologies that undermine our societal norms.

As we look at this chaos, we must remember that hatred of America and its heroes, coupled with support for groups linked to terrorism, will only lead us down a path of self-destruction. If this trend continues, we risk losing the very essence of what makes America great. Those who seek to dismantle our heritage and spit upon our history may one day find themselves longing for the very freedoms and values they scorned—only to realize too late what they’ve lost.

America remains a land of unmatched opportunity and freedom. To see it defamed by those who enjoy its benefits is not just disappointing; it’s a call to action for those of us who still believe in this nation’s founding principles. We must advocate for a return to respect, civility, and appreciation for the sacrifices that have allowed us to debate, disagree, and protest in peace. If not, the America we know and cherish today may be unrecognizable tomorrow.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.