In January of this year, we reported how the City of King, North Carolina was forced to remove a veterans’ memorial depicting a praying Soldier next to a cross-shaped marker in order to settle a four-year lawsuit. The city capitulated to the secular humanists bringing the suit because it could not afford the fees.
Fast forward to the city of Knoxville, Iowa. Similar monument, similar issue – but this story has a completely different ending.
As the Daily Caller reports, “In Iowa, it all started when Americans United for Separation of Church and State (same organization as in North Carolina, by the way) demanded that the city council take down a veteran’s monument in Young’s Park within the city. The monument featured a soldier bowing before a white cross, but the Americans United found this an offensive violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and threatened to sue.”
As in King City, some members on the five-person council feared not removing the monument would open them up to a lawsuit that could cost millions of dollars. So on Nov. 2, the council voted 3-2 to remove the memorial.
But here’s the really great part.
The very next day was regular Election Day. One of the council members who opposed the memorial did not seek reelection. But the other two who did were voted out of office. BAM! That’s how it’s supposed to work!
Now…can we spread a little of this around come November 2016?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]