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Save Hoboken’s Columbus Park Petition Launched by Joshua Sotomayor Einstein

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Hoboken NJ, As the mass of mobs across the country calling for the removal, engaging in vandalizing, and toppling historical statues continue largely unopposed by political “leadership,” a petition to save Columbus Park and the statue of famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in Hoboken was launched today by Joshua Sotomayor Einstein.

Sotomayor Einstein, the NJ GOP State Committeeman representing Hudson County, said “this is not a Republican or Democrat issue, this is an American issue.” He continued, “the public efforts of unelected nihilistic totalitarians to tear down history fails to right any past wrongs, ignores that we celebrate historical figures despite their flaws not because of them, and erases our shared heritage.”

Columbus, who has been a source of public communal pride for Italian Americans for over a century, is not alone in being targeted for public erasure. In addition to the toppling a Columbus statue in Richmond, Virginia and the beheading of another Columbus statue in Boston, statues of founding father George Washington and Union General President Ulysses S. Grant, among others, have been torn down by violent mobs. Extremists have graffitied the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in DC, vandalized the Philadelphia statue of famous abolitionist Matthias Baldwin, called for the removal of Abraham Lincoln statue in Boston (a replica of a statue commissioned by former slaves), and even publicly called to destroy images of Jesus.

“Everyone in Hoboken who is against historical revisionism and destruction should take a stand to save and protect Columbus Park,” concluded Sotomayor Einstein.

To those who support abolishing one of America’s foundational holidays, Christopher Columbus, the 15th century Italian explorer largely credited with discovering the Americas, was a bad character who allegedly committed atrocities, including pillaging Native Americans and participating in slavery.

Carol Lowery Delaney, an anthropologist who served as assistant director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard, and who is a professor emerita at Stanford University and a research scholar at Brown University, that view of the explorer is pure fiction.

Delaney’s in-depth research into the life of Columbus included traveling to Spain, where she read original copies of his writings from more than 500 years ago. The Fact is Columbus was very religious, he was not a greedy individual seeking to pillage or enslave indigenous people in the Americas. He never owned slaves.

According to Delaney “He was friends with the natives he met [and] he remained friends with them throughout his four voyages,” Delaney said. “ … He took six of them back and they were baptized, and baptized people could not be enslaved. One of them became the godson of Columbus and remained his loyal interpreter for all of his voyages.”

9 thoughts on “Save Hoboken’s Columbus Park Petition Launched by Joshua Sotomayor Einstein

  1. Oh yes , it should never be touched. And if anyone Do you face is it destroys it should be prosecuted to the fullest. There should be cameras around it

  2. Agreed. Anyone defacing a monument or statue without prior approval from a government agency should be prosecuted aggressively. There needs to be a message sent to the liberal maniacs!

  3. Yes ,

  4. If they came to city hall with pitchforks and lit torches would that be a felony crime

    Same here with statue assassination

    Its public property

    If they came to your house to tear it down because it has red shutters is that ok?

    Might be a commie or red china Hqts
    Has to go ..this aint Russia (Yet )

  5. You can not rewrite history, the facts are these: Columbus found slavery when he arrived, he saved many Indians, one was his godson. He changed the world for the better. Many scholars have pointed this out over many years. The majority should decide if the statue stands, not a few people.

  6. What about the slaves went back to the Forman when they were getting paid.

  7. My family and I would like to participate in the petition to save the statue of Christopher Columbus and not to rename Columbus Park Please send me an email Thank you

  8. It is evident that these people who want to remove statues didn’t do well in History
    when they were in high school, if they went at all. History teaches us how our country
    came about. Good and bad is a sequence in OUR STORY and none of it should be deleted.
    If it was up to me, anyone who comes to destroy or remove any statue should be shot in the
    ass with a salt and pepper shot gun, and let them put in their history as something NOT
    TO TOUCH EVER .

  9. It is evident that these people who want to remove statues didn’t do well in History
    when they were in high school, if they went at all. History teaches us how our country
    came about. Good and bad is a sequence in OUR STORY and none of it should be deleted.
    If it was up to me, anyone who comes to destroy or remove any statue should be shot in the
    ass with a salt and pepper shot gun, and let them put that in their history as something NOT
    TO TOUCH EVER .

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