July 5, 2020 12:12 pm Tags: 2020 Election, Baltimore, Black Lives Matter, Christopher Columbus, Italian-American, monuments, Politics, Ronald Reagan, statues Categories: 2020 Election Baltimore Black Lives Matter Breitbart News Christopher Columbus Italian-American JoshWho News monuments Politics Ronald Reagan statues
The statue of Christopher Columbus that Black Lives Matter protesters tore down and threw into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on July 4th was dedicated by President Ronald Reagan in October 1984 as a monument to the Italian-American community.
Americans of Italian descent have given a great deal to this country. Their contribution began 492 years ago when Christopher Columbus, the son of a Genoa weaver, set forth on a voyage of discovery that changed the world. The ideals which many successive Italian immigrants brought with them are at the very heart of America. I’m speaking of hard work, love of family, patriotism, and respect for God. [Applause] Thank you.
The optimism I sense here, this optimism is something I’ve felt all over this country. America has quit listening to the gloom-and-doomers. We’ve left self-doubt and pessimism aside. We’ve reclaimed our heritage, personified by individuals like Christopher Columbus.