A city council in Knoxville, Iowa, is licking their wounds after voters responded to their removal of a veterans memorial by voting them out of office the following day. All of them!
A monument featuring a soldier bowing before a white cross was placed in a city park, and an atheist organization demanded it’s removal because it was an ‘offensive violation’ of church and state.
The group threatened to sue the city, so the council cowered in fear and voted to remove the memorial on November 2nd.
On November 3rd, residents voted those who supported removal of the memorial out of office. In the end, the entire city council will be brand new come January.
Via the Daily Caller:
The city council in Knoxville, Iowa, will be full of new members in January after a dispute over a veteran’s memorial bearing a cross led voters to boot out the incumbents.
It all started when Americans United for Separation of Church and State 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.
The council voted to remove the memorial Nov. 2. Voters poured in the very next day to vote them out Nov. 3 in regular elections.
Watch the local news report on the memorial below …
Comment: What would your response be if your city council voted to remove a veterans memorial to appease an easily offended group?