(Photograph equipped/Jim Banks for Congress)
Third District Consultant Jim Banks is introducing laws to make desecrating memorials to earlier U.S. presidents or Founding Fathers a federal offence punishable as much as 10 years in jail.
Rep. Banks’ invoice, the “Defending America’s Heritage and Culture Act” would amend the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003 to incorporate statues and memorials to former U.S. presidents and all these people who signed the Declaration of Independence.
The Veterans’ Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003 already protects memorials to veterans.
Rep. Banks mentioned, “Attacks on our national heroes denigrate what makes us American and aim to destroy what binds us as Americans. They’re serious crimes that deserve serious punishment.”
On Tuesday, June 23, President Trump introduced the federal authorities’s intention “to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act.”