South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has become popular with the American people. She just demonstrated why.
Because Kristi Noem went on Fox News and utterly blasted Leftists with this perfect truth bomb.
When Ben & Jerry’s demanded that the United States return Mount Rushmore to Native American groups whose territory had been “stolen” by the federal government, South Dakota’s Republican governor, Kristi Noem, responded with some hard pills for Leftists to swallow.
During an interview with Fox News, Noem claimed she would not listen to “a bunch of liberal Vermont businessmen who think they know everything there is to know about this country and haven’t studied our history.”
Founded in Vermont by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream said on their website on July 4 that the United States must return “stolen Indigenous land.”
According to Ben & Jerry’s, the region in South Dakota that eventually become Mount Rushmore was once known as Tunkasila Sakpe to the local Lakota Sioux.
After decades of conflict, the federal government negotiated treaties with various Native American tribes, including the Lakota, granting them 35 million acres, which included the Black Hills.
The corporation explained how the government abandoned the treaties after gold was discovered and residents flocked to the area. The Sioux people, originally from several separate tribes, were relocated to tiny reservations far away.
Ben & Jerry’s said that the tribes seek nothing more than the return of their land, despite the fact that the Supreme Court determined in 1980 that the land had been stolen and offered the tribes financial compensation.
Noem referred to Mount Rushmore as “the greatest symbol of our freedom” in American history.
“We can learn from the men on that mountain. We can do better, but boy did they lead us through some challenging times,” she said of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln on the mount.
Noem argued that national landmarks like Mount Rushmore serve as sources of motivation for Americans.
“We should be proud of America and knock off what Ben & Jerry’s is doing. They don’t have any idea what they’re doing,” she asserted.
Kristi Noem is saying what the vast majority of Americans are feeling right now.
Americans are sick and tired of Leftists trying to make people feel bad for history from hundreds of years ago at this point that no one can control.
It would be ridiculous to say that indigenous groups have not been treated fairly by the federal government in helping them preserve their cultures.
Millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars have gone to preserve indigenous lands and populations.
What Noem is pointing out is that you can still be proud of the ideas that the men on Mount Rushmore represent.
Wanting to destroy Mount Rushmore just shows how anti-American these woke Leftist companies like Ben & Jerry’s are.
But as we all know by now: when you go woke, you go broke.
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