By Stan Pulliam, Sandy Mayor
Pulliam for Governor Exploratory Committee
I am taking action to make Sandy the new home to the statues of three of our nation’s presidents that were horribly vandalized and torn down by violent rioters in Portland last year.
The destruction of our cherished monuments was heartbreaking to watch, but what’s even more frustrating is the City of Portland’s acquiescence to the left-wing mob. City leaders refused to refurbish these statues and put them back up on display. An unconscionable decision.
Statues are chiseled from rock for a reason. They are there to remind us of where we came from, not where we are. They should inform with inspiration the great things accomplished, and welcome discussion of the great things done since.
That is why I will meet with Sandy City Council to make Sandy a sanctuary for memorials that represent the best of Oregon and American ideals.
Venerating our history allows us to celebrate the things that should be celebrated, like American exceptionalism and liberty. It also allows us to learn from our past in order to foster a better future. I will fight to bring these statues to their new home in Sandy where they will stand for generations to come.