President Joe Biden tossed out a bunch more of former President Donald Trump’s policies on Friday.
Breitbart reports that among the Trump-era policies that Biden revoked was a plan that would have created a monument for American heroes.
At issue here is an executive order that Trump announced back in July of 2020. The reader will likely remember that, at the time, far-left groups were targeting America’s monuments.
So, what Trump did, around Independence Day, was sign an executive order that would have erected even more monuments, and he referred to the project as the “National Garden of American heroes.”
“My Administration will not abide by an assault on our collective national memory,” Trump’s order reads. “In the face of such acts of destruction, it is our responsibility as Americans to stand strong against this violence, and to peacefully transmit our great national story to future generations through newly commissioned monuments to American heroes.”
Trump later released the names of hundreds of Americans whom he believed should be honored in the garden. Some of the 244 names that Trump listed were William F. Buckley Jr., Johnny Cash, Neil Armstrong, Walt Disney, and many more.
It’s been canceled
On Friday, Biden signed an executive order canceling six of Trump’s executive orders, including the executive order for the national garden.
Among the other Trump executive orders that Biden revoked is one that would have made vandalizing federal property and/or statutes a felony and one that would have built and/or rebuilt American monuments. These were all executive orders that Trump signed in the summer of 2020 amid the George Floyd riots.
What Biden didn’t do in his executive order is explain why it is that he revoked Trump’s executive orders.
In addition to the above, Biden Friday canceled yet another Trump policy on immigration. This particular policy was one that sought to lessen the financial burden on America’s healthcare system by denying visas to those who cannot either provide proof of insurance or proof of the ability to pay for medical care.
“My administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Biden said. “We can achieve that objective, however, without barring the entry of noncitizens who seek to immigrate lawfully to this country but who lack significant financial means or have not purchased health insurance coverage from a restrictive list of qualifying plans.”
Previously, Biden reinstated catch-and-release, increase the refugee cap, stopped border wall construction, and relaxed immigration and asylum protocols. Many argue that these policy changes are responsible for the southern border crisis.