Dolly Parton is making big headlines down in Tennessee. Americans have been angered at the supporters of Antifa and Black Lives Matter tearing down monuments across the nation. Well, now they got a “nasty surprise” that they are going to hate. You’ll love this.
A greater percentage of U.S. registered voters believe Confederate statues, which have been targeted by leftwing thugs in recent weeks, should remain standing despite activists’ demands to remove them, a Morning Consult poll released this week revealed.
The survey, taken June 6-7, showed that a greater number of Americans believe Confederate statues should remain standing, 44 percent, as opposed to the 32 percent who say they should be removed. Twenty-three percent expressed no opinion on the matter.
Surprisingly, it’s Democrat voters who have changed their minds. “The rise in support for removing the statues was driven by Democrats, a majority of whom now take that position, and independents, who still favor keeping those statues standing by a 10-point margin. Eleven percent of GOP voters say the statues should be removed, virtually unchanged since 2017,” Morning Consult reports.
Which brings us to Dolly Parton and one statue in Tennesee.
While most agree the Confederate statues should be left standing, there is one statute standing in the Tennesee capital that the majority of Tennesseans agree needs to go. A statue of former KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest that has been in the Tennessee capital for over 40 years.
Although Nathan Forrest was also a Confederate soldier, his KKK career is a disgrace. However, before the leftwing activists of Antifa and BLM could call for one of their communist icons to replace it, like Black Panther leader Malcolm X, it’s Dolly Parton to the rescue.
According to ABC News 3340 in Tennesee: “A statue of former KKK leader and Confederate soldier Nathan Bedford Forrest that has been in the Tennessee capital for over 40 years could be replaced by another famous Tennessean.”
Local lawmakers are considering options to replace Forrest. According to reports, Dolly Parton is the number one choice.
The Tennessean reported in December last year that Republican state Rep. Jeremy Faison was the first person to bring up the idea of removing the statue that’s been in the capitol building since 1978. Faison said he could “think of 100 other people deserving of that post” before suggesting Parton because of her popularity and status as a local and national role model.
“If we want to preserve history, then let’s tell it the right way,” said Faison.
“How about getting a lady in there?” he added. “My daughter is 16, and I would love for her to come into the Capitol and see a lady up there… What’s wrong with someone like Dolly Parton being put in that alcove?”
Americans are weighing in and are loving the idea of a Dolly Parton statue.
“Fantastic! In addition to writing more than 3k songs, Dolly Parton has donated more than 100 MILLION books to advance literacy in America and worked to end hunger,” tweeted Victoria Brownworth.
Fantastic! In addition to writing more than 3k songs, Dolly Parton has donated more than 100 MILLION books to advance literacy in America and worked to end hunger.
Dolly Parton statue may replace KKK leader monument at the Tennessee capitol https://t.co/hdvNLQBDsy
— Victoria Brownworth #YouCantFireLGBTQAnymore🏳️🌈 (@VABVOX) June 15, 2020
“I spent three years in Nashville, and I can tell you this… Dolly Parton is someone Tennessee has EVERY right to be proud of,” tweeted Duncan Jones.
I spent three years in Nashville, and I can tell you this… Dolly Parton is someone Tennessee has EVERY right to be proud of. https://t.co/zKHm7e5aD0
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) June 14, 2020
“Replace confederate statues with statues of Dolly Parton and let them DARE to say anything,” tweeted “Lawyer Thoughts.”
Replace confederate statues with statues of Dolly Parton and let them DARE to say anything.
— Lawyer Thoughts (@lawyerthoughts) June 11, 2020
“What a fabulous idea! @DollyParton is a REAL American treasure!” tweeted Twitter user “Witness,” who was responding to a tweet by Ali Yashar: “A statue of former KKK leader and Confederate soldier Nathan Bedford Forrest that has been in the Tennessee capitol for over 40 years could be replaced by Dolly Parton.”
— Witness (@Witness10847408) June 15, 2020
“Can’t think of anyone that’s done more for the state than @DollyParton,” tweeted Nancy Kirby.
— Nancy Kirby (@3kirbys) June 15, 2020
“History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise. Instead, let us honor a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton,” Alex Parsons, who started the petition, wrote. “Aside from her beautiful music, which has touched the hearts and lives of millions of Americans, Dolly Parton’s philanthropic heart has unquestionably changed the world for the better.”
Don’t hold your breath for the backlash. It takes a special type of stupid to attack Dolly Parton. This time, the thugs can’t say a thing.