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Philadelphia Judge Blocks the Removal of Columbus Statue in Marconi Park

NIAF Chairman Carlucci declares it a triumph of the rule of law over those who would seek to impose their agenda without due process and civil discourse

by NIAF

The monument to Christopher Columbus in Marconi Park, Philadelphia.(Wikipedia)

Liberty has once more sprung forth from Philadelphia with the ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick which blocked the city’s baseless attempt to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia’s Marconi Park.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) applauds Judge Patrick’s well‐reasoned decision and  hopes it will serve as a catalyst for other municipalities across the nation to  reconsider their unjustifiable  attempts to remove tributes to Columbus who remains a figure of  tremendous historical significance not  only to Italian Americans but to American immigrants and their descendants of all ethnicities.

“The outcome of this lawsuit represents a triumph of the rule of law over those who would seek to impose their agenda without the due process and civil discourse that are at the heart of our American  democracy,”  stated NIAF Chairman Robert E. Carlucci.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non‐profit, non‐partisan organization dedicated to  preserving, promoting, and protecting the Italian American heritage and culture. To learn more about the  Foundation, visit www.niaf.org.

 

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