In a nod to to the modern liberal thought process they sought to burn a bronze statue. Guess we need to remove any vestige of our history to make way for all the Obama statues sure to spring up. Desecrating them, of course, will be a federal hate crime.
The life-size statue of Ronald Reagan, at his namesake sports park in Temecula, was damaged by vandals in an apparent arson fire, authorities said Friday, Sept. 20.
The bronze likeness of the 40th president was blackened by the blaze.
“It’s an insult to the president as well as to the community,” said Perry Peters, founder of the nonprofit Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, which donated the statue to the city.
A park worker discovered the damage about 7 a.m., said Sgt. Terry Jones of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Jones said there was unrecognizable burned debris near the base of the statue. Inscribed granite tiles from the decorative wall behind it had fallen to the ground, apparently due to the heat from the fire. The landscaping and lighting were also damaged.
Jones said they don’t know who started the blaze or why.
Because the vandalism involved an apparent arson fire, the case has been turned over to the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, Jones said.
Peters said the vandalism suggests some young people aren’t learning to appreciate “the greats in our history.”
“I hope they find who it is and get him straightened out,” Peters said.
Whoever did it apparently lit a bonfire underneath the statue:
Here’s what it will look like, again: