Once again Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has provided clear and convincing evidence that it is time for him to step down as mayor and not seek re-election.
In a statement released to Little Rock television station KATV in response to questions about what will be the future of Arkansas’ Confederate monuments following unrest in major cities across the country as several local and state governments decide to remove confederate monuments, Stodola claimed that there were no Confederate statues on city owned property in Little Rock.
Apparently the mayor has never visited city owned McArthur Park because right in front of the old Tower Building (now the home of the Arkansas Museum of Natural History and Antiquities) is the 24 foot tall prominent "Lest we forget" statue that lauds the defense of Little Rock by secessionist forces that took control of the building at the onset of the Civil War.
|WRITING ON THE BASE OF THE STATUE SAYS ITS WAS ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF LITTLE ROCK|
Perhaps the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission will take the lead and recommend that the statue be removed.