Libertarian Think Tank Praises Pelosi’s Call to Remove Confederate Statues from Capitol: ‘Slavery is The Least Libertarian Thing Imaginable’

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Libertarian think tanks are not commonly in the habit of sending out press releases praising Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), but that is exactly what happened Wednesday when the R Street Institute commended her call to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.

Pelosi posted a letter she sent to Congress’ Joint Committee on the Library, the committee that oversees the management of the National Statuary Hall collection, to request that they direct the Architect of the Capitol to “immediately take steps to remove” from public display 11 statues representing Confederate soldiers and officials, including the President and Vice President of the Confederacy,
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