Trump claimed in Harrisburg that if he doesn’t win the election, Pennsylvania will cease to exist because ‘they’ will change the name. Because doesn’t everyone know that if you remove the statue of William Penn, the commonwealth will disappear. Trump did not mention ‘woke’ ideology because he held his racism back enough to not mention something hateful about indigenous peoples or something favoring slavery. Stable genius. Like his coup attempt, “Without immunity from criminal prosecution, the Presidency as we know it will cease to exist,” Trump's lawyers wrote, repeating arguments that have so far failed in federal courts.
Officials Reverse Plans to Remove William Penn Statue From a Philadelphia Park
The National Park Service (NPS) announced plans to remove the statue, as well as a model of Penn’s original home, from Welcome Park, a small paved area located a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
That decision was met with swift criticism, which eventually reached President Joe Biden and the Pennsylvania governor’s office. This week, the NPS reversed course, declaring it would leave the statue in place.
Completed in 1982, the park is located at the site of Penn’s former home. Its name comes from the ship Penn traveled aboard on his journey across the Atlantic in 1682. Today, it’s part of Independence National Historical Park, which is managed by the park service.