On Friday, President Joe Biden revoked six of former President Trump’s executive orders, including one that would have created the “National Garden of American Heroes,” a planned historical monument that would have honored many of America’s forefathers and notable figures.
“It will be a place where citizens, young and old, can renew their vision of greatness and take up the challenge that I gave every American in my first address to Congress, to believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe, once more, in America,” Trump wrote in his January 18 executive order to build the monument.
Trump made the order as monuments around the country of American icons were being destroyed and tore down. Around that time, the former president also directed the federal government to prosecute the vandals of the statues “to the fullest extent permitted under Federal law.” That June 2020 executive order has also been revoked.
Another order overturned by Biden was Trump’s “Preventing Online Censorship” directive, which was aimed at protecting social media users from unfair and biased content moderation practices by Big Tech.
The order pointed out Twitter’s ‘selective’ use of “fact-checking labels,” and argued that such practices constitute political activism.
Since taking office, Biden has been persistent on overturning nearly all of the moves made by his predecessor. In February, Biden reversed many of Trump’s immigration policies, which critics have argued gave rise to the historic levels of illegal immigration taking place at the southern border.
At the time, Biden said, “We are going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families.”