by Billy Roper
Now that Washington’s birthday has been subsumed into “President’s Day”, we don’t have much in the way of Holidays left officially to honor the people who founded our nation, do we? St. Patrick’s Day has been deracinated into an excuse to get drunk. Even Thanksgiving, coming up next month, is now Bowdlerized into a P.C. Kumbaya potluck love-in, with the assumption that the Pilgrims who crossed an ocean weren’t able to so much as buckle their shoes on without Squanto’s detailed directions. Does anyone still celebrate German-American Day?
The fight over Columbus Day, too, has just about been conceded by liberals desperate to avoid celebrating what they have come to see as us European’s ‘original sin’ in America, the conquest of the continent. Surely every smallpox-infested blanket has our fingerprints on it, if not our D.N.A., after all.
Columbus Day became an official federal holiday in 1937…
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