by Countable | 10.9.17
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Oh, and Happy Federal Holiday Which Shall Not Be Named. Whether you call it Columbus Day, Native American Day or Indigenous People's Day, it's likely you have some opinion about this very important issue. So tell us!
That's right, it's a federal holiday — meaning, while you're at work and many kids are in school, the Federal government is shut down. No Congress, no White House public schedule, no bustling federal departments.
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Actually several questions that have been simmering in our editorial meetings recently. We're asking you these in separate posts today on Countable:
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Columbus committed genocide, and didn’t discover anything. Why are we honoring him still? And there ARE plenty of people who are more deserving of have a day
More important than the name of a day is teaching the TRUTH in our schools!
We need to abolish this holiday and make Election Day a holiday. It’s time to correct history. Columbus did not discover America. You can’t discover an inhabited land.
How about doing away with this day a holiday and having a day off on Election Day instead that would make it easer for everyone to vote and make the lines go faster in stead of everyone hurrying to the poles after work🗽
This holiday should be named Indigenous Peoples Day. Columbus did not discover this continent. He did however lead to the colonization and genocide of this continent's original inhabitants.
Yes Columbus Day should be celebrated by those that want to celebrate this horrible human being, but Columbus Day should not be a day off for anyone. Especially people in Congress who barely work anyways.
Don’t judge people from other times by todays standards. We are as different from them as they were from Neanderthals.
Christopher Columbus is part and parcel of American history. His reaching the island of Cuba and America should not be erased. Rather Columbus brought with him Western culture, values and the Christian word to our shores. This was a great feat and worthy of praise. Those of Hispanic and Italian heritage are hurt by the group Antifa, whose members hate America.
All these idiots that think Columbus committed genocide need to check their facts and go back to school. History says otherwise and if your too ignorant to check it out then don’t think you can erase or change it!
If you want holidays renamed to be politically correct, you might be a SNOWFLAKE. 😂
He may not have been the greatest person, however who are we to judge? We kill babies every day
Indigenous Peoples Day is far more appropriate and culturally sensitive than Columbus Day.
Just another pointless issue manufactured by Liberals and Progressives to justify a pretense of victimhood.
Society is so delicate these days that I think we will all soon melt when it rains.
All I see is a bunch of leftist opinions. So what, if you don’t like the holiday, don’t recognize it. Some people don’t recognize Christmas either. Guess what they embrace the fact that it’s a holiday and they move on. All this is, is a bunch of cry babies that don’t know the full history and all they want to do is take down monuments, deface and destroy property, just to say they have a right. Get over it. Go to Chicago, Detroit and CA and do something that would actually have a cause, like protest the corrupt governments in those areas. The Gov’t that doesn’t do anything for the citizens except keeping them in poverty and create welfare and violent states. Protest how the left regime only wants your vote and when they get it, they forget about you and move on. They are the masters and you all are slaves. You all are to dumb to realize this and have been voting the same way for decades and look where it has landed you. Absolutely nowhere except to the feet of the masters. You bow to them, they manipulate you and you fall for it. Ignorance is bliss. I have no sympathy for those who vote the same agenda time after time and get not a single thing in return. You are slaves, they are the masters. Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, Elijah Cummings, John Lewis, Al Green and many more to include republicans(just not as many). They all use you, they all use race just to try and make an agenda, they are all millionaires who only lookout for themselves and use you to make the millions.
Columbus day should just stay as it is. People act like genocide never happened before he got to the americas and sad thats not true. The natives were committing genocide and other horrific acts long before Columbus came. And for the europeans they discovered new land. So it was a discovery since a majority of the civilized world did not know of it. And genocide has happened long after Columbus came here anyway. In Europe, in Africa, in asia and even in South America. Get over yourself.
This fascist liberal political correctness is way out of hand. I support, Columbus Day, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July and I Stand for the Flag and Anthem. if you can’t, please leave our country.
Sure Columbus was a led to large numbers of death, but remember, the Aztecs literally tore out the hearts of living people in public demonstrations.
It is time people stop dealing in identity politics! History happened; it is in the past so let's not repeat it. Good or bad, we learn from history and move forward. If one wants to right the wrongs of the past, then work to stop human trafficking, liberate slaves from their oppression in places like Haiti and in many countries in Africa where it still exist today. If not, shut up and stop complaining. Actions speak louder than words! And changing a name of a holiday or tearing down a statue is not action, it's cowardice.
Why don’t people get a life!!! Everyone is so outspoken about statues and things that really don’t matter. It is our history, good or bad, get over yourself!!!!