There is a continuous move by the liberals to change holidays to make them conform to political correctness.
The latest move is to vilify Columbus and change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day or as some want, to change it to Fall Holiday.
Along the same lines, the same school district that proposed this wants to change Good Friday to Spring Holiday.
Good Friday is a religious holiday, a Christian religious holiday. That is why Good Friday exists, it isn't a spring holiday. A spring holiday is spring break. The politically correct crowd has only one motive, to destroy our way of life and institute what they think is a better secular lifestyle. It reminds me of what the Taliban did in Afghanistan, we all know how that turned out.
Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values and the only way we will survive as a nation is to adhere to those values.
That doesn't in any way mean that no other religions are welcome, they are, but our core values are Judeo-Christian and that is how it should remain.
If we become a secular nation, we will lose all the values and traditions that made this country great.
We all know that Columbus wasn't the first European to visit North America, many came before him, but that doesn't diminish what he accomplished, and the effect his visit had on the world.
No other early visitor had such impact on world history. People say he treated the American Indians badly and as a result, their land was stolen by the evil white man. In those days many atrocities did occur, on both sides. The Europeans introduced smallpox to the western hemisphere, and the Indians gave us syphilis and tobacco. Fair exchange?
They say their land was stolen. What did they do with the land? The American Indians inhabited this land for ten thousand years, did they improve their living conditions or develop the resources available in the land of plenty? They lived here for generations and never improved their culture one iota. The natural resources were placed here by God for us to use in order to make our lives better, by not using what God gives us, we are squandering the land.
By nor advancing their culture and improving their way of life, they fell behind in the technology field, thus they were easy targets for another culture that had advanced. They brought about their own demise. We, as a people can only do two things, advance, grow and learn, or remain the same and fall into ruin. I don't think we were placed on earth to not improve our lives.
I have the utmost regard and respect for all native peoples. In light of how many times the American Indians actually helped the early colonists settle this land, and the contributions they made, I believe in the end things turned out the way they were meant to. Going forward, I believe both the white man and the Indian could learn much from each other to make this a better world for all.
COMMON SENSE FOR THE MODERN ERA
His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has published several books about his adventures.
For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.
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Published by Gary Wonning