Columbus Day recognizes a brave and brilliant explorer

Mar 17, 2019 982

BY: Sen. Larry Crowder

House Bill 1185, which eliminates Columbus Day and replaces this with Colorado Day, should be viewed as a slap in the face and offensive to anyone of Italian descent. I am not of Italian descent and I am offended. Those of Italian descent should be proud of their heritage and to the contributions made to this country.

This bill divides people of this state. To say that a holiday, which has been unofficially celebrated in this country since the 18th century and officially celebrated since Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law in 1937, is ludicrous and divisive. The political correctness of this country has no bounds. 

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