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Bloomington's Politically Correct Holidays Are Offensive

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A general view of the statue of Christopher Columbus by Gaetano Russo on Columbus Day in the middle of Columbus Circle on October 14, 2013, in New York City. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Saturday, 10 Dec 2016 11:51 AM Current | Bio | Archive

A friend of mine wishes one of our current crop of uber-sensitive public officials had been there to cushion the blow when an illegal alien totaled his daughter’s car. Preferably by cushioning the driver’s side door where the impact was greatest.

Unfortunately soft, squeezable leftists are never around when you need them. Instead they’re busy praying loudly in public like the Pharisees. On second thought, make that proclaiming their morality in front of the media.

The latest purity exhibitionism comes to a breathless nation courtesy of Mayor John Hamilton of Bloomington, Indiana. Fox News reports the city has renamed Columbus Day and Good Friday “because the names imply a cultural insensitivity.”

Hamilton claims the new names will make the holidays “more inclusive.” Although it seems to me regardless of the name of the day, if you get to take it off, you’re included. So in leftist land, the way to make everyone feel included is to exclude Italians and Spaniards (Columbus Day) and an even bigger group, Christians (Good Friday).

The new name for these formerly entirely innocent days is now the anodyne and meaningless “Fall Holiday” and “Spring Holiday.” As a result “Senior Skip Day” will now have more relevance and meaning to its limited participants than city holidays do to the municipality.

Naturally, any time something this stupid happens in a city the suspicion is there must be a college within 10 miles, and sure enough, Bloomington is host to the University of Indiana. It’s also a hotbed of Hillary bitter-enders having given the credibility-challenged harpy a 14,000 vote cushion over Trump.

I suggest conservatives and believers fight back with a simple question. At the next town hall ask the mayor why the date for “Spring Holiday” moves around. The venerable and universally acclaimed Winter Solstice always happens on the same date and so does the Fourth of July, but the new spring thing keeps hopping around the calendar. What is causing the differing dates? Why not pick a Friday and stick with it?

Meanwhile, one wonders where will it all end? Bloomington has a Columbus Eastern High School (mascot: the Despoiling Imperialists) that I don’t think is commemorating a traffic circle in New York City. Is it next on the brainwashing block?

And what about holiday names that hurt feelings? How much longer will obese New Orleans residents have to endure the humiliation of celebrating Fat Tuesday?

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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The latest purity exhibitionism comes to a breathless nation courtesy of Mayor John Hamilton of Bloomington, Indiana. Fox News reports the city has renamed Columbus Day and Good Friday “because the names imply a cultural insensitivity.”
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