We decided to publish this post a bit early than usuall because there is a movement underway do undermind the Present Holiday of Columbus day and replace it with an American Indian or Latin American Holiday in it’s place.This issue has a now morphed into
Let us ask every Politician today….Doesn’t the feelings and sensitivity of all those American’s of Euroupean exstraction count anymore ?
Actor Robert Davi On keeping Cumbumbus Statues
Every one who immigrated to the U.S.A. knew about this Holiday before they came to settle here..This is the American Standard.Columbus day will stay.
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Columbus discovered the New World.The Turks had just taken over Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul..They also blocked the trade route making spices unavailable..He had intended orginally to find an alternative route bypassing the then Turkish blockcade.We that are from European background honor Columbus for opening up the “New World “for us.
1.It remains a great source of pride for Italian American’s for thier contribution to America with Parades & Street Festivals that take all place on Columbus day as well as for all American’s going back hundreds of years .Yes all American’s would honor Christopher Columbus on his day of birth.
2.Jews also honor Columbus as one of thier own.It is widely believed that his name in Spain was Christopher Colon..He is believed that he was a Marrano (Slang fort the new convero’s ) a name derived from pork used to describe those who would litterly eat pork in the streets to sort of prove that they are no longer a follower of thier old Jewish faith.Columbus hailed from Geneo a city that at that time frame was well known for the settling of Sephardic Jews escaping the Spanish Inquistion.Columbus is said to have spoken very good Castillion Spanish but did not speak well Italian..the debate on this continues to this day.. However We will say this loud and clear..We want Columbus Day to Stay!
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