Tennessee Democrats want to cancel Columbus Day holiday and replace it with Super Bowl Monday
Tennessee Democrats are proposing that the state’s business holidays replace Columbus Day with a new holiday, Super Bowl Monday.
Democratic Sen. London Lamar and Rep. Joe Towns Jr. introduced their bill Wednesday to suggest the state drop all recognition of Columbus Day and replace it with a Super Bowl holiday to celebrate the game, which is still the Sunday, according to WKRN-TV.
So far, the bill’s summary reads only: “As introduced, removes Columbus Day as a holiday; designates the first Monday after the Super Bowl as a holiday.
Democrats say the bill would change Tennessee’s code “by removing the language ‘the second Monday in October, known as ‘Columbus Day'” and inserting the language ‘the first Monday after the Super Bowl, known as “Super Bowl Monday”. .'”
But there seems to be only one reason the bill exists: to serve as another woke attack on Columbus Day.
Columbus Day became a national holiday in 1937 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt chose October 12 as the day to honor the Italian explorer who many believe helped “discover the New World.” However, despite being a federal holiday, despite the desire of these Democrats to denigrate Columbus Day with their bill, the truth is that the day is not already an official holiday in the United States. voluntary state. As it stands, state agents are not closed on or near Columbus Day in Tennessee.
Thus, this bill changes essentially nothing except adding language officially dismissing its existence as a legitimate holiday.
The bill does one thing well, however. It is a signal of virtue for those who hate Columbus Day and want it to be ignored at best, or at least replaced by the woke “Indigenous Peoples Day” that has become popular in many deep blue regions controlled by the democrats.
Still, many say making the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday a holiday isn’t the worst idea in the world because so many Americans attend parties on Sundays and their production suffers at school and work the next day. .
But partying excessively is not a legitimate reason for creating a state or a national holiday. Celebrating the birth of the West in the new world is a little more worthy of recognition because it sets the tone for the stability of society. It’s better than celebrating the day after a night where too much alcohol was drunk.
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