Michigan Democrat Down With Columbus Day Up For Indigenous Day
So many people jump head first into whatever is the issue of the day and it appears State Senator Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, is one of them. He has recently introduced Senate Bill 568 which looks to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan.
State Senator Irwin stated:
Michigan, at the heart of the Great Lakes basin, has a rich and long history, extending long before Europeans first arrived...It is only fitting that we more prominently recognize and celebrate the rich and vibrant, tribal tradition of the indigenous people of Michigan, and of this continent.
The question you should be asking yourself is why people like Democrat State Senator Jeff Irwin want to erase history as though it never happened whether they believe that history is good or bad. If you want to add the Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a holiday go for it, but why erase by not pointing out, part of our history to do so.
Also if you are going to add a holiday called Indigenous Peoples’ Day you should really look up the definition of Indigenous before you jump on the eraser bandwagon.
I am a stickler for details, such as the difference of what a racist is and what a bigot is. People use the word racist all the time without even knowing the definition because if they did they would not use it as much. Those people include most of the “smart” people on TV. They are smart enough to read a teleprompter and that is about it.
Sorry for that tangent, now back to this issue.
The definition of indigenous according to Webster’s dictionary is:
produced, growing, living, or occurring natively or naturally in a particular region or environment
No one who was living here in America from the beginning. A group called Native languages.org states:
Setting the Record Straight About Native Peoples: Origins of American Indians
Q: How did Indians get to the Americas?
A: Well, Native American tradition is that Indians were always here. Most of the scientific evidence is that Indian ancestors came from Asia in prehistoric times, when mammoths and other ancient animals did. This would have had to happen more than 20,000 years ago, when there was still a land bridge there. No human culture has good records of what it was doing 20,000 years ago, so perhaps we're both right.
Even Time magazine back in 2015 wrote:
What they found fundamentally changes what scientists previously thought. The team found that Native Americans most likely had a common Siberian origin, contradicting theories that an earlier migration from Europe occurred.
Columbus Day was adopted as a federal holiday in 1937. According to State Senator Irwin there are some Michigan cities that have already erased Columbus Day and replaced it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day such as Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Ypsilanti and others.
Right now the eraser bill has been referred to the committee on Government Operations from there it must go to a vote of the full Senate.
Interesting how the left wants to take away our free speech, determine people on the other team are guilty until proven innocent, overturn over a 100 years of contract law and erase whatever they feel in our history should be erased.
Are these really the people you want making decisions about your life?