Leon Harrison
Clayton, Ohio
Saturday, October 12, Columbus Day 2013

To: The Editor

Subject: Make this the final Columbus Day

“Make this the final Columbus Day!”

Saturday, October 12, Columbus Day 2013:

I had forgotten all about Columbus Day, until I read the Dayton Daily News “TODAY IN HISTORY”, this morning. President Obama and Congress should cooperate and negotiate to make this the final Columbus Day, because history’s villains should not be thus honored, commemorated or celebrated. This infamous observed and paid Monday holiday for government dependents should be ended. Do not scoff because, in the private real-job sector, I never got a Columbus Day off. Nor should it be celebrated or commemorated by pre-Christmas sales.
I was birthed as a paleface native American citizen on May 12, 1950; another great day in our history that should be celebrated and commemorated. I have never been a jock sniffer/sports fan. I do not care about the famous or infamous or offensive (Indian/”Redskin”) names of athletic or sports teams that are paid to play games. I do not choose to contribute my loot to these teams. I have had no choice (or voice?) concerning paying my fair share for government holidays.
Throughout our nation, our numerous and various governments should do some bold brave bipartisan cooperation and dealing (despite TV feelings and squealing) to make this coming Monday the final paid Columbus Day holiday; and then do likewise with the final illegal-alien amnesty; and also make $17 trillion the final federal debt ceiling. Regarding Columbus Day, it would be especially hypocritical (if not typical) of empathetic sympathetic politically-correct guilt-ridden paleface liberals to continue taking a day off work, with or without pay, because of this infamous holiday. The same goes for all of these insensitive (nativist racist) fans and friends of Christopher Columbus and the Washington Redskins.

Leon Harrison
Clayton, Ohio