Opinion

Kamala Harris Wants to Change Columbus Day to ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

Senator Kamala Harris, a 2020 presidential contender, voiced support for switching Columbus Day to ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day,’ long an agenda item for the far-left.

When confronted about whether or not she’d support renaming the federal holiday, Harris excitedly responded, “Count me in on support.”

Aside from throwing a bone to her radical base, she offered further comments which stoked tensions along racial lines for seemingly no reason at all.

Harris pivoted to her own efforts in the Senate to make lynching a federal crime as evidence that she’d support such a move, noting that America is “the scene of a crime” when it comes to “institutionalized racism.”

Speaking of the anti-lynching bill and why it took until 2019 to pass, Harris claimed: “People did not want to deal and accept, and most importantly, admit that we are the scene of a crime when it comes to what we did with slavery and Jim Crow and institutionalized racism in this country.”

“Similarly, when it comes to indigenous Americans, the indigenous people, there is a lot of work that we still have to do,” she said coming full circle on two things that have little in common.

A Tip of the Hat to Radicals

Disparaging the history behind Christopher Columbus is one of those progressive items that voters care very little about, but will help Harris garner support from the handful that does. It’s a street cred issue of sorts.

The man who discovered the Americas for the Spanish, kicked off settlement, and brought together two worlds by beginning the process that led to the founding of this country, is thoroughly hated by extremists on the left.

Several liberal strongholds already refer to Columbus Day as ‘Indigenous People’s Day,’ which does little more than to provide them with a temporary, warm, fuzzy feeling in their bellies.

Cities from Burbank, California, to Bangor, Maine, have already jumped aboard the PC crazy train.

Perhaps that’s what Democrat voters are looking for, but we’re going to guess this is a net zero gain for Harris.

Let’s not give them any ideas to run with, Senator Graham.

Here’s Why It’s Misguided

While leftists like Harris long to rewrite the history of this country, there are still thankfully some resources which can set the record straight.

Columbus “was a man ahead of his time, who brought two worlds together,” CEO of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson, says. “It is a testament to Americans’ commitment to a fair reading of history that the explorer’s popularity has endured despite the unfair and hateful attacks by British propagandists, the Ku Klux Klan, and revisionist academics.”

Then there was one man in particular – Ronald Reagan – who exhibited 1,492 times as many American values throughout his life than Harris or any other Democrat in the field, who made this proclamation about Columbus in 1981:

“He is justly admired as a brilliant navigator, a fearless man of action, a visionary who opened the eyes of an older world to an entirely new one. Above all, he personifies a view of the world that many see as quintessentially American: not merely optimistic, but scornful of the very notion of despair.”

‘Quintessentially American.’

No wonder Harris wants to see him removed from the nation’s consciousness.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Harris wants history removed. History is important or we will be repeating history. Soros was one of Hitler's Brown Uniform kids. Obama started a Brown Uniform kids program in Chicago. There is NO history in our Public Schools in CA. I love history. I read everything I can on how our country was started. We are all immigrants. I am the fifth generation, My family's kids, grandkids, great grandkids they are # 9. NO discrimination, against many nationalities. Good and bad in every nationality and family.
    I am Blessed every day.
    Harris was very bad for CA, she is even worse as VP, but Obama, Soros, and Gates knew she would be a great puppet. For someone who neglects the open borders and crime, she needs to be impeached. with Biden.

  • I would be quite willing to see the issue the "other way around:" removing Harris, Schumer, Biden, Pelosi and their ilk would be a cultural relief --and an asset for the country. Why? The country needs to renew its educational system and send it in a new direction, one where the country's values are held in high regard instead of being used as targets by every stooge, goon and nitwit who comes along trying to shoot them down.

  • You can see the benefits of these thoughts on tic toc. Younger generations are asked easy questions on history, geography and math, as well as every day questions like who is on the dollar bill; they cannot answer them. Adding to historical content is one thing…verifiable additions. But, do not change the current history handed down over 200+ years for the minority of illiterates. We have been so dumbed down in the last 10 years or so by woke ideology’s and democratic elites it is unbelievable. Can we get back to reading, writing, and arithmetic as the basics, then other items as a second?

    • How TRUE! Amazing how demoCRAPS can get away with just about anything! She has No Right stepping foot in the Whitehouse!!!!!!

  • well said-if all we have to do in this country is rename holidays(which I doubt they are even teaching in our schools) we are in much more trouble than I thought.

  • well said-if all we have to do in this country is rename holidays(which I doubt they are even teaching in our schools) we are in much more trouble than I thought.

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