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Opinion: In Defense of Columbus Day

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Italian-Americans for decades have taken pride in the celebration of Columbus Day in the United States and rightfully so. It isn’t because of some modern claims of white Europeans committing genocide against Native Americans but because the Italian American experience in the United States is, more than most, one of the most unique events in American History.

It has been said that no other group of immigrants to the United States have so quickly and wholeheartedly embraced and transitioned into becoming true Americans. The Italian love affair with America began prior to the great migration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is because before the 1860s there was no Italian nation, per say.

The Italian peninsula was a series of kingdoms dominated by France, Spain, or the Papal States. With no national identity until the late 19th Century, Italians yearned to be free and part of a country committed to freedom and justice for all. This is why they came to America in such large numbers. Yet, the Italian story in America actually began long before with the early adventurers who, like Christopher Columbus, participated in the European explorations of North America.

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Americans of Italian descent fought in the American Revolution; as Texans with Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto against Santa Anna; helping Texas gain independence from Mexico; the Civil War and every other war for freedom and liberty waged by the then-young United States. While modern Hollywood always portrays Italian-Americans as members of the Mafia, Cosa Nostra, and many other vile personas, the truth is that most Italian-Americans have always clung to a strong faith in God and the importance of preserving strong family ties. The celebration of Columbus Day is the recognition of these values and a time of celebration in honoring ancestors who arrived before them and who have ingrained generations of family values for many, many Americans of Italian ancestry.

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To deny Italian-Americans pride in their heritage by destroying the celebration of Columbus Day due to the misconception of Native American genocide is a false narrative and extremely unjust. Christopher Columbus was a religious individual who actually defended the native populations of the New World. Columbus, according to historians, was struck by the beauty and gentleness of the people he found upon his arrival in the Americas. The first Native Americans, according to diaries of the time, were so trusting and kind, Columbus made efforts to prevent any of his crew members from taking advantage.

There are too many stories to tell in this brief missive but, suffice it to say, of all the early explorers many were Italian and none ravaged the Native Americans. The same cannot be said for other European explorers.

To single out Columbus and deprive those of us whose ancestors helped make America great by neglecting a day to celebrate and take pride in that part of our ancestry is unnecessary and unfair.

Happy Columbus Day, everyone, and God Bless America – the last great hope of mankind.

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President Trump Calls On United Nations To Hold China Accountable For Causing Pandemic

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President Trump has come out and called upon the United Nations to step up to the plate and hold China accountable for causing the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the globe, killing hundreds of thousands of people and almost leading to economic collapse for America and many other nations across the world. The president made his confrontational speech to the United Nations General Assembly in a recorded address a day earlier at the White House. The tone of his talk made it absolutely clear he’s not at all happy with China, the nation where this mess originated from. via Washington Examiner: His speech contained a list of accusations against Beijing, from allowing travelers to spread what he called the “China virus” around the world to polluting the oceans. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission,” Trump said, calling on the U.N. to hold Beijing to account. “Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease,” he said. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions. China absolutely should be held accountable for causing this mess. There are a lot of theories out there that suggest this virus was created and purposefully leaked into the world. We don’t know if that’s true, but even if it isn’t and the whole thing was an accident, the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for all of the horrific loss of life and economic damage this has caused. As such, they need to step up to the plate and make this right. They need to take responsibility for their actions and their blatant failures to get the spread of this illness under control.

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Liberal Officials At State And Local Level Using Coronavirus Aid Money For Free College, Guaranteed Income

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State and local officials are taking full advantage of the millions of dollars they have received from CARES Act funding — before it reverts back to the federal government — by spending the money for many, many different kinds of liberal priorities, including free college, “Trunk or Treating,” or an experimental income program. The CARES Act has provided $139 billion for state and local governments. These payments have been used to fund a plethora of programs, including police budgets and utility assistance for struggling residents. And that is the sort of thing this money is supposed to go toward. Helping folks of all walks of life endure the hardships caused by the coronavirus and the subsequent shutdowns. However, liberals are using this money to support their own little pet projects and causes too. via Fox News: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is spending millions on free college for more than 600,000 essential workers. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell agreed to spend $629,000 to hire 15 community relations specialists. Democratic St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter recently announced a guaranteed income program for low-income families using $300,000 in CARES Act money but has received pushback from a fellow Democrat. Earlier in September, Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., wrote a letter to Carter expressing concern that the spending fell outside of federal guidelines and could be subject to recoupment by the U.S. Treasury. https://twitter.com/MayorCarter/status/1301936145585106944 It’s not at all surprising to see liberals take money that was supposed to be designated to help folks struggling in the wake of the pandemic closures for things they’ve always wanted to have the money to put in motion. What’s maddening is these same officials are already standing in line, hands out, begging for more money because there isn’t enough to actually help people in their communities because they misappropriated the…

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