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No more Columbus Day

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Alexa Goldenhart

on 9 October 2012

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Christopher Columbus should not have his own holiday. In 1492 an estimated 18 million people lived north of Mexico Oooh. Ahhhh. BOO. HISS. Therefore, people should not get credit for things they did not discover So we should not celebrate Columbus Day Most people knew about the things Columbus was credited with finding Figure from "American Holocaust" by David Stannard Pythagoras
2900 years ago The Earth is round.
Theory supported by: www.pa.msu.edu at University of California-Santa Barbara Professor Jeffrey Burton Russell Almost EVERYONE of Columbus's peers He was said to have discovered America The Native American population was decimated after his arrival. Assumed leadership upon landing
Encouraged men to rape women
Enslaved people to retrieve gold (malnutrition)
Cut off nose and ears for minor offenses
Hand removal for no gold
Hunted for fun Columbus was the first to accept that the world was round. The Earth is pear- shaped
Theory supported by: Christopher Columbus http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/exhibitions/columbus-and-his-voyages First European to have a round- trip and land on America. And he paved the way for other explorers. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/caribarch/columbus.htm Long before 1492 Lief Ericson sailed the ocean blue... and back. www.mnc.net/norway/ericson.htm
In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson (along with all of Congress) made October 9th "Leif Ericson Day" in commemoration of the first arrival of a European onto the North American continent.

Despite this, he was still a great explorer. to be the first to find or observe
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discover ? ? Celebrating Columbus Day is like celebrating Hitler Day. killed 6 million jews
new ways to kill large masses of people Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? The Sunday Morning Show.
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