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I Don't Think There Should Be a Columbus Day

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    And Neither Should You.

    Unless of course, you think a raping and pilaging slaver trader is someone to be admired. Because of Columbus's exaggerated report and promises, his second expedition was given seventeen ships and more than twelve hundred men. The aim was clear: slaves and gold. They went from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    Whats The Point?

    No one gets out of school for it and he wasn't even the first person to find the new world. We should have a Viking day or no wait even better Native American day!
    Allexii Allexii 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    How About Replacing Columbus Day With Native American Remembrance Day Instead.

    Abolish Columbus Day! That's like the Americans celebrating Osama Bin Ladin Day, Like the Irish celebrating Queen Elizabeth day and the Jews celebrating Adolf Hitler day!Though there is nothing wrong with celebrating Italian pride with it's own holiday either, just not on that...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Dumb

    let's celebrate imperialism even more   plus my bank was closed today i had a tin full of 25.75 in silver change i wanted to trade out for 103 quarters now i gotta wait until tomorrow to do laundry   DAMN YOU CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2008

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    Why Columbus Day?

    Columbus most likely landed around the Virgin Islands, not what is now the Unites States of America. Furthermore, he was nowhere near the first to discover the new world, although there were reported relatively few virgins on the island. I see no reason for it to be a U.S...
    OnagerianSurmise OnagerianSurmise 36-40, M Dec 4, 2012

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    I Agree

    Kolumbo, jebem te radoznala.
    ribamacxka ribamacxka 22-25, F May 16, 2011

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    Heeellllll No

    Why, exactly, do we have a holiday for a murderer/rapist/thief? He's not as amazing as everyone makes him out to be, and he found what he found on accident. He was looking for India. The man raped women and children, and worked these people to death. He wasn't some great...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    It Seems Kind Of Wrong

    I mean... he really DIDN'T discover America. There were already people here (why does everyone ignore that?). And Vikings had landed on American soil (and left) way before Columbus did. So... why do we still celebrate this? lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2010

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    The Beginning Of The End...

    Columbus "discovering" America is a tad far-fetched, for starters. He didn't discover it as there were already people living there. Besides, he landed on what now is known as Venezula (which means 'Little Venice', because Chris was born in Venice, Italy). America was named after...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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