It is about the Budget. Every Federal Holiday costs a ton of money due to lost productivity and services. Lincoln and Washington were combined in the 1960s at the same time they started celebrating most Federal Holidays on Mondays. MLK day became a holiday under Reagan in 1983.Why is MLK day more important than Washington and Lincoln's birthday? When I was in school we had those two days off of school. Then it turned to one day for the both of them and one for MLK. Now it's only MLK, but not our ex presidents? Hmmmmm...
Just about the only gripe I had with the Gipper.It is about the Budget. Every Federal Holiday costs a ton of money due to lost productivity and services. Lincoln and Washington were combined in the 1960s at the same time they started celebrating most Federal Holidays on Mondays. MLK day became a holiday under Reagan in 1983.
You’re absolutely correct!Like anybody and anything you can find ”proof“ on the internet for whatever side of the story your looking for. Fact is none of us were around then and none of us are perfect. He fought for what he believed in and so many of us may someday or on a smaller scale have already been in his shoes. Whatever side we were fighting against thought they were right too.
The issue of slavery was complex and while it is never right to own another human there was a lot more to it than that. In that day and time they were their tractors basically. They weren’t fighting for the right to own another person they were fighting for their livelihood. If they told you tomorrow everything you use to make a living and feed your family was against the law would you stand up and fight. Also anybody who thinks that when they crossed the Mason Dixon line they were free and equal is very mistaken. They might have thought you shouldn’t own them but they sure were not treated as equal. A large portion of the south didn’t own them and sure weren’t fighting so the rich guys could. That’s like taking up arms so Jeff Bezos can keep Amazon and if they outlawed computers tomorrow don’t you think he and Gates wouldn’t lead the cries for war. There was a lot more to the war then that one factor and one view. A different time and circumstances than any of us can relate to based on thousand of years before that of mankinds existence we certainly are to far removed from to grasp. An ugly time in our past but one so very critical to remember.
Maybe, maybe not, the US Constitution doesn't really say if a state has to stay in the Union. Lee believed in not raising a hand against his home of Virginia, that doesn't seem to traitorous to me.A heck of a good military tactition and strategist but a traitor to the United States of America.