Happy Civil Liberties Day

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I will celebrate today by not answering any potentially incriminating questions and refusing to quarter troops in my home.

In some states, "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day" is called "Civil Rights Day." Unfortunately, "Civil Rights" has become synonymous to many people with the struggles of ethnic, religious, or gender minorities, instead of focusing on the rights of all people. So, I call it "Civil Liberties Day," to emphasize all civil liberties, and all people, to be as inclusive and fully American as possible. Carry a gun and say obnoxious things with pride.

I also refer to "Columbus Day" as "Explorers Day," for similar reasons. The best reason to honor Columbus is not because he found America in particular, or because he was a great man, but because he was an explorer. I see no reason to honor Columbus any more than Aldrin and Armstrong or Lewis and Clark.

I dislike honoring individuals with holidays. The only other federal holiday is "Washington's Birthday," and I similarly call that, as many people do, "Presidents Day." slashdot.org

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"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."

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