An Ohio-based conservative activist contends her state capital has bowed to political correctness in calling off its observance of Columbus Day.
The City of Columbus decided to eliminate the event that commemorates the achievements of the Italian explorer. Cincinnati has already renamed Columbus Day "Indigenous Peoples Day" to bow to the demands of Indian-American groups who complain about "colonialism."
Linda Harvey, president of Columbus based Mission: America, says it's more than just political correctness in action.
"... It's totally unnecessary from the standpoint of trying to defend even indigenous people – and I can speak to that quite well since I am one-eighth Cherokee," she tells OneNewsNow. "And it doesn't offend me at all that Columbus and other European explorers came over and improved the health, the welfare, the opportunity and brought Christianity to Native Americans."
But Harvey doubts that the city will reinstate Columbus Day anytime soon.
"The city council was taken over a long time ago by the Democratic Party and liberals, so I'm not sure how much pushback we will get within the City of Columbus," says Harvey. "The suburbs and the greater Columbus area might get some pushback, but this is just another one of those eye-rolling What is the point here? [reactions]."
Harvey believes the elimination of Columbus Day sends the wrong message regarding the positive contributions Western civilization has made to the indigent peoples of the American continent.