If some California Democrats have their way, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington’s birthday would be replaced as a paid holiday in the Golden State with International Socialist Workers’ Day, the Daily Caller reported Friday.
According to the Daily Caller:
California Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago introduced Bill AB-3042, which would allow schools to replace Washington Day and Lincoln Day with Presidents’ Day and install an “International Workers’ Day” — conventionally known as “May Day” — as a second holiday.
“I’m aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee,” California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said to the Assembly. “Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?”
It sure seems that way. After all, this is the state where lawmakers want to make it illegal to hand out unsolicited straws…
“Are we going that far to the left?” Harper asked. “This is ridiculous; this is insane; this is un-American. And for folks who think that the U.S. won the Cold War with the Soviet Union, this makes it sound like we’re going in the other direction — that indeed California is kowtowing to the Soviet domination of the Cold War.”
He added: “And indeed, in that kitchen debate Khruschev had with Nixon, oh my God, was Khruschev right, Mr. Author?”
The bill has been read three times in the Assembly, however, lawmakers refused to pass it with a 27-22 vote on Thursday. Santiago, however, submitted a motion to reconsider it on the same day. The bill has previously passed both the Assembly’s appropriations and education committees.
We have no doubt that if this ever got to Gov. Brown, he would sign it into law…
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