House bill an affront to history, Columbus, truth

Apr 29, 2017 1237

BY: Rita DeFrange

The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not just to Italian-Americans and Catholics, but to history itself.

It takes Columbus' words and exploration out of context. It rewrites history in a crude, misleading and false way. Salazar's ad hominem attack on Columbus recapitulates the easy - and utterly unfair - tactic of blaming the first explorer to come to America in the 15th century for everything negative that came after him.

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