Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Arkansas Wonders What To Do About Shared MLK and Lee Birthdays

From the January 18, 2017, USA Today "State-By-State."

Arkansas Little Rock.

Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices close in observance of the shared birthdays of Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

But Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson wants to remove Lee from the holiday.  Critics of the governor say that move would belittle the state's Confederate heritage.

Let us consider whose birthday was celebrated on that day first?  That should determine who gets the date.

First Come.  --Old Secesh

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