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View Poll Results: should MLK day be a holiday
yes 114 56.44%
no 73 36.14%
yes but only because I get the day off 15 7.43%
Voters: 202. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've heard a lot of people including several of people I work with openly express that they support/supported the civil rights movement but they don't support MLK day as being a holiday. surprisingly about half of these people are not white either.
So my question is, do you think MLK day should be a holiday and why or why not?
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i think everyone that sincerely follows dr king and tries to follow his example should have the day off. that would be jessie jackson who last i checked, were getting booed off the stage on a regular basis at rallies.
follow dr king
pull your pants up put your gun down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syJy9-LnGeY
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Does the o.p. have any official mojo to do anything about this miscarriage of law in the event that a majority of posters feel that Dr. King's holiday is unearned and should not have been instituted? I'm guessing no. Why be so small? I mean... Columbus Day? St. Patrick's Day? You don't see folks wondering why they have Bank Holidays do you? I feel a FAIL coming on...

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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does the o.p. Have any official mojo to do anything about this miscarriage of law in the event that a majority of posters feel that dr. King's holiday is unearned and should not have been instituted? I'm guessing no. Why be so small? I mean... Columbus day? St. Patrick's day? You don't see folks wondering why they have bank holidays do you? I feel a fail coming on...

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epic fail
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:32 PM
 
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WHY would anyone talk about removing a holiday? We need more holidays.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:53 PM
 
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As a holiday, I think MLK day ranks right up there with Arbor Day.

MLK was a wonderful speaker who had some absolutely fantastic ideas. The things he preached in public were things every human should get behind. There's no logically arguing against that, no matter how much a bigot or a racist would want to try.

That said, history has had many, many great men and women with countless fantastic ideas. We don't give them all holidays, now do we? MLK day is essentially pandering, when one gets right down to it. Think about it - it's the only holiday we have based around a single individual (and no, Easter & Christmas don't count). Presidents Day honors many men. Memorial Day and Veteran's Day honors all who served. Labor Day honors the workforce. Columbus Day....that was just an excuse to make a holiday, and there's an assault on that day now, regardless. Yet MLK day stands alone. Why? Especially when one considers that, in his private life, by all accounts he was not the bastion of goodness we like to remember him as.

We don't give Thomas Edison a holiday, and he's had a greater impact on all of our lives than MLK ever could. Wright Brothers? No holiday there. Lewis & Clark? Nada. Faulkner? Susan B Anthony? Salk? Einstein? Elizabeth Stanton? Ford? Ben Franklin? Nothin'.

MLK Day a national holiday by which a good part of the nation shuts down for a day? Completely unnecessary and pointless. Especially given WHEN it happens - so close to the barrage of holidays at the end of each year. If they were going to just create a holiday for the sake of creating a holiday, they should have put one in April where there hadn't been a holiday in a while, and you're looking at almost 2 months before you get another one in late May.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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I've heard a lot of people including several of people I work with openly express that they support/supported the civil rights movement but they don't support MLK day as being a holiday. surprisingly about half of these people are not white either.
So my question is, do you think MLK day should be a holiday and why or why not?
No. We shouldn't be celebrating a known communist.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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it's the only holiday we have based around a single individual (and no, Easter & Christmas don't count)...Columbus Day....that was just an excuse to make a holiday, and there's an assault on that day now, regardless. Yet MLK day stands alone.

Why don't Easter and Christmas count?
Why doesn't Columbus Day count?
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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For me it's just another day but with the bonus of being paid for no work.

[honest]
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Why don't Easter and Christmas count?
Why doesn't Columbus Day count?
Easter and Christmas are about different things for people. I celebrate Christmas and Easter but it's all about Santa clause and the Easter bunny. I don't think Jesus even existed much less do I believe he was the son of god but I still celebrate both those holidays as do the other quarter of the people in this country that aren't religious.



Now Columbus day..........that's a worthless excuse for a holiday.
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