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Vice President Mike Pence left the Colts game this weekend after several members of the 49ers took a knee for the Anthem. Some thought it was a publicity stunt. The fact remains that VP Pence is a thoughtful, patriotic leader who has been consistent throughout the take-a-knee controversy. He’s also a die-hard Colts fan. He’s got a history of going to the games back when he was Governor of Indiana. Not everything is for ‘optics’. Sometimes you just react to bad behavior and stand up for what’s right.
And while I have you here, let me take a moment to address the growing, and somewhat annoying, controversy that surrounds Columbus Day. There are too many people out there who are jumping to all sorts of conclusions, throwing around terms like “genocide” without all of the facts. So if you’re brave enough to hear a little truth, check out my article here and let me help you understand who Christopher Columbus really was.
Today is a day to celebrate and reflect on a great contributor to Western civilization. Yup, the often vilified, largely mischaracterized explorer who discovered the new world. I’ve been saying for years that journalists and academics are so quick to judge historical characters in the context of today’s society instead of the society in which they actually lived and prospered. Columbus is among the most pilloried.