It did not dawn on me until I walked out to my mailbox Monday, June 20â€¦and there was no mail. â€œWhatâ€™s up?â€ I thought. â€œItâ€™s Monday, and I always get mail on Monday, since it piles up on Sunday when there is no delivery.â€ What had happened, I wondered.
Then, I witnessed one of those special delivery postal agents who work on holidays, and I flagged her down. And come to find out that Monday was â€œJuneteenth,â€ a new Federal holiday (actually it was Sunday, but the Feds, as is their wont, postponed the observance until June 20th). So, there was no regular mail delivery.
That explained it; I had forgotten the latest government concession in the name of â€œequityâ€ and â€œliberal democracy,â€ and advancing the â€œideals of Americaâ€ as exemplified somehow in the Declaration of Independence.
As a national Federal holiday â€œJuneteenth,â€ this latest paean to political correctness and abject apology for our past sins as a nation, was enacted by the US senate unanimously on June 17, 2021, and by a vote in the House of Representative of 415 to 14. Literally no one stood forth to explain what actually was occurring: politically craven expediency and servile acquiescence to ideology.
That set me to thinking, and I recalled the debate years ago over the creation of Martin Luther King Day, enacted back in 1983, with overwhelming Democratic AND Republican support in the US Senate (among the Democrats,