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Suppose there could only be 5 Federal holidays...and you got to choose them.  Which would you pick?
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Posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds

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1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:39 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Thanksgiving and the Friday after
Christmas
Independence Day
Good Friday


2 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:02 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Christmas Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving
Washington’s Birthday


3 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:25 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Christmas day, New Year’s day, Independence day, Thanksgiving and George Washington’s birthday.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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I’m not a Christian, never have been. I was born and raised Jewish, though I no longer practice Judaism.

That said, if I were President, I would definitely declare American Christian Heritage Day, to recognize that critical role that the Christian worldview played in our nation’s founding.

I may not be a Christian, but I thank God every day that our nation was founded by people who mostly were.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

I picked 6. I won’t give up any of those.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 10:05:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is due to a breakdown of the thinking apparatus.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Oh, and all five holidays WILL be celebrated on the actual date. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, Columbus Day or Lincoln’s Birthday could be added to the mix.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Ronald Reagan's birthday on February 6th

Abraham Lincoln's birthday on February 12th

George Washington's birthday on February 22nd

Memorial Day

Labor Day

8 posted on 10/09/2012 10:08:13 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Christmas
Easter (Good Friday or Day after)
July 4th
New Year’s Day
Thanksgiving


9 posted on 10/09/2012 10:08:25 AM PDT by No Socialist
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Could we swap out Labor Day for some sort of 9/11-linked Patriot Day that would still mark the end of summer, but consist of barbecues and Americana and all things red, white & blue?


10 posted on 10/09/2012 10:08:39 AM PDT by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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I would choose:
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day

I had trouble with Christmas day, but because it has become a universal holiday anyway, might as well keep it.

I picked holidays that are based on our national identity. If we are limiting holidays, that is what a “national” holiday should be, days that we celebrate aspects of our nation. Nothing against religious holidays or birthdays, but then you get into fights over whose birthday.

If I were celebrating birthdays, I’d probably choose Washington and Lincoln; but someone else might think Jefferson was more important, or Adams. A liberal might well think Roosevelt deserves a holiday. We’d all like to celebrate Reagan’s birthday.

Then you get into minority representation. If we were doing so, I’d do Thurgood Marshall rather than Martin Luther King, because Marshall was part of the government, King was not.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 10:10:00 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


12 posted on 10/09/2012 10:10:16 AM PDT by Elderberry
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Che Guevara Day
Malcolm X Day
Frank Marshall Davis Day
William Ayers Day
Barack Obama Day

I am Barack Obama, and I approve this message. :)

13 posted on 10/09/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Fourth of July

Constitution Day

Washington's Birthday

Memorial Day

Christmas Day

14 posted on 10/09/2012 10:12:49 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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EVERY day is “Stay Away From MLK Jr. Blvd. Day”.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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I'd like just one federal holiday that starts on Jan 1st and ends on Dec 31st. Most of what the Fed does is Unconstitutional anyway.

/johnny

16 posted on 10/09/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Maceman

I thank God every day that our nation’s founding was made possible in no small part by a Pennsylvania Jew who provided so much of the financing necessary during those dark days of Valley Forge and afterward. Few Americans even know his name.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 10:14:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Memorial Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
College Football Day (Jan 1)


18 posted on 10/09/2012 10:14:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I'll go along with your choice.

Welcome to Free Republic, BTW.

19 posted on 10/09/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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Suppose we limited the laws to 5 pages. What would you keep?This is what is needed to keep government limited, quantify it as not government is becoming unlimited.

Currently there are tens of thousands of pages of laws and even more of government regulations.

20 posted on 10/09/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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