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Obama: Columbus Day a Time to ‘Reflect on Tragic Burdens Tribal Communities Bore’
CNS News ^ | 10/8/2012 | Penny Star

Posted on 10/09/2012 9:24:53 AM PDT by IbJensen

CNSNews.com) – In his presidential proclamation recognizing Columbus Day issued last week, President Barack Obama said the holiday was a day to “celebrate our heritage as people born of many histories and traditions” and a time to “reflect on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore” since the explorer arrived on the North American continent in 1492.

“Today, we recall the courage and the innovative spirit that carried Christopher Columbus and his crew from a Spanish port to North America, and we celebrate our heritage as a people born of many histories and traditions,” the Oct. 5 proclamation says.

“When the explorers laid anchor in the Bahamas, they met indigenous peoples who had inhabited the Western hemisphere for millennia,” the proclamation states.

“As we reflect on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore in the years that followed, let us commemorate the many contributions they have made to the American experience, and let us continue to strengthen the ties that bind us today.”

The proclamation notes that this year marks the 520th anniversary of “that fateful day in 1492.”

It also credits Columbus’ “spirit of discovery” with inspiring “entrepreneurs, sailors and scientists, explorers of the physical world and chroniclers of the human spirit.”

The proclamation also notes that Columbus has “inspired generations of Italian immigrants.”

On April 30, 1934, Congress, by joint resolution, modified the U.S. Code requesting the president proclaim the second Monday of October each year as “Columbus Day.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: columbusday; evilobamaregime; liarinchief; phony; teleprompteraddict
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Columbus Day is a time to reflect on what this illegal immigrant could possibly know about Christopher Columbus!

BAHAMAS???? Columbus landed in Hispaniola, the name of the Island that is now the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. SHEESH! This idiot is a total, incompetent disaster!!

I'm sure that Obama loves his country. Maybe some day we'll find out which one it is.

1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:25:04 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Oh brother...this bird only sings ONE note!!!


2 posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: IbJensen

Ahh yes. The terrible toll of clean water, freedom from starvation, a warm dry place to live......


3 posted on 10/09/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: IbJensen

What about the tragic burden this country has bore the past 4 years?


4 posted on 10/09/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: IbJensen

“inspired generations of Italian immigrants.”

They always forget that the Spanish American generations have a stake in the Columbus story too. F-em says Obama.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 9:32:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: IbJensen
Hey Obama:

va fa cola

6 posted on 10/09/2012 9:32:54 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: IbJensen

Yes, Columbus was so great, but, remember everyone, he was really bad, too. Some really good people undeservedly died because of this oppressor and his offspring.

This is exactly what we’re dealing with. The worst kind of unapologetically radical leftist. He continues to double down with this ridiculous politically correct, Utopian rhetoric. I cannot bear to imagine what a second term under this POS will look like. R&R HAVE to win.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: IbJensen

Hispaniola is the name of the island and it is divided between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Jamaica is another island to the west.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:26 AM PDT by jude_3
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To: cripplecreek

80% of the pre-Columbian population died from old world diseases. Course that was inevitable. Old world people were coming Columbus or no Columbus.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: IbJensen
Columbus landed in Hispaniola, the name of the Island that is now the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Not Jamaica, Haiti..................

10 posted on 10/09/2012 9:36:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: IbJensen

He read it from a teleprompter and he still sounds stupid.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:02 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: IbJensen

Mrs. TheThirdRuffian is 100% born-on-reservation Mescalero Apache.

She has some issues with some of the back-stabbing and re-trading that went on by European immigrants, but overall considers being dragged from paganism to the modern world by a relatively (relatively) beneign invader pretty good.

Of course, her tribe kept their land, largely due to Henry repeating rifles, disciplined troops (many civil war vets) and moutainous, forested, land which caused the calvary to decide to “go around,” but that’s yet another discussion.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:05 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: IbJensen

Does a day ever pass that Baby Doc Baraq doesn’t play the race card?


13 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: DManA

The New world brought some New World diseases of their own......syphilis for one........


14 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: DManA

I think there were plenty who came before Columbus. Some like the Vikings were known but I suspect there were others.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: IbJensen

Dinesh Desouza is right. Obama is driven ideologically by his hatred of colonialism. But it is mostly white colonialism, because he seems to have no problem with the colonialism that results from Muslims conquests.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:00 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: cripplecreek

Just wait until Obama finds out Columbus had a Jewish mother.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Columbus thought the world was really small, and that he was landing in Asia. He was brave, but ignorant — a lot of people tried to warn him (not that he would fall off a flat edge, but that it was so far to asia that he would never make it).


18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DManA

What a bonehead - he never gets anything right! I wonder if his daughter wrote it?


19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:40:20 AM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: IbJensen

No offense to anyone but this what happens when two cultures on vastly different steps on the technology scale meet. Add different infectious diseases (about which neither culture had any idea) and you have the makings of a bad situation.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: IbJensen

Maybe he’s talking about Kenyan tribes. That’s about the only tribes he would be familiar with.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: IbJensen

” I’m sure that Obama loves his country. Maybe some day we’ll find out which one it is. “

He loves every one of the 57 states of America equally.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: IbJensen

1792: The first monument for Columbus was erected on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the discovery in Baltimore, MD.

1892: President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage with patriotic festivities.

1937: Year Columbus Day was declared a national holiday.

1971: Originally observed every Oct. 12, it was this year Columbus Day was fixed to be celebrated the second Monday
in October.

2004: The year supporters of Hugo Chavez destroyed a 100-year old statue of Columbus in Caracas, Venezuela.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: DManA

Exactly! Remember, NO ONE in 1492 had ANY idea how infectious diseases were transmitted, much less of the causative organisms involved. It is frustrating to hear supposedly educated people project present-day knowledge back half a millennium!


24 posted on 10/09/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: IbJensen

BTT


25 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: IbJensen

Right wing nuts no should make-um heap big ha-ha at wise words from Big Chief Running Dum-Dum!

26 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: IbJensen

If Columbus had not found the Americas, the Portuguese would have done it a few years later. Finding the Americas was inevitable.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 9:50:56 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: IbJensen

tragic burdens tribal communities bore
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maybe we should instead emulate these wise tribal communities, and their method of conflict resolution:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942271/posts
13 girls bartered to settle tribal feud [ Pakistan ]


28 posted on 10/09/2012 9:53:07 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DManA

And if a boat load of Indians had found the OLD WORLD, they would have returned to the Americas and carried all those Old World diseases with them.

Not our fault Indians did not have any natural immunity from the diseases.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 9:53:15 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: IbJensen

The Indians were run out of China because their moo goo gai pan was too salty.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 9:56:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: IbJensen

Partial List of the over 700 Islands of the Bahamas:

Nassau / Paradise Island
Grand Bahama Island
The Abacos
The Berry Islands
Bimini
Andros
Eleuthera / Harbour Island
The Exumas
Cat Island
San Salvador and Rum Cay
Long Island
Acklins / Crooked Island
Mayaguana
Inagua
Ragged Island


31 posted on 10/09/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: IbJensen

Not to defend Obama (Believe me!), but Columbus first sighted and landed on the island of San Salvador, which is part of the Bahamas chain. He moved on from there.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; Frank_2001; Red Badger

If was nobody’s fault. It was inevitable. It is part of history we should be aware of but I don’t know what is gained by spending a day once a year to contemplate it.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by DManA
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To: IbJensen

He knew exactly what he was saying. He hates the fact that this country contains mostly the descendents of Europeans. He hates Europeans because of colonialism.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:26 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is due to a breakdown of the thinking apparatus.)
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To: donna
I heard a snarky (can't remember who) commentator say that Roosevelt created Columbus day when he discovered the Italian vote.

1937: Year Columbus Day was declared a national holiday.

35 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Chris worked hard for his dream. Barely made it here in the crummy ships they gave him and the King and Queen of Spain were never happy with Chris cuz he didn’t bring home boatloads of gold.

Cut him some slack Dims...have always looked up to the man and always will. so there.


36 posted on 10/09/2012 10:05:59 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: IbJensen
He is so full of **it...
His name should be changed....

Barack Hussein BROWN....

please pardon a blunt assessment,..

37 posted on 10/09/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: IbJensen
Don't forget - Columbus also brought the curse of the wheel to the new world.

And that led to the curse of the SUV.

And that led to global climate change which brought about the impending destruction of the atmosphere.

All of which has put us on the path to the eventual destruction of the entire world and the end of life on earth.

So you might say that Chris Columbus ultimately bears responsiblity for the death of every living creature and plant on the entire planet.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: IbJensen
we celebrate our heritage as a people born of many histories and traditions

Except not his "white" American side, which he hates.

39 posted on 10/09/2012 10:11:05 AM PDT by bgill
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To: newheart

I have said it many times before-

Obama was never taught HOW to think, only WHAT to think.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: bgill
Except not his "white" American side, which he hates.


41 posted on 10/09/2012 10:22:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Sigurdrifta
Not to defend Obama (Believe me!), but Columbus first sighted and landed on the island of San Salvador, which is part of the Bahamas chain. He moved on from there.

Yes.

A wonderful historical book.'Admiral of the Ocean Sea', by Samuel Morison
He researchs, retraces Columbus' route. Correlates descriptions, drawings w/ his actual sightings.
Fascinating book.

Made me appreciate the extraordinary, difficult voyage.

42 posted on 10/09/2012 10:22:56 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: IbJensen

Crawl in your cave, Obama. NO I am not going to!


43 posted on 10/09/2012 10:23:49 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: IbJensen

Cortez and Pizarro had a lot of help from the Montezuma`s Indian enemies` armies and Pizarro`s Indian mother-in-law`s army, resp.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: IbJensen

Maybe some day we’ll find out which one it is.

We did it’s USSR.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vinnie

Yes.
He also wrote the (I believe) definitive history of the war the US Navy fought in the Pacific. (I have his book on Columbus..it’s quite a read).


46 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:24 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: blueunicorn6

“The Indians were run out of China because their moo goo gai pan was too salty.”

The Carib tribe were banished after they served up `Cream of Sum Yung Man’ soup!


47 posted on 10/09/2012 10:39:28 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: IbJensen

the endless apology tour continues


48 posted on 10/09/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: IbJensen

“reflect on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore”...?

Can someone please find Gilligan a community to organize?...


49 posted on 10/09/2012 11:05:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: newheart

newheart~ “ Dinesh Desouza is right. Obama is driven ideologically by his hatred of colonialism. But it is mostly white colonialism, because he seems to have no problem with the colonialism that results from Muslims conquests. “

The finding of the “New World” by Colombus was inevitable.
Perhaps we should refer to it as : “ World Agenda 1492” .
Since it involved an Italian , sailing under the auspices of Spain, a man whose mother was a Jew , with an international crew , it became a world event.
Ultimately , these same newly found land masses provided areas of new opportunity for the world in minerals , food , trade , etc. ; call it what is is today : World Sustainability .

If the New World was found instead by Muslims , would there have been any less rape , murder , mayhem ,or beheadings of infidels ? I think not !


50 posted on 10/09/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
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