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Juneteenth Becomes A National Holiday Despite Conservative Criticism

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Juneteenth is a uniquely Texas holiday that the “left” has commandeered for the sake of pushing their anti-American and anti-white narrative. Currently, they’ll say anyone opposed to making Juneteenth a national holiday is a racist slavery denier. But, unfortunately, only 14 Republicans in the House saw this play for what it was, a chance to use a great holiday to celebrate the ending of slavery in Texas and turn it into the beacon of hope to keep their 1619 curriculum in schools.

Texans have been “officially celebrating” Juneteenth since 1980 when it was made a state holiday. However, it only became a state holiday because Texans, particularly African American Texans, have been celebrating it since 1865. General Gordon Granger, commander of the United States forces in Texas, arrived in Galveston with 2,000 Union troops to deliver the news of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Celebrating the end of slavery should be a unifying moment. But our hyper-politicized world makes it almost impossible to look at this “historic moment” and not see it for the sham that it is. For example, after the 2020 George Floyd riots, Democrats had carte blanche to call anyone and everything racist.

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Republicans are so fearful of being called racist that they took a Texas holiday and gave it to the Democrats to be used as America’s new Independence Day. Democrats want to continue to tear down our institutions, and Republicans are paving the way. Some conservatives believe July 4 was murdered when the House voted 415-14 in favor of the bill making Juneteenth a national holiday.

How do the Democrats reconcile their narrative that America is racist and black Americans are still “slaves” in the federal government’s eyes but still want to recognize the federal government for ending slavery?

In a world of endless genders, the left, apparently, believes that anything can be true and “untrue” at the same time.

Texas Senator John Cornyn VOTE THIS GUY OUT ALREADY TEXANS! HE IS A WASTE OF SPACE!, was especially excited that the Senate unanimously passed this bill on Tuesday. He tweeted, “Proud to see my bill with Sen. Jackson Lee to designate Juneteenth a federal holiday pass the Senate. Acknowledging and learning from the mistakes of the past is critical to making progress and becoming a more perfect union.” This is the same never-Trumper globalist that wants amnesty for the thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the Texas border but doesn’t care if ERCOT regulates the power grid to keep Texans’ lights on.

Not all Republicans are as weak-kneed as ‘corny’ Cornyn. Rep. Rosendale, who refused to shake a Capitol Police officer’s hand because he knew January 6 was a psyop, released a statement addressing the Juneteenth bill, saying, “Let’s call an ace, an ace. This is an effort by the Left to create a day out of whole cloth to celebrate identity politics as part of its larger efforts to make Critical Race Theory the reigning ideology of our county.”

He said, “Since I believe in treating everyone equally, regardless of race, and that we should be focused on what unites us rather than our differences, I will vote no.”

These sentiments were echoed by Rep. Paul Gosar, also releasing a statement opposed to the new federal holiday, saying, “We have one Independence Day, and it applies equally to all people of all races.”

Fox reports Joe Biden will sign the bill into law today. Biden and Kamala Harris will undoubtedly make remarks afterward about how the United States is just as racists and terrifying for black Americans as in 1865. We know it’s a lie, but Republicans like John Cornyn and all the Republicans that voted for it just gave Kamala Harris all the ammunition she needs.

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Marmee has been around grassroots politics all of her life. Being a stay-at-home mom, she knew she had a voice that needed to be heard. She is raising the next generation while fighting for her own. Email : marmee@tatumreport.com




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