Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita Speaks About Christopher Columbus Achievements
Attorney General Todd Rokita recently spoke at an event in Clinton Indiana today, a community with a large Italian immigrant population, where he celebrated the contributions of Christopher Columbus, honored the heritage of the nearly 17 million Italian Americans living in the U.S., and spoke about defending American liberties, the importance of religion, a strong family unit, and how we can preserve our God-given rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.
More than 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus bravely, and quite miraculously embarked on a voyage to the New World, where he was responsible for creating a new era of exploration and travels that led to the first settlements on what we now call the United States.
“For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, millions of American students were taught about the significance of Columbus’ discovery of the New World in school, and his contributions were greatly admired,” said Attorney General Rokita. “But now left-wing radical socialists are tearing down statues of Columbus, and diminishing a hero who was greatly respected by millions of Americans.”
Last Friday, Joe Biden signed a proclamation, making October 11th Indigenous People’s Day, in a deliberate attempt to purge Columbus from our history, and forever erase his contributions from memory. “If we want to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People—and there are many—we can do that on a different day,” Attorney General Rokita said.
It is important that we celebrate what Columbus means to America. As Ronald Reagan once said: “Columbus is justly admired as a brilliant navigator, a fearless man of action, a visionary who opened the eyes of an older world to an entirely new one. Above all, he personifies a view of the world that many see as quintessentially American: not merely optimistic, but scornful of the very notion of despair.”
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