A rare political statement

I hate when celebrities make their politics known. It politicizes them. Instead of seeing a character onscreen, I see a political position.

Same thing for stores. I really, really, really don’t want to know the political leanings of a store’s owners. It turns going to a place like Chick-fil-a into a political statement that I either have to agree with or disagree with. It makes me feel I’m donating to a cause instead of forcing myself to eat the world’s worst nuggets.

So I keep my politics to myself. Not that I’m a celebrity.

But today, I’m going to make an exception.

I’m in favor of making June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a national holiday. It’s close to my birthday and my wedding anniversary, so the date is perfect for a holiday, almost like a personal celebration. A holiday just for me!

And oh yes: it might help to heal some of the racial divisions in the U.S. Which we really need.

Click here to learn about Juneteenth.

3 comments

  1. Diane Burton · · Reply

    Well said.

  2. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    Good idea!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: