“Juneteenth isn’t a rejection of America. It is a celebration of America, and how far we’ve come, and how superior our culture is and continues to be.
“Conservatives need to quit with the knee-jerk response and wrestle this opportunity. Make every American see this as a Republican holiday, and then dare the Democrats to tell us why Juneteenth is a bad idea.” – Kira Davis, 6/17/21
I grew up in Texas, and Juneteenth was a holiday for remembrance as well as celebration and joy.
When I moved to the Midwest nearly 30 years ago, to my astonishment, in the early 1990s, I was teaching Midwesterners, including some blacks as late as 1999, about Juneteenth, and why it was celebrated by all in Texas, not only blacks.
Red State Editor-at-Large Kira Davis, is one of my favorite and most highly respected journalists, and for good reason, she tells it like it is.
For example, with Friday’s news the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) would begin to deny Catholics of the Sacrament of Communion due to Right-to-Life, Congressman Ted Lieu (D, CA-33) tweeted a dare to the Catholic church, which Davis quickly quote-tweeted a dare to Lieu, based on Scripture:
Late Thursday, Davis published a Red State op-ed concerning Juneteenth:
In the article, Turning Point USA Leader Charlie Kirk tweeted late Thursday morning his opposition to Juneteenth being a federal holiday, and was disappointed for the House Republicans, apart from the 14 who voted against it, for voting for it.
By mid afternoon, Kirk had done a complete 180, and embraced Juneteenth, which many, including former Congressman Justin Amash (L, MI-03) tweeted about.
Davis gives a full, reasoned approach to why all Americans, including Republicans and conservatives, should embrace Juneteenth as an American holiday, which it is.
President Trump believed in making Juneteenth a holiday, as author Nick Adams reminded yesterday:
Kira Davis’ full column can be read here.
And a Happy Juneteenth to all!
UPDATE: Kira Davis on Candace Owens
Per exchange with commenter “Correcting”, was shared Davis no fan of Owens.
And this afternoon, Davis tweeted the following:
“Correcting” mentioned the blow-up yesterday between Owens and Kim Klacik. Here are some highlights of that Twitter exchange:
Davis’ 2020 op-ed saying how Owens is really not the same can be viewed here.