Mayor Staggs had an op-ed in Newsmax today defending Columbus Day from the haters who want to remove it. The great-grandson of Italian immigrants, Staggs wrote:
The classic film, "The Godfather" opens with one Italian immigrant telling another "I believe in America," grateful for the opportunities that he could only find here. He’s staunchly patriotic about his adopted country, despite the adversities that have confronted his family here.
Indeed, life was difficult at first here for many Italian immigrants — including my ancestors who came here in 1917.
All of this is part of the long-standing, balanced effort to keep a multi-cultural society functioning. The human race has always been tribal, and one of America’s many contributions has been overcoming that tribalism.
Read the whole piece here!