Monday, February 21, 2005
On this day:

Bring Back Washington's Birthday

I never have liked this contrived holiday called "Presidents' Day." First of all, the day is still officially known as "Washington's Birthday" by the federal government. Contrary to popular belief, there is no federal law on the books renaming it "Presidents' Day."

Secondly, replacing Washington's Birthday with an annual pick-your-favorite-president holiday is exactly the wrong thing to do in a nation that already has too difficult a time remembering the heroes of its past. Given the fact that Washington stands above all others as the preeminent American hero, his life is not one that we should so easily determine to forget.

So, I wish this man all the best in convincing Americans to bring back Washington's Birthday. (Link: National Review Online.)