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Darn Wright | Our presidents are not equal


Last updated 3/1/2020 at 9:48pm

We are just coming off of celebrating Presidents Day so let’s look back at how this holiday came to be.

The 1885 Congress established President George Washington’s Birthday, Feb. 17, as a national holiday. In 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed and caused Washington’s birthday to become Presidents Day, thereby making all 45 presidents “equal but separate” in status.

But should we be acknowledging all our nation’s leaders as having parity? To debate this question let us look at our 15th President who in 1791 was born in Pennsylvania.

James Buchanan’s pre-presiden...

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