Cali Commies Reject John Wayne Day
California State Assemblyman Matthew Harper introduced a resolution to designate May 26, 2016 as “John Wayne Day.” [Texas actually already has a day honoring his birthday.] The resolution was meant to honor an actor who was and still is an American icon. But it never made it out of committee. No surprise there.
California lawmakers called Wayne’s views “disturbing” and “racist.” Frankly, we think their views are “disturbing” and “racist.” Political correctness has won yet again.
“Opposing the John Wayne Day resolution is like opposing apple pie, fireworks, baseball, the Free Enterprise system and the Fourth of July!” Assemblyman Matthew Harper
Fox News reported,
Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, who is black, said he found Wayne’s comments personally offensive. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, cited his comments defending white Europeans’ encroachment on American Indians who Wayne once said “were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”
The resolution fell on a 35-20 vote to what Harper called the “orthodoxy of political correctness.”
A “super patriot”
John Wayne was born in Iowa on May 26, 1907, but grew up in California. His birth name was Marion (Robert) Morrison, but soon changed to Marion Mitchell Morrison by his father after naming another son Robert. Marion Mitchell Morrison was a Civil War veteran and his grandfather. John Wayne was his stage name.
“The Duke” was a nickname given to him because he never went anywhere as a child without his big Airedale “Duke.” The name stuck the rest of his life.
He became a “super patriot” after being denied the ability to enlist in the US military during WWII.
He worked hard to help his friend Ronald Reagan be elected to both the Governor of California and the Presidency, and was a staunch Conservative.
He was part of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, and along with Gary Cooper and Ronald Reagan as well as other actors, they attempted to stop communists from taking over the film industry.
John Wayne was honored with a Congressional Gold Medal shortly before he died in 1979. He family received it in 1980. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation was created in 1985. The Orange County Airport was named after him and a statue in his honor stands there. He was honored on a postage stamp, and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
Let’s take bets to see how long it will be before the liberals try to have this part of history removed.