Thursday, March 31, 2005

This Day in History and Its Relevance to Today

Many people have recited the romantic short-verse regarding Columbus, how in 1492 he sailed the Ocean Blue.

And much has been discussed of this, whether he was the first European to do so, and of course the destruction, both intentional and inadvertent he and his successors inflicted upon the Western Hemisphere.

But something else happened in 1492 involving Columbus's benefactors.

It was on this date in 1492 that Queen Isabella of Castilia & Ferdinand of Aragon expelled the Jews from their newly united Spain.

History is just chock full of those moments of Christian Tolerance isn't it?

513 years later, Republicans are trying to expel John Danforth.

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