California is slowly becoming a communist utopia and it looked like the state tried to take the next step in embracing the move: they voted to legislate an official communist workers’ holiday in the state.
The new paid holiday would subsequently remove the nationally designated “President’s Day” in the month of February for “International Workers’ Day,” or “May Day” as its also known.
As Fox News Insider reports, “May Day” is often observed in countries under Communist rule and was an official holiday of the Soviet Union.
#AB3042, a bill to allow schools to create “International Workers Day” holiday and thus combine Washington and Lincoln birthday holidays, gets cold reception on Assembly floor… Republicans call it “un-American.” Many Dems take a pass on voting as it goes on call.
— John Myers (@johnmyers) May 10, 2018
Per the report:
A California assemblyman vehemently argued against a bill that would adopt International Workers’ Day as a paid holiday.
The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D), would designate the third Monday in February “as a single school holiday to be known as ‘Presidents’ Day.'”
“Are we in competition to become the laughingstock of the United States?” Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R) asked. “This is ridiculous. This is insane.”
The bill would subsequently get rid of either George Washington or Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as a holiday and designate May 1 as “International Workers’ Day.”
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 14, 2018
If there is any question about the attempt to mainstream the Communist movement, this should be definitive. Not only is Communism the enemy of Freedom and Liberty, Communism is the deadliest ideology in the history of the world. https://t.co/3o30xFfAOF
— Matthew Harper (@AsmHarper) May 14, 2018
A bill proposing to drop Lincoln’s Birthday or Washington’s Birthday as a school holiday and instead adopt International Socialist Workers’ Day aka May Day in its place for schools was considered. I argued against the Communist holiday. #AB3042 #VictoryOverCommunism #CALEG #AD74 pic.twitter.com/WpIWpAX2q5
— Matthew Harper (@AsmHarper) May 10, 2018
Check out how some people responded:
My family can’t wait to leave this state
— American Patriot (@Gadstenflyer) May 13, 2018
Just STUNNING that this would even be considered! SMH🤦🏼♀️
— SoCal☘IrishGal💋 (@SoCalEdgyGal) May 13, 2018
This bill is disgusting ,we are Americans and those people who are in California should embrace this country not change it due to your ethnicity. To replace a national presidential holiday is not insulting. THOSE who oppose Being an American should leave if you dont like us.
— donhaley (@donhaley) May 14, 2018
I think that all California people that want to do that can move to Russia or Venezuela.
I am sure some of us will be happy to pay for one way ticket
— Dr.ya (@Drya53903246) May 14, 2018
“Seriously, the substitution of adding International Socialist Workers’ Day? May Day? The day of parades in the Soviet Union?” Harper added. “I’m aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee.”
“Are we going that far to the left?” Harper asked, per the Daily Caller. “This is ridiculous; this is insane; this is un-American. And for folks who think that the U.S. won the Cold War with the Soviet Union, this makes it sound like we’re going in the other direction — that indeed California is kowtowing to the Soviet domination of the Cold War.”
Fortunately for the rest of the country, the bill failed miserably.
“The Assembly read the bill three times and refused to pass it by a 27-22 vote on Thursday. But Santiago submitted a motion to reconsider it on the same day. Bill AB-3042 previously passed both the Assembly’s appropriations and education committees,” the Daily Caller reports.
And the bill officially fails, goes down in an Assembly floor blaze of fire. Only 21 Democrats vote for it, most abstain. https://t.co/Pw4Sl26Klj
— John Myers (@johnmyers) May 10, 2018