Happy William Augustus Muhlenberg Day! Oh, And Also Passover
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In my star-crossed ECUSA, April 8 is the feast day of William Augustus Muhlenberg, a symbol of early Anglo-American assimilationism in that he had Pennsylvania German ancestors, one of whom was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and became Speaker of the House of Representatives, before he himself converted to Episcopalianism reportedly because of its use of English. Muhlenberg was a pioneer of church education and in that long-gone ecotopian American ultimately bought a property including 1.5 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline to found what is now St. Johnland Nursing Center, which has become "non-sectarian" of course.

Oh, and it's also the first night of Passover.

It has now become a multicultural must to step on Christmas by never mentioning it except in connection with other “holidays”, notably Hanukkah, aptly described by American Heritage's Frederic Schwarz (December 2000) as the “Jewish Kwanzaa.”

Somehow, however, the MSM neglects to provide the nearest Saint's day in the Christian calendar to each year's Rosh HashanahYom Kippur and Passover—there are a lot of saints! So it has become a VDARE.com service (as so often) to fill the gap.

VDARE.COM wishes all our readers a Happy. We mean it.




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