AZ MLK Day lie perpetuated by leftist media

Catholic Biden, hoping to divert attention from his deceptive classified document chaos, delivered a sermon at Martin Luther King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church this morning

Ballotpedia blandly describes the passage of the Martin Luther King Day holiday in Arizona, noting, “The act establishing a Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day on the third Monday in January as a paid state holiday and consolidating the paid state Lincoln and Washington Day holidays into a single Lincoln/Washington Presidents’ Day holiday.”

It was much more complicated than described. Republican Gov. Evan Mecham, a former state senator and successful businessman, was relentlessly derided for refusing to authorize another paid-not-to-work holiday. Instead, he set the observance for a Sunday, logically reasoning Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister and a Sunday observance made perfect sense, since it was fiscally prudent while honoring King’s legacy.

Impeachment petitions were circulated from the onset of Gov. Mecham’s election by homosexual activist and later convicted murderer Ed Buck (born Buckmelter), previously a high dollar donor to national democrat candidates including Barack Obama, Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Kyrsten Sinema. Buck was charged and convicted of numerous murders stemming from his penchant for luring young black drug addicts to his home where he injected them with methamphetamines and had sex with them. Some were able to escape and contacted the police.

That wasn’t good enough for those who wanted another taxpayer-funded weekday off from work. Gov. Mecham, a religious man, was also practical. But his leftwing detractors in the local press swiftly and offensively portrayed him as a bigot, falsely claiming he rescinded the holiday. In 1990, by a margin of 75.36% – 24.64%, Arizona voters rejected Proposition 301 to create a paid Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Nonetheless, the devious contrivance was intended to heap scorn on the conservative governor, who won the 1986 GOP Primary Election trouncing well-known and well-financed contenders. Mecham went on to win the General Election in a stunning upset, defeating longtime GOP Majority Leader Burton Barr who incurred voter wrath for smirkingly admitting, “I lied. Next question,” when asked about breaking his promise to rescind a tax increase  A WWII fighter pilot, Evan Mecham was shot down over Germany, and captured as a POW at age 20, endured a long hospitalization and was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal. Still Mecham was marginalized and mischaracterized. The NFL even pulled Super Bowl XXVII from Arizona, based on the deceptive reporting.

Two years after the loss estimated at $350 million in major convention business and the Super Bowl, Arizona became the first and only state to popularly vote for and approve a Martin Luther King Day, creating the holiday in 1992. On March 23, 1993, the NFL awarded Super Bowl XXX  to Tempe, proving that even hints of extortion can be powerful persuaders.


7 Responses to AZ MLK Day lie perpetuated by leftist media

  1. Mike says:

    An outrage superseded only by the audacity of the Big Three UAW up in Michigan, which a couple of decades ago fought for and won an ADDITIONAL paid-not-to-work day purportedly in honor of Dr. King (“Martin Luther King Memorial Day”) set for the Monday After Easter. The Useless At Work already always had Good Friday off, so MLK Memorial Day made for a four day weekend. I believe this was enacted prior to the adoption of the January MLK holiday in Michigan. When the January date became an additional holiday, “MLK Memorial Day” was just renamed “Monday After Easter” and remains an additional “paid not to work day” for the Useless At Work.

    • Realist says:

      Fascinating information, Mike. It would be interesting to know the other states besides Michigan, that are buying votes with these shady practices.

      • Mike says:

        I worked for a Big Three up there for many years before moving to Arizona. It never ceased to amaze me what those UAW people used to get away with. Perpetual coffee break; the laziest people on the face of the earth. Now that I’m no longer a captive customer, I have never and will never drive another UAW product as long as I live.

  2. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    As a lifelong Arizona resident and political conservative, I am more than gratified to see the truth about Gov. Evan Mecham printed here. Arrogant Burton Barr got Phoenix’ main library named for him. Gov. Mecham was impeached on contrived deceit.

  3. Casper says:

    I worked in state government when Evan Mecham was governor. He had a keen mind and was knowledgeable on the issues, remembered the names of those the political climbers regarded as insignificant such as clerks and secretaries. Gov. Mecham was purposely sold short by the media (especially the left leaning local newspaper) that was committed to his defeat. Even the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Steve Benson, a member of Gov. Mecham’s church, beat up on him relentlessly. He might have thought of his inked thuggery as job security, but he was later unceremoniously dumped, proving the adage there is no honesty among thieves.

  4. Maggie says:

    These are the campaign contributions Ed Buck made in California before he was locked up and the key thrown away!

  5. one who knows says:

    Arizona voters got this one wrong….

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