The Monday after the Super Bowl … a National Holiday?


People who know me very well know I’m in favor of smaller government as opposed to bigger government. So, while I’m not all that excited about the government declaring more national holidays, I can’t help but be fascinated re: my nephew Josh Moore and his petition receiving so much publicity.

Yesterday, January 24, Josh launched a petition at The focus of the petition is for the Monday immediately following the Super Bowl to be declared a national holiday. One hundred thousand signatures are required for the petition to have a chance to receive official consideration by the administration. As of 6:20 PM today (one day after the petition was launched) there were 5,369 signatures.

In the YouTube video below, Josh is interviewed via telephone by Shepard Smith.

In addition to the video, I’d really like to post a bunch of photos from when Josh was a little boy! Like, when he, his brother, and Abby and Katie went to the field to pick Iowa sweet corn. (Priceless.) Or, when the four of them were in swim suits on the street curb eating Fruit Islands cereal. Or, when they were all out on the driveway making miniature pop machines out of boxes. Next to them was a great big (oven? refrigerator?) box. Josh had converted it to a huge Pepsi vending machine and wore it for his Halloween costume.

Josh has always been a creative spark plug for getting things done. Knowing Josh, it is fun and interesting to watch as the number of signatures increases.

On a side note, for anyone who is interested in children’s literature and a teachable moment, it seems to me that this petition could be paired in grades 4, 5, or 6 with Frindle by Andrew Clements.

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(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)


One Response to “The Monday after the Super Bowl … a National Holiday?”

  1. Jeff Moore Says:

    HAHA! Fun! Thanks Louise!

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