A hero is still a hero, even if he's flawed.

Columbus Day has fallen victim to political correctness, and it's time we reclaim it. Put Christopher Columbus in the context of his day, consider the risks he faced and the reality of the new world he encountered, and then celebrate what it means for western civilization today.

Happy Columbus Day, everyone!

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Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.