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Where in the article does it assume that? It’s a reminder that others paved the way. Why do we recognize MLK? Presidents Day? Veterans Day, Memorial Day, etc…

What is wrong with comparing to other countries? You mention Singapore. I won’t argue your theory. But if you’re going to provide a theory about that country it seems fitting to tell us why comparisons to New Zealand, Estonia, Iceland, Rwanda, Cuba, Philippines and Jamaica are unfair.

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