posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 10:22 AM
This may only be an attempt to increase tourism dollars in New Mexico, or maybe this lawmaker is a believer, but a member of the New Mexico state
legislature once introduced a bill to designate every second Tuesday in February (which is today this year, February 7th) as being "Extraterrestrial
An excerpt from the proposed bill (proposed by State Rep. Daniel R. Foley of Roswell, N.M.):
"to celebrate and honor all past, present and future
extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens of the cosmos, known and unknown,"
I like the "Known and unknown" part of the bill. This guy sounds like a seasoned politician, not wanting to land definitely on either side of the ET
visitation argument. It seems from the information I gathered on this that the resolution DID NOT pass the legislature -- but we can still celebrate
As a side note, I once had to visit the city of Roswell for my work (which has NOTHING to do with aliens, before you ask), and I admit that I did my
fair share of souvenir purchasing -- i.e., a coffee mug, t-shirt, and refrigerator magnet. I can see how an official "day of commemoration" would
help the New Mexico tourism industry.
Here is the story that makes mention of this proposed legislation (the first paragraph only):
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