So here's something for you all to comment on:
My local dump is open Thurs. thru Mon (closed Tues/Wed). Due to my rural location, many of us take trash/recycling to the dump rather than having it picked up.
The dump workers, as far as I know, don't get paid extra for weekends.
They have recently submitted a proposal to the county that the dump be open from Tues thru Sat so that workers get Sunday off for time with their families, religious services, etc.
I happen to be against this, because since I work Mon thru Fri, I can only get there on the weekends and, due to other commitments, that often means going on a Sunday.
I feel they knew the days when they took the jobs; they are decent-paying jobs for our area; and they need to enjoy the fact that their days off during the week means they could volunteer with their kids' schools or run errands and doctor's appts without missing work.
I know I may be self-serving on this, but there are many businesses in our area where people have to work weekends (hotels, restaurants, shops, etc)
I have (on a local message board) suggested they set up 4/10s - i.e. open 10 hours a day, but workers work 4 days in a row instead of 5. Then half could get Saturdays off, half could get Sundays off.
Am I just insensitive to think there is nothing sacred about having one of the weekend days off?
However, ideally we will should keep it to a minimum, and to people who have to work. Doctors, nurses, police, 911 operators, nuclear power plant operators, and the like.
Yes, there are some less-than-critical people who still wind up working. That doesn't mean we should encourage people to treat a holiday where we give thanks as another few hours to stampede the local Walmart and buy a bunch of crap that no one needs.
I.e. it's not just about "people working." It's about turning a holiday that is about family, and appreciating one's good fortune in life, into another excuse to shop.
I have worked holidays, too, and I personally didn't really care. My sole point is that indignation is hollow if the indignant person has ever done any activity that required non-critical people to work on a holiday.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius