Obama declares: May First is Loyalty Day

 

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2012, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, whether by displaying the flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands."

This is not a parody. The following declaration was signed by Barak Obama and posted on White House.gov. (Thanks Corey.)

 

Note: This same day, Obama has declared the U.S. occupying troops will not leave Afghanistan for a decade.

A question for those who say "Obama: Four more years" -- is that even possible  after Obama says "Afghanistan: Ten more years"?!

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 01, 2012

 

 

Presidential Proclamation -- Loyalty Day, 2012

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

A PROCLAMATION

More than two centuries ago, our Founders laid out a charter that assured the rule of law and the rights of man. Through times of tranquility and the throes of change, the Constitution has always guided our course toward fulfilling that most noble promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve the chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. America has carried on not only for the skill or vision of history's celebrated figures, but also for the generations who have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears and true to our founding documents. On Loyalty Day, we reflect on that proud heritage and press on in the long journey toward prosperity for all.

In the years since our Constitution was penned and ratified, Americans have moved our Nation forward by embracing a commitment to each other, to the fundamental principles that unite us, and to the future we share. We weathered the storms of civil war and segregation, of conflicts that spanned continents. We overcame threats from within and without -- from the specter of fascism abroad to the bitter injustice of disenfranchisement at home. We upheld the spirit of service at the core of our democracy, and we widened the circle of opportunity not just for a privileged few, but for the ambitious many. Time and again, men and women achieved what seemed impossible by joining imagination to common purpose and necessity to courage. That legacy still burns brightly, and the ideals it embodies remain a light to all the world.

Countless Americans demonstrate that same dedication to country today. It endures in the hearts of all who put their lives on the line to defend the land they love, just as it moves millions to improve their communities through volunteerism and civic participation. Their actions help ensure prosperity for this generation and those yet to come, and they honor the immutable truths enshrined in our Nation's founding texts. On Loyalty Day, we rededicate ourselves to the common good, to the cornerstones of liberty, equality, and justice, and to the unending pursuit of a more perfect Union.

In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day." On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America, our Constitution, and our founding values.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2012, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, whether by displaying the flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

BARACK OBAMA

 

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  • Guest (Ian Anderson)

    Wow. According to Wiki: "The holiday was first observed in 1921 as "Americanization Day," and was intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labour Day on May Day (May 1), an internationally celebrated holiday for the commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886."

  • Guest (jfsp)

    This is an Onion joke, right?

  • Guest (has)

    it is true that we built this country on rock n roll but everything ELSE is straight stuuuuuupppppiiiiiddddddddd!!!!!!! fck obama!

  • Guest (Red Fly)

    Someone told me about this yesterday and I thought he was joking at first. I guess we should all know better by now though.

    <blockquote>We upheld the spirit of service at the core of our democracy, and we widened the circle of opportunity not just for a privileged few, but for the ambitious many. Time and again, men and women achieved what seemed impossible by joining imagination to common purpose and necessity to courage. That legacy still burns brightly, and the ideals it embodies remain a light to all the world.</blockquote>

    You just have to wonder how this person is able to look at himself in the mirror. "He's with us but he's just constrained by the system." No...he's not with us in any way, shape or form. This guy's not just a moderate right-winger...he's far-right...not in terms of the old racist far-right, but the new diverse face of the most wicked sections of the military industrial complex and finance capital, who are incredibly excited to have a front man that reflects the changing demographic reality of the U.S. That this guy can sit there and talk about "democracy" and a "widened circle of opportunity" while he simultaneously helps his bankster buddies rob the citizenry blind and helps the police-state apparatus trample on every hard-won democratic right we've ever won speaks volumes about who this person really is. Just when you thought he couldn't sink any further he reaches a new low.

    I know, I know...we shouldn't focus on Obama. But come on...how can you see shit like this and not be outraged?

    My read is that this, along with NDAA, CISPA, SOPA, ect., represent a ramping up of the police state apparatus in preparation most likely for another banking/economic collapse. The criminals know this system is being held together with the financial equivalent of silly putty and that it's only a matter of time before it comes flying apart.

  • Guest (Quorri Scharmyn)

    I am truly in shock that this isn't a joke but, like Red Fly says, I should've known by now. The part that bothers me the most is how much people haven't even noticed or are just swallowing this....like it's nothing. It's incredibly telling of the institutions stance toward people and the climate of the world right now as far as politics and economics go. Is it also as telling of people's apathy?