02 May 2007

American fascists, exhitbit A

Eric is correct to point out Dwight Eisenhower's co-opting the traditional Socialist holiday May Day, but he left out the most interesting part; Eisenhower not only designated May 1 as "Law Day USA," but simultaneously "Loyalty Day." Guess which half our Dear Leader decided to recognize? It turns out protecting ourselves from the Red (and Brown, Black and Yellow) Menace is more important than the rule of law! Who knew?

Our Nation has never been united simply by blood, birth, or soil, but instead has always been united by the ideals that move us beyond our background and teach us what it means to be Americans. We believe deeply in freedom and self-government, values embodied in our cherished documents and defended by our troops over the course of generations. Our citizens hold the truths of our founding close to their hearts and demonstrate their loyalty in countless ways. We are inspired by the patriotic service of the men and women who wear our Nation's uniform with honor and decency. The military spouses and families who stand by their loved ones represent the best of the American spirit, and we are profoundly grateful for their sacrifice. Our country is strengthened by the millions of volunteers who show deep compassion toward their neighbors in need. All citizens can express their loyalty to the United States by flying the flag, participating in our democracy, and learning more about our country's grand story of courage and simple dream of dignity.
England America prevails!