Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bush Says You Should Love Being Loyal

I was getting my mind blown finding that bushie proclaimed May 1 to be Loyalty Day...
Loyalty Day is also a time for us to reflect on our responsibilities to our country as we work to show the world the meaning and promise of liberty. The right to vote is one of our most cherished rights and voting is one of our most fundamental duties. By making a commitment to be good citizens, flying the American flag, or taking the time to learn about our Nation's history, we show our gratitude for the blessings of freedom.
But then I go onto the White House site and find that every year - beginning in 2002 - he proclaimed May 1 "Loyalty Day," saying it would apply for every year going forward! Why would he need to do that every year?

Update: Loyalty Day began in the 1920s, actually, as "Americanization Day," intended as a counterweight to May Day, which was seen as a communist holiday (!!!). (Wiki entry) The actual language of it reads:
Loyalty Day is a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom
I can see why Bush digs it.

May 1st is also a holiday called Law Day (proposed in the 50s by hahahahaha the American Bar Association) , also intended as a contrast to May Day, which many other countries celebrate as International Workers Day, to commemorate the Haymarket Riot in Chicago, 1886.

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