9-11: National Day of Service
Here's another step in the transformation of America:
Barack Hussein Obama has signed into law a measure declaring September 11th as a "National Day of Service".
Read Matthew Vadum's entire thing at The American Spectator
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" (that helps Republicans) into a day of activism called the National Day of Service (that helps the left). In other words, liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call.
Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.
... With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media -- which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation's first black president -- to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens.
"The organizing term is to 'go dark.'
You don't tell the press, don't tell people you think will tell the press," said the source.
... The annual commemoration of the 2001 terrorist attacks belongs to the entire nation, but President Obama and the activist left don't see it that way. They view the nationwide remembrance of the murder of 3,000 Americans by Islamic totalitarians as an obstacle to winning over the hearts and minds of the American people.
"When you criticize them, they are prepared to say, 'Did you want 9/11 to be another day of selling mattresses, like Presidents Day?" the source said. "They are truly trying to change the American mindset."They view Sept. 11 as a "Republican" day because it focuses the public on supposedly "Republican" issues like patriotism, national security, and terrorism.
... At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held -- of all the 365 days in a year -- on Sept. 11.