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Monday, May 01, 2006

Der Führer proklamiert, "Heute ist Loyalität-Tag, 2006"

Steve Gilliard at the News Blog uses a childish tactic to insinuate that we're living in a fascist state... He takes this announcement by Bush and translates it into German and Russian.

Here's a sampling in German:

Loyalität-Tag, 2006

Eine Proklamation durch den Präsidenten der Staaten von Amerika

Unsere Nation wird zusammen durch ein Kredo der Freiheit und der Gleichheit gesegnet und gesprungen, die zu allen Amerikanern anvertraut wird. Das Konservieren der Ideale unserer Gründung erfordert den Service und das Opfer jedes Erzeugung, und am Loyalität-Tag, feiern wir das Geschenk der Freiheit und erinnern uns an unsere eigene Verpflichtung zu dieser großen Nation.
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And in Russian:
День верноподданности, 2006
Возглашение президентом Соединенных Штатов Америки

Наша нация благословлена и прыгнута совместно creed свободы и равности возложена к всем американцам. Сохранять ideals наш основывать требует обслуживания и поддачи каждого поколения, и на день верноподданности, мы празднуем подарок вольности и вспоминаем наше собственное обязательство к этой большой нации.
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You know, because only Hitler or Stalin would actually proclaim something so fascist as Loyalty Day.

Anyway, most would prefer to read the proclamation in the original English:
Loyalty Day, 2006
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Our Nation is blessed and bound together by a creed of freedom and equality that is entrusted to all Americans. Preserving the ideals of our founding requires the service and sacrifice of every generation, and on Loyalty Day, we celebrate the gift of liberty and remember our own obligation to this great Nation.

The dedication and selflessness of America's soldiers and their families inspire us all. Some of our Nation's finest men and women have given their lives in freedom's cause. By their sacrifices they have given us a legacy of liberty and brought honor to the uniform, our flag, and our country. The American people are grateful to the brave men and women of our military for their service and we will always stand behind them. I encourage all Americans to learn more about opportunities to thank and support our troops, from sending a care package to writing a message, by visiting www.americasupportsyou.mil.
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Anyway, if you're an idiot or a moonbat, you would think that Loyalty Day is some invention of Chimpy W. McBushitler. In reality, it was passed by Congress in 1958.

And Bush is just recommending some ways in which citizens can celebrate this day (by supporting our troops) - as requested by the statute.

That Bush is truly an evil man...

I wonder if Steve holds Clinton in the same regard. You see, Clinton also proclaimed May 1st as "Loyalty Day":
LOYALTY DAY, 1996

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy said, "Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty." The members of our Armed Forces have long responded to such a call, though their task has often been difficult and fraught with peril. Drawing on an abiding devotion to country, America's service men and women have faced loneliness and danger, grave injury and death, to protect our Nation's interests and to reach out to others by providing humanitarian assistance.
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NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 1996, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. I also call upon government officials to display the flag on all government buildings and grounds.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twentieth.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON


Steve Gilliard - What a dork...

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