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Obama Americanizing the Communist tradition: May Day


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In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 12:11:38 AM PDT
Intrepid says:
Actually Sen Joe McCarthy might have wanted May 1st to be celebrated as Loyalty Day in direct *contrast* to communism. As a foil.

Does Obama ask people to take over their workplaces? Seize control of the means of production. Read the proclamation and find anything objectionable or unAmerican.

That's if you dare challenge your preconceptions.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 4:05:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2012 5:29:19 AM PDT
DKF says:
Not an Obama construct, been around for years. Don't generally cite Wikipedia here, but it's good for a synopsis and links to more authoritative sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_Day

"It was made an official holiday by the U.S. Congress on July 18, 1958 (Public Law 85-529).[4][5] Following the passage of this law, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1959 the first official observance of Loyalty Day. [6]"

Even this guy...

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=43691#axzz1tu1xI4cv

"To encourage such reflection, a joint resolution of the Congress was enacted on July 18, 1958 (72 Stat. 369, 36 U.S.C. 162), designating the first day of May of each year as Loyalty Day, and requesting that the President issue an annual proclamation inviting public observance.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, call upon all Americans and upon patriotic, civic, and educational organizations to observe Friday, May 1, 1981, as Loyalty Day, with appropriate ceremonies."

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 6:08:41 AM PDT
Boomy says:
May day has been celebrated for hundreds of years before anyone ever heard of Socialism or Communism fool.
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