It’s Loyalty Day. No, Really.

So, here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, it’s Loyalty Day, as so declared by the Congress of these United States and the President:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2007, as Loyalty Day. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in this national observance and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day as a symbol of pride in our Nation.

Swear your loyalty to the King Nation.

I swear to God, I couldn’t make this more Orwellian if I dug up George Orwell’s spinning corpse and had him write the proclamation. Along with Depart of Homeland Security, God help us if we can’t pick the ironically awful names.

8 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

    As much as I enjoy prodding the incompetent-in-chief, this little gem predates him as an official act of office by almost fifty years. It’s a presidential proclamation because these holidays must be declared by the Executive each and every year. It happens a lot and, you’ll notice, for all the standard holidays too.

  2. jcb (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    I think it’s “Law Day”, not “Liberty Day”. It’s still pandering tripe.

  3. JCB (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

    Oh it’s both.

  4. Brian (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    I’m about to dig through the internet to verify this, but didn’t he declare another Orwellian style fake holiday last year too?

  5. EdTheRed (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

    Remember, May Day is for Godless Commies…

  6. Brian (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

    Ah, thanks Don, it’s much easier to accept the “this is a function of the Office” explanation.

  7. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Yeah, it’s one of those things that came in with the anti-labor and Communism hysteria of the early 20th century that’s stuck around despite having no purpose (like putting a reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance, putting in God We Trust on money and asking immigrants if they’re an Anarchist or Communist) and still exist both due to intertia and because no politician has the guts to risk looking unpatriotic.

  8. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

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