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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Law and Loyalty

Is he serious? Everything President Bush says about illegal immigration is in opposition to these two proclamations (cursty to Kathryn Lopez at The Corner for the first).

Law Day, U.S.A., 2006:

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

America's legal system is central to protecting the constitutional principles on which our Nation was founded. As we observe Law Day, we celebrate our heritage of freedom, justice, and equality under the law.

This year's Law Day theme, "Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers," honors the wisdom of the separation of powers that the Framers of our Constitution established for the Federal Government. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention recognized the risks that accompany the concentration of power and devised a system in which the Federal Government's authorities are divided among three independent branches. James Madison highlighted the importance of our Constitution's separation of powers when he wrote, "the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."

Throughout our Nation's history, we have been reminded repeatedly of the wisdom of the Framers' design. Our system of separation of powers has safeguarded our liberties and helped ensure that we remain a government of laws. Law Day is an occasion for us to celebrate our Constitution and to honor those in the judiciary and legal profession who work to uphold and serve its principles.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2006, as Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call upon Government officials to display the flag of the United States in support of this national observance.

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

GEORGE W. BUSH
(emphasis added) Here's a question: why don't we expect everyone to follow the law? Apparently 12 million plus ILLEGAL ALIENS, whose first act was to break the laws of our country, are not expected to follow the law.

Nor is Congress expected to follow the law; the members can just create new laws when they don't like the old. That sounds remarkably like a MONARCHY to me. In the old days, the Kings and Queens would make laws whenever they wanted to and of whatever they wanted to. Ever heard of "Divine Right"?

Congress isn't royalty and everyone, everyone must follow the law . . . even illegal invaders.

And now, the second proclamation that raises my eyebrows:

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.

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.

The greatest strength of America is in the heart and soul of its people, and every time a volunteer reaches out to a neighbor in need, our Nation grows stronger and more hopeful. Thousands of Americans are serving a higher calling by mentoring, coaching, serving in Senior Corps, and by participating in many other programs that enrich lives and help build a better tomorrow. The light of freedom shines brightly because of compassionate people who care about others. Their dedication to a cause greater than self gives all Americans confidence in the future of our Nation.

The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day." I ask all Americans to join me in this day of celebration and in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2006, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day.

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

GEORGE W. BUSH
Notice the date for "Loyalty Day"??? May 1!!! The day a bunch of illegal alien-non-citizens are planning to show their disloyalty to the United States and loyalty to Mexico by marching. Do you think they knew?

Of course, "Preserving the ideals of our founding requires" following the laws of our country. By giving amnesty to millions and millions of criminals (yes, they broke the law by crossing illegally---that would make them criminals), Congress, with President Bush's stupendous support, would be spitting in the faces of John Hancock, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, etc.

Our "own obligation to this great Nation" is to ensure that moral and just laws are instituted and enforced. This is especially the duty of the President of these United States and the Elected Representatives of these United States. It seems, however, that they are abdicating that duty. So, our obligation to this great Nation is to remove from office anyone who does not fulfill his duty. And, apparently, to enforce the laws by guarding the borders ourselves.

Pretty sad.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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