You know about May Day, right? It has been used as a day of celebration by many different cultures, but in our day and age, the secular communists/Marxists out there use it as a day to parade their missiles and tanks down the street and call for socialist solidarity.
And President Obama just happened to pick this particular day as the day when we Americans should renew our allegiance to the U.S. government.
I'm not kidding - read his proclamation for yourself at the White House website, and check out some of the money quotes right here:
We have held fast to the principles at our country's core: service and citizenship; courage and the common good; liberty, equality, and justice for all... [The very first thing he mentions is "service"? Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but please show me where any of our founders talked about "the common good."]
We look back to Americans who did the same, from generation to generation -- citizens who strengthened our democracy, organizers who made it broader, service members who gave everything to protect it. These patriots and pioneers remind us that while our path to a more perfect Union is unending, with hope and hard work, we can move forward together... [Notice how he gives a shoutout to community organizers, and what is with this obsession of his of using the word "together"?]I have a big problem with some of the language our government uses nowadays. For instance, I have never been comfortable with the use of the term "homeland," as in the Department of Homeland Security. And here is another one: Loyalty. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing untoward about the word itself. But when a government run by such people as Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Dianne Feinstein, and Charles Schumer start trying to tell me where my loyalties should lie, I begin to perspire.