Thursday, July 13, 2006

Using Parents as Political Pawns

Looks like the W, Rove and Co is not above using a proclamation about "Parent's Day" to leverage a political agenda and support for their Iraq conflagration:
On this special day, we express our deep gratitude to parents for their dedication to a bright and hopeful future for their children. We also pray for parents in the military who stand up for America, and we resolve that their sacrifice will always be honored by a grateful Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States and consistent with Public Law 103-362, as amended, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 23, 2006, as Parents' Day. I call upon citizens, private organizations, and governmental bodies at all levels to engage in activities and educational efforts that recognize, support, and honor parents, and I encourage American sons and daughters to convey their love, respect, and appreciation to their parents.
How about we bring our nation's parents home from the front, and the sons and daughters serving for that matter, home to help celebrate the day instead?

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