In Weekly Address Obama Urges Americans to Turn 9-11 Into Community Service Day

In his Weekly Address Barack Obama today urged Americans to continue to transform 9-11 into a day of community service and soup kitchens.

This is what you get when you elect a radical socialist as president.
Forget about the terrorists – go serve soup.
From the President’s Weekly Address:

This September 11th, Michelle and I will join the commemorations at Ground Zero, in Shanksville, and at the Pentagon. But even if you can’t be in New York, Pennsylvania or Virginia, every American can be part of this anniversary. Once again, 9/11 will be a National Day of Service and Remembrance. And in the days and weeks ahead, folks across the country—in all 50 states—will come together, in their communities and neighborhoods, to honor the victims of 9/11 and to reaffirm the strength of our nation with acts of service and charity.

In Minneapolis, volunteers will help restore a community center. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, they’ll hammer shingles and lay floors to give families a new home. In Tallahassee, Florida, they’ll assemble care packages for our troops overseas and their families here at home. In Orange County, California, they’ll renovate homes for our veterans. And once again, Michelle and I look forward to joining a local service project as well.

There are so many ways to get involved, and every American can do something. To learn more about the opportunities where you live, just go online and visit Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost; a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.

On this 10th anniversary, we still face great challenges as a nation. We’re emerging from the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes. We’re taking the fight to al Qaeda, ending the war in Iraq and starting to bring our troops home from Afghanistan. And we’re working to rebuild the foundation of our national strength here at home.

None of this will be easy. And it can’t be the work of government alone. As we saw after 9/11, the strength of America has always been the character and compassion of our people. So as we mark this solemn anniversary, let’s summon that spirit once more. And let’s show that the sense of common purpose that we need in America doesn’t have to be a fleeting moment; it can be a lasting virtue—not just on one day, but every day.

This plan to desecrate the memory of 9-11 and turn it into a socialist day of community service is nothing new.
Matthew Vadum at The Spectator reported on this back in 2009:

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year’s election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it’s not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.

The administration’s plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group’s senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

Yearwood, who uses the honorific “Reverend” before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the “Democracy Now” radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. “I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die,” he said.

On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something “positive,” “forward-leaning,” and “productive,” said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.

The plan is to turn a “day of fear” that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

For the record… Commie-Truther Van Jones was the man behind the “turn 9-11 into community service day” movement.

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  • Molon Labe

    Obama should “lean forward” over the Grand Canyon. I think this day of service idea is good though. Americans should gather in their millions with lighted torches and clean out DC and exterminate the vermin that infest it.

  • Patty

    He did this last year if I recall.

    First, this is a day of prayer! This is a day for every American to keep faith, family and friends close.

    We don’t need to be told what we should or shouldn’t do by a person who sat in Rev. Wright’s Church for 20, TWENTY YEARS, and listen to hate of a racist.

    btw, With his two little girls, need not mention, Michelle.

    We don’t need to be told by a person who was friends with a known terrorist, Bill Ayers.

    We don’t need to be told by a person who did nothing more than community organize. If you are to live by his example then God help you.

    We don’t need to be told by a person who calls his predecessor un- patriotic.

    We don’t need to be told by a person who criticizes, ridicules Republican party and those who disagree.

    This president actually has a Media Squasher, after all the hateful comments and remarks towards president Bush by Obama himself, he doesn’t want anyone to say a word about him that isn’t good.

    I will pray for all America and be the person I have been. The victims of 911 need all our prayers. But for Obama, remember to wear a flag, remember to place your hand over you heart when America’s National Anthem is played, remember there are 50 states not 57.

    Remember that you and all of us have been kept safe for 13 years. Remember we are America and we don’t bow down to anyone.

  • Patty

    It only stands to reason that a once Czar community Organizer of hate would be behind this.

  • Patty

    Look how regal he thinks he is. Come on 2012!!

  • Bunni

    I remember when this scum lst pulled his community service day crap back in 2009! And, surprise, surprise, that commie Van jones was behind it, WTF!

    He can go pound sand. There will be lots more good American’s going to soup kitchens, TO GET FED, because of this bum’s policies. 9/11 should be a solemn holy day, not a commie fest.

  • greywinter

    A little off topic, and I’m no fan of Wikipedia (since anyone can post anything)

    this is in reference to the bizarre shut-down of Gibson guitars, by the feds.

  • rbosque

    How about a little introspection. War was declared on us when this happened. What have we accomplished so far and what still needs to be done. How about honoring those who gave their lives fighting the enemy?

    And you do know who the enemy is huh Obama? You know…..Muslims?
    Not old white nuns, kids, or loyal Americans….

    Muslims! The same people WHO STILL want to harm us! Not the Tea Party or Christians….

    Muslims. Got it?

  • Multitude

    President Obama,

    I struggle with your request. On 9/11, I am reminded of fallen fellow citizens, slaughtered due to a reactionary, fundamentalist faith that led a few dozen deranged individuals to perpetrate mass crimes, expressing the hatred of the Other inherent in their perverse ideology. I recall a useless nation-state, inept, limp, impotent, and utterly incapable of addressing the eruption of hatred. Warnings occurred for over a decade and even a failed attempt some years prior at the same site wasn’t sufficient to awaken the sloth we know as a Federal Government. Our government slept, failing those who were destined to become victims. Indeed, the only proud moment of the day was when a handful of patriots, rhizomes autonomous in action, declared that their flight would not be subject to this profane declaration.

    Government failed the people. Hierarchy was proven a fraud. Yet you, an unaccomplished minor individual who has been given the stage, intend to co-opt this day of realization and remembrance into a tribute to the very hierarchies that failed the people, leading them to their slaughter? Are you also deranged? Or just completely insensitive, having sold your soul out for four years of sweet vacations, unlimited golf and some awesome memorabilia?

  • Patty

    Those of us will remember 911 forever. Other generations will just look at it as a day in History. The youth who will be adults may never realize the truth impact on this nation. If the history books tell the truth of that day, it will be remember for generations to come as one of the worse acts of Terrorism our nation faced.

    Hopefully, we will never be attacked like this again. People, People so many who want to change that day into something less than. Or they want to change into some silly idea that just doesn’t fit.

    The true stories and the true meanings comes for those families that were victims. They need to tell their stories and some will at the ceremony and many more ceremonies to come.

    With the beautiful way in which ground zero is coming along, there will always be a place for the parents, grandparents and the children of generations to come to talk, smile, cry and remember.

    I hope it will never be anymore than what is was. And we will remember it exactly for what is was. Nothing different but learn from it and share your memories of it.

  • RandomThoughts

    The most disturbing aspect of this is that on the surface it’s not something people will immediately dismiss; community service itself is not inherently a bad thing. In any other context, encouraging Americans to help one another, to engage in charitable service activities, could be a very good thing indeed.

    But this is 9/11 we’re talking about. Imagine turning December 7–Pearl Harbor Day–into a “day of service.”

    I don’t know whether I’m more angry or more sickened by this perversion of political correctness.

  • KOW

    Well, Senator from Washington said the bin Laden did Community Service, so it is only fitting we do Community Service on bin Ladens biggest outreach program day.

  • chillguy33

    9-11 should be first a REMOVE OBAMA DAY.

    Thereafter, 9-11 could be a FORGET OBAMA Day.

    America’s economy will not heal until the parasite Obama is removed. There is no time like the present. America can stand no more of Obama’s ineptitude.

  • Gail

    Emmmmm…… Would that be “Go serve Pea Soup?”

  • American Woman

    The Socialists, who embrace Islamic Fascism, want us to forget. They think they can erase the date from our collective memory. They do not love this country or its people, and so it is not surprising that they do not recognize the date as a sacred memory.

    In fact, it is our duty to keep the memory alive. We must never forget the sacrifice of the innocents that were slaughtered that day or the hateful ideology embraced by the terrorists, who thought they could bring us to our knees.

    Forgetfulness will enable similar carnage to happen again by enemies of the same mindset, who have sworn to destroy us. Have no doubts; on September 11, every true American will remember.

    Eternal memory. Eternal memory. Grant to your servants, O Lord, blessed repose and eternal memory.

  • Francesca

    This man disgusts me.

  • Patty
  • AnnaS

    Will we EVER be rid of this nightmare? Can anything be done to turn this debacle around after he is hopefully defeated in 2012?

  • Patty

    Community organizing is most identified with the left-wing Chicago activist Saul Alinsky (1909-72), who pretty much defined the profession. In his classic book, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky wrote that a successful organizer should be “an abrasive agent to rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; to fan latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expressions.” Once such hostilities were “whipped up to a fighting pitch,” Alinsky continued, the organizer steered his group toward confrontation, in the form of picketing, demonstrating, and general hell-raising. At first, the organizer tackled small stuff, like demanding the repair of streetlights in a city park; later, when the group gained confidence, the organizer could take on bigger targets. But at all times, the organizer’s goal was not to lead his people anywhere, but to encourage them to take action on their own behalf.

    Alinsky started in the 1930s with workers in the Chicago stockyards. Many years later, when Obama arrived here, he came from a different perspective.

    by Byron York
    read more enlightening

  • Skinner




    You are an odious man – the most undeserved President in my lifetime – go to hell.


  • Patty

    “Barack had been very inspired by the civil-rights movement,” Jerry Kellman, the organizer who hired Obama, told me recently. “I felt that he wanted to work in the civil-rights movement, but he was ten years too late, and this was the closest he could find to it at the time.” Obama, in his memoir, put it more simply when he said he went to Chicago to “organize black folks.”

    by Byron York
    read more enlightening
    Here’s the true organizer. I stated my feelings and I will stick to them in my earlier postings.