Obama & Radical Left Plan to Desecrate 9-11 Into Day of Community Service

Sick. Barack Obama and the radical Left plan on desecrating 9-11 into a Leftist holiday like they already did to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

President Obama signed legislation earlier this year to turn 9-11 into a socialist holiday of community service.
Matthew Vadum at The Spectator reported:

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.

“They think it needs to be taken back from the right,” said the source. “They’re taking that day and they’re breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day.”

There’s more at The Spectator.

Dahoser at Free Republic added this on the legislation:


Here is the summary of who is responsible for sending this abomination to Obama. He bears the ultimate responsibility for signing it (and, of course, not discouraging it along the way), but we should all know who sent it.

The counts lead to the detailed voting information for each category.
March 18, 2009 Roll call number 140 in the House
Question On Passage: H R 1388 Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act
Ayes: 321 (Democrat: 251; Republican: 70)
Nays: 105 (Democrat: 1; Republican: 104)
Abstained: 6 (Democrat: 2; Republican: 4)

March 26, 2009 Roll call number 115 in the Senate
Question On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 1388 As Amended )
Ayes: 79 (Democrat: 56; Republican: 21; Other: 2)
Nays: 19 (Democrat: 0; Republican: 19)
Abstained: 1 (Democrat: 1; Republican: 0)

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