Thursday, May 01, 2008

Let's just call May Day "Irony Day"

Once again it is an overloaded calendar, as May Day must compete with Mission Accomplished Day, Loyalty Day, and Law Day for the American nation's attention. This year's theme for Law Day is The Rule of Law --

Nearly 800 years ago, the Magna Carta placed the authority of government under the rule of law; centuries later, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution marked tremendous advances in the march of liberty. These documents established enduring principles that guide modern democracies. Today, we are reminded of that past and look toward a hopeful future as we work to secure the liberty that is the natural right of every man, woman, and child.

On Law Day, U.S.A., our Nation celebrates our belief in the equality of each person before God and renews our commitment to strive to bring America ever closer to its founding ideals.

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, 2008, 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.

This would be the same George Bush who believes that domestic laws do not constrain a president in a time of war, and who has denied terrorist suspects the habeas corpus right from the Magna Carta. One other question -- is it a violation of Loyalty Day to mention the Mission Accomplished banner?

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