Msg # 244
Date: 30 May 91 00:37:21
From: Christopher Baker
Subj: Presidential documents continue
[you're going love this one.]
Federal Register: Vol. 56, No. 76; Friday April, 19, 1991.
Proclamation 6272 of April 17, 1991
Jewish Heritage Week, 1991 and 1992
By the President of the United States of America
The Jewish people share a rich and vibrant heritage, one that
has endured through the ages, even through exile and dark
periods of systematic persecution. That great and abiding
[which was?] heritage has had a profound influence on the character of the
United States. Thus, it is with great pleasure that millions
of Americans join with their Jewish friends and neighbors
in celebrating Jewish Heritage Week.
The American way of life--indeed, the development of all
Western civilization--has been shaped, in large part, by the
[he really laws and teachings recorded in the Old Testament and Judaic
believes this?] tradition. Our forefathers' declaration of the unalienable
rights of individuals was rooted in the biblically supported
[which bible belief that all people are created equal, in the image of
sez that?] the Almighty. The principles of ethical and moral conduct
that form the basis of American civil order and the
foundation of any truly free and just society stem from the
[baloney!] commandments given by God to Moses. Accordingly, through
their efforts to preserve Judaic law and tradition, American
Jews help to ensure that our Nation's moral heritage is
continually strengthened and renewed. For example, the
traditional observance of Shavuot, which recalls the giving
of the law on Mount Sinai, offers a powerful reminder of the
[oh, sure.] relationship between respect for the word of God and the
preservation of civil peace and liberty.
Through the observance of Shavuot and other special days,
Jews affirm both their faith and their identity as a people.
As the recent celebration of Passover reminds us, that faith
has been tested, and proved, time and again in the history
of the Jewish people.
The Jewish people have been subjected to a number of great
trials during this century alone. On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust
Memorial Day, Jews recall the Nazi atrocities that claimed
the lives of 6 million of their fellow Jews, as well as the
[now, he makes lives of millions of other men, women, and children in Europe
it tough to during World War II. By joining in this commemoration, and
argue with his in remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, we are
nonsense by reminded of the enduring faith and courage of the Jewish
this linking.] people.
Jews have played a vital role in our country's history since
colonial times. Many were active in supporting the
[are they not Revolutionary War and in the settling of new lands and cities
Americans? why during America's westward expansion. Jewish men, women, and
keep this children also formed part of each great wave of immigration
segregation to these shores. Today, Jews continue to contribute in
going?] virtually every aspect of American life.
As we celebrate the many contributions that Jewish men and
[here's the women have made to our Nation, we also reaffirm the deep
REAL purpose friendship between the United States and Israel. The founding
of this.] of the modern State of Israel following the Holocaust is
further testimony to the faith, determination, and industry
of the Jewish people.
The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 134, has designated
[collusion as the week of April 14 through April 21, 1991, and the week of
usual?] May 3 through May 10, 1992, as "Jewish Heritage Week" and has
authorized and requested the President to issue a
proclamation in observance of these occasions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United
States of America, do hereby proclaim the weeks of April 14
through April 21, 1991, and May 3 through May 10, 1992, as
Jewish Heritage week. I encourage all Americans to join in
observing these occasions with appropriate programs,
ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
[whose lord?] seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen
hundred and ninety-one, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred and fifteenth.
this one added 'programs' to the activites and ceremonies section. did he
really misspell 'pogroms'? can "Christian Heritage Week" be far behind? will
there be "Pagan Heritage Week"? "Atheist Heritage Week"?
let's start a letter writing campaign for the latter and see how far we get.
i didn't vote for this clown. i want him to stop making these religious
pronouncements in official Public Documents. pretty soon, these things are
going to come back to haunt us when they are quoted as 'proof' that we live
in a religious nation, under god [pick one]; just the way 'in god we trust'
and 'under god' on coins and in the Pledge of Allegiance are being quoted as
'proof' of this being a 'Christian' country.
--- D'Bridge B1046/00R
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