Sunday, November 06, 2011

Diluting a Message -- Or, Denying Our Past?

Huh? Are you kidding me?

Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial
By Todd Starnes Published November 4, 2011 |

Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Roosevelt asked the nation to join him in prayer as U.S. and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. He asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."

But Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, said any plaque or inscription of the prayer would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore "should not be altered."

"It is not a judgment as to the merit of this new commemoration, simply that altering the Memorial in this way, as proposed in HR 2070, will necessarily dilute this elegant memorial's central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate, and inspire its many visitors," Abbey said in written testimony.
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Apparently President Roosevelt didn't think that player would "dilute" the message at the time. Otherwise, why would he have offered it to the entire nation -- in wartime, no less?

This is supposed to be a memorial to what actually happened . . . not a commemoration of our subsequent silent surrender to political correctness!

Typical . . . next I suppose someone from the Obama Administration will be suggesting that carefully placed dabs of Liquid Paper ™ be painted over certain key words and phrases in publicly displayed historical documents -- to wit:

"and Nature's God" ...

"by their Creator" ...

", appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions," and,

", with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,"

ALL of which, of course, are right there on very prominent display in the national archives, as they were contained in our original founding document, the Declaration of Independence.

Surely, this crew must believe that Thomas Jefferson's exact words "dilute" the message for viewers of that founding document, no?

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