When A Day Of Service = Desecrating 9/11?

By Chris Good

From The American Spectator's  Matthew Vadum, on the creation of a national day of service on 9/11, which occurred in April when Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act:

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.

Well, that's one way to look at it. The idea is that the White House wants to take away 9/11's GOP-helping power and turn it into something more community-organizing friendly, which, we all know, is radical--that 9/11 will turn into Earth Day, a platform to show concern for the environment--or that a positive activity like national service trivializes and obfuscates the true meaning of the day. Other conservatives who share this sentiment about the White House's desecration plans: Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, and Melissa Clouthier at Right Wing News, who does point out that: "September 11, 2001 was not a good day just as December 7, 1941 was not a good day."

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2009/08/when-a-day-of-service-desecrating-9-11/23746/