Skip to comments.Obama Adminstration Opposes Prayer Plaque at WWII Memorial – It Would “Dilute Message”
Posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:45 AM PDT by NYer
The Obama Administration announced its objection to including President Roosevelt’s prayer on the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. The Obama White House said the prayer would dilute the message of the memorial.
Todd Starnes reported:
Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelts D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnsons (R-OH) bill the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.
“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nations distinguished World War II veterans, Johnson said. President Roosevelts prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression.
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 memorials 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 memorials central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate, and inspire its many visitors, Abbey said in written testimony.
Right. But it was perfectly alright for the communists and socialists to leave all of their trash in it after their little anti-Beck rally, now wasn’t it?
For those that have never heard or read it:
“Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They will be sore tried, by night and by day without rest - until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them — help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a countenance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.
Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, June 6, 1944”
Obama has a different message!
Sickening but par for the course
I’m having an argument with a house guest right now about Hussein. He’s such an idiot Obama lover the dogs are going alpha on him.
Obama’s objection is because it’s not the most beautiful call to prayer he has ever heard. That would be the call to Muslim prayer.
BO objects because this portion is a little too close to home.
My hatred for obama has moved to those who voted for him and who plan on voting for him again. That is who I now loahte as obama was and will always be a communist traitor, piss be upon him.
In 1987, World War II veteran Roger Durbin approached Representative Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Ohio, to ask if a World War II memorial could be constructed. Kaptur introduced the World War II Memorial Act to the House of Representatives as HR 3742 on December 10. The resolution authorized the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) to establish a World War II memorial in “Washington, D.C., or its environs”, but the bill was not voted on before the end of the session, so it was not passed. Two more times, in 1989 and 1991, Rep. Kaptur introduced similar legislation, but these bills suffered the same fate as the first, and did not become law.
Kaptur reintroduced legislation in the House a fourth time as HR 682 on January 27, 1993, one day after Senator Strom Thurmond (a Republican from South Carolina) introduced companion Senate legislation. On March 17, 1993, the Senate approved the act, and the House approved an amended version of the bill on May 4. On May 12, the Senate also approved the amended bill, and the World War II Memorial Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 25 of that year, becoming Public Law 103-32. [Wikipedia]
So sayeth the muslim who thinks the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world, after he tells Turkey we are not a Christian nation and has yet to join a Christian church.
My sentiments exactly
I’ve almost begun to wonder if there is any point to posting articles like this on Free Republic.
Like many here, there is nothing (and I mean NOTHING) that can lower my opinion of zero, because it is not possible for it to go any lower. I’ve scraped stuff off of the bottom of my shoe that I held in higher regard.
And as far as one poster mentioned about a disagreement with house guests, I have now come to regard anyone that still supports that a$$hole as so mentally incapacitated as to not be worth my breath. I rarely even bother to argue with them. People that still support this clown must simply must have no IQ, morals, scruples, or worth to the human race. They’re certainly not worth my time.
I understand that the bill is expected to pass. If so, will Obama veto it?
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