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Obama Adminstration Opposes Prayer Plaque at WWII Memorial – It Would “Dilute Message”
Gateway Pundit ^ | November 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:45 AM PDT by NYer


(Visiting DC)

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 Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson’s (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 nation’s distinguished World War II veterans,” Johnson said. “President Roosevelt’s 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 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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1 posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:47 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

2 posted on 11/05/2011 8:23:11 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: NYer

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?


3 posted on 11/05/2011 8:23:36 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: NYer

For those that have never heard or read it:

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“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”


4 posted on 11/05/2011 8:26:03 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: NYer
My father, a WWII Marine, was a life long NYC Democrat and a union man.
If he were still here, he would kick Zero in the @ss so hard, he could use it for a hat. An @sshat for an @sshat.
5 posted on 11/05/2011 8:27:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NYer

Obama has a different message!


6 posted on 11/05/2011 8:28:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: NYer
Remember all these rotten things this rotten communists pi@ has done to America and when we kick his ass out reverse everything. And remember this piece of crap as a Americas first communists black Muslim traitor.
7 posted on 11/05/2011 8:28:49 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: NYer

Sickening but par for the course


8 posted on 11/05/2011 8:28:56 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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They Have Plans For America


America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. - Joseph Stalin

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9 posted on 11/05/2011 8:29:13 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: NYer

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.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 8:35:46 AM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: NYer
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Memo from "Patton-at-Bastogne" to President Barak Hussein Obama ...


Sir,


It's Hellish enough that this Judeo-Christian America has to endure the sniveling, effininate Socialist that you are ... and so flagrantly present.


Frankly, however, you have again redefined Webster's definition of a "Complete Horse's Ass" ...


Your Islamic-based decision to not include President Roosevelt's Prayer at Washington's World War Two Memorial is a complete traversity to the Valient Men who prayed to, and were saved in victory, by the Judeo-Christian LORD that President Roosevelt offred his wriiten prayer to.


America's spiritual motto is "In God We Trust" ...


That "God" DOES NOT INCLUDE that patheic, murderous, dog-fornicating and child-molester known as "Mohammed" ...


Someday you will (deservedly) BURN in the same mercilous Hell that The Almighty has reserved for your pitiful delusion and blood-thirsty prophet Mohammed ...


My only consolation in this sad affair is that the next President of the United States ... he or she ... WILL include in their Campaign Platform to prominently display President Roosevelt's Prayer at Washington's World War Two Memorial ... when your sorry carcass finally leaves The White House ... prior to it's Atomic Fumigation to (attempt) to cleanse the Eternal Stench from your four-year visit ...


My Most Sincere Regards to the Worthless Kenyan-Born Dung-Heap of Moslem Extrement that You are.


Patton-at-Bastogne




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11 posted on 11/05/2011 8:36:42 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: NYer

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.


12 posted on 11/05/2011 8:37:34 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
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.

BO objects because this portion is a little too close to home.

13 posted on 11/05/2011 8:37:38 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Excellent!


15 posted on 11/05/2011 8:47:28 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: NYer

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]


16 posted on 11/05/2011 8:48:31 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: NYer

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.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 8:53:46 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: GlockThe Vote

GTV,
My sentiments exactly


18 posted on 11/05/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT by daku
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To: NYer

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.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 8:58:47 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: NYer

I understand that the bill is expected to pass. If so, will Obama veto it?


20 posted on 11/05/2011 9:00:50 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: GlockThe Vote

My hatred for obama has moved to those who voted for him and who plan on voting for him again


I’ve felt that way for some time. To hell with them-they are our enemies. I detest them.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 9:03:02 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DemforBush

Oh yeah, that dilutes the message all right.

I’ve been to the Memorial, and a plaque with that inscription would be perfect by the Wall of Stars. Maybe if FDR’s prayer was to Allah, Obama might like it then.

Can we get this over Zero’s objection?


22 posted on 11/05/2011 9:08:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: I cannot think of a name

I disagree. I now openly laugh and mock obama voters at any chance I get. I ridicule and pepper these people w details until they are are forced to concede or meltdown in anger.

Obama voters need to be reminded daily for what they have unleashed.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 9:10:32 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

” piss be upon him”

POO (Piss on Obama) would make a good rallying cry.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 9:10:40 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: GlockThe Vote

I have A jewish Neighbor who in 2008 had a Obama sticker in hebrew on his car. Then after the election it was gone and I thought oh well he is embarresed also. Nope saw his little university teaching volvo with a 2012 sticker with the obama symbol in it. I could spit.. A jewish person voting for the guy that has turned his back on Isreal at every turn. God please let all Jewish liberals burn in hell with all liberals and muslims. They don’t get it. UGH!


25 posted on 11/05/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: bgill
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.

I've found that the most die hard BHO supporters would eat his turd and then call you a racist for not joining in. He is the culmination of the hard left's wet dream - socialist, black, anti-American, and anti-White male.

26 posted on 11/05/2011 9:13:10 AM PDT by Hacksaw (I don't hate Mormons. Is that okay?)
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To: NYer

It says so much about where we are right now as a country that this guy polls anywhere higher than 1%. God bless us.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 9:18:17 AM PDT by Mr. Fabtastic (Cain is rapidly gaining on Fred Gwynne as my favorite Herman.)
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To: crazydad

I would mock and ridicule him too. I know a few liberal jews and I never hold back at all at how stupid they are.

All you need to do is uasually ask a few questions and these fools melt down.


28 posted on 11/05/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Baynative

One more thing to fix once the Usurper is gone.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 9:24:56 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: NYer

I am surprised after three years that this is still newsworthy considering who occupies the wh


30 posted on 11/05/2011 9:28:22 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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“Dilute the memorial’s central message” ???? Just what then, pray tell, does this imbecile and his administration see as the central message of this memorial?

He's gotta go!

31 posted on 11/05/2011 9:29:17 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Cain is able to deliver.)
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To: crazydad

I feel the same about my fellow “catholics” at church who have obama stickers


32 posted on 11/05/2011 9:29:46 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: bgill
Don't know what "the dogs are going alpha on him" means, but I like the sound of it. I think I love your dogs as much as I despise President Dumba$$. ; )
33 posted on 11/05/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Mr. Fabtastic
I think this weekend is the SECOND anniversary of the FT HOOD shooting, and the scumbag doesn't go on trial until next month. He is still drawing full pay and benefits, gets Halal meals in the hospital, has access to an imam from prayers, but , nooooo, we can't have this prayer on the Memorial.
34 posted on 11/05/2011 9:50:06 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: NYer

I would not expect anything less from the Obama Administration
It is not about you Obama. It is about the men and women that fought and died for freedom for the world. I think a few of them prayed during that time........


35 posted on 11/05/2011 9:50:49 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Chgogal

I think that means ‘ritual mounting’ by a dominant male dog, performed on a submissive male dog (or other species).


36 posted on 11/05/2011 9:53:06 AM PDT by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: NYer

Religion has no place in the Marxists world.


37 posted on 11/05/2011 10:11:28 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well this idiot when he first moved into our small court called the Animal control because we left my dog in the garage and she was barking. Then he called her names and brought his grandson to our drive was and was pointing at my dog when she was barking at them.. I believe in civility so i never said anything. Now though I can’t wait to ridicule him. IDIOT. I call him a jino “jew in name only”.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 10:20:45 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: NYer
feh, the boy diluted the Constitution...
39 posted on 11/05/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NYer

A Prayer to God for Victory and Peace by and for the God-fearing “dilutes the message”? Yeah, that about covers it.


40 posted on 11/05/2011 11:18:31 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: DemforBush
Thank you very much for adding that prayer to this thread.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces.

It is still applicable today ... perhaps more so when the enemy includes our own president. God help us all.

41 posted on 11/05/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: Chgogal

Lol, the big 100 lb. canine monster lowers his head in a submissive manner to everyone so they’ll pet him, but not to this guy. Both dogs looked at him straight on with “I’m the big alpha dog and you’re lower than flea dirt” stares. Hubby politely commented on it and had the big one go around to everyone to show he had the goods on the guy and it still went over his head. Zoooom, everything went over his head. The moron had the nerve to say we are lucky to have such a president who cares so much for everyone and it’s making us look good to other countries... that anyone was better than “that Palin”... and hey, he’s black and we’ve had enough conservative old white men. That’s when I nearly lost it. In the end, the dogs and I concluded he wasn’t worth it. I raised smart dogs but I may have failed miserably with Juniorette if this is what she’s going to be bringing home. However, hubby pointed out she’s the alpha there so there’s still hope.


42 posted on 11/05/2011 1:31:37 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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