Skip to comments.Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa
Posted on 12/28/2005 11:40:33 AM PST by presidio9
President Bush December 19 sent warm greetings to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa -- a seven-day observance emphasizing seven principles of African culture.
Kwanzaa, which will begin December 26, represents an African-American and pan-African holiday celebrating family, community and culture.
For additional information see Holidays and African Americans.
Following is the text of the statement:
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 19, 2005
I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa.
African Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa. The seven days of this celebration emphasize the seven principles of Nguzo Saba -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. These values contribute to a culture of citizenship and compassion, and Kwanzaa activities help pass on African values and traditions to future generations.
As families and friends gather for Kwanzaa, Americans remember the many contributions African Americans have made to our country's character and celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation strong. May your commitment to family, faith, and community thrive during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy Kwanzaa.
What a waste of time.
who was Nguzo Saba?
That is the only greeting that needs to be said for this.
Has he invited a throng of Kwanzaa celebrants to the White House for a little jawboning?
How can he do it with a straight face?
It's not a who...it's an it:
(The Seven Principles)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
I also posted this graphic in the comment section:
Anyone get one of these for Kwaanza?
Some guy who was invited to dinner by a lion.
Looks like a Menorah gone bad.
"I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa."
Kawanza was invented in 1966 by Ron Karenga (a nice chap who used to beat his girlfriends with electric cords and burn their faces and mouths with hot irons).
Nobody in Africa has ever celebrated "Kwanzaa" (which uses North American Indian corn--maize--as part of its celebration).
It's a lot of fictional babble invented with the intention of making a non-white Christmas.
Why anybody would pander to the worst hate-mongers of the 1960s by continuing this nonsense is beyond me.
From the Smith & Wesson Forum:
Seven Principles of Gunzaa
To strive for and maintain unity in the gun owners and supporters.
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves and not let anti-gunners label us.
Collective Work and Responsibility
To build and maintain our gun community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together through responsible gun ownership.
To support businesses that support our rights as gun owners and lawful concealed carriers.
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our gun ownership community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness and cast away any stigma thrust upon us by the antis.
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more protected and peaceful than we inherited it.
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle to maintain the Second Amendment.
Well that's just great Dubya, this and the 15 billion to Africa. Instead of 8% of the black vote, maybe that'll get the Republicans as much as a whopping 10% in 2006. Whoops, nevermind, you lost all of that 2% increase because Farrahkan convinced everyone that you set the exploding charges the blew open the New Orleans dikes.
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