Lovely, President Obama on March 29, 2013 issues a new Presidential Proclamation. Is it about Easter and the millions of Christians that observe and honor their God and the traditions that founded this country? Did he recognize Easter at all for that matter? No, Obama issues a PRESIDENTIAL proclamation proclaiming March 31st… wait for it… Cesar Chavez Day! No I am NOT kidding. Cesar Chavez Day!
Talk about your political pandering… Cesar Chavez was an American of Mexican decent. He was know for his efforts in supporting the rights of migrant workers in California and Arizona. He was a first class union organizer and as such probably near and dear to Obama’s heart. but I think the ironic thing is that Cesar Chavez was ROMAN CATHOLIC!
So, in trying to pander to Latinos in this country by honoring Chavez, he insults the very man he’s trying to honor by ignoring Easter! The another irony… one of the most heavily Catholic populations in the WORLD is Latino! Even the new Pope is from Buenos Aires!
Is Obama trying to recruit Latinos to his cause or alienate them by insulting their beliefs? And do his people even do any type of research before suggesting he make these kinds of announcements or proclamations? Somebody on Obama’s staff needs to be doing a bit more homework… Just sayin’
And where is the 4th estate on the actions of this “president”? The main stream media is silent on his actions because they support his agenda. It’s sad really, watching a once great institution kowtow and pander to a man because THEY too have an agenda and he plays perfectly into their plans. Can you imagine the backlash that would be unleashed against a Republican president that issued a Presidential proclamation honoring Chavez? The withering verbal fireballs from the left leaning media would be melting TV screens across the country.
Amazing, Obama issues a proclamation to honor a man and his legacy on the very day that the man who he’s trying to honor would be in church honoring his God. Chavez would probably have said, “Thanks but No Thanks Mr. President. It’s Easter. I’ll be in church today with my family. I’ll be free tomorrow.”
Read the proclamation yourself – http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/29/presidential-proclamation-cesar-chavez-day
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY, 2013
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Every year, Americans all across our country pause on March 31 to remember a man who made justice his life’s calling. Growing up the son of migrant farm workers who lost everything in the Great Depression, Cesar Chavez knew hard work and hardship from an early age. He labored long hours for little pay, taking odd jobs to help his family get by and forgoing a formal education to follow the crop cycles. But where others might have given up or given in, Cesar Chavez never lost hope in the power of opportunity. He lived each day by a belief as old as America itself — the idea that with courage and determination, any of us can reach beyond our circumstances and leave our children something better.
More than anything, we remember Cesar Chavez for lending voice to the voiceless. When no one seemed to care about the invisible farm workers who picked our Nation’s food, beset by poverty and cheated by growers, a courageous man dedicated to dignity stood up and spoke out. Alongside Dolores Huerta and fellow organizers, he rallied a generation of workers around “La Causa,” marching and fasting and boycotting for fair pay and protections on the job. They fought through decades of setbacks and fierce resistance. But through every trial, Cesar Chavez refused to curb his ambitions or scale back his hope. Step by step, march by march, he helped lead a community of farm workers to make the change they sought.
Cesar Chavez’s legacy lives on at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, his home and workplace, which I was proud to designate a National Monument last October. It also lives on in those who remember his central teaching: that when workers are treated fairly and humanely, our country grows more just, opportunity becomes more equal, and all of us do better. Because even with the strides we have made, we know there is more left to do when working men and women toil in poverty without adequate protections or simple respect. We know there is more to do when our broken immigration system forces workers into a shadow economy where companies can ignore labor laws and undermine businesses following the rules. Fixing those problems means securing what Cesar Chavez fought for at La Paz. It means taking on injustice, making sure hard work is rewarded, and bringing more Americans into a rising middle class.
In 1966, when Cesar Chavez was struggling to bring attention to his cause, he received a telegram from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “As brothers in the fight for equality, I extend the hand of fellowship and goodwill,” he wrote. “We are with you in spirit and in determination that our dreams for a better tomorrow will be realized.” It is a story that reminds us how here in America, we are bound together not by the colors of our skin or the languages we speak, but by the values we share and the brighter future we seek for our children. So today, as we honor a man who risked everything to stand up for what he believed in, let us reflect on our common cause and recommit to moving forward together — as one Nation and one people.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2013, as Cesar Chavez Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate service, community, and education programs to honor Cesar Chavez’s enduring legacy.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.