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Father's Day proclamation by President Obama

 

FATHER'S DAY, 2011, Father's Day Proclamation by the President of the United States


Parenthood is the ultimate gift and an incredible responsibility. Every day, fathers across our country give everything they have to build a better future for their family, asking nothing in return but their children's love and success.

On Father's Day, we honor the men in our lives who have helped shape us for the good, and we recommit to supporting fatherhood in our families, in our communities, and across our Nation.
Fathers, along with our mothers, are our first teachers, coaches, and advisors.

They help us grow into adults, consoling us in times of need and celebrating with us in times of triumph. Strong male role models come in all forms, but they have one thing in common: they show up and give it their best. A father figure may be a biological father, or he may be a surrogate father who raises, mentors, or cares for another's child.

Every family is different, but what matters is the unconditional support, guidance, and love fathers and mentors give us throughout life.America's family of an earlier generation Ozzie and Harrie Nelson with sons David and Ricky

Today, too many children in our country grow up without such support and guidance. A father's absence is felt by children, families and communities in countless ways, leaving a hole that can have lasting effects.

Their absence is also felt by mothers, who work overtime and double shifts, put food on the table, and care for children alone while trying to make ends meet. And it is felt in our communities, when boys grow up without male leaders to inspire them.

My Administration has made supporting fathers and their communities a priority. Last year on Father's Day, I announced the President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, a nationwide effort to support organizations that foster responsible fatherhood and help re-engage fathers in the lives of their children.

We have bolstered community and faith-based programs that provide valuable support networks for fathers. We are also promoting work-life balances that benefit families, and partnering with businesses across America to create opportunities for fathers and their children to spend time together.

And military leaders are joining in our efforts to help families keep in touch when a dad is deployed overseas, so the fathers who serve to protect all our children can stay connected to their own.

On Father's Day, we celebrate the men who make a difference in the life of a child, and we pay tribute to all the fathers who have been our guiding lights. In the days ahead, we recommit ourselves to making fatherhood, and the support men need to be fathers, a priority in our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 19, 2011, as Father's Day.

I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.

/s/ BARACK OBAMA

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As it was reported time and again, Obama’s close friend is William Ayers, known domestic terrorist and communist, who was linked tosetting a number of explosives in DC in the 60’s. Wife of Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, was linked to a Brinks armored truck robbery, which left 3 policemen dead. Ayers is a board member of “Free Gaza” organization, openly aiding and abetting “Hamas” Hamas is a radicalMuslim organization, which declared was on the U.S. and Israel

Ayers is one of the organizersof flotilla ships to Gaza.
Currently there are 2 Iranian military ships in theMediterranian and 1 suspected Iranian submarine. Ayers and Dohrn’s punks are staging a new flotilla, which isnow including an American ship under the name “Audacity of Hope” (name of Obama’s book, which is rumored to be penned by Ayers). Iranian ships and possibly submarine are expected to provide convoy and protection to the flotilla. At the same time Obama is pressuring Israel to start negotiations to go back to 1948 border, which are totally indefensible and unacceptable for Israel. The situation is extremely volatile and can explode any day. By all accounts Obama is staging a new military conflict to divert attention from his failures in US economy, huge unemploymentand more importantly from 2 court cases currently hanging over his head: 9th Circuit court of Appeals and DC Court. If those judges rule against Obama, not only will he have to leave office, he will have to be criminally prosecuted and incarcerated for elections fraud, Social Security fraud, IRS fraud, uttering of forged documents and so on. How many people will die in this conflictfor yet another cover up?
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No doubt this Father's day proclamation was auto-penned in, via the golf course where he's teeing off this weekend with Boehner.
What a swell gesture to put Ozzie and Harriet's family on as a caring, loving thoughtful president should do!
Meanwhile back at the bunker, 'er White House, his staff prepares our country's military for all-out military presence in every country that he's personally contrived conspiratorial conflict, including planned siphoning into the mix, Russia and China.
The plan which no doubt being, we're not warring with any other nation, we're merely back-up to seeing that our message of 'peace through superior fire power' is heard.
That being done, our nation has consequently taxed its resources to the nth, bringing our economy to bankruptcy. Naturally our only recourse after this, is the 'George Soros and World banking conglomeration New World Order', of One Omnipotent solution for all of every nation.
Of this I offer, Pish-Tosh!!!! give us, Ron Paul!!!

It is very interesting that so many are surprised at the muslim-in-chiefs actions.
These morons voted for this liar who has hidden his records completely.
These morons voted for this liar who lied about his history.
These morons voted for this liar who lied about his socialism.
These morons voted for this liar who lied about the Constitution
Now the morons see the muslim-in-chief as he is.

This is coming from the same president who with a stroke of a pen invalidated the honorary title "father" from legal documents (Times, 1/11). I would be more impressed if IRS sent federal tax refunds from DEADBEAT "dads" or "parents" to the mom who is struggling to keep the kids out of poverty, gangs, and the cold.

To President Obama, if father's day is so important to you, then let Jonathan Pollard to attend his father's funeral, and say goodbye the last time to his dad. You took of sometime during the election and visited your dying grand ma as well. A spy has feelings too, and you should show your compassion.
Facts: Jonathan Pollard DID NOT spy against to US but gave out information to Israel regarding an Arab country (Iraq), based on the agreement between Israel and US secret services, this info should be delivered, however, the president at that time, Bush the father, did not do his share in that agreement. Jonathan Pollard NEVER convicted of treason. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to deliver national defense information to a foreign government. Spies who delivered serious information that caused harm to our country, received less notorious punishments, and were freed and/or exchanged after spending only a few years in jail. Pollard is in a small cell, a few floors under ground, with cameras focusing on him 24/7. His was refused to visit his mother before her death, or to attend her funeral. The doctors gave only a short time for his father, but again the fathers plea to see his son for the last time, was refused. And now, they refuse to let him attend the funeral. History will judge the people who are in charge as extreme cruelty. The ONLY person, who can change it, is President Obama. I am challenging him, to show his compassion this unique time, and let Pollard attend the funeral. It will take a few hours only. I would like to see, the head of our country, to show that he has compassion.


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