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Try the Google, Lou

Dobbs_2In his expected rebuttal on CNN.com to the immigration protests yesterday, Lou Dobbs takes activists to task for choosing May 1, which happens to be Law Day, to hold rallies in support of law-breaking illegal immigrants. Dobbs puts part of the blame on media for getting too caught up in the immigrant rallies to mention Law Day:

I'll bet you know about the illegal alien amnesty marches, but I don't know of a single news organization, electronic or print that pointed out that May 1 is America's Law Day. The cable news networks gave almost wall-to-wall coverage to the illegal alien demonstrations, but they apparently couldn't find any American celebrating Law Day.

Guess Dobbs forgot to thumb through the New York Times yesterday, whose opinion pages featured the subtly titled editorial "Law Day." (He also could have looked here.)

 

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Tim Cavanaugh

Maybe I've just had too much of the blogger koolaid, but this makes me scratch my head:

President Dwight Eisenhower established May 1 as Law Day to co-opt the biggest day on the socialist calendar. While much of the world marked May Day with critiques of capitalism and parades celebrating working men and women, the United States would honor, President Eisenhower declared, the “national dedication to the principle of government under laws.”

Despite its propagandistic beginnings, a day set aside to honor the rule of law was not a bad idea.

So international rallies in support of totalitarian starvation states are "critiques of capitalism" and celebrations of "working men and women," but responding to them with a goofball holiday is "propagandistic?"

Mitchell Young

Man, you guys are hurtin' if you have to comment on your own group blog!


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