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.
"Why anybody would pander to the worst hate-mongers of the 1960s by continuing this nonsense is beyond me."
Merry Kwanzaa Freepers!
Barf alert needed here!
Next year will the President display the National Festivus Pole? Will feel left out if he didn't.
".Farrahkan convinced everyone that you set the exploding charges the blew open the New Orleans dikes."
I thought they were in San Francisco. Nevermind.
check out this link--article by Tony Snow http://www.jewishworldreview.com/tony/snow123199.asp
So any *Yahoo* can make up a National Holiday that the government will observe?
Maybe Howard Stern will come up with Happy Sirrus Day and all will celebrate!
As you wish.
Now I'm confused. Is Kwanzaa the holiday where Tookie Williams comes down the chimney and leaves gifts of corn and Marxism for all the little girls and boys?
"Has he invited a throng of Kwanzaa celebrants to the White House for a little jawboning?"
Um, there is no throng of Kwanzaa celebrants.
he must have missed that 99' report by Tony Snow
You left out the toe-crushing, poisoning, and the old "toaster over the head".
But hey, the guy wrote a book or two, so he deserves a break...just like the tookster.
IMO Oberving IS by wishing everyone *Happy Kawanza Day* why even mention it?
I googled Kwanza and Jamaica and only 1 article appeared from a local paper about the "American" holiday.
One of the first article found about the US celebration was about a Kwanza celebration being canceled due to lack of participation:
I did find 1 celebration story about the US Virgin Islands. Does that make it "around the world"?
Undeterred I kept looking, surely there would be Kwanza in Africa and I was right! I found Kwanza in Angola!!! But it wasn't a holiday, it was a province... Kwanza-Sul province.
My question for Bush: Why not say Happy Holiday like you did on my Christmas card
Tookie rises from the crypt!
The same way he claims that 'Islam is a religion of Peace', that's how.
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