1996-04-30 Law Day, U.S.A., 1996

hariette spierings hariette at easynet.co.uk
Wed May 1 10:33:53 MDT 1996

>How we celebrate May Day in the US of A:
>>                           THE WHITE HOUSE
>>                    Office of the Press Secretary
>>  _______________________________________________________________
>>  For Immediate Release                            April 30, 1996
>>                        LAW DAY, U.S.A., 1996
>>                            - - - - - - -
>>                            A PROCLAMATION
>>       For more than three decades, we have set aside the
>>  first day of May to honor the role our legal system plays in
>>  maintaining our country's greatness, to celebrate the precious
>>  freedoms our citizens have enjoyed since America's beginnings,
>>  and to recognize the crucial role of the law in ensuring our
>>  security and prosperity.  Today, as we confront the threats
>>  of domestic and international terrorism and the violence that
>>  plagues our neighborhoods and schools, it is more important
>>  than ever for Americans to understand the extraordinary legacy
>>  left to us by our Founders and to reaffirm the ideals of
>>  liberty, equality, and justice.
>>       This year's theme, "The Constitution:  The Original
>>  American Dream," underscores the centrality of this precious
>>  document in our national life.  The doctrines set forth
>>  in our Constitution have made possible our progress and
>>  unparalleled history of freedom.  Written more than 200 years
>>  ago, its measures were crafted by people who believed in
>>  individual rights and who understood that liberty must be the
>>  basis for our system of laws.  As we approach a new century, we
>>  can be proud that our remarkable, dynamic Constitution, while
>>  reflecting the mores and culture of its time, continues to
>>  express America's profound commitment to human dignity.
>>       We celebrate the Constitution as a model for other nations
>>  around the world, as the purest expression of American law, and
>>  as the ultimate authority for our statutes, judicial decisions,
>>  and Executive actions.  But its power also depends on an
>>  informed, involved citizenry.  Each of us must take personal
>>  responsibility for our actions and respect the rights of
>>  others.  In homes, schools, neighborhoods, and businesses we
>>  must honor the rule of law and cherish the promise of equality
>>  and opportunity for all people.  Every American must work to see
>>  that our Nation's legal system remains a model for the rest of
>>  the world and that future generations will continue to share
>>  its blessings.
>>       On this day and throughout the year, let us consider the
>>  written instruments that have so profoundly shaped our
>>  experience and pay tribute to all those who enforce and maintain
>>  our legal and judicial systems -- including police officers,
>>  community policing volunteers, lawyers, and members of our
>>  independent judiciary.  Their efforts help to ensure that
>>  Americans will always enjoy individual liberties and a just
>>  society.
>>       NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the
>>  United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20
>>  of April 7, 1961, do hereby proclaim May 1, 1996, as Law Day,
>>  U.S.A.  I urge all Americans to recognize the rule of law as the
>>  basis for freedom in our democratic society and to learn more
>>  about the United States Constitution.  I call upon members of
>>  the legal profession, civic associations, educators, librarians,
>>  public officials, and the media to promote the observance of
>>  this day with appropriate programs and activities.  I also call
>>  upon public officials to display the flag of the United States
>>  on all government buildings throughout the day.
>>       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
>>  thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred
>>  and ninety-six, and of the Independence of the United States of
>>  America the two hundred and twentieth.
>>                                     WILLIAM J. CLINTON
>>                          THE WHITE HOUSE
>>                   Office of the Press Secretary
>>  _______________________________________________________________
>>  For Immediate Release                            April 30, 1996
>>                         LOYALTY DAY, 1996
>>                           - - - - - - -
>>                           A PROCLAMATION
>>       In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy said,
>>  "Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans
>>  has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty."
>>  The members of our Armed Forces have long responded to such a
>>  call, though their task has often been difficult and fraught
>>  with peril.  Drawing on an abiding devotion to country,
>>  America's service men and women have faced loneliness and
>>  danger, grave injury and death, to protect our Nation's
>>  interests and to reach out to others by providing humanitarian
>>  assistance.
>>       In pausing to honor all those who have dedicated their
>>  lives to our freedom, let us reflect on their deep commitment to
>>  the fundamental ideals of independence, justice, and equality --
>>  the very foundations of our way of life -- and draw inspiration
>>  from their shining example.  For more than 200 years, America's
>>  shores have embraced immigrants seeking opportunity, while our
>>  system of government has encouraged people around the world who
>>  struggle against tyranny and oppression.  Following the brave
>>  men and women who wear our Nation's uniform, let us each do
>>  our part to strengthen this legacy and to ensure that future
>>  generations will enjoy and cherish the precious liberties we
>>  hold so dear.
>>       To nurture loyalty to and love of country, the Congress, by
>>  Public Law 85-529, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty
>>  Day."  We spend this day in celebration of our Constitution and
>>  Bill of Rights, and we honor the extraordinary sacrifices made
>>  by the members of our Armed Forces throughout our Nation's proud
>>  history.
>>       NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the
>>  United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 1996, as
>>  Loyalty Day.  I call upon all Americans to observe this day with
>>  appropriate ceremonies and activities, including recitation of
>>  the Pledge of Allegiance.  I also call upon government officials
>>  to display the flag on all government buildings and grounds.
>>       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
>>  thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred
>>  and ninety-six, and of the Independence of the United States of
>>  America the two hundred and twentieth.
>>                                     WILLIAM J. CLINTON

Between loyalty to the imperialist state and enforcement of the law of the
bourgeosie, the ruling circles of US imperialism, in their road to develop a
New Fascism, want to bind the masses to their chariot, as well as to
undermine the traditional day of combat of the proletariat and the oppressed
peoples of the US and the world for their class interests andtheir future.
However, no matter how many decrees the imperialist chieftains may
introduce, May First will continue every year to be more and more a glorious
day re-affirmation of the proletariat worldwide in their role as the last
class in history and grave diggers of the bourgeois empire at the world level.

It is very pertinent to underline how the enemies of the proletariat
continue their ideo-political offensive against the proletariat, principally
against its ideology and political programme, revolutionary Marxism, in its
three stages of development, as Marxism, as Marxism-Leninism, and today as
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, as well as against the proletariat's aim and goal,
socialism and the communist society.

In this context, the true socialist, progressive and revolutionary people
and organisations, should form an international united front to defend
Marxist ideas, revolutionary ideas, the traditions of the class such as
First of May, the proletarian leaders, the glorious history of the Communist
Parties, as well as the superiority historical, political, economical and at
every level of socialism in its great historical experiences of the XX
Century and before.

In order to do this effectively it is necessary to defend the proletarian
revolutionary line, today incarnate in the revolution in Peru, and wherever
else in the world (Philipines and Nepal to quote just two examples)
proletarian leadership is raising the peasantry to carry through the
revolution, democratic, socialist and Cultural Revolution all the way to

It is necessary to forge more and wider links geared to the reconstitution
of the International on the basis of the most advanced proletarian ideology,
today's Maoism.

But this also means to combat sectarianism, the chapel spirit, and "closed
doorism" and to develop the United Front spirit of garnering around the
proletariat all forces prepared to fight against the class enemy, fascistic
imperialism and the genocidal regimes it spawns all over the world.

It means to combat against hegemonism, commandism and all evil methods of
revisionists, capitulators and conciliators in order to develop democratic
centralist methods capable of applying the fundamental principles of today's
Marxism in accordance with the concrete reality of each country and each
revolution and develop these concrete applications into specific guiding
thoughts that may serve the proletariat in different parts of the world to
march together in their final confrontation against the tottering rule of
the exploiting classes, principally the imperialist bourgeoisie.

In celebrating May 1st as a day of combat and resistance, a day of struggle
and reaffirmation of the proletariat and its cause, we like to extend our
fervent salutes to all those, throughtout the world, who are today
educating, agitating and mobilising the masses of the people to confront the
bourgeosie and to re-affirm the indeclinable goal of the class at the world

Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!
Long Live First of May, Day of Combat of the International Proletariat!
Long Live First of May, Always Red!
Long Live the World Proletarian Revolution!
Long Live the Revolutionary Peoples of the World!
Combat and Resist!
Give Unflinching Support to the Revolution in Peru!
Long Live the World Wide Mobilisation Commission to Defend the Revolution in
Give Unflinching Support to the Revolution in All Countries of the World!
Organise the Revolution!
Long Live the Heroic Struggles of the Working Class and the Labouring Masses
all Over the World!
Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

Committee Sol-Peru - London
International Commission

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