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Obama Proclaims ‘Leif Erikson Day’ to Make Thinly Veiled Immigration Pitch?

author: brionnamuyco 8:00 am EST October 20, 2013

By USDR

Pres.Obama proclaimed today "Leif Erikson Day," and took the opportunity to make a thinly-veiled pitch for open borders, amnesty and immigration reform.

In his proclamation, Obama quickly transitioned to honoring immigrants who have "hope in their hearts" and seek the "greater opportunity and brighter horizons" of America's shores:

"Today, we commemorate Leif Erikson's journey. We also honor a group of Norwegian immigrants who summoned that same striving spirit centuries later. Together, in 1825, they braved uncertain waters with hope in their hearts, confident that greater opportunity and brighter horizons awaited them on American shores. The travelers were among the first to complete the voyage from Norway to New York City. And just as Leif Erikson had, they lit the way for generations to follow."

 

Let this be a lesson to us, that "anyone who is willing to work hard and take risks" should be able to call America home and make his "improbable idea" (Idea-ers?) come true, Obama says:

 

"These stories reaffirm that America has always been a place of unbounded promise. We are home to explorers and entrepreneurs, immigrants and innovators. We endeavor to be a country where anyone who is willing to work hard and take risks can turn even the most improbable idea into something great."

Obama calls upon Americans to celebrate "our rich Nordic-American heritage":

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2013, as Leif Erikson Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to honor our rich Nordic-American heritage."

 

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