The head-nitwit-in-charge just used his presidential powers to proclaim National D.A.R.E. Day, 2006. Considering that HoT receives substantially more traffic than the ONDCP blog, we thought we’d proclaim Tuesday, April 11 the official HoT Dare Generation Day. Unlike DARE and the White House, DARE Generation and the related Students for Sensible Drug Policy are actually concerned about the truth. In this spirit, we’re using the president’s press release as the template to celebrate something more in line with the original intent of our founding fathers:
National D.A.R.E. Generation Day, 2006
A Proclamation by
the President of the United States of AmericaHammer of Truth
On National D.A.R.E. Generation Day, we honor the dedicated
police officers and all those involved in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program and underscore our commitment to helping young people say no to drugs and violence. By promoting positive youth development, D.A.R.E. programs across our country are helping our children make the right choices and build lives of purpose.students who are most affected by the impact of D.A.R.E. distortions and outright lies and who are frequently targetted by police raids (even when no drugs are involved). Specifically, we honor the brave young people involved with Students for Sensible Drug Policy and DARE Generation for their relentless pursuit of a national policy which would actually decrease the level of violence and eliminate needless arrests over victimless crimes.
Since 1983, D.A.R.E. has
taught young people how to recognize and resist the pressure to be involved in drugs, gangs, and violent activities. The D.A.R.E. program brings police officers into the classroom to answer tough questions about drugs and crime, teaches students how to avoid temptation, and encourages communication between young people and law enforcement. This program strengthens our communities and provides our children with a strong foundation for success.fabricated stories and manipulated statistics in order to escalate the myths prevalent in the War on Drug Users. DARE Generation answers the real questions our young people ask about drugs and crime.
MyAdministration remains committed to helping our young people overcome the dangers of violence and the use of illegal substances. The Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, encourages local partnerships that empower families, schools, and communities to help young people reach their full potential. We are also strengthening youth drug prevention efforts on the State and local levels with the Strategic Prevention Framework and the Drug Free Communities program. These initiatives tailor prevention strategies to local needs and give community organizations the power to identify challenges and take actions to overcome them.arresting as many people as possible. When arrests are not feasable, they’ll do everything within their power to penalize people — using actions ranging from (but not limited to) targeting educational loan programs to an effective repeal of the 4th Amendment.
In 2005, the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America launched Above the Influence, an advertising and online campaign to encourage teens to reject drug use and other negative pressures. While these efforts are devoid of a factual basis, they should be viewed by all for their comedic value. The Bush
MyAdministration has also hosted a series of summits to miseducate community leaders and school officials on successful student drug testing4th Amendment violations.
The struggle against alcohol abuse, drugs, and violence is a national, state, and local effort
. P— hampered by some parents, most teachers, volunteers, and all D.A.R.E. officers , and all those who help our young people grow into responsible, successful adults are strengthening our country and contributing to a future of hope for everyone.
NOW, THEREFORE, I,
GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America,Stephen P. Gordon, by virtue of the authority vested in me by having a modicum of common sense the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 11, 2006, as National D.A.R.E. Generation Day. I call upon young people and all Americans to fight drug use and violence in our communities. I also urge our citizens to support the Constitution by challenging law enforcement officials, volunteers, teachers, health care professionals , and all those who work to help our children avoid drug use and violencewhenever they distort the truth or violate the Constitution, state or local laws.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
seventhninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. GEORGE W. BUSHStephen P. Gordon (who is also smart enough to realize that the use of all caps on the Internet is considered shouting, and therefore rendered uncool)