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February 27, 2007

Bill to Make Anne Frank Honorary Citizen

Do our lawmakers have nothing better to do?

A US lawmaker has submitted a bill seeking honorary citizenship for Anne Frank, whose family sought in vain to secure refuge in the United States during World War II, his office said Monday.

The draft legislation, which has not drawn a great deal of enthusiasm from the family, was presented by Long Island, New York Democrat Steve Israel.

It's a little late, isn't it? How many other desperate Jewish families trying to get out of Europe before they were annihilated by the Nazis got turned away? Should they receive honorary citizenships too?

As a girl, I read Anne Frank's diary time and time again. Her story both saddened and inspired me, and still does to this day. We only know of her story because her father found her diary after the war and published it. How many other young girls had dreams and desires that were snuffed out by Hitler's "final solution?"

Our elected officials ought to be worrying more about those who would try to take up Hitler's legacy (i.e. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) than creating legislation that only serves to stroke their egos by making them look caring and compassionate.

Serve her memory by worrying about
threats against Jews today

h/t: With Malice Toward None

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Posted by Pam Meister at 02:44 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0) | Government

This has got to be the ultimate example of closing the barn door after the horse is long gone.

Posted by: Van Helsing at February 27, 2007 07:58 PM

Dems might want to zip their lips on this subject, lest the information regarding their "god" FDR's abysmal behavior vis-a-vis his not being willing to accept immigration of more than a scant number of German, Dutch, Austrian and French Jews who thus ended up going to the camps and ultimately to their deaths! FDR was anti-Semitic in deed, if not in word, and no amount of backpedaling or blaming it on the "vast right wing conspiracy" is going to change that simple FACT. I have never ever understood why American Jews did and do revere FDR and can only assume it is out of ignorance of his woeful behavior in this area.

Posted by: Gayle Miller at February 28, 2007 09:27 AM

Jeez, I don't want to sound insensitive or anything, but the poor girl is dead. What good is honorary citizenship to somebody that's dead?

Posted by: rightwingprof at February 28, 2007 11:18 AM

That's exactly it. It's a meaningless gesture that makes people feel good. Meanwhile, there are things our government could be doing to stop mainstream anti-Semitism from coming back from the dead, like dealing with Iran.

Posted by: Pam at February 28, 2007 11:30 AM

The americans are probably getting tired of this by now, and are probably wondering why they let so many of annes people into america, not for this kind of thing surely?
Also, why is america so preoccupied with isreali problems and not about american peoples?

Posted by: M.Payne at May 9, 2007 10:00 AM

i am doing a report on this issue and all the info i can get would be helpful. if anyone knows anything on this issue please post a comment.
thank you

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