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Happy Loyalty Day

President Obama, pursuant to Public Law 85-529, today signed the 2014 annual "Loyalty Day" proclamation, declaring that today "we renew our conviction to the principles of liberty, equality, and justice under the law."

Loyalty Day was first proclaimed in 1921 to counter an early "red scare." It was then referred to as "Americanization Day."

Ironically, this year's Loyalty Day takes place in the same week the US Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the "indefinite detention" provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
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