Matthew Vadum sees this as a plan to desecrate the memory of 9/11. I think he is half right in his analysis. Not the part about desecrating the day, but turning the day from one that generally favors Republicans to one that favors Democrats. I do not think that it will work. Trying to erase the image of commercial airliners flying into buildings, people falling a hundred stories to their death, and the World Trade Towers collapsing is not really possible and dangerous to boot. Any sort of 'services' will not change the fact that the greatest foreign attack on American soil happened that day and will not negate the need to for effective defense and security.
"The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.
This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.
On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something "positive," "forward-leaning," and "productive," said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.
"They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day.""