President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on Jan. 12, a speech expected to cover everything from improving Islamic relations to the economy to gun confiscation.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama has told speechwriters and aides that he wants to avoid the traditional laundry list of legislative priorities in favor of a broader package of executive orders to address the country's direction and its image in the World.
Included will be a series of mandates that will stabilize relations with the Muslim community.First on The President's agenda will be the reaming of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to The Malcom X International Airport and Welcome Center.
“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam." Obama told Fox News' Courtney Friel in a phone interview,“We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
The Administration believes this Airport initiative will show the World America is "just as committed to peace as our Muslim brothers."
On February 6, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed legislation changing the airport's name from Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, to honor the former president on his 87th birthday.
Obama believes changing the name to honor slain civil rights leader Malcolm X appease Muslims offended by American Judao-Christian prejudices.
The remodeling and name change would begin some time in 2017.Congress has a 60-legislative-day window to reject regulations before their implementation. Obama can veto Congress' decision and implement new rules anyway -- but only if he's still in the Oval Office.
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