Skip to comments.Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown
Posted on 10/01/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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Whenever someone spouts off that “our military will never do X”, I always think of the Bonus Army.
Exactly what they predicted what would happen if we got complacent...
Well, the politicians have shown up for the photo op.
I don't think Obama's kneepad brigade realizes how this can escalate and backfire.
If a vet is arrested, it might not make much news. But, if one is injured during an arrest, the kneepad media can't ignore it.
I really hope that it doesn't escalate, and some wannabe Rambo on the Park Police starts waving around a gun. That video will certainly go viral, and Obama will have to start looking for a country for a long-term visit.
So true. America has to rally soon. .
“...America has to rally soon. ...”
I’d say it’s already begun, Art...
Arguably, some of those operators in place may have been left over from FDR's days. You may be aware that several years ago there was quite a discussion about John Kerry's father, who worked at the State Dept during that era, and his political inclinations. Growing up at the Kerry dining room table probably accounts for Sen Kerry's world view.
Vets gather and sing “AMAZING GRACE” at the memorial
How about a chorus of “We Shall Overcome” and “The Star Spangled Banner” too...
LOUD... with like, bullhorns and amplifiers and stuff...
There is some evidence that Patton and Eisenhower, both junior officers, each argued with MacArthur, who was in command, about the use of tear gas and bayonets. That record, however, may be no more than an after the fact attempt to preserve their otherwise remarkable military careers.
Refusing to obey a presidential order conveyed by one's superior officer would end a military career, of course, and that raises the point that concerns me:
Will military officers pause long enough to assess the circumstances and, if warranted, honor their oath to defend the Constitution, or will they simply proceed with their best interests in mind?
That it would.
It’s time we did more than that. We have the Second Amendment for a reason.
I find it most discouraging of all to see low-level NPS employees doing the work without question. I personally know several people who would call in sick rather than blockade the WW2 memorial against veterans, but I suppose every organization has its bad apples and mindless order-followers. I imagine the number of losers is higher, being this is the DC area.
I bet you're right. A similar thought crossed my mind today. Is the MLK memorial open?
My guess is that President Obama knows that from his days as a community organizer.
This is not a battle he can win.
"Over? Did you say 'Over'? Nothing is 'Over' until we decide it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? - Hell No !!! ...
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