Skip to comments.Trump wants a military parade and liberals are hysterical (trunc)
Posted on 02/11/2018 8:34:39 AM PST by ransomnote
Full Title: Trump wants a military parade and liberals are hysterical (just more proof it's the right thing to do)
President Trump wants a parade celebrating our military and troops. Its a great idea, and is a perfect event symbolizing the fact that America is getting back on her feet after eight years of a commander-in-chief who reveled in complaining about America and decimating our military.
The hysteria the proposed parade has provoked among Democrats and leftists provides even more proof that its the right thing to do.
Who could argue against a parade that highlights the Americans who defend our freedom and make everything else possible? A military parade would be fun, would honor our vets and would remind the world that America is a superpower and proud of it.
For eight years, President Obamas administration worked hard to tell the world that America was done. He slashed the militarys budget and withdrew us from the world. Horrifically, on foreign soil he apologized for and chastised his own country.
President Obama gave the impression, through word and deed, that he thought the U.S. was the problem in the world.
The result was abject chaos, terrorist groups spreading around the world like cancer, economic stagnation, North Korea getting atomic weapons, and a worldwide refugee crisis the extent of which had not been seen since World War II.
Critics of President Trumps parade idea complain that only tyrants and strongmen want military parades. But President Trumps inspiration was the Bastille Day celebration and military parade he viewed in France a Western nation with a democratically elected government that no one could accuse of being an oppressive military dictatorship.
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When the Gathering Storm hits DC, it would be helpful for the military drivers to know the layout of the streets. /hopeful humor
Anything the left is against, anything, can only be good so I am all for this parade, especially after 8 years of our military and vets being trashed. I would say we should even go so far as to hang up giant posters of Trump just to drive them more nuts.
BTW: If you want to drive a leftist completely out of his or her mind, ask them to sign this petition calling for making Trumps birthday a national holiday LOL....
He's talking a historical parade similar to the one he saw in France.
Tanks, jeeps....we've had those in our local Memorial Day Parade for years....to honor our soldiers.
(obama)- a commander-in-chief who reveled in complaining about America and decimating our military.
He did not do it alone. We already know that former President is an anti American, anti christian, anti military. What actions took the Congress, the rest of the Executive power,the Pentagon? Did they oppose his destructive policies?
It will be a great parade and should be held on June 14th.
its a sign of weakness not a sign of strength
Maybe it’s more like “Trump wants a military parade because he knows it will make liberals hysterical”.
Voochie, you’re blathering again. Try to stay away from topics that expose your lack of knowledge.
Veterans day? <
This Veteran’s Day is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW I. So a parade then would make sense, as traditionally America holds parades to mark the end of wars.
But no tanks, please. Focus on the soldiers, not the hardware. Oh, and one more thing. If it’s going to happen, Trump should give those involved extra pay for the day. Sort of a thank you.
A true victory parade -- sure. But a hardware/personnel parade just for the sake of having one...ugh. If the President wants to see one that badly, he can hop up the road to Annapolis and catch one of the spring formal parades.
I say all this as someone who has generally been a huge fan of Trump as President. But this is a misstep, and not because of the stupid leftist complaints about it being too militaristic.
I agree there should be more presence by the military in parades on certain Holidays days, like Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The military has all but disappeared. The military has too much to do and too tight a budget for huge nationalistic shows, but smaller local participation would be nice.
The local Joint Forces Training Base near me used to put on an event annually, it featured military aircraft fixed winged and rotored, personnel carriers, equipment, local law enforcement, and firefighters. It was great for the children and community. last year it was cancelled at the last minute with the excuse of safety concerns. Yeah right, safe for years but suddenly not. More squeeze on the military is what it was, and the result less interaction with the public and both suffering for it.
As one who, for decades has studied America's founding ideas, as spoken and written by those men and women themselves, no military parade is necessary, either for citizens of America or for those who view us from afar!
Do not hand the Progressive watchdogs, domestic and foreign, a weapon against you!
Let your actions on behalf of "the forgotten men and women" speak for our military's role in preserving liberty and freedom, Mr. President--hardware on display will not accomplish that. Prior imagery of that tool by other nation's leaders is too strong and offensive to several generations of Americans for it to accomplish your desired purpose!
I’ll fly-in for that parade, and hopefully won’t be assaulted by the left.
They selected my platoon to provide a tank to the two big military displays they had when President Reagan took office.
They let me select the tank and crew.
My Soldiers almost came to blows over who was going to get the honor.
Anybody who says the military doesnt want to participate is full of shirt.
Walk softly and carry a big stick - it aint.
The parade idea would have been a great idea if we had been doing it annually starting from a time of strength. Now, when the feds are insolvent, the optics of the big parade will only be interpreted by outsiders as a sign of desperation. Its a signal of weakness.
“its a sign of weakness not a sign of strength”
So is selling off our freeways for some quick cash.
“The guy who shot Bin Laden not thinking it’s a good idea.”
He doesn’t have to watch it then. How about polling the military...to see what active duty soldiers think.
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