Angered by President Obama’s decision to instruct federal departments to place barriers around the open-air World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., among other actions, veterans from around the country plan to march on the nation’s capital this weekend, with the goal of opening the attraction to the nation.
In the wake of the partial federal government shutdown which began Oct. 1, a petulant Barack Obama decided that he would take out his political frustrations on the people of America by arbitrarily and capriciously ordering all national parks and monuments closed. Included in his order were instructions to make the shutdown “as painful as possible” on the same American people whom he is supposed to serve.
Closing memorials to our veterans is obscene
Among the first – and most obscene – of the closures was the encirclement of the WWII Memorial with barriers erected by the National Park Service and enforced by Park Police. Mind you, this memorial is open-air; it does not have formal “entry” and “exit” points. If you’ve never been to it, think of a statue standing in the middle of your local park.
So, in deciding to “shut down” the WWII Memorial, Obama spent more money on barriers and Park Service salaries than it would have cost to do nothing at all to the memorial, since it is not normally “guarded” or manned in any way.
Well, come Sunday, one group calling itself “The Million Vet March on the Memorial” aims to not only draw attention to the president’s peevish behavior but force open the memorial for the public and especially for the shrinking number of WWII vets for whom it was built – with a million vets marching.
March for Veterans is a march for America
Here’s the low-down:
I want you to circle the date of Sunday, October 13, 2013.
And then I want you to help “circle the wagons” on that day to help protect and defend our brave veterans who risked their lives for our freedom – and now are being barred from visiting the memorials erected to honor their deeds.
In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans! The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.
Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple.
That’s why I am asking you now to take two decisive moves to show Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi – and all of their oppressive ilk in Washington – that “We the People” are still in charge. And we won’t rest until we take back our memorials and monuments!
On the site (here) there is a petition to sign, urging the reopening of the war memorials. And there is also a list of those who will be speaking at Sunday’s event. They include Congressman Steve Stockman, Col. Rob Maness, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, and filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch.
Circle the date.