You just have to love this great American story:
HUNDREDS of protesters descended on the National Mall in our nation’s capital on Sunday to rally against the closing of war memorials across the country, during what was billed by Republicans as the MILLION VET MARCH on Washington…they were only about 999,000 and a few hundred short of there goal, but calling things what they are has not been one of the republican’s strong suits these days, since they were the ones who refused to support a resolution to fund the government, which shut down the government and closed the memorials in the first place.
Now, in the second place, Republicans are outraged that the government which they fought hard to shut down… has been shut down!
And wouldn’t you know that someone was nice enough to bring a Confederate flag to the rally…because nothing says I love America and its war veterans better than a Confederate flag.
Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and former governor Sarah Palin were in attendance to help lead the cries for freedom and neither the senators nor the champion of great American soccer moms everywhere seemed to be in the least bit disturbed that the Confederate flag was there also as they and the demonstrators pushed through barriers at the World War II Memorial, chanting “tear down these walls,” and singing God Bless America.
Because nothing says “freedom” or “God Bless America” better than a Confederate flag…does it?
Then they marched over to the White House, home of our President of these United States, who also happens to be the first African American president in the history of our country, where they chanted and waved the Confederate flag again.
Because what says “We all want to live in peace and harmony with freedom and justice for all” better than a Confederate flag?
Yes, who doesn’t miss the good old Confederacy?
A nation born of state’s rights! Because shouldn’t all people have the option to live in a state where they are free to choose between being part of a very rich and very small minority of free-market loving corporate owners or, if they so choose, become part of the much larger majority working class of the enslaved or dirt poor laborer, where they can forever enjoy poor working conditions, low or non existent wages, malnutrition and limited, if any, healthcare.
Because nothing says freedom of choice and equal rights for all, better than the Confederate flag…does it?
But of course one should also take note that In addition to war memorials, other federal activities such as the National Institutes of Health, our food banks, and Head Start programs, just to name a few, have been shut down. Eight hundred thousand federal employees have also been furloughed…and many many more will be furloughed in the near future and/or expected to continue to work…without pay, if the shut down continues.
But that didn’t bother the protesters.
“Let government chill for a little bit.” said former governor Palin. And she continued by adding that a shutdown would allow the American people to realize “how irrelevant the federal government could and should be in our lives.”
And they did all this and they said all of these things while standing before our nation’s great memorials to soldiers who fought and died for our country because… what would say…
” that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
better than a protest march at our nation’s memorials while waving the Confederate flag?
And don’t tell me that there was only one Confederate flag there…because one is all you need to get your message across…