Thomas Jefferson once said, “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
Sunday morning, veterans across the United States made a loud and resounding statement that should be heard in the ears of all current and future U.S. government leaders. DON’T TREAD ON ME!
Organized and promoted by (among others) VetMarch.com, veterans memorials across the country received a 9 a.m. EST visit from their brothers and sisters in arms…their comrades.
One invitation encouraging all veterans to participate in the rally read:
“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! –” Read: 25 Things Obama Shut Down….
Why were veterans marching?
“The purpose of the Million Vet March on the Memorials is to make a statement to our country’s leadership that it is unacceptable to close war memorials to the veterans whose blood, sweat and tears paid the price of freedom around the globe.”
Where were veterans marching?
“Below is a list of (over 50) rallying points at our memorials. Honor their sacrifice even if you can’t make it to DC! We are asking you to never assemble at a national or war cemetery. Our brothers in arms deserve that respect!”