Via Fox News…
President Trump wants a parade celebrating our military and troops. It’s 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 it’s 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 Obama’s administration worked hard to tell the world that America was done. He slashed the military’s 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 Trump’s parade idea complain that only tyrants and strongmen want military parades. But President Trump’s 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.
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., warned in a statement: “A military parade like this – one that is unduly focused on a single person – is what authoritarian regimes do, not democracies.”
Newsflash for Rep. Smith: a military parade celebrating our military is about … our military and the brave men and women who proudly and patriotically defend our country, as their predecessors have done for nearly 250 years.
To say this parade is about President Trump is absurd.
“Donald Trump has continually shown himself to have authoritarian tendencies, and this is just another worrisome example of that,” retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, of the group Vote Vets, said in a statement, as reported by the New York Daily News.
What the story doesn’t say is that Vote Vets is admittedly ‘progressive’ and that Eaton is, essentially, a leftist activist.
Rep Jackie Speier, D-Calif., laughably called President Trump “a Napoleon in the making” on CNN. I wish Democrats would make up their minds about the president. Is he a dumb puppet who was installed in the White House by the Russians, or a modern-day Napoleon?
Maybe President Trump isn’t a puppet, or a tyrant, or Napoleon, or a fascist. Maybe he’s a wildly successful businessman who loves and understands the country and the American people. Along with that love, he shares American appreciation for, and pride in, our military.
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