Shutdown Shame: Democrats Attempt to Ban WWII Vets From DC Memorial

Democrats Attempt to Ban WWII Vets From Memorial
Whilst fingers point over the government shutdown, the fact remains that the Democratic Party currently steers the federal government. When decisions are made, therefore, over which government services are suspended during a shutdown, it is Democrats who make those decisions. On Tuesday, those Democrats shut down the World War II Memorial in Washington DC; in effect, they attempted to ban visiting veterans from the site.

Park Police seemed unsure of how to respond as a large group of WWII veterans from Mississippi descended on the memorial, which had been blocked off with barriers. The group was participating in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight. The Park Police made no attempt to actually prevent the veterans from approaching the memorial. Mississippi Republican Congressman Steven Palazzo moved the barriers aside and the vets followed him to the memorial.

This particular target of the partial government shutdown accentuates both the pettiness of the Democratic Party and Obama regime, as well as their complete contempt for the armed forces and for American veterans. Much of the government is still fully operational, which is one of the unfortunate aspects of the shutdown.

Blame for the shutdown has been generously assigned. It is not appropriate, however, to use the word ‘blame’ as this word implies that the government shutdown is a bad thing. Life continues as normal for all Americans and there are no negative effects, whatsoever, from the shutdown. Perhaps those federal workers who have been furloughed would disagree, but – on average – federal workers are compensated at three times the level of private citizens, so they will certainly be in no danger of starving before they return to work, which will likely be within ten days at most.

Rather than ‘blame’, therefore, we should ask who is responsible for the shutdown? That, truly, is a matter of opinion. Ultimately, the Democratic Party has the White House, the Senate and a large portion of the House of Representatives and is, therefore, responsible for what goes on within the federal government. Petulantly, Harry Reid has loudly proclaimed the Republicans responsible for the shutdown. Even though they are not wholly responsible, the Republicans should embrace Reid’s accusation as an honor: Every day that the federal government ceases to function is a good day for America.

As for the vets; a few barriers were not about to stop them, despite the Democrats’ attempt to ban them from the memorial. It appears that the federal government is as inept at managing a shutdown as it is managing normal operations.

An op/ed by Graham J Noble


8 Responses to "Shutdown Shame: Democrats Attempt to Ban WWII Vets From DC Memorial"

  1. ThomasPaine2099   October 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    This whole incident was so staged. They shut down the government bus in vets and they just happen to be there. Then accost park staff trying to look good but get owned by unemployed veteran biker dude, C’mon were you all born yesterday? You want to tell me all those Congressmen and women just happened to be at the monument, get real. I guess you can fool a lot more of people some of the time than I thought.

    • Graham Noble   October 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Let me point out some facts for you: That trip to the WWII monument was planned well before the government shutdown. Clearly, you have never heard heard of the Honor Flight organization, which routinely arranges these trips.

      Your comment is either incredibly misinformed, or you’re another Liberal troll who spends their time attempting to spread false information on the internet.

      requests for this specific visit were submitted well before the shutdown; those requests were denied.

      If you want to talk about events being staged, you might want to look into the union member who have ADMITTED that they were paid $15 an hour and BUSSED INTO Washington to protest AGAINST the visiting vets.

      Your comment is pathetic.

  2. dean thurston   October 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Graham , so they government shutdown is good? thanks for letting me know my parent making money helping people get out of bankruptcy is “pointless” i mean who needs a bankruptcy court right?

    • Graham Noble   October 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      The fact that federal courts deal with bankruptcy is wrong to begin with. If the government did not overreach its authority in the first place, then a government shutdown would have no effect on bankruptcy proceedings.

      This is the heart of the problem; everyone relies far too much on the federal government and, in some case, has no choice but to do so because the government has taken it upon itself to handle matters that are none of its business.

  3. George   October 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Andrew, Stop with the BS. You sir are more responsible that the Tea Party just by your support of the traitors on the left.

  4. Graham Noble   October 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Such a typical Liberal response: Anyone who happens to hold a different point of view is psychotic. You, Sir, are the poster-child for left-wing intolerance.

    I didn’t even completely blame one side or the other. The fact is, both sides have refused to compromise. The fact that you can still convince yourself that only one side is to blame demonstrates that it is not I who is struggling with mental disorder.

    Anyway, the federal government is little more than a waste of money, so it’s better that it has shut down. Whichever side is responsible, they have done us all a great service.

  5. Andrew Hofer   October 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Wow, what a psychotic viewpoint. The Tea Party Republicans are solely responsible for the government shutdown, and deserve every bit of the blame.


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