Just after the government shutdown the national parks department what could only be speculated on were on orders from the oval office itself, then blockaded the WWII memorial. What is to be gained by apply political pressure to what everyone seems to refer to “as the greatest generation”? On Tuesday an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived to visit the memorial erected in their honor. For their service, and sacrifice to this nation. But these now old men and women arrived to see blockades erected to an open air outside memorial, effectively keeping them out to receive the honor bestowed on them by the government of the United States while they were yet still alive to enjoy it. For many of these vet’s it would be a trip of a life time, perhaps the last opportunity in this life time?
What kind of government instructs a national park service to blockade the WWII memorial? What sadistic person would decide to abuse old people in this manner? Not to mention veterans that at one time were asked to run head long into enemy fire without question; only now to be used as useful political pawns when they’re on their last journeys in life?
These kinds of trips mean so much to these people, their stoic views as they look onto lost memories and lost buddies, those quiet gazes, contemplations, those tearful observations, those untold sacrifices both physical and emotional. Then to hold at arm’s length away their memories hidden deep within unspoken thoughts quietly displayed within an escaping tear rolling down their cheeks as they would while looking at this memorial is an unforgivable abuse.
The motives and motivations of these disciples of destruction within our government, those very people who would decide not allowing the vet’s to be alone in the memorial, after they took it upon themselves to crash the gates. Ok crashing the gates was a kind of over statement, but then that was Tuesday. Wednesday the park was instructed to make a more permanent blockade–to wire the steel gates shut. Why would this administration ratchet up the force against old heroes, and rhetoric in the marketplace of ideas?
They themselves have been quietly clamoring to avoid the crushing effects of socialism under Obamacare. After all the divided power of the government is distasteful to Mr. Obama who in the end demanding that he and he alone will decide. Who will be placed under the law, who will be left to comply too it? Who will pay the price for standing in the way? Unfortunately that leaves the WWII vet’s smack dab in the middle of a political fight as pawns.
Imagine for a moment, this administration found it more important to protect the WWII memorial from its veterans of that Great War in their closing days of life, with more man power and force, then sending ample men and equipment to protect the embassy and our ambassador in Benghazi. All over Obamacare; a law that has fundamentally changed America from full-time employment being able to pursue happiness, to part-time employment with diminishing happiness; in short it is a job graveyard—R.I.P. your hours, your dreams, your coverage, your memorials, and your service.