This past weekend it was a distinct honor to have participated in the liberation of our War Memorials in D.C. Keep in mind the pretext of closing these sites was because of “budget constraints”. They could not afford to leave open that which has always been left open, but they could afford a massive police presence working OVERTIME! They could afford thousands of rented barricades and printing of thousands of signs! They could afford 100’s of millions for Obama vacations, Obama phones, expanded welfare and disability rolls! The list goes on and on, but no money for our military families and those sites dedicated to them.
Having arrived on Saturday, the day before the planned reclamation of these sacred sites, I drove into the city and happily noticed hundreds of people ignoring the rented barricades spitefully placed around open air Memorials that historically have been accessible to the public 24/7.
I felt a tangible presence of righteous defiance against this tyrannical régime bent on inflicting maximum pain against our most treasured citizens, our military veterans. It boggles the mind to imagine that these same men and women, along with their families, have been willing to pay/have paid, with their blood! the full measure of devotion and have been maliciously used as pawns in the hands of a petty, petulant, vindictive tyrant.
All Memorials were accessible, via civil disobedience, except the Lincoln Memorial. There stood the loathsome barricades reinforced with armed park police, mounted and on foot, to insure that We the People could not access this site. I personally witness 3 WWII veterans, in wheelchairs, turned away. I stated to their assistants that I would face arrest and personally move those damned barricades if those men wanted in. I was told they did not have the desire to put someone in that position, and declined my offer. I left determined to return with reinforcements scheduled to arrive the next day.
Sunday I arrived with my sisters at the WWII Memorial where the veterans had already dismantled the hated barricades at every War Memorial. Yet, barricades defiantly stood at the Lincoln. I found it odd that Obama had amassed his resistance at the Lincoln until someone pointed out that Lincoln’s legacy is the one on which Obama hangs his hat. That legacy being trampling the Constitution, including States Rights, Privacy, fomenting Martial Law, and inciting Civil War. (I do appreciate that one of few benefits of his administration was ending slavery, but that was not his initial goal.)
I also noted that the Lincoln Memorial stands at the “Gates” of the city. The Bible states that whosoever controls the Gates of the City controls the City. That spiritual significance was not lost on me, or Obama, apparently.
Thankfully, forces of unarmed veterans and other peaceful protesters mustered there, dismantling the barricades and taking the high ground, clearing the way for thousands to enjoy what is RIGHTFULLY theirs. The Park Police did not “stand down” until an overwhelming presence of Men of Valor caused them to scatter like cockroaches. These same police disgracefully withstood women, children and ancient WWII vets the day before in sufficient numbers to threaten and intimidate.
From the Lincoln, scores of other men and women carried the abhorrent barricades to the gates of the White House where they were deposited and met with swat teams, armed to the teeth, who shamefully shouted out threats to veterans of all ages, including those who fought in the 2nd WW.
What I witnessed as a freedom loving, law abiding wife of 28 years and mother of 4 enraged me to the point of being willing to face arrest to resist this lawless, vile administration.
Regardless of party affiliation, it is incumbent upon all of us to object vociferously the attack on our military and We the People by this administration. There is NO JUSTIFICATION for the disgraceful treatment of our men and women in uniform, past and present. If this display of repugnant tyranny is allowed to stand unchallenged than woe unto us for unleashing totalitarianism unheard of and unprecedented in American history.