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The Winds of Revolution…… Blowing Today in Washington DC

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Veterans marched today in Washington in protest of the partial government shutdown that has kept them and other Americans from visiting war memorials across the country.
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“This is the people’s memorial,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a crowd of several hundred gathered near the WWII Memorial on the closed National Mall, which has become a national symbol of the shutdown and the country’s response. “Simple question: Why is the federal government spending money to keep veterans out of the memorial? Why did they spend money to keep people out of Mount Vernon, Mount Rushmore? Our veterans should be above political games.”1391650_10153295421155134_7911223_n

1394443_530325030375667_702000399_nVeterans, including many in wheelchairs, took down police barricades and entered the memorial at about midday as others took the protest to the edge of the White House South Lawn.

“Today somebody’s wife [or] husband is dead in Afghanistan. Is somebody going to pay her husband [or] his wife or their children?” one protester shouted at the White House, referring to the partial shutdown cutting off benefits for the survivors of military personnel.1374058_10153295421955134_1115718018_n

Some of the metal barricades were carried the roughly half-mile walk from the memorial to the White House, where they were left near the fence in front of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Cruz was joined by former 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“Veterans have proven they are not timid and we will not be timid and calling out any that use military as pawns,” Palin told the crowd assembled at the Million Vet March on Memorials. “We can only be America, home of the free, if we are America, home of the brave.” 1374070_601037413292442_141791968_n

1391577_530324927042344_897837855_nProtesters shouting “U.S.A.” and “Tear down these walls” are putting the blame squarely on President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders as well as Republicans who are not representing the Conservatives who put them in office.

1381370_530324740375696_1922867311_n“In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials,” march organizers said in a press release. “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.”
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  • Freedom

    Awesome!

  • Anita Paul

    This is great! It about time we as Americans stand up for what is right. Time to shake up those greedy politicians.

  • Imaconservativ1

    Armed with cameras. Breitbart would be proud. 😉

  • Greg Mitchell

    Gob Bless these Vets!Sarah Palin,Ted Cruz,Louis Gohmert and several others who had backbone enough to buck this administration who is trying to inflict MORE PAIN on our veterans! Wish this march could have been promoted better.If so they could have really made a much better impression.Hopefully the media will cover those that were able to attend.(Former) GY/SGT.G.L.MITCHELL,G/2/25,4th Mar.Div.USMCR 1963-1978.

  • Louise

    Awesome! Pathetic that our hero’s even have to do this. So proud of them, again!

  • Bob Howell

    It’s time for a millions American march on Washington. We have to defend our Constitutional rights.

  • Naomib

    I just saw the protest on the news… my brother just passed away in July 2013 of cancer from Asian orange as he was a Vietnam vet. this protest disgusted me, and I know that he would have been disgusted too. Military service members take an oath to protect the president and the united states of America. most of the people in this protest probably are not even veterans. These veterans that participated in this should be stripped of their pay/benefits. what a disgrace to this country and other veterans. I don’t understand how a member of congress can participate in rallies of this sort or any. Cival servants are not supposed to participate in rallies, demonstrations of this sort. how can the GOP?? don’t the vets/seniors know that Ted Cruz and the rest of the tea party and repubs would strip benefits from the veterans and reduce entitlements if they had the opportunity. and as for Palin, she is a joke. I would like to know who organized this rally so I can make sure I don’t donate a penny to them..

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