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I question the left’s patriotism

Wanted posters

Burned flags

Swastikas on veteran’s graves

These are pictures of just some of the “mischief” our friends on the left got up to this past Memorial Day.  As you can see, they range from the juvenile to the unforgivable.

Flag vandalism and grave desecration in Washington state.

Swastikas spray painted all over an American Legion hall in Delaware.

Eggs thrown at veterans in Boston.

Is this what John Edwards wanted when he urged Americans to turn Memorial Day into a day of protest?

As patriots, we call on our government to support our troops in the most important way it can – by ending this war and bringing them home.

I’m sure the troops are thrilled to be supported by being called war criminals.

As citizens, let’s volunteer in support of our troops, and offer our service to honor theirs. As Americans, let’s take a moment to join in prayer for our troops.

I like the call to prayer–we all know that John Edwards is a profoundly religious man.

And as patriots, let’s gather together this weekend and make our voices heard. It’s up to us. If we are loud enough, and clear enough, we can end this war.

Well, the message this picture sends is loud and clear…

Free speech

As John Edwards says: 

…it really is possible to stop a president who believes he can do no wrong—it just takes people with the courage to do what’s right.

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8 responses to “I question the left’s patriotism

  1. opit May 30, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Yep, it’s wrong and disgusting. So’s rolling right along when predictions are that deaths in Iraq are going to do nothing but continue to grow – soldiers and everyone else.
    And you’re buying into bullshit yourself. Teh ‘left’ is just another make-believe enemy. This ? There are always jerks around.

  2. Mike Kriskey May 30, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    I used the word “left” in order to avoid disparaging all Democrats.
    I was unaware that it referred to a group of people that don’t actually exist: (like terrorists).
    It’s not much of a prediction to say that deaths in Iraq will continue to grow. The numbers of the dead will continue to mount, always and everywhere. That’s the nature of an inevitable and irreversible phenomenon.
    “Yep, it’s wrong and disgusting.” You should have left it at that. With leftists–excuse me, Democrats–nothing is ever indefensible. There’s always a “but,” or a “however.”
    Or in this case, a “you, too!” How sad. How sad that people who disagree with you have to worry about having loved ones’ graves vandalized. Not by you, maybe. But it doesn’t sound like you’d bother lifting a finger to stop it from happening.

  3. opit May 30, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Mike, I said you took too much judging others on yourself. I don’t find that it’s stopped.

  4. INFJ June 6, 2007 at 9:55 am

    People who find your judgments invalid should dispute them intelligently instead of using the old ruse – if you can’t defend, attack!

  5. opit June 6, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Is this a conversation ? I can’t tell if you are exhorting me to debate, complaining I’m evading the question, or reacting without thought.
    BTW It’s the World Wide Web. Just because I keep up-to-speed on U S politics doesn’t mean a have a party affiliation : rather difficult when you aren’t a U S citizen.
    If being ‘left’ means I’m not favourably impressed with the performance of GW Bush – no shit. There’s a world of company for that.

  6. Mike Kriskey June 6, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    A disagreement with US policy does not necessarily require one to vandalize graves. I would have thought that was a reasonable statement.

    Unfortunately, it’s only conservatives who criticize this kind of thing. With no “buts.” John Edwards called for massive protests on Memorial Day, but has not repudiated these jackasses. They’re part of his base, they’re a large part of the Democratic Party, and his silence speaks volumes.

  7. opit June 6, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    I’m dumbfounded. A statement I can agree with 100%. Bipartisan condemnation of this activity is required.

  8. Chris Butler February 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Hmm, it’s in vogue to demonize the other side. It’s particularly easy given the internet. What is significantly harder is to encourage a more robust discussion of any particular issue.

    I’m of the opinion that everyone has shades of gray within the political boundaries of “left” and “right”. What is particularly interesting is that “left” and “right” both in the US are somewhat moderate, depending on the issue. Hell, do we even really *have* any communist party here? Or fascist party? Doubtful.

    I guess I’m somewhat disinterested, mostly because this seems to be using photo for some kind of visceral impact. OK, yes, I’m not for people treating other people badly… civility and respect seem to be vanishing, or at least it’s easy to find documented exceptions everywhere.

    I would much rather engage both Democrats and Republicans in debate regarding how to reduce our national debt. It’s not going to be easy, hard choices will need to be made, and ideology is seemingly a great impediment to accomplishing anything in the political spectrum nowadays.

    Lastly, any effort that does not go into solving the massive long-term problems facing the country (i.e. financial) I view as lower priority. The ramifications are a great reduction of quality of life for our children. NOTE: This financial storm has been an issue for MANY years now (15?, 20?). We’re not going to outrun it solely with time and GDP growth.

    The bottom line is that we spend more time fighting about less important issues for political points. It’s easy to get riled up about *whatever* via email, websites, or text messages… Are we serving our own interests though?

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