Perhaps the Legion will bring nukes.
NEW YORK The American Legion, which has 2.7 million members, has declared war on antiwar protestors, and the media could be next. Speaking at its national convention in Honolulu, the group's national commander called for an end to all “public protests” and “media events” against the war, even though they are protected by the Bill of Rights. [SNIP]
In his speech, Cadmus declared: "It would be tragic if the freedoms our veterans fought so valiantly to protect would be used against their successors today as they battle terrorists bent on our destruction.”
He explained, "No one respects the right to protest more than one who has fought for it, but we hope that Americans will present their views in correspondence to their elected officials rather than by public media events guaranteed to be picked up and used as tools of encouragement by our enemies." This might suggest to some, however, that American freedoms are worth dying for but not exercising.
Doesn’t sound to me as if the folks at E&P are clear on this concept called war, much less the constitutional one known as freedom of speech. Hint: no part of the three branches of government has the Legion as one of its components.
If this is Drudge account is true, however, some leftists ought to be quaking in their leather-less footwear.
Anti-war protestors besieged wounded and disabled soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C, a new web report will claim!Interesting how the twits would harass guys and girls in wheelchairs, etc. but quail at a little forceful language from an old guy from a veteran group. Must be those issues some folks have with "daddy."
CNSNews.com is planning to run an expose on Thursday featuring interviews with both protestors and veterans, as well as shots of protest signs with slogans like “Maimed for a Lie.”
The conservative outlet will post video evidence of the wounded
veterans being taunted by protesters, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
Additionally, I can envision a little “suppression of dissent” as turnabout for those who would seek to demoralize injured soldiers.
Now that would be a war.
*Disclaimer: I’m one of those old, retired Legionnaires.