Monday, May 29, 2017
On Memorial Day we mourn those who have given their lives in service to our country and its values of freedom, liberty and equality. So on this sacred day, when we remember those who died in wars large and small, I am wondering why so many in our country openly admire, support and propagate the enemies of the values we admire. For example the organizers of the Puerto Rican Day Parade have decided to honor FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who was pardoned by former President Barack Obama. You have to ask the basic question; why is there admiration for such a vicious killer? Is it because he attacked The Congress, planted bombs that killed hundreds including civilians and police or it is just the mindless admiration of tyrants? New York's Mayor DiBlasio, the same man who openly supported a socialist revolution working with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro and honeymooned in Cuba is attending the parade. Along with members of the City Council the admiration parade for enemies of our country continues. Some, like Univision, Goya Products and others have pulled out in protest, but the stalwart supporters of tyranny hold their ground. It has, it seems, become a value synonymous with the Democrats. Show me one Republican or Conservative with similar values. Their open admiration of America's enemies. Their support for those who betray the nation. Their open support for anything anti-American. While many of us remember the fallen, our progressive friends spit on their graves. Always remember this day so it can never be taken away or forgotten by those who think it's better to not remember.