This week President Donald Trump proposed the US should host a military parade in 2018. With a knee-jerk reaction, Democrats immediately condemned the move.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said, “I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.”
Rep. Adam Smith (D-CA) commented, “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy.”
Finally, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) jointly observed, “Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well.”
Despite these leaders’ claim of flashy authoritarianism, military parades have been held in the United States since 1865. These included the show of tanks, missiles, and hundreds of thousands of troops; all occurring in the years 1919, 1942, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1961, and 1991.
The ironic thing is that military parades were often an issue that held bipartisan support. Back in 2014, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) voiced his support for a military parade on American soil.
New York’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, backed Schumer’s idea stating, “The brave men and women who have selflessly served our nation with courage and skill in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve a recognition for their sacrifice. I stand with Sen. Schumer in his call for a parade to honor our veteran heroes, and New York City would be proud to host this important event.”
Holding a liberal to their word is hard to do though, especially if they’re a politician. So, as more leftists continue to preach that military parades are against American history and how terrible the Trump White House is for proposing such an idea, let this video be a reminder as to how two-faced the Democrats can be.