Thursday, August 25, 2005

Is the American Legion a Republican Front Organization?

Apparently the American Legion has issues with the First Amendment. They passed a resolution condemning war protestors at their recent convention. They also want to amend the Constitution to protect the .flag from being burned or desecrated. So say goodbye to these pants andthis shirt and this cute little dress and patriotic underwear, can't even sleep in the flag at home if the Legion has its way. Pretty amazing for an organization that claims
"To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;" unless the Americans disagree with us, "to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth;" especially if the President is a Democrat "to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."
Of course the Legion did not have a problem with war protestors back in the 1990's, they opposed stopping genocide in Kosovo, they were the war protestors!!
I don't think the American Legion is as non-partisan as they say they are.
I think aWol would have gotten a better reception at the Legion convention, instead of the uppity Veterans of Foreign Wars.


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