Five Big Lies Made At Today's 'March On Washington' Fiftieth Anniversary
It really is a proud moment in our history that we can look back to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and see so much progress towards fulfilling the promise of equality in the Declaration of Independence.
That’s what makes it that much more sullied by pandering politicians hoping to use the event for their political agenda, and harangue Americans with overwrought accusations of racism lurking around every corner.
Here are five big lies made during speeches at the Lincoln Memorial to push liberal agenda items:
1) It’s easier to buy an assault weapon than it is to vote in America – Bill Clinton.
does anyone truly believe that it's harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon?
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 28, 2013
Actually it costs a lot of money, and you need an ID to get a gun permit, but don’t let that get in the way of a false speech point. And if you’d like to make it easier to purchase guns, be our guest!
2) From Obama – the Berlin Wall fell because of the Civil Rights Movement?!
Uh, the Berlin Wall fell because of the American civil rights movement? #facepalm
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) August 28, 2013
POTUS: Fall of Berlin Wall, Iron Curtain. That is the transformation they won. That is the debt I and millions owe those maids & porters.
— Kat 4 Obama (@Kat4Obama) August 28, 2013
I guess he’s saying, “you didn’t do that!” to Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul. We’re still waiting on his promise to lower the seas from 2008.
3) Somehow, racial equality has to do with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Coup, the Syrian Civil War between Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and Trayvon Martin being killed by a Peruvian. This from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter.
At march, Rev. Bernice King urges vigilance 'if freedom is going to ring in Libya, in Syria, in Egypt, and Florida.'
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 28, 2013
Rev Bernice King: Freedom must reign in Egypt, Syria and Florida. Come on.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) August 28, 2013
In fact, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. called the American government “the greatest purveyor of violence” in reference to the Vietnam War. That doesn’t sound like someone who would have been cheering on a Syrian strike.
4) You can feed hungry people with courage, and also house the homeless in it! – Obama.
"With that courage we can feed the hungry and clothe the homeless." -President Obama
— Lawrence K. Jackson (@lawkjackson) August 28, 2013
— LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) August 28, 2013
If you could feed and house people with courage, then Obama is surely the cause of most of the poverty and homelessness in the world. Oh and by the way, incomes fell more than twice as much under Obama’s “recovery” than they did during the recession. Should we really be taking advice from this guy on feeding and sheltering?
5) Dimwitted crusader against Zionism Jimmy Carter knows MLK would have loved gun control!
— Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal) August 28, 2013
Pres. Carter: "I think we know how Dr. King would have reacted to our country being awash in guns, and passing more Stand Your Ground laws."
— Jennifer Fiore (@jennifer_fiore) August 28, 2013
Except, Reverend King owned an “arsenal” of guns for his own protection, and he even applied for a concealed carry license, which was denied for racist reasons. History is inconvenient for Jimmy Carter, and often cruel to him.
Oh well, what difference does truth make? While the rest of American society continues making progress, we can be sure the liberals and Democrats will fight tooth and nail so that no one admits it.