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Are holding military parades unusual for the USA?
The countries, in General, hold military parades, and they are unusual for the USA?
While the democratic lawmakers are furious over President Trump the apparent desire for a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, some top Dems marched to a different tune just a few years ago.
In 2014, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called for a “welcome home” ticker-tape parade for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war, calling it a “long-standing American tradition.”
“With the war in Afghanistan winds its way, now is the time to come up with long-standing American tradition and kick-off campaign for the first New York City welcome home parade for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Schumer, now the Senate minority leader, said, according to The New York Daily News.
The Daily News reported that Schumer sought the approval of the Ministry of defence to a parade down the city’s Canyon of Heroes with the military brass, color guards, bands and flyovers.
The New York idea, and what he will be in Washington have their differences. While Schumer is a public thank you more for the troops, Trump is supposedly inspired on the search of a display of military machines, from the French Bastille Day parade. He reports that the idea floated, a similar parade in the US as a way to honor the armed forces.
Sen. Chuck Schumer and mayor Bill de Blasio called for a military parade in 2014.
Such parades are rare in the United States, but not unheard of. The last one took place in the year 1991 under the then President George H. W. Bush.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday, the White house still has no “final decision” about the holding of the parade, but Trump is mark “the exploration of” different ways, the country is proud for the military.
But the news had to think of Democrats, less of France — an ally of the United States widely admired by the American left — and more of North Korea.
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“In the past we have held the military parades to celebrate important national events such as the Gulf war and the end of the second world war, as fought by the American people, and supports these efforts. A military parade like this — one that focuses excessively on a single person — which is what authoritarian regimes, not democracies,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said, according to Politico.
“Because the authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea’s massive military parades, hold does not mean that we must also said,” fellow California Democrat Ted Lieu.
In the nation’s capital, which controlled a Democratic DC Council indicated, you would the brakes on any effort, and hinted that President Trump (and by extension, the French President, Emmanuel Macron) was a despot.
“Despots refer to their opponents as traitors and treasonable,” Phil Mendelson, the Chairman of the DC Council, tweeted. “And despots such as military parades. A military parade in our district of Columbia is not part of our democratic ideals.”
The plans received a mixed reception from conservatives. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said that “America is the most powerful country in the history of mankind; you don’t need to show it.”
Meanwhile, former NAVY Seal and Fox News contributor, Rob O’neill called the idea a “third-world-bulls—.”
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But Schumer was not the only Democrat who once backed a military parade.
Liberal New York mayor Bill de Blasio supports Schumer, the call of the time, namely, the Big Apple host would be proud of such an event:
“The brave men and women who have selflessly served to make our country with courage and skill in Iraq and Afghanistan, a recognition for their sacrifice,” de Blasio said. “I stand with Senator Schumer in his call for a parade to honor our veteran heroes, and New York City would be proud to host this important event.”
More recently, in the year 2017, de Blasio, another parade floated, only for themselves.
“When I think about it, how the crime has dropped for four years, Promotion rates, test results, more jobs than ever before in our history — I think, Wow, just that quick profile of each candidate, the everywhere would want it,” Hizzoner told New York Magazine in September.
“You would assume they would with parades in the streets.”
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.