The National Mall is shut down, but pro-amnesty group received permits to hold rally

In the hypocrisy of all hypocrisies, the National Mall was briefly opened today for a pro-amnesty rally that was granted permits to hold an event in the name of free speech. An NPS spokesperson said that while “employees are furloughed… free speech continues.” The World War II vets are not permitted to visit the privately funded memorial erected in their honor, but an event glorifying illegal activity is permitted to go off without a hitch?

Organizers for the event, “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform,” set up a stage and equipment for the rally as the public was kept off the Mall. A spokesperson for the event told the Washington Examiner that the Park Service has granted them permission to utilize the site.

TheBlaze’s Senior Washington Correspondent Sara Carter attended the rally today, and joined Glenn to talk about her experience:

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  • Anonymous

    Get used to it, Glenn. Illegals get preferential treatment, meanwhile, the WW2 vets get arrested.

  • Draxx

    It is a bad time in America when illegal aliens have more Rights Than American Citizens…!  Next step is Foreign Military Forces Stationed All Over America With The Right To Kill American Citizens!!!  Just watch and see it will happen soon (possibly by Jan 2014)…

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.arnett.50 Will Arnett

    Get used to it???? Have you no honor? Have you no spine?? We as Americans must take on this enemy with great vengeance furious anger. Act as sheep do, and we will lose our civility and this nation will fail.
     

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  • Anonymous

    This, yet Vietnam veterans were also, along with WWII veterans, blocked from viewing their monuments.  Obama and his gestapo bullies are reprehensible.  He and his minions are closing popular attractions and even blocking viewing from public roads of monuments across the country (Mt. Rushmore, Gettysburg) to punish the American citizens.   He has shown his true colors with this shutdown.  The shutdown is 100% his fault for refusing to negotiate or compromise.  I hope voters remember that it was the democrats who were so laser focused on obamascam (a control mechanism overseen by 16,000 new IRS enforcers) that their slimy bill (later declared a tax) trumped the good of the country.  The bill needs to be kicked back to a vote as a tax as only Congress can levy taxes and it was never voted on as taxation.  We need to cleanse our country of these anti-American zealots.  Starting midterms 2014 sweep the debris out of DC; then on to 2016 vote out he rest of the vermin.

  • Anonymous

     We are not going to get used to it.  That is not what our Revolutionary War was fought for.  Our Founders would want us to get busy and fight for our country.

  • Stephan Bruno

    BECAUSE THEY ALREADY PAID FOR THE PERMITS YOU FUCKING IDIOTS!!!!

  • Draxx

    Everybody Pay Attention To How They Are Spamming Like This and Artificially Inflating The “Likes” To Make Their Listing At The Top…

    This Means The Progressives Are Worried That Important Info Is Getting Out There And They Want You To Get Pissed At These Lame Posts So That You Will Just Want To Stop Reading Or Leave The Page!!!

    They have a group of Idiots in a building doing collaborated post and inflate each others post!

  • Anonymous

     People already paid for their hotels planned their vacations to national attractions also you moron.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Boo. Fucking. Hoo. Chances are it was their representatives that are causing the shutdown to begin with. I thought smaller government is what you republitards wanted? Deal with it. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    But this is not smaller government but a Nazi type of government. Are you wearing your brown shirt today?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    And here left thought you claimed it is hard to find this guys to deport them right their is a few thousands breaking the law why are they still their but yet nothing for the vets and I see the left crying about permits remind me left where any of the OWS protest in the same mall did they have any permits no but I did not see you guys calling for them to get off Obama’s lawn because clearly it is not the people’s yard.

  • Guest

    Spammer with fake like votes.

  • Guest

    They shouldn’t be allowed on the mall during the shutdown. If WWII vets can’t walk in the mall neither should these illegals. 

    Give them a rebate and then kick their rears out of the country. 

  • Anonymous

     The sheep who do not want to stand up against this injustice are ignorant to what is in the future. The illegal immigrants will be our police officers, our doctors, nurses, politicians and we will be living by their rules; which are going to be significantly prejudice towards their needs and what kind of world they want to live in. I don’t like fighting, but I know I will more miserable living under an illegal immigrant dream of the kind of country they want.

  • Anonymous

    We “Republitards” say the things we say because we understand how commerce, life and the world in general works. Wanting smaller gov’t boils down to responsibility, keeping public servants responsible and eliminating excessive bureaucracy. Bottom. Line.

  • Anonymous

    Well, golly, gee whiz.  Priority.  It’s all about priority, don’tcha know?  There are those who

    ”deserve” it, and, I reckon, those who don’t.  Even if they fought for the freedom of our nation.

    However, if you want to or could be a citizen—WELCOME! Illegal entry? Who cares?

  • Anonymous

    Curious, Draxx.  It has to be ”others” who are hitting that like button,
    because when one posts, it is not there—it reads edit, instead.
    Brad sure must have a lot of ”friends.”   First time I’ve seen so many
    likes for a spammer.

  • http://thefriendcenter.com/ Average Joe.

    They’re all fake ID’s. On some sites you have to have 10 likes for a post to remain on the site. With 10 likes you can’t vote a post down and have it removed.

    It’s a spammers trick.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t think it will come this year, Draxx, hopefully, not at all.  But, if The One deems it a
    necessity, it will occur sometime in ’14.  Poor dear is sooo busy right now, and may be
    so tuckered out by the end of the year (or whenever the gov’t shutdown is over) that he
    & family will need to take a LONG HOLIDAY break! 

    Speaking of the shutdown—EVERYONE should read Thomas Sowell’s recent column,
    ”Who Shut Down the Government?”      Very revealing.
     

  • Anonymous

    LOL!
    You see the exact same sort of spam on liberal sites. Does that mean there’s a group of right wing idiots huddled in a building doing collaborated posts?

    No…it’s just spam! It’s an annoying fact of modern life just like obnoxious television ads, telemarketers, door to door salesman or those jerks who stand outside grocery stores collecting money/signatures for “causes.”

    But very funny that you would envision some grand conspiracy behind it! 
    I’d like to find your car and leave a flyer under the windshield just to see what conspiracy theory you could cook up behind that! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Yes, ‘sand, you got that right.  Words from a Nat’l Park worker ”We were told to make
    things as miserable as possible for the people.”  Or words to that effect.

    The House DOES NOT have the power to close anything, and they are allowing funds
    for the essentials.  Prez & Co. decide WHAT the essentials are.   If enough people are
    hurt/inconvenienced, why it’s all the fault of the Reps.  LSM will, gladly, spin this.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I’ve contacted the UN and let them know that they are free to use my property as a staging area. 
    You see, in early 2014 the UN is planning something called “Operation Cling-Safe.” Don’t be alarmed when you look outside your window and see French and Pakistani troops marching down your street. It’s merely a safety patrol—they are there to protect you!  In some rare instances, they may need to enter your home and take temporary possession of your bibles and firearms. These will be returned to you at the end of the operation. 

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Anonymous

    Stephen, If you can read a conservative writer w/o your eyeballs going
    up in flames, suggest you read ”Who Shut Down the Government?” by
    Thomas Sowell.

  • Green Guy

    From someone who lives in an area where “they” are already receiving preferential treatment for the last 3 years…believe me when I say..you do NOT get used to it. Even those around me who smile fake-smiles and say “it’s not so bad..” are looking for the door.

  • Anonymous

    This is another example how twisted our government seems to be these days.  Giving permissions to illegal aliens to hold a rally on the shut down Mall but shutting out The Greatest  Generation, what is going on?  Glen did not even write about the biggest disgrace uncovered yesterday.  DOD refused to pay benefits to the families of fallen soldiers and bring the families to Dover to receive the caskets.  A private organization helped out!  How much more should the American people take from the Left?  This type of harassment is obnoxious and shameful.  What will these devious people come up with next?
    Why do we have three branches of government if only one is calling the shots?  This power-play is simply disgusting!  Why should anyone wish to sign up and defend this country when the
    commander in chief does not give a damn?
    Who is standing up against all this insanity? GOD only knows how much more we have to endure and when this nightmare will come to an end. 

  • mspatdev

    The illegals get preferential treatment because obammy and his minions are after their votes only. When they get the votes, they will be treated like the rest of us. Clinton let in a whole bunch of illegals and got the votes and where are they now? They have been thrown to the dogs like the rest of us.  REMEMBER ONE THING………..obammycare is a Tax as per Supreme Court.

  • mspatdev

    That is not true, because THEY WILL TAKE YOUR GUNS, AMMUNITION AND FOOD. They aren’t going to give it back. They aren’t going to just march up your streets. If you leave, they will shoot you. This is per obammy’s instructions. He has hated this country and he is out to destroy it.

  • mspatdev

    BUT, IF EVERY ONE GETS THERE EYES OPEN AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY, THEY WILL SEE THAT obammy and his demo senate ARE CAUSING ALL OF THIS UP ROAR AND HURT FOR THE  AMERICAN PUBLIC.  THE PEOPLE AND LEADERS OF OTHER COUNTRIES DO NOT RESPECT HIM BEFORE ALL OF THIS HAPPENED AND NOW THEY THINK HE HAS BEEN SMOKING DRUGS OR HE IS INSANE. He is the biggest idiot of all.

  • mspatdev

    It is NOT obammy’s LAWN, if we are in Chicago then it might be his lawn. This lawn in D.C. is THE PEOPLE’S LAWN AND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE  IN D.C. WE THE TAX PAYERS HAVE BUILT D.C.  The dictator in the w/h is not a citizen, he is a foreign illegal.

  • Anonymous

    Whadaya know?  Cheats even in the spamming world!

  • Anonymous

    Settle down, ms, I think ed was just being facetious—I hope.
    I would imagine there are plenty of ex-military around who would know
    how to handle a ”situation.”

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the Dems ,with much help from the LSM, are driving this
    narrative, ms.  The folks will hear only what news outlets are telling them, presuming they follow news outlets/newspapers.  Or just liberal
    internet sites.
    When do you suppose the committee will ask B.O. to return his ”well
    deserved” Noble Peace Prize?   Or is he in the running w/Putin to get
    his 2nd Prize?  Sorta hard to change crazy people.

  • Anonymous

    Oooo, careful how you throw that ”R” word around, Furnace.
    (I’m talking about responsible/responsibility.)  It could hurt
    someone!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the gun-grabbing Leftists realize that the day Obama gives the illegals their paperwork, making them legal, the “pardoned” foreign criminals will be able to go out and start arming themselves with guns.  Since most of these newly papered aliens come from lands where private gun ownership is reserved only for the government, the criminals and the privileged elites, what is the likelihood that the aliens will pass up a chance to own one of those great equalizers the moment they are legally allowed?  What does it do to the Democrat strategy of making all the newly amnestied millions into automatic Democrats in five years when they start naturalizing them?  Could the Lefts’ hoplophobic tendency to grab guns turn the amnestied natural Democrats into reactionary gun-toting Republicans?  Or, will their natural criminal tendencies encourage a new black market as the legals arm their cousins back home?  Sort of a “Fast and Furious Part Deux: Cousin Xavier Wants a Sniper Rifle for Christmas.”  Just a thought…