There was a time in America where a citizen could walk right up and knock on the door of the White House. After all, it was the peoples’ house- the president is supposed to work for us.
Of course, those days are long since passed and it would be unrealistic for the president to oblige such behavior nowadays. However, perhaps no president in American history has felt so liberated from the duties and obligations to the American people as Barack Obama.
The president who holds the Marines in such low regard as to salute with a coffee cup in his hand has also shuttered the White House and has prohibited the lowly serfs of America from entering the peoples’ house.
According to a report from conservativetribune.com, to raise awareness of the plight of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, an American citizen who lingers in a Mexican prison due to a simple mistake where he accidentally brought firearms into the country, two former Marines, Terry Sharpe and Allen Brown, traveled hundreds of miles.
Sharpe walked from Summerfield, N.C., and was joined by Brown of Danville, Va. The two walked the hundreds of miles and arrived at the White House and were accompanied by a police escort and many who followed their example and walked in a showing of solidarity with Sgt. Tahmooressi.
The two Vietnam veterans, who were strangers before the trek, were denied entry to the White House and were not permitted to speak with the President. No official greeted the duo, either.
In front of the crowd, Sharpe read from a letter he had written to the president, saying,
“As Marines, we pledged long ago to never leave another Marine on the battlefield and you have expressed this same sentiment as commander in chief. Our nation owes Sergeant Tahmooressi a debt of gratitude, and you have the ability to repay part of that debt by making one phone call.”
Of course, Obama’s reluctance to get involved is only natural; the same man who couldn’t be bothered to switch his coffee cup to another hand to render a proper salute to the Marines protecting his life certainly won’t feel obliged to lift a finger to secure the release of a Marine held in prison over a simple mistake.
The Marines finished off their march by walking to the Mexican embassy where they received a greeting from a representative of the Mexican government who claimed he would take their message to Ambassador Eduardo Tomás Medina-Mora Icaza.