Hillary Clinton accepted the "Liberty Medal" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, all while promoting a military strike on Syria and using a strange phrase, "global order."
The Washington Post quoted the 2016 presidential hopeful as saying that Syria's use of chemical weapons,
...violates a universal norm at the heart of our global order and it demands a strong response from the international community led by the United States.
The phrase "global order" is interesting, as it was used in the title of a 1999 book written by socialist intellectual Noam Chomsky titled, "Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order." Clinton also referred to the United States as a "democracy" and invoked the founding fathers. She said,
"As our founders knew, fervent arguments are the lifeblood of self-government."
The article mentioned a protest, led by Steve Piotrowski, co-founder (along with his sister-in-law, Jackie Piotrowski) of the patriot group, "Citizens for Liberty."
A small group of protesters gathered near the site, some shouting “Hands Off Syria.” Others carried signs that read, “Benghazi,” a reference to the terrorist attacks in Libya, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The Examiner spoke with Piotrowski, who also posted a video of the protest. He said that his group attempted to team up with other protesters, who were also against a military strike on Syria, but still supported Hillary Clinton. He said that the Hillary supporters "ignored" his group and when he "asked several of them questions as to why they support Hillary...they couldn't give me any other answer besides 'she's a strong woman.'"
Piotrowski continued to say that despite their support of Hillary Clinton, the protesters could not articulate any policies of hers that they support.
Piotrowski described the scene, saying that there were
"also some liberals protesting Obama's potential war with Syria. I went over to speak with them. They asked who we were associated with and I told them some were Independents, Tea Party, and Libertarian. She said that we were racists."
Piotrowski said he disputed the claims of racism and even extended an olive branch by telling the woman that the groups
"should come together on principled issues, but she rejected the idea because she said there are too many other difference between us. I tried advocating that we should come together as a people on principled issues like Syria, but she refused to talk to me anymore and said she could never do that."
Piotrowski said ironically that,
"They seemed to have a lot of hate in them for so-called peace-activists."
Additionally, he noted,
"One of the ladies in charge of the liberal protest against the war with Syria said that they hate the Constitution."
"Citizens for Liberty" is described by Piotrowski as the Tea Party 2.0. The participants are generally young adults, but all ages are welcome. To join the group or start a chapter, go to the "Citizens for Liberty" Facebook page or check out their website.