As our nation celebrated its 243rd birthday earlier this month, some on the left compared the festivity in Washington, D.C., to communist China and those annual May Day parades in the old Soviet Union.

Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe on Twitter said that the D.C. revelries “resemblance to the days before Tiananmen Square is chilling.” Other leftists claimed that the sight of American tanks and the flyover of a B-2 bomber is proof that martial law is brewing.

Maresca, a local freelance writer, composes “Talking Points” for each Sunday edition.

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