As my talented colleague Mike LaChance reported, the President Donald Trump as essentially launched the biggest set of political fireworks ever by enhancing the capital’s Independence Day celebration.

The left spent July 3rd promoting the #BoycottTrump4thofJuly and peddling stories about military dictatorships.

Meanwhile, the Trump supporters are proceeding with the arrangements to ensure a spectacular celebration of our nation and its military.

For example, the Baby Trump balloon that I mentioned has received a permit. Interestingly, it turns out there are certain restrictions that will prevent it from flying terribly high.

According to a Tuesday press release from Code Pink, the National Park Service has granted the left-wing gadflies a demonstration permit.

But it “does not allow the balloon to be filled with any helium, only air, and the permit is not in the location we requested — within line of sight of the Lincoln Memorial where President Trump will be speaking,” the group said.

Without helium, the small blimp of Mr. Trump’s head on a diapered baby’s body cannot rise off the ground.

In keeping that our independence was won from the British, the leftists activists are now importing a robotic Toilet Trump float to use during the “Salute to America“.

A giant robot designed to look like President Trump tweeting while sitting on the toilet, which made its debut in London during the president’s recent visit, will follow the president to D.C. on July 4 to protest his “Salute to America” celebration.

…“This 4th of July, CODEPINK will host a festival on the National Mall from 2-6 p.m. to protest the Trump administration’s politicization of our national holiday,” the group said in a release. “The anti-war organization will be featuring the Trump Baby Blimp, made famous in the UK, and a 16-foot Trump Robot sitting on a golden toilet, as well as lots of small Baby Trump balloons. The festival will also include stand-up comedy, a dance party, and an open mic for participants to bring attention to issues that are important to them.”

More than a dozen other groups and individuals have requested space on the National Mall for activities that include making cards for troops, leading group meditations, selling books of poetry and preaching.

There were also rumors that few military officials would be willing to participate in tomorrow’s events. However, and unsurprisingly, this is #FakeNews.

Nearly a dozen Defense Department officials will attend the July 4th celebration on the National Mall Thursday.

The department on Wednesday said that Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper will participate in the event, called “Salute to America,” alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford.

Other officials expected to participate:

  • James McPherson, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Army
  • Lt. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Incoming Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy
  • Adm. Rober Burke, Vice Chief of Naval Operations
  • Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, Deputy Commandant of Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  • Matthew Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Air Force
  • Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff of the Air Force
  • Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Army National Guard director
  • Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard Commandant

I hope all our Legal Insurrection readers have a safe, happy and glorious Independence Day. I will be in front of TV from 6 pm to 8 pm EST tomorrow, savoring the celebration from the People’s Republic of California.