San Francisco City Supervisor Targets Navy's Top Pilots: 'Blue Angels Should Not Be Allowed to Fly ...'


San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston just identified himself as the next official who should be voted out of office, in his case for calling for a ban on the Navy’s Blue Angels.

The Blue Angels’ precision demonstration team represents some of the best fighter jet pilots in the Navy and Marine Corps.

“The Blue Angels should not be allowed to fly over San Francisco. That’s it. That’s the tweet,” Preston tweeted at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, just as the Blue Angels were flying above the city, according to KRON-TV.

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That news outlet reported that it reached out to Preston for further comment, but none was given.

Saturday’s show, along with another one on Friday were part of San Francisco’s Fleet Week that included Navy and Coast Guard ship tours at the waterfront and other festivities at Golden Gate Park.

So it’s a big, patriotic fun series of events.

Should the Blue Angels stop flying over San Francisco?

Actress Monica Barbaro, who played “Phoenix” in “Top Gun: Maverick,” said she was able to fly with the Blue Angels ahead of their Fleet Week air show.

The Bay Area native had to go through extensive training in order to fly in the F/A 18 Super Hornet, also used by the Blue Angels, during the movie’s flight scenes.

Barbaro told KPIX-TV it was “really special” having the Navy celebrated in her home town.

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But apparently it was all too much patriotism for Preston, a local leader of the Democratic Socialists of America, according to The San Francisco Standard.

In June 2020 during the “Summer of Love,” Dean tweeted, “Defunding police. Prison abolition. Medicare for All. Canceling student debt. Housing as a human right. These are movement goals.

“They should not be controversial, but they are. Incrementalism won’t get us there. Let’s get to work on transformative solutions to systemic problems.”

So Preston apparently comes from the far left, “America’s the problem” crowd.

San Francisco voters should send him the way of former District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was recalled in June, and three “woke” members of the San Francisco school board, who met the same fate in February.

San Francisco has a rich military heritage.

My grandfather was among the hundreds of thousand who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and returned by ship under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay when it was all over.

He sent a telegram to my grandmother from San Francisco on Valentine’s Day 1946 saying he was on his way home to Georgia.

She would later take me to visit the City by the Bay as I was getting ready to enter West Point and follow in my grandfather’s footsteps as an Army officer.

Sorry Supervisor Preston, the Blue Angels belong in the skies above San Francisco.

If you can’t see that, you’re the one that should leave the city.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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