I think this gathering should be appreciated as the extremely important historical event that it is. This is the first great conservative anti-statist manifestation in American history. The conservative movement, which developed in the post-WWII, Cold War environment has now fully matured into the most significant political movement of the 21st century. I believe that this day could be referred to in the not too distant future as the day that changed America. This was the day the great silent conservative majority finally found its voice. --Looking at the Left blogThe 9/12 marchers who went to DC were polite and courteous ... there were no drugs ... no trash ... no free-range sex. We were unlike the raunchiness of Woodstock but we did gather with like-minded souls to make a statement ... everyday Americans concerned about health care and overreaching big government.
Wonder how many of those who went to DC received phone calls from their elected officials when they returned home? Something tells me many electeds are looking down their noses at the marchers as are the Democrats and fringe media.
Check out this photo essay from Looking at the Left ... great photos and commentary (some included above and below) about the fantastic event and turnout:
This event had been promoted as a taxpayer “tea party” but the crowd’s concerns were wide ranging, from outrage at the corrupt ACORN activists and Obama’s socialist cadre known as Czars, to Obama’s naked untruthfulness. Protesters also displayed signs mocking Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid for smearing the grassroots movement as “astroturfers” and an “angry mob.”Fantastic post that is even making the email rounds. Be sure to read and look at the photos as we are still fighting the misinformation that not that many attended.
At lunch today I was talking with someone who wasn't there but who seemed convinced by the media reports he had heard that we did not have the huge numbers we were reporting. He brushed it off ... but I insisted that I had been there and we knew ... we saw ... and no one can tell us differently. He then asked what difference it had made for us to be there. Sadly, too many conservatives still feel that way.
But many have awakened from their apathetic sleep. This movement has just begun. Maybe the others like the fella I was talking with at lunch will eventually see the need to stand up, be counted, and be heard. Until then, the rest of us will carry the message for them.
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