Sept. 13, 2009
On a cloudy overcast low 70s day in our nations capital, they came. A million plus Americans and their guests, (some estimates from news sources put the crowd at 1.5 million) to protest what they see as an out of control Congress, Administration and government. A wasteful, corrupt, insidious Congress. A lying, tale spinning Administration and a bloated federal bureaucracy.
In strollers and wheel chairs, on crutches and canes, by foot and bicycle, with their dogs and their kids, they peacefully marched. With flags, banners and signs, hand painted and printed, they let their feelings be known. All races were represented.
From sea to shining sea they were present. Suckling infants, to WW11 vets in their late 80s and all ages in between. Laughing, Smiling, Cheering, Yelling, Singing, Praying and some with tears in their eyes. From the Capital steps as far as the eye could see, they let freedoms call be heard. The sun shone down on America's greatest on this overcast day, Sept 12, 2009, in Washington DC.
The noble, honorable, hard working, greatest silent majority, let their voices ring out. "We will not be Enslaved, Government”! “Socialism is Slavery”! “Czars Czuck”!
Over a 7 hour span I walked with the crowd, waving my sign, with an hour in the Porta Potty line, and personally spoke to people from California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC, West Virginia, and Virginia plus some newer Americans from Communist Cuba, The Soviet Union, Pol Pots Cambodia, East Germany and jolly old England.
They were smiling and laughing and slapping each other on the back and shaking hands. They thanked the Capital Police, the volunteers and they thanked each other for coming. This was the noble America who has been so silent for so long. Not any longer.
Take heed Government! Take Heed Congress! Take heed! We are coming. We are awakened. You will be held accountable. Liberty and Freedom will be the order of the day, or else. The Constitution will be obeyed. Or Else! Missing in action? The creepy crawly, slithering from under a rock, corrupt criminal class, elitist cowards from Congress and of course, The President. Thank You Americans. Your voice will be heard.