The last time I visited our nation's capitol, I didn't feel like a besieged minority. George Herbert Walker Bush--American hero--was the new President and the great Ronald Reagan's governing apparatus was still in place. Yes, government was already far too large and intrusive, but Americans knew they had an administration with good intentions where their freedoms were concerned.
Lord help us, how times have changed. We are under siege!
Yesterday Nanette and I joined 6-9 thousand of our fellow patriots and gathered at the Capitol Lawn to vent our anger at an out-of-control government. CNN estimated the crowd at 2000, but we know how they lie. There were hundreds of yellow Gadsden flags ("Don't Tread On Me") flying everywhere and cleverly worded signs from every corner of this great republic. They even captured yours truly wearing a white t-shirt, holding a sign and watching the nutty Paulistas yell at CNN's reporters. A few of them were truly frightened as the Paulistas screamed "state run media!" and surrounded them. This is me holding the left side of a banner and staring to my left:
Twenty minutes later I gathered some guys and we helped the CNN people get safely out of the screaming lunatics. Thanks Paulistas for the "9-11 Was An Inside Job" signs! These lunatics didn't help our cause in the least. The overwhelming majority of the crowd were regular people from ALL walks of life who felt that something was wrong in Washington, and they're RIGHT!
Here are some of my favorite signs from the protest:
Proud to be on THIS government's watchlist!
Freedom YES! Socialism NO!
Only Dead Fish Follow the Flow. Wake up America!
I'll follow later today with more thoughts from our trip to DC. Thanks!