I was there. Were you?
Perusing the news outlets this morning was a sadly enlightening confirmation of what I’ve seen happening the last few years. The mainstream media either ignored or, finally and with disgustingly crude profanity, derided it outright, but unlike the progressive liberals, those who actually support the United States – and their fellow Americans – by working and paying their taxes booked time off from their jobs or used their lunch hour to attend the first of the American Tea Parties. Undaunted by the latest humdinger label of “right-wing extremist”, average citizens (including even union members who see the same waste in paying more and more taxes as they see paying union dues) gathered together and marched on state capitals and city halls from sea to shining sea in a demonstration of their anger at the fact that, best described by a bumper sticker being handed out at the one I attended, “Taxation WITH representation is tyranny”.
It was a lovely sight, that of thousands of my fellow Americans exercising their rights to peacefully assemble and speak freely. All told, the count of participants headed up towards a million people. On a workday. In the middle of the week.
That’s the kind of change we can keep.