If you attended the 9/12 march on Washington: THANK YOU! Every one of you deserves the respect and sincere gratitude of every freedom-loving American.
Though I attended a huge rally on Tax Day and prepared to attend another one that ultimately got canceled, I could not make The Big One. The 9/12 march on D.C. was far bigger than people seem to yet realize and one day you patriots will get to tell your grandchildren about being there, about standing up when your country needed you.
While I was watching the suspiciously scant news coverage of the 9/12 march one of the speakers, Sen. Jim DeMint (who you might recall was lambasted for correctly calling Health Care POTUS’ Waterloo) said something that really struck me because it was so true. He simply made the point that the people gathered behind him, hundreds of thousands of people, were the informed people in the debate. Although we keep hearing the well-emailed DNC talking points about “right-wing misinformation” in this health care debate, the distortions in this important national discussion are overwhelmingly being propagated by those who support the Pelosi/Reid/Obama vision for government controlled health care. From their dishonest use of the word “reform” to describe what is in fact destructive change to their two-faced games fighting against excluding illegal aliens from coverage, their game plan consist of falsehoods, mindless chants, and obfuscation. Let’s not kid ourselves, people: with the post-speech bounce giving POTUS a few points, we have to gird ourselves for a long and nasty fight against the statists and their immoral ideology.
Michelle Malkin’s post linked to Looking at the Left which has some great photos of protestors and signs as well as some patriotic commentary, please give it a look. Also, please watch the MSNBC video embedded on Michelle’s post or you can watch it directly here. I was surprised at how honest and fair they were about it.
You know the tired refrain from the Left. If you oppose their agenda they pretend that you have no alternative ideas and immediately brand you as a member of the “Party of No.” It is a cute little sound bite that statist politicians like to use but the man in the photo above astutely pointed out that we are in fact the Party of Hell No! We know what is going on here. We know that this entire debate has nothing to do with compassion and everything to do with government dependence – the raison d’etre of the Democrat Party. Though the media keeps trying to draw false lines of division between wealthy and non-wealthy or between different regions of the country or [most often] between different races, the real divide in this entire debate is not about any of that. This Great American Debate is about the proper role of the government, or more correctly the proper relationship between the Individual and the State. On one side we have people who believe that it is appropriate to use the government to transfer property from one person to another; these people overwhelmingly supported Mr. Obama’s candidacy and continue to support his agenda to implement that statist philosophy in our country. On the other side we have these people and the millions that they represented on Saturday:
Watch this interesting time-lapse of web cam photos showing the gathering crowd:
Check out a few more pictures from Looking At The Left (who I am adding to my blogroll):
You people are fine Americans.