March on Washington: Video

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VMXz6xGeqc&feature=channel_page]YouTube - 9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March on Washington, DC[/ame]

    Looks like fun...and quite a crowd!
     
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    March on D.C. draws 2 million!

    D.C. police estimates the crowd at 1.2 million. ABC News, however, reported this afternoon that the crowd was estimated at 2 million.

    No matter which way you cut it, the size and scope of today's citizen march on Washington is an historic, groundbreaking event. Ordinary citizens who have been called 'the great silent majority' normally do not protest...at least not in public. That day is long gone.

    The outrage expressed by normal, everyday citizens from across the nation at the town hall meetings in August is a case in point. Never before in recent history or memory have citizens been so clearly, visibly--and audibly--enraged by the actions of their government.

    These are the people who go to work everyday, pay the bulk of the taxes of the country, raise families, and do their best to provide a safe environment for themselves in their local communities. They don't have time for 'political activism' as the hippies who protested the Viet Nam war.

    Yet these dedicated men and women, at great personal expense, took the time to travel to Washington to make their voices heard in a tsunami of collective rage, mainly because they have become convinced that their elected leaders are not listening to them any longer.

    And you bet they want 'change.' They want to replace most if not all of the Representatives and Senators in Congress for being hopelessly out of touch with the citizenry. They want a President who loves liberty, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and who reflects that love in the policies that are proposed. They don't want leftwing, radical extremists who espouse everything from forced abortions, healthcare rationing for the elderly, limiting free speech on radio, and other social and political engineering from bureaucrats who sit comfortably in their Washington offices while demanding that ordinary citizens in the heartland adhere to edicts that the politicians have no intention of following.

    Further, these patriotic 'peasants with pitchforks and torches' clearly do not want the trillion-dollar proposals that add mind-boggling burdens to the national debt and budget deficit for generations to come. And they don't want their taxes raised to pay for the Washington elitists' insistence on unheard-of government spending that is sending the nation into debtor's quicksand to the tune of 400 billion dollars per month since Obama took office.

    The question is, will Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Steny Hoyer, Charles Rangle, and Barack Obama get the message and alter the present course? Don't count on it.

    But one thing is for sure. The sleeping giant of the 'great silent majority' has been awakened, and they aren't going anywhere.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-3704-Columbia-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m9d12-March-on-DC-draws-2-million
     
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    ...link now corrected...thks
     
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    I have a similar thread to this going in the politics section.

    Like those numbers, 1.2-2 million people.
     
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    "Grassroots" my ass.

    Think Progress » Pressed On FreedomWorks’ Connections To Tea Parties, Dick Armey Lashes Out At TP As ‘Juvenile Delinquents’

    The Washington Independent » DeMint Blames Lack of Tea Party Crowd Diversity on Timing, Media

    I loved this line:

    Right, cross-section *wink wink*.
     
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    In other words, anyone who protests the Ossiah is a white racist. got it.
     
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    Don't let the kid derail the topic, he always tries to with red herrings and pointless minutia.

    We all know this is grass roots as many of the posters here, including me are involved in it.

    A LOT of people showed up, more then I expected.
     
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    The fact that 95% of blacks support Obama because he is black has not occurred to Robert, sadly.

    Here are a few of the brave 5%...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1byTDgu7iA]YouTube - American Tea Party Anthem (with words) by Lloyd Marcus[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpUlFM2304U&feature=channel]YouTube - In Pursuit of Happiness: Beating Back Socialism[/ame]
     
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