15 April, 2009

Tax Day T.E.A. Party Rally - Colorado

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."


In the post below I have shared a number of photos that I took at today's Denver T.E.A. Party Rally. I did so without comment in order for y'all to be able to click on each one and look at the full size image. I was overwhelmed, amazed and frankly, thrilled!

It was a good sized gathering, for the traditionally laid-back, somewhat apolitical populace of Denver. Estimates of 3,500 to 5,000 total people showed up for the rally/protest. The DPD officers mingled with the crowd, seemingly at ease. Only those poor blues who drew traffic duty had any real work to attend to as the crowd spilled out onto Lincoln Street crossing in front of the West facade of the capitol. The others talked and laughed as they interacted with a mass of people intent on having their voices heard.

Two things in particular still resonate within my mind, psyche and heart.

First, it was a peaceful, powerful and focused event. And this is what I saw:

- There were Vets from WWII onward, some in wheel chairs, some in full GOE leathers.

- There were crisp, Brook's Brothers suits with blue tooth ears, office managers, both male and female.

- There were small business folks, families and simple, hard working folk who are simply fed up with the bullshit, the tax and spend, and tax and spend, and tax once more and spend once more beauracracy that exists in D.C.

- There were blacks and hispanics and white folk of all ages. There were straights and gays and "Guy Fawkes" faced dancers.

- There were FAMILIES.......Allow me repeat that:

THERE WERE FAMILIES!....Families made up of fathers and mothers and children talking and interacting with veterans, gays and lesbians and...and...POLICE!!!!! fer Jeebus sake!

It was an amazing day.

The bottom line is this:

We want our country back.

We want it now.

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