John Luciew, writing about yesterday’s Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C. said:
Speeches by conservative personalities Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin echoed off the marbled edges of the World War II monument, far from the stage at the Lincoln Memorial during the “Restoring Honor” rally today in Washington, D.C.
But their words seemed secondary to the statement made by the crowds of young families pushing strollers, seniors citizens determined to battle distance and heat, veterans sporting service pins, and plain old flag-waving Americans.
He then goes on to say:
Across the Mall, which was pinpointed with people well past the Washington Monument, there likely were thousands and thousands of individual motivations propelling people to travel here and make their stand.
Some might try to dismiss the outpouring as an event promoted on cable TV and fanned by the heated rhetoric of a talk show host. But to see the resolve etched on the faces is to know there’s something deeper.
That something deeper is the heart and the character of the American people. We have been bullied and berated by our self-proclaimed Smarter Betters, who are often dismissive, even derisive, towards us.
The SBs have appealed to us as a Christian nation for years to subsidize those who are less fortunate with our tax dollars, both at home and abroad, only to turn around and ridicule and denigrate us for those same values. They demand that we be tolerant of their cause du jour, even as they demonstrate their lack of tolerance for our opinions .
For all intents and purposes, the Obamacrats have declared war on the American people. The American people said NO to health care health insurance reform, and they shoved it down our throats, coating an already bitter pill with an unseemly display of bribery and arm-twisting.
The majority of the American people want the border secured, and agree with Arizona’s SB1070. The Obamacrats sued Arizona and started trying to grant backdoor amnesty to what they consider the undocumented Democrats.
A plurality in New York, and across the country, say no to an ostentatious mosque at Ground Zero. The Obamacrats response is another lecture, and another attack.
On issue after issue, they are losing the argument in the court of public opinion. The American people are making a statement, and making a stand, as Mr. Luciew said. That resolve that he saw on people’s faces at the rally was replicated in the faces of those across America watching the event on CSPAN or via livestream on the internet, and the many millions across the country who agree with them. It is a reflection of a quiet anger that is sweeping the country, and a steely determination to right a ship that is listing dangerously to port, and taking on water.
But they have truly awakened a sleeping giant, and now they are scrambling wildly trying to figure out a way to get the genie back in the bottle. If they think they are going to be able to accomplish that with venomous vitriol and hysterical hypocritical haranguing, they are sadly mistaken.
We have been jarred from our complacency, and we are not only Fired Up and Ready To Go, we are Fed Up and Ready To Vote.