Liberty and Freedom
What time is everyone meeting?
I didn't get the message to call it off in time (I came from early-morning work, directly to the school). I walked around the area for a half-hour, looking for our Tea Party protesters...but I was the only "protester." My sign said, "Federal Government--Stick with what you do best: Build roads and fight wars; Stay out of: Healthcare, private business, our pockets." I did see lots of "Union Yes!" bumper stickers, as well as many that reminded us "Democrats Serve the people."
I then went to the airport, got to see our tax dollars on display...with the VP's jet, the Air Force cargo plane (which carried the limos), parked and heavily guarded by many police. I wonder what the overtime costs for our local police will be from this event?
This event was planned and announced in the local paper many weeks (months?) ago, so we should've been prepared to make a strong showing. Perhaps next time?