Go here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2338125/posts for some great aerial and other photos. h/t Pamela
I may have more of a report later, but this is my favorite pair (out of the very few I took) of photos from the march in DC yesterday. I met up with some Three Percenters and Oath Keepers (with a surprising contingent from Massachusetts) around 9:00am in front of the White House. This woman had a sign in honor of Joe Wilson’s comment that was, though inappropriate for the forum, most definitely, true. Here’s the before:
And here is the after:
Her plan was to get as many signatures as possible and send it to Joe Wilson as a thank you. I never dreamed how many she would get. As you can see, the signatures completely cover the white space. People even started signing the back of it and filling that up!
Also, here’s another one where I’m trying to show the size of the crowd:
You can see the Washington monument in the background. I’m told the crowd went all the way back to it and more people were still flowing in. Estimates varied from 1.2 million to 1.6 million.
Will they listen? If they don’t, then it’s worth taking note of what one sign said at this rally: “Plan A: Peaceful restoration of the Constitution. Plan B: Restoration of the Constitution.” And that *wasn’t* from a Threeper or an Oath Keeper. More people are waking up to the seriousness of current political climate. We were handing out Oath Keeper push cards and had several in depth conversations with people from all walks of life and I don’t think we got a single negative reaction.
Please pray for Plan A to be successful. Plan B won’t be fun for anyone.
I’ll be heading to Washington D.C. this weekend for the Tea Party March on Washington on September 12. That’s the generic reason, of course, as there are a number of liberty oriented groups that are congregating there on the 12th. Another notable group is the Oath Keepers which I hope to hook up with and, possibly, take the Oath for the first time, since I’ve never been in a position to take it before.
But my specific reasons are related, of course, to the Three Percenters that will be there. I have no big signs or any real clear plan, but I do hope to at least print out and laminate some makeshift Threeper Patches, so I can at least be recognized by other Threepers.
I do hope to have some good pictures and video of the event, however, so there may, possibly be something interesting to read about here.
The sad and ironic thing about this event is though we say we will not disarm, we must disarm before entering D.C. or we will likely be arrested, due the unconstitutional edicts that the masters of that domain have instituted.
Getting motivated to start posting again. Figured a good way to start was to reiterate one of my favorite recent posts at Sipsey Street that Mike has added to his permanent sidebar on the right.
The Doctrine of the Three Percent.
We will not disarm.
You cannot convince us.
You cannot intimidate us.
You can try to kill us, if you think you can.
But remember, we’ll shoot back.
And we are not going away.
I’m not in any way sympathetic to groups such as Hamas or Hizballah, but I always thought it was odd when the “international community” was calling for Hizballah to disarm during the last conflict with Israel a few years ago. Why? Because disarming is what you do when you are surrendering. Then, and only then. If you are asking someone to surrender, the presumption ought to be that you have the firepower and the will to use it to wipe them out if they don’t surrender.
(On that topic: Israel at the time, thanks in large part due to the pressure from most of the rest of the world, as well as impotent leadership, didn’t have the will to do what was necessary. Hopefully, with Netanyahu as PM, they will, now.)