I can’t really say I’m too surprised to read the Columbian’s report on Saturday’s Vancouver Pork Protest, complete with early aerial photo of the growing crowd which was taken maybe 15 minutes before it even started.
I judge the time by hearing the helicopter overhead as my wife and I were exiting my truck about that time and several others were still arriving.
The Columbian’s Scott Hewitt states it as Anti-tax wave washes through Vancouver.
Scott claims there were that “Several hundred angry people flooded the plaza outside the Clark County Public Service Center Saturday.” By my estimation, the crowd grew to over a thousand and sorry, Scott, I did not see this “anger” you speak of, but saw concern for the future of our children and our country.
A major highlight of the event was a person impersonating Thomas Jefferson and who dressed the part. To Scott, that person was “very excited” and “howled into the megaphone” that America is a great nation by destiny.
I would imagine the real Thomas Jefferson would have felt the same way. But c’mon, Scott, “Howled?” He gave an impassioned performance as one of our nations founders and for one, I feel he was very effective.
And, what’s the big deal that he wouldn’t give another name? Today, he ‘WAS’ Thomas Jefferson.
Hinting at racism, I presume, Scott tells us that only “Some” insisted their beef with Obama isn’t personal.” Does that mean that “Some” did insist it was personal, Scott?
If so, I never saw them and quite honestly, thought the few Blacks in attendance were right where they belonged, among fellow Americans who stood alongside them in the 1960’s Civil Rights rallies against the likes of Democrat Bull Conner.
Sorry, but I don’t see Black when I look at Barack Obama. I see Red. The same Red we saw in Nikita Kruschev, Joseph Stalin and others, including Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
Yes, we were there to protest our move far left into socialism, which has yet to bring any nation into prosperity and ends up bankrupting the great masses, while those at the top live a life of luxury. I don’t see strong middle classes in socialism, but only two classes, the wealthy politburo, a distinct minority, and the proletariat, the poor working people majority who depend on the scraps dropped to them by the politburo.
We do not wish to see that happen here and we have begun protesting across the nation with the TEA Parties that were seen Wednesday and now, a Pork Protest in Vancouver.
Not mentioned by Scott Hewitt is that the crowd was not unruly. We did not burn anybody in effigy nor did we chant hatred for Obama or his minions, unlike the March 2007 rally in Portland where a protester defecated on a burning American flag in the middle of the street and others burned a United States Soldier in effigy while chanting, “Build a bonfire, Build a bonfire, Put the soldiers on the top. Put the fascists in the middle, And, we’ll burn the f**king lot.”
Rudeness mars peace message
That I recall neither Scott Hewitt nor the Columbian bothered to cover that aspect of the March 2007 “Peace Rally” in Portland.
But, we that gathered today to protest and express opposition to Obama’s excessive spending, Bush’s excessive spending and the ever increasing socialistic move of our society now hear that we were the “angry” ones.
Unlike Obama’s inauguration, we did not leave the Clark County Courthouse Square littered with trash. We picked up behind ourselves and took it with us, home or to a trash receptacle.
We did not block traffic on the march to Esther Short Park and the Police were not required to be there to keep us in line. Had they been there, they would have been treated with respect and instructions would have been followed, unlike rally’s for “Peace” that we have seen from the left.
Of course, that makes us un-newsworthy too as we do fit in with the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality of today’s Press Corps.
Regardless, we have taken our stand and will continue to exercise our constitutional right to protest the government and current administration.
There is another rally being planned for July 4th and I encourage all who are fed up with increasing taxes and government fees to attend and join us in demanding a fair tax rate and less government spending. Government waste must come to a screeching halt and soon, if we are to survive as a nation and remain a superpower, a superpower for good.
I am confident that more information on the July 4th rally will be forthcoming from FreedomsFlame.org.
I hope to see many more there alongside of us and never forget the words screeched by Hillary Clinton in April 2003, “We have the right to debate and disagree with this or ANY administration.”
That includes Democrats and Obama.
UPDATE: For some odd reason, the Columbian has reposted the same article in today’s paper under a revised title, ‘We were sold a bill of goods’.