First, a disclaimer. I’m not usually one to write about politics. I’ll leave that to my hubby, who is known to get fired up and stand on his soapbox on many occasions. This is normally a decorating blog and it will continue to be, but I’m going to share this with those of you who are interested, since I participated in it firsthand. If you are not interested and don’t want to hear about it, go on up to the next post and you’ll see a pretty room from my guest today.
Apparently, there are a lot of people fed up with the way our government is running the country. Between 5,000 and 7,000 showed up at the Birmingham rally, with their signs and enthusiasm coming together to make a statement to this country. I hope that Washington is listening to all of this.
We were all there from around 6:00 til 9:00 and it was encouraging to see and hear the comments around us. A lot of folks came in later and traffic was backed up for miles to the interstate, from what we heard.
The rally was held in Veteran’s Park on Valleydale Road in Birmingham. From what I heard, most of us are tired of government spending money, tired of paying so much in taxes, and tired of not having any say so in how money is spent here in our great country. And we fear that our great country will not be so great anymore if this continues. And this is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It’s an American issue that needs to be heard. Apparently these Tea Parties started at a grassroots level and spread out from there. Fox News seems to be the only national news source that is covering the events. No surprise there.
It was heart warming to see all ages come out to the rally, young to old. Everyone is concerned about our country, with great reason.
We sat right beside this sweet older couple. This man is a WWII veteran and was recognized later.
My hubby of course talked to him and his wife. Like I said, it was a mix of people, families, men and women, young and old.
Plenty of folks brought home-made signs to wave.
I think people are FED UP. Maybe that’s a good thing and this will be the start of a movement to change things.
A lot of people are very concerned about their children and grandchildren’s future and I sure don’t blame them.
Birmingham’s own, Rick and Bubba, our radio personalities were the main speakers at the event. I just love those guys and they don’t pull any punches when it comes to how they feel about the state of our country. They’re also tight with Sean Hannity and we went live with Sean at 8:00 Central time. Sean was in Atlanta broadcasting live with Fox News on the capitol steps. We later heard on the program that Atlanta had over 15,000 show up for the rally.
Love these guys! They are both family men, patriotic, and solid Christians who stand up for what they believe in.
We went live with Fox News and Sean Hannity during his broadcast and it was great to be there.
To sum up the rally, I think most of us were there because we want something to change in Washington:
- Taxes are too high
- Government is TOO big
- Spending money like there’s no tomorrow
- Our future as a great nation is at risk
- Get back to our Constitution that was founded by our forefathers
So, what can we do? I think we all need to get involved if we really want to see change. I certainly fear for our future, as I sure many of you do, but in spite of that I know WHO is in control and that certainly gives me peace. I really hope this day will start a spark that will get conservative Americans moving again, to get involved, to vote for better candidates who will do what the people want done and to do something before our country goes down the drain. It’s not too late yet!
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