Crowd size by Washington, D.C. police estimated at 1.2 MILLION. ABC estimates crowd size as 2 MILLION.
Activists were derided as amateurs who couldn’t turn out a crowd. Then they were smeared as corporate shills. They were criticized for not having a coherent message. Then they were mocked for ideological single-mindedness. They are resented by professional strategists who accuse them of organizing empty protests that won’t translate into electoral gains. But the movement has given birth to a new generation of movers and shakers who have rejected establishment partisan politics for nimble, Internet-facilitated, issues-based advocacy.
The success of the Tea Party movement and its allies/successors shows that there’s no monopoly on “community organizing.”
You are the change we’ve been praying for.
Words of inspiration from Mason Weaver ….We Have Had ENOUGH!
Norman Matoon Thomas was a leading socialist, pacifist and 6 time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America in the 1930s and ’40s.
Mr. Thomas said this in a 1944 speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer have to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party, the Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
Contact your Senators and Representatives. Email them this pledge and ask them to take this pledge. If they refuse…….VOTE THEM OUT.
If they claim to take the pledge; watch their ACTIONS and their VOTE on Legislation. If they DO NOT defend your ideals of the Constitution; VOTE THEM OUT.
If they PROVE to you that they will defend our Constitution and the Rights our Founding Fathers proclaimed: They are IN.
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View from top of Capitol Bldg.