The 9/12 Project is designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attcked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States, or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the values and princples of the greatest nation ever created.
Today, thousands are marching in Washington, D.C. as part of the 9/12 Project, Ayn Rand Society, and Tea Party groups.
Information from Yvonne Donnelly at the 9/12 Project:
……we are asking anyone, any of the 9/12ers that want to march together to line up and meet at 8:30 at the north side of the Washington Monument. We can see the White House from there. We can say good morning to the White House staff.
……So they are just coming from all over the place. And we have some really heavy states like Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, Ohio. And we have real ‑‑ you know, those states, you know, are just showing up in mass numbers. But they’re coming from all over.
Americans are fed up and angry over the way Democrats in particular, have been running roughshod over the Constitution, ruining our economy, eviscerating our liberties, and destroying our national sovereignty and security.
The coverage started at 1300hrs—that’s 1:00pm for you civilian types. I wish I could be there, but I can watch and continue to raise patriotic hell through emails to elected representatives and my blog.
The Tea Party Express — a gathering of activists protesting what they view as out-of-control spending by an expanding federal government — has arrived in the nation’s capital Saturday.
Tens of thousands of people marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, carrying signs with slogans such as “Obamacare makes me sick”
The line of protesters completely filled Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. People were chanting “enough, enough” and “We the People.” Others yelled “You lie, you lie!” and “Pelosi has to go,” referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Others are waving U.S. flags and holding signs reading “Go Green Recycle Congress” and “I’m Not Your ATM.” Some men are dressed in colonial costumes. Police on motorcycles and horses watched as the marchers passed.
FreedomWorks Foundation, a conservative organization led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has organized several groups from across the country for the Saturday event, dubbed a “March on Washington.”
The demonstration is part of the so-called Tea Party Movement that gathered steam in April to protest tax policies. And Saturday’s event is the culmination of a 34-city, 7,000-mile bus tour that began Aug. 28 in Sacramento, Calif.
The “partiers” have cited a host of grievances and demands, such as a call for any health care reform to create more competition and be guided by market principles, not a government-run plan.
Organizers said they anticipated tens of thousands of proponents of limited government to attend. They say it will be the largest group of fiscal conservatives to ever gather in Washington.
Richard Brigle, 57, a Vietnam War veteran and former Teamster, came from Paw Paw, Mich. He said health care needs to be reformed — but not according to President Barack Obama’s plan.
“My grandkids are going to be paying for this. It’s going to cost too much money that we don’t have,” he said while marching, bracing himself with a wooden cane as he walked.
The rally comes on the heels of heated town halls held during the congressional August recess when some Democratic lawmakers were confronted, disrupted and shouted down by angry protestors who oppose President Obama’s plan to overhaul the health care system.
“I can’t figure out to save me what [Mr. Obama and the Democrats] are trying to accomplish, unless they want socialism,” 73-year-old Joseph Wright, a retired paper-mill worker, told The Wall Street Journal.
Wright rode from Tallahassee, Fla., to Washington this week on one of the many chartered buses bringing in demonstrators from states as far-flung as Massachusetts and Arkansas.
Many protesters said they paid their own way to the event — an ethic they believe should be applied to the government. They say unchecked spending on things like a government-run health insurance option could increase inflation and lead to economic ruin.
……The White House on Friday claimed it was unaware of the planned rally.
“I don’t know who the group is,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters with a shrug.
You will now, asshole.
More coverage here: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/09/12/yes-the-picture-is-real-nutroots/
The crowd estimate was between 1.2 and 2 million.
WE are the change we’ve been waiting for!