This is the best video composition of the rally that I have seen.
Archive for September, 2009
For those who may be interested I have started a new blog entitled Virginia’s 5th District. The aim of this blog is to attempt to keep citizens of the 5th informed about what is taking place in politics on the state and national level that might affect those of us in the district.
The Jefferson Area Tea Party site will be maintained in order to keep people informed as to JATP happenings. I look forward to reading the insightful comments on these blogs both pro and con, this type of discourse is what makes our country great.
September 14, 1:57 PM Macon County Conservative Examiner Robert Moon
“We stepped onto the subway at 7:27 a.m., as massive crowds had already begun to form, eagerly trying to make their way to Freedom Plaza to attend the “9/12 March on Washington.” We were sandwiched in shoulder-to-shoulder, back to front, with our signs poking each other and American flags sticking out in every direction.” rest of story
Saturday September 12, 2009 will be remembered as the day the grass roots caught fire. With over 1 million citizens congregating at our nations capital the politicians didn’t know whether to smile, spit or swallow. With people arriving from all fifty states the Republicans and especially the Democrats still do not know what to make of it.
News channels are reporting tens of thousands showed up when in actuality the numbers where in the high hundreds of thousands. Of course the left wing blogs are coming up with 50 to 70 thousand as an estimate. Anyone who was there will have to laugh at that estimate. There was at least 250 thousand gathered around the capital reflecting pool. My wife and I wandered around for hours and at times could not even make it through the crowd. The people stretched for a mile back to the Washington Monument. Freedom Plaza was so crowded that attendees gave up trying to get there for the march and went directly to the Capital.
Opponents will try to down play what happened yesterday but that is only because they are afraid that we will take our country back. The people have found their voices and the roar of freedom is once again going to be heard throughout our country. We will not let these corrupt Washington bureaucrats sell our rights to the highest bidder. The silent majority has woken and we will be heard.
The buses will be leaving from the J.C. Penny end of Fashion Square Mall in Charlottesville. There is a small satellite parking area at the south end of the lot where you will be directed to park. Departure is scheduled for 7AM so plan on being there by 6:30. There will be volunteers to check you onto the buses. Each bus will be assigned a letter A through D you will be told what bus you are on, we ask that on the return trip you ride on the same bus. We will maintain rosters on each bus so we do not leave anyone behind. We ask that at least one person in your party have a cell phone, the volunteers will need that number in case we have to get in touch with you at the end of the day. Maps and additional information will be handed out upon boarding the buses.We will return by approximately 9 PM that same evening. The buses have room for storage of back packs and incidentals. You may bring drinks and snacks if you wish.
Because of the number of buses and people attending we will now have to be dropped off at Union Station. Union Station is a short walk to the Capital were the main rally is being held. You can go directly to the Capital or if you choose you can walk or take the metro to Freedom Plaza were the march begins. The walk is about one mile however the Federal Triangle metro stop is only one block from the Plaza which is on Pennsylvania Avenue. The march is scheduled to begin at 11:30 and goes down Pennsylvania Ave to the capital, the 9/12 Group will have volunteers along the route to assist people as needed. The route is just under a mile so wear comfortable walking shoes. For those who may have difficulties walking there are metro stops along the way that will take you to the Capital Building were the march ends and the rally is to take place.
At the end of the day the buses that will be taking us back to Charlottesville will pick us up at Union Station which is about 3 blocks from the Capital Building. You will need to be at the Station by 6 PM and the buses will leave at 6:30. Make sure you check in with one of the volunteers before boarding the return bus, again please board the same bus you arrived on, we do not want to leave anyone behind.
Important Sign Information
Signs with supports cannot be more than ¾ of an inch in diameter at their largest point.
Sign supports must be wood and must have dull ends
Supports cannot have protruding nails, screws, or bolts
Signs cannot offer items for sale, solicit contributions, or engage in commercial advertisement of any kind
Signs are not permitted within Capitol buildings
Sorry to announce that the 4th bus is full. For those of you who missed out the Culpeper Tea Party has added a second bus and would be willing to offer seats. If you may be interested in that fill out the contact form and I will send your information to them and they will be in touch.