August 31, 2010

Augst 28th Rally in Washington, DC — Thoughts from Someone Who Went

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:07 pm by gsoteapartygirl

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go, but I did receive this fantastic report from someone who did and got permission to share it!  What a moving, beautiful event.  And did you see the CROWD!  WOW!!  But, as my friend says, don’t sit home in November. We can march around all we want but it’s what happens at the ballot box that really matters.

This is a link of video taken just as the rally was about to get underway and a flock of geese came along.  Taken by many as a good sign they approved of the gathering.  Watch the crowd.

My sister and I got on a bus at 1:00 a.m. early Saturday morning to travel and join hundreds of thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC for the Restoring Honor Rally hosted by Glenn Beck.  It was a remarkable day that I would not have missed and, when it’s talked about in the future, I will be able to proudly say I stood there with my fellow Americans praying for unity and strength to restore the honor to our government and society as a whole with our fervent prayer …if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  Chronicles 7:13

It was obvious that the Washington Elite did not want hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans descending on D.C.  They had restricted where buses could offload, so we were relegated to a Metro station 20 miles away.  We arrived at the Metro Station at 6:45 a.m., yet did not make it to the rally until 10:30.  When we arrived, thousands of people were already lined up at the Metro Station and we inched our way into the building packed like sardines taking 2 hours just to get to the wall to buy a metro ticket.  Half of the machines were out of order, would not take or dispense cash with little instruction of what type of ticket to purchase. And, with thousands of people in the building, they had closed the bathrooms!  They had also decided to embark on track maintenance that was not scheduled for another week, thus shutting down half the metro line meaning we had to take two different trains to arrive at the Smithsonian. Therefore, from the moment we arrived at the Metro Station until we disembarked at the Smithsonian, it was wall to wall people.

No one considered these obstacles a coincidence and this knowledge made us that more determined.  That is also why, when some of the early pictures were taken, there did not appear to be as many people there.  However, by noon the crowd stretched from the Lincoln Memorial all the way to the other side of Washington Monument a mile away.

Despite the obstacles, there was pure joy in the determination to join our fellow Americans to express our unity and honor those who have sacrificed much to protect and defend this country.  And, although the event was not originally planned for the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, it was particularly fitting since those seeking restoration of our country cannot be defined by color of skin or the initial behind their political designation.  We have given up trying to get those that oppose this restoration to understand, because we know that deep down they know the truth and that’s what they are most afraid of.

Unfortunately, we were not able to get as close to the memorial or even the Reflecting Pool as we wanted, but we could hear most of the speeches.  However, for the full effect, I did watch the replay of the event on C-Span after I returned home, particularly since I had missed the beginning because of our late arrival at the event.

What I found most remarkable was two things that occurred.  First, despite all the early obstacles, I never heard one cross word or saw any aggressive or selfish behavior on the part of anyone the entire day even though we were bone tired by the time we returned to our bus at the end of the day.  Secondly, I watched a smoker finish his cigarette, put it out and then carefully return it to his pack of cigarettes to make sure he did not litter.  In fact, once people departed, it was stunning that I did not see one speck of trash!  I know that we put our trash and empty water bottles back in our backpacks until we happened upon a trash can.  The reason I mention this is because many people are aware of how trashed this same area was after the Inauguration of the current occupant of the White House, it took them days and millions of dollars to clean up.  Herein lies the difference between people who believe in individual responsibility and those who suck at the tit of the Government Cow (particularly, our Politicians).

There were people from all over the Country and I believe Wyoming is the farthest of the people I met.  There was a guy who drove his motorcycle from California and three planeloads from Arizona along with all those arriving from surrounding States via bus or car.  The common comment was “I had to be here.”

What is truly amazing is that, quite frankly, I don’t think I would have felt any different Saturday if I had not made it all the way to the event because just being with my fellow Americans who deeply love this country even more now because we have re-discovered our history and now realize how brilliant the Founding Fathers were in that they knew what could happen if we did not work hard to preserve a government of, for and by The People.  When we manage to Restore the Republic, we will hopefully instill in future generations the lessons learned that come from complacency and the automatic expectation that once Free, always Free.  No, in fact, if we lose our Freedom now, the current generations will never see it again.

This Rally was the shot in the arm many people need right now to sustain us for the short-term until November 2nd when America will hopefully throw hundreds of corrupt politicians out of office in local, State and Federal elections all over the country sending an even stronger message.  We have come to take our Country back!  Please join me in talking to everyone you know, encourage them to take advantage of the two week Early Voting prior to November 2nd.  We can attend rallies all we want – but, what makes the greatest difference is the ballot box.

Barely 24 hours later, we were back home exhausted with my spirit renewed for the continued fight ahead.

How could we not fight to restore our Republic with the keen knowledge that millions of Americans have died in the last two centuries, both at home and abroad,  to gain and then preserve this unique Republic we call home??


August 13, 2010

Feds Forcing State Governors to Accept Schoolteacher Retention (i.e. Union bailout) Funds OR ELSE

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:41 pm by gsoteapartygirl

the Imperial Federal Government will just bypass the governors and dole out the money itself.    Here’s more information.

And some more details from Real Clear Politics on the specifics of the law, including this: “the $10 billion Education Jobs Fund can only be used to support the salaries of current teachers or to hire new ones. Funds cannot be used to “establish, restore or supplement a rainy-day fund” or to “supplant State funds in a manner that has the effect of reducing or retiring debt obligations incurred by the State.” Rather than reorganizing their expenditures, states have to spend more.”

This is clearly a tax payer funded bailout of irresponsible states (including our own) in hopes of buying some more Democrat votes come November.  Disgusting.

August 12, 2010

Conversations with Kay Hagan

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:31 pm by gsoteapartygirl

Sorry I missed the Rockingham one on Wednesday.  Anyway, if you’re going to be near Cary tomorrow morning, you could stop in and see if Senator Hagan will deign to converse with you.

Topic: Conversations with Kay
Official: Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
When: 08/13/2010
Starts: 09:30 AM
Until: 10:30 AM
Where: Cary Senior Center
120 Maury Senior Odell Place
Cary, NC 27513
Senator Hagan will meet with constituents on a first come, first served basis from 9:30am-10:30am. Representatives from Senator Hagan’s office will be on site from 9:00am-11:00am.