Skip to comments."Something you don't see at Left-wing protests"
Posted on 04/20/2009 6:15:13 AM PDT by krb
Now here is something you definitely don't see at left-wing protests:
(captured at the Raleigh, NC Tea Party tax protest on the Capitol Grounds)
And I thought it was going to be a picture of clean, UNtrashed grounds AFTER the event.
I agree, that is the way a protest should be started.
On the down side, how many people raked obama over the coals for not putting his hand over his heart?
Cheers to Freedom!
Nice! I didn’t even think of capturing that. That would have been a good idea (though it was quite dark by the time it was over).
Oh, they’ll play it or have it performed. But you won’t see folks stand still, hand over heart and sing with it.
First ‘cause they don’t know the words. Second ‘cause that’s just not how they roll.
I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." - Ben Franklin at the Constitutional Convention
My Dad would’ve kicked my a$$ if I had even thought of moving during the Anthem or the Pledge.
YouTube - Thomas Paine: On to Washington!!
We also cleaned up our area and problably left it cleaner than we found it!
I love the sign at the end.
Isn’t is amazing something like this brings such a surge of emotion (at least to me)when after all it is only a few people honoring their country. How things have changed.
I have a very extensive library of recorded music which includes the entire XM Satellite radio program “IT”. “IT” was advertised as the playing of every charted song from Jan. 1st 1940 through. Dec. 31,1999.
As I listen to the panorama of the music chronologically unfold (hrough about 1964) I am struck and sometimes brought to tears by the references to God both in the music and in the replayed commentary from the day as heard in the newscasts. By hearing these today I realize even more fully just what we have lost and although I am greatly saddened by this I am even more saddened by the fact today’s children will grow up never having experienced what I did. Worse, given the revisionist history teaching public schools, they will probably not even be aware of it even happened.
Our protests are because we love our country and want to preserve freedom. Their protests (the left) are for exactly the opposite reason.
It’s also worth noting the things that almost certainly were not seen ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY:
- smashed windows, vandalism to cars, etc.
- protesters making a big show of filming counter-protesters
- trash all over the place
- a protester wearing a handkerchief over his face
- cops needing to protect counter-protesters
- an arrest of a protester
- somebody trying to drive his car into a group of counter-protesters
- instant, violent suppression of any signs and speech coming from counter-protesters
- uncountable numbers of mass-produced signs
- a laundry list of side issues, foreign flags, etc.
- upside-down American flags, burning flags, etc.
Here Here! Ours as well. As a matter of fact, unless it was strictly a protest lining the streets without a permit, I will bet my bottom dollar that all of them opened with the pledge and /or the national anthem. Would be an interesting poll question...........
FBI taping tea parties is very patriotic too.
When I read the title (even though it wasn’t “past tense”) I thought of the pictures of the trashed out capitol grounds after all the cockroaches had left after the innauguation/coronation/usurpment/highjacking.
See the short video. Conservative talk radio host Kirby Wilber is the speaker.
This is a great sight to see but I do resent the upside-down flag I see off to the left.
Nothing personal, but those people who raked him over the coals were not running for the Presidency of the United States and the ostensible position of Leader of The Free World. That is a pretty clear difference. And you can bet those who did rake him over the coals likely knew the correct protocols.
More videos of the massive Olympia rally
I was with this group marching in with drums beating and us sing God Bless America.
Here are 3 counter protestors at 2 min into this next video. I saw these guys - and thought they just didn’t look like they fit in. After seeing this video, I am sure they were lefties from Evergreen State College.
Flying the flag upside down is a maritime distress signal. Our country is in distress, so it is not inappropriate.
I believe it's suitable given today's political atmosphere.
Here is what the organizer Richard Behney had to say afterwards:
"Although the local media would have us believe we only had around 2,000 attendees at the event (which would be correct if you were counting 2 hours before the event even started!), those trained in crowd control AND the IMPD [Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department] estimated our rally had somewhere between 12,000 - 15,000 Peaceful Patriots!!!! In fact, the Capital Police remarked that they were amazed at how well behaved our crowd was!! AND, what's more, our volunteers expected to spend a few hours after the event, picking up trash and cleaning the area, BUT, there was hardly ANY evidence that 15,000 people were just there!! We Patriots sure know how to party AND not make a mess!!! Indianapolis Tea Party
I do agree that this is the true meaning of the upside down flag and I do agree that our situation is dire, but the symbol of our flag upside down has been hijacked by so many ignorant anti-American groups to represent opposition to America and I do not want to be confused with that deranged mentality.
Did you see that little kid let his flag touch the ground? I’m ashamed to be associated with that crowd /sarc
Something else you don’t see, uncovered faces, complete lack of teargas, unsmashed windows and no massive cost to the city due to damage and police overtime.
Yep, I agree. I was using the upside pic myself for a while until I found out anti-american groups did that. Now I'm not using the upside down image anymore just so that there is absolutely no question that I am PRO-american.
I agree, that is pretty much what I am referring to. Notice that the older people in the video pretty much had their hand over their heart, the younger people pretty much did not. I was taught at school from the first grade on (they didn’t have kindergarten back then) to stop what you were doing, face the flag and place your hand over your heart during the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. When, and why did that stop?
Ah. I understand. I know exactly where it went.
Liberals indoctrinated people, starting in grade school that patriotism was bad.
Jingoistic, imperialistic and mindless.