The Engineering Geek and the Boychick hold the signs up against the wind behind the Independence Grill.
The Chemistry Geek Princess joined us on the northwest corner of Montgomery and Louisiana, and took her turn holding one of our signs up agaisnt the wind.
Many of the vehicles driving by honked their horns, and gave signs of support. Some sported flags, like the SUV that has the American flag,
the Army Ranger flag, and another.
This mom is protesting the overly generalized DHS report that was released just before the Tea Parties. Any of us who support the Constitution--limited government, the Second and Tenth Amendments--are now extremists. A Homeland Security Vehicle did drive up and down the street, filming us all.
We are all extremists now!
Along with the American flag, many people had different versions of the Gadsen Flag: Don't Tread on Me. My favorite was the New Mexico Libertarian Party'a rattlesnake (not pictured). The legend on it says: I Dare You to Tread on Me!
Many signs dealt with the bailouts, and the fascistic nature of recent Federal actions, such as nationalization of the banks and the automobile manufactureres.
Many signs had historical references:
This sign refers to King George III's plan to make the American Colonies into Crown plantations, in which the residents were to be essentially indentured servants to the British Crown.
Now, the same stark choice confronts us. Do we live free or do we become tax slaves?
My favorite! If we are radicals, we are in good company.
George Washington (picture blew off in the wind) said:
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
This is probably enough to get our First President on the DHS list as an extremist, too!