I attended the 9/12 rally that overtook Washington, DC on September 12, 2009. I attended to take a few photos and (mostly) pass out literature about the Republican Liberty Caucus to targeted attendees. To distinguish myself, I wore a Ron Paul hat that said “Real conservatives are against the War” and a t-shirt reading, “The community is worthless without the individual.”
As I handed out literature, I heard people talking about Ron Paul. One young man from Georgia told his girlfriend, “I’m starting to like him. He makes the most sense.” I handed out the literature to moms who had “Term Limits” signs and explained that we need to vote selectively for only small government Republican candidates. Overall, the reception was great, the crowd was very committed, and I was surprised at its size and scope.
I have attended many rallies in DC over the years and this was by far the largest. The media can continue to say 75,000 people attended the rally. I would estimate the number to be between 750,000 and 1 million. It was overwhelming — it over took the city. Even as I walked back to my car — from from the Capitol — I saw the 9/12 rally attendees … soccer moms, working dads, government employees, common folks … uniting for limited government.
What a sight!
Less government? Sounds enticing …
First Amendment and marchers!
This guy had a “Got Beck?” sticker on his driver’s side window.
Rally attendees. Notice all the Gadsen flags!