How big was the crowd in Washington?
Tens of Thousands or a Million Plus?
So I can't help thinking "What does it matter how many people were there?"
Good question, Gina.
See, here's the thing: If it doesn't matter, then why did the media downplay the numbers? Were there 75,000 people or a 100,000,000+? The answer is simple.
Because the government needs to know that Patriotic anti-big-government taxpayers have had ENOUGH of the cancer consuming Washington.
Or as one journalist wrote:
"This is the first great conservative anti-statist manifestation in American history. Theconservative movement, which developed in the post-WWII, Cold War environment has now fully matured into the most significant political movement of the 21st century. I believe that this day could be referred to in the not too distant future as the day that changed America. This was the day the great silent conservative majority finally found its voice.
Many of the attendees were quite meek and timid and were unsure of exactly what to expect, this being the first time in their lives they'd been involved in a protest movement. Their fears evaporated early in the day and I saw people reveling in the camaraderie , the joy and sheer civility that was exhibited at the entire event. Chants of "Freedom, freedom, freedom", "No more czars! No more czars!" carried through the air without the slightest hint of rancor or incivility which is the norm at the leftist rallies I have photographed over the years."
Mike Pence (R-Indiana) was one of the speakers who addressed thecrowd: "After years of fighting runaway government on this hill, you people look like the cavalry to me. I believe we are on the verge of a great American awakening."
San Diego radio host Mason Weaver said from the podium: "I came here because I thought you might want to hear a black man speak withouta teleprompter...This government is trying to make a nation of dependent people. Americans have always been independent people...This is not a Republican thing, it's not a Democrat thing. It's not a black thing or a white thing. It's an American thing...We the people are telling them 'No more! We've had enough!"
Lloyd Marcus performs - Proud Black Conservative
~ PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS~