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I attended a protest at the state capitol building in Sacramento today. It was a nice crowd. And by that I mean it was nice sized and made up of nice people. As Mrs Rodin remarked when I showed her the photos I had taken at the protest: “These people respect government.” To which I responded: “Why wouldn’t they? These people believe they are the government.”
President Trump put in an appearance:
There was a podium and several speakers along with music. The event started with the playing of the National Anthem and a prayer by a pastor. There were speeches by congressional candidates, one by the voice of the State of Jefferson, and a civil rights attorney.
I made four hand-made signs to carry in the crowd. I cut handholds in poster boards with which to hold them and rotated them at intervals:
Bill Gates was pilloried with a picture of him holding a syringe and saying “Your body, my choice.”
There were some South Vietnam flags in appearance. They, like refugees from other communist countries, must truly wonder at how so many of their fellow citizens are throwing their civil rights away. Which would be fine if it were their rights, alone, that are being thrown away.
Here are more images from the crowd:
It was a nice, orderly protest. Pray we never have to storm the capitol the way the Romanians ended the Ceaușescu regime. You would think how Mussolini, Ceaușescu, and other tyrants died would give our politicians pause. But it seems to be a failing of the progressive leaders’ mind that they can ever conceive of loss of control and what that would bring. Their gated communities, Pretorian guards, soirees, and the flattery of their retinues make them secure in their own minds regardless of reality.
The people showed up today, politely and respectfully. Don’t make us come back in a foul or desperate mood.
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