Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Dozen Show Up For Anti-War Rally

The Post Gazette reports that about a dozen people showed up for the Anti-War "Let's cheer on the Insurgence" Rally.

Of course the ONE person who protested the protest was described as a guy in a pickup truck.

We'll see what happens with TV news coverage. I'm still most proud of being at the Support the Troops rally at Point State Park a few years ago.

It's just too bad that Jerry Bowyer isn't on the air anymore. He would have been perfect to arrange another Support the Troops Rally.

Again, and I re-iterate, people are more than free to protest anything they want...this remains without question the greatest country on the planet. Just have some respect and not do it in the Independence Day news cycle.


Jonathan Potts said...

Sorry, Tom, but I find it laughable that you ask protestors to be respectful, and yet you accuse them of "cheering" for the insurgency.

Thomas Leturgey said...

I'm glad you liked it. The liberales make me laugh as well.

Thomas Leturgey said...

Oh, btw, had Jon Stewart said the same thing, you'd be spitting coke out of your nose. :-)

Maria said...

"Just have some respect and not do it in the Independence Day news cycle."

You're joking, right?

While the quote "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" is often misattributed to Thomas Jefferson. Here are a few real quotes on the subject by TJ:

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.”

“Most codes extend their definitions of treason to acts not really against one’s country. They do not distinguish between acts against the government, and acts against the oppressions of the government. The latter are virtues, yet have furnished more victims to the executioner than the former, because real treasons are rare; oppressions frequent. The unsuccessful strugglers against tyranny have been the chief martyrs of treason laws in all countries.”

“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”

Independence Day celebrates our freedom from tyrants. If a citizen believes that the current administration is full of tyrants, than they have the obligation to say so, and what better day than this?

Thomas Leturgey said...


Your argument was expected and appreciated.

I am simply looking for good debate on the issue. This blog goes dead from time to time with no real debate.

However, 12 people do not a movement make. That is a special interest group, not a significant presence. Had 1,200 people attended, I would have to review my opinion.

Tyrany is an easy word to toss around. While the war in unpopular with some, tyrants are clearly not at work here.

Have a terrific Independence Day.