Saturday, January 9, 2010

Like the Sixties, but with Gray Hair

 I sent an e-mail to all my friends in Dover.  Thought I'd share it:

There will be a Welcome Back Rally this Tuesday 12 January on the Legislative Mall in Dover, DE from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.  The purpose is to "welcome back" our state legislators and let them know we are no longer the apathetic constituents we were when they recessed last summer.  The sleeping giant has been awakened, and we will be holding them accountable for the actions they take.  I sent the following email to my son to encourage his attendance if he can stay in town 'till Tuesday.  (He'll be visiting this weekend and has a few appointments on Monday.) 


I don't know if you have any interest in attending this rally on Tuesday, or if you can even stay that long.  I'm going, along with Joe and Sue.  Probably mom and maybe Dick.  And anyone else I can convince to show up.  Sounds like it might be a raucous good time.  See the part at the Delaware Tea Party website about "flooding the Legislative Hall".  How cool would that be to see a bunch of fifty, sixty and seventy-somethings getting arrested for  random and futile acts of civil disobedience?  I am Sparticus!!  Love to have you join us.


I'd like to encourage all of you to come out as well.  You don't have to do anything but show up.  If you are as upset as I am about the direction this country has been taking in the past year or two, this is an opportunity to express yourself to the legislators who share some responsibility for it.  You won't be just one person; you will be one more.  Numbers matter.  If we want to make an impression on these people, we have to be a crowd. 

By the way, the civil disobedience part was just a joke.  I'm expecting a peaceful demonstration.  But if anything can get my son interested in attending, that line just might do it!!

Here are a few links to sites with more details.


Flyer for Rally

It might be cold so bundle up warm.  They're promising hot drinks and an occasional trip inside the Legislative Hall.  There's no rule that says you have to stay for the whole rally.  Stop by on your lunch hour.  I'm expecting to have a great time.  If you've never done anything like this before, you might be amazed at how exhilarating it is to join company with like minded patriots, in a cause that is vital to the future of this nation and to the futures of your children and grandchildren.  Not only that, but you will discover that you are not alone.  You're not the only one shouting back at the TV set when the news is on.  Come out and do some shouting where it will do some good!!  And bring some friends!!

Feel free to forward this email to any and all you think might be interested, and even those who aren't.  You never know.