The Virginia Conservative Goes to Washington

Well…I’m back. Yesterday, I drove up to Washington D.C. to participate in the Freedom Rally. I don’t know how many people were there, but it was a good-sized crowd. There were even some folks there that I met in South Carolina. As for the rally itself, let me tell you that it went a long time. I was expecting a handful of people to speak prior to the main speaker, Rep. Paul, but I had no idea how many there would be. Most were interesting, a few were not, but as time ticked past the four-hour mark without any end in sight, I admit I was growing tired and hungry. I left to grab something to eat and when I returned, the event was over. Oh well. In any event, I figure pictures are better than words, so here you go.

A view of the crowd from a distance
A view of the crowd from a distance
A view of the crowd (1)
A view of the crowd (1)
A view of the crowd (2)
A view of the crowd (2)
A view of the crowd (3)
A view of the crowd (3)
A view of the crowd (4)
A view of the crowd (4)

As you can tell by the signs in the picture, along with my comments above, the rally’s main focus was Congressman Ron Paul and his message. Despite what you may think, Ron Paul supporters are diverse groups that come for many differing spectrums of the population. Although the media often chose to focus on the more radical elements, many of which I do not agree with, we are all drawn together with the hope and desire for greater freedom.

Update: If you’d like a more detailed perspective on the events of Saturday, (with videos and everything!), I’d recommend reading Scenes from a Revolution.