I sauntered over to the above-named around 11:15 this morning and encountered a sizable crowd, undeterred by the rainy weather. Using my sophisticated crowd-estimate model (which involved counting the legs and dividing by two), it looked to me as though there were probably 200 or so patriots. Unfortunately, I was unable to get close enough to the platform to identify any speakers, but I did take several pictures of people in the crowd, some of which are included below (be sure to click on the images to enlarge).
Ayn Rand fans were much in evidence….
…as was the snake flag.
The guy on the left is trying to make it easy for Homeland Security.
This lady, God bless her, was all about the message.
Committed, determined and weatherproof!
As I’ve said before, protest is fun for the whole family.
As Ed Morrisey said, “It’s not about the present, it’s about the future.”
I didn’t see any hecklers or infiltrators (although one suspicious-looking young fellow with curly red hair, a goat-face and no eyebrows was making the rounds asking questions, e.g., “So, why are you here?”). The signs and placards all looked homemade (not like the assembly-line, faux-folksy “grassroots” signs that leftist groups hand out free to their minions). It was a large, peaceful, cheerful group of people who had come together to make themselves seen and heard on one of the most critical issues facing our country today - stopping the federal behemoth from crushing the life and soul out of our America.