“Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by endurance of those whom they oppress.”
– Frederick Douglass
“Jay Nixon vs. 71%” and “We Don’t Do Socialism” signs were in on display Saturday when the Governor’s motorcade passed the Veterans Memorial Park north of the Capitol.
Photo; Sarah Dickson. http://dittoheadsara.posterous.com/
The light rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 150 patriots who ignored the weather forecast and came from all across the state to protest the unconstitutional behavior of Governor Nixon. Their efforts were rewarded by impassioned speeches by Lt. Governor Peter KInder, U.S. Congressman Todd Akin, Senator Jane Cunningham and Rep. Paul Curtman.
The event on Saturday was set into motion on Thursday when several Senators interrupted Nixon’s plans to start spending the $21 million of federal money to set up an ObamaCare health care exchange in Missouri. In less than 48 hours the rally on Saturday went from an idea to reality, thanks to the actions of a few. And thanks to the patriot networking, the call went out and was relayed across the state.
It would seem that We the People have made an impact on the actions of Gov. Nixon. The Governor seems to have gone into damage control mode. This is evidenced by the fact that when you call his office to protest, his spokesperson will deny and alibi for the actions of Gov. Nixon.
This would appear to be a first skirmish in a long and hard battle to enforce the will of the people. When over 71% of Missouri said no to ObamaCare, we meant it! We don’t do socialism in Missouri! Unfortunately, as one person at the rally commented, “Looks like we’re gonna have to fight the Prop. C battle all over again”.
Now for some really good news:
Senator Jane Cunningham announced that legislation was being written to make Proposition C an amendment to the Missouri Constitution. When passed and made part of the constitution it would send a message to Washington D.C. and the rest of the states that in Missouri we are “Show-Me independent” and “Missouri mule stubborn”, and “We Don’t Do Socialism!”
On a personal note, Your humble reporter was greatly impressed and encouraged to see so many new faces at the rally. It is really great to meet so many “new” patriots that are wanting to get involved in the movement. Is the Tea Party on the decline? In the words of the Duke, “Not hardly, Pilgrim, not hardly!”