Today I attended my first ever political rally, with my daughter Angie. Located in front of the Arizona State Capitol building, about 2,000 people gathered in a peaceful rally to celebrate freedom and express mutual resolve to work together to protect the freedoms we enjoy. The participants were certainly not radical mobsters as some in the press would have us believe. We certainly didnâ€™t have as many participants as the big gathering in Washington, DC, but the folks who gathered in Phoenix were enthusiastic and vocal in support of freedom.
We listened to some patriotic, inspiring speeches. My favorite was a fellow in the character of Patrick Henry repeating parts of speeches he had given in support of the Revolutionary War and later, in support of the Bill of Rights.
Hereâ€™s a shot looking forward from where we stood, facing the speaker platform.
Another shot of the folks behind us.
Of course, many people carried signs. My favorite:
All in all, it was a great experience. I look forward to participating in the future. But next time, Iâ€™ll bring a chair â€“ and maybe my own sign!