Patriots Rising

©2009 drkate

We are here

We are here

The time has finally come.  Patriots arriving from all over the country…as individuals, groups of  strangers, mom, dad & the kids,  suddenly sitting, talking and walking together, all with American flags, US Army, Marine, Air Force and Navy insignia t-shirts, hats and uniforms…we recognize each other perhaps by spirit, that which drew us here and millions more in support of our Country.

For the 90-year old woman with the sign ‘don’t pull my plug’, a local Washingtonian, reinforcements have arrived.  Her smile lit up the whole avenue.

For the  bearded veteran, who came from San Diego, who sat quietly in the hotel restaurant, waiting for Patriots to see his sign “I did not vote for obamanation”, and thumbs up all around the dining room.

Greetings like, “hello Patriot”, “thank you for coming”, ‘thank God you are here”, and “USA USA USA”…  And that very interesting and palpable sense that ‘I have seen you before’…as if we have been connecting over time and over the ethers for all of time.

For our wounded soldiers at Walter Reid, hundreds of people stood at the entry way, cheering, thanking our troops, flags waving, horns honking…..

To the ROAR that went up from the crowd when it was announced that the Census Bureau has broken all ties with ACORN…

To Representative Joe Wilson, who raised $700k in 24 hours after his bold statement to Obama, ‘you lie’…

For the informed and educated Americans, who are not going to take it anymore!

For the spontaneous songs, “God Bless America”, “America the Beautiful”, that greeted the Tea Party Express Bus as it rolled into a parking lot filled with hundreds of people.

For the 4,500 buses that have permits to unload passengers in DC for the march, and ‘all the charter buses in Ohio that could be rented are on their way to DC’, to the dozens of bikers spotted on a freeway headed to DC…

It is palpable.  It is real.  The Rise of the American Patriot.  The Rally for the Republic.  The Million Patriot March on DC.

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13 Responses to “Patriots Rising”


  1. 1 Quantum Leap September 12, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Ahhh, Thanks for the update Dr Kate. Makes my hear tbeat faster. The news is saying “thousands” but it’s more like millions 3 million) or more not thousands.

    Here is a great story:

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of people marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, carrying signs with slogans such as “Obamacare makes me sick” as they protested the president’s health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

    The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. People were chanting “enough, enough” and “We the People.” Others yelled “You lie, you lie!” and “Pelosi has to go,” referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

    Demonstrators waved U.S. flags and held signs reading “Go Green Recycle Congress” and “I’m Not Your ATM.” Men wore colonial costumes as they listened to speakers who warned of “judgment day” — Election Day 2010.

    Richard Brigle, 57, a Vietnam War veteran and former Teamster, came from Paw Paw, Mich. He said health care needs to be reformed — but not according to President Barack Obama’s plan.

    “My grandkids are going to be paying for this. It’s going to cost too much money that we don’t have,” he said while marching, bracing himself with a wooden cane as he walked.

    FreedomWorks Foundation, a conservative organization led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, organized several groups from across the country for what they billed as a “March on Washington.”

    Organizers say they built on momentum from the April “tea party” demonstrations held nationwide to protest tax policies, along with growing resentment over the economic stimulus packages and bank bailouts.

    Many protesters said they paid their own way to the event — an ethic they believe should be applied to the government. They say unchecked spending on things like a government-run health insurance option could increase inflation and lead to economic ruin.

    Terri Hall, 45, of Starke, Fla., said she felt compelled to become political for the first time this year because she was upset by government spending.

    “Our government has lost sight of the powers they were granted,” she said. She added that the deficit spending was out of control, and said she thought it was putting the country at risk.

    Norman Kennedy, 64, of Charleston, S.C., said he wants to send a message to federal lawmakers that America is “deeply in debt.” He said though he’d like everyone to have free health care, he said there’s no money to pay for it.

    “We want change and we’re going to get change,” Kennedy said. “I want to see fiscal responsibility and if that means changing Congress that will be a means to that end.”

    Other sponsors of the rally include the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform and the Ayn Rand Center for Individuals Rights.

  2. 2 Mary September 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Through tears of pride, love, and gratitude to my co- patriots, I call out, “Let freedom ring!”

  3. 3 Mary September 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    A beautiful and moving commentary, dr. kate.

  4. 4 drkate September 12, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    All–just in for a break…and a little commentary:

    2 MILLION PEOPLE attended the march on Washington!!! Conservative police estimates were 1.5 million at 10 am, by 3 pm ABC had announced it was close to 2 million.

    We blanketed the Washington mall with people from the Capital to the Lincoln Memorial.

    Obama, in typical fashion, had Marine One fly over Freedom Square, announcing to us all he just doesn’t care. Well, if he doesn’t why does he have to show himself.

    I have to say, Obama and Congress look like fools now. So do the obots!

  5. 5 Quantum Leap September 12, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    By my mathematical estimates there were 2MM just on the 4500 buses alone. I figure there were up to a million more that didn’t come on the 4500 mentioned buses.

    I went to the local Tea Party since I’m all travelled out.
    It was by the dock and we had a late 1700″s replicated ship docked there and set to give rides. It salied down the Columbia from Gig harbor WA. The passion was awesome and there waa about 4,000-5,000 in attendance on a sweltering 90 degree day today. (but no local news people were there)The best part of all the exciting speakers, Bob Brasso and his wife was there speaking. Bob is Thomas Paine on the you tubes. Our hard work when we thought no one was listening is paying off now. Oh and I even got a copy of the constituiton. All of everyone I know are bots..my distant family and my current family and all are bots…so I tread lightly. I do not discuss politics with them. I slip away to the tea parties unnoticed lest they argue with me.

  6. 6 Miri September 12, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    drkate: Thanks for the update. Thanks to all the brave patriots who made it to DC. I was with you all in spirit.

    This will astonish you. I watched NBC news this evening, just to see if they would even cover the story. Believe it or not, they covered it and the reporter called the crowd “massive.” MASSIVE! From NBC!

    And it was a fairly balanced story. No negative commentary about “tea baggers” or “right wing” loons, just a relatively straightforward story. Of course, they had to jump to Obama, trying to steal the thunder at his “rally”, but they returned to the DC rally afterward.

    I heard that Obama and Gibbs actually said that they didn’t know about the March on Washington in advance.

    Obama, “you lie!”

    But we already knew that.

  7. 7 Fernley Girl September 13, 2009 at 12:18 am

    It’s ironic that the worst thing to happen to America gave birth to the best thing that could happen to America. We ARE The People.

  8. 8 One Nerve Left September 14, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I attended the march and I wouldn’t be surprised at 1.5 to 2 million. I’ll be on the road today and will post more photos when I get home, but there is a smattering on my blog. I have many more.

    It was a very peaceful march. I overheard a cop who was lining the route say, “It sure is one of the most polite group of protesters.” He is correct, these are Americans demonstrating what America is all about and that gets right down to helping each other, being polite and occasionally yelling, “Knock it OFF!”

    It was just awesome to see all of these people from all over the USA coming together.Some held bake sales, sold their treasures and drove across country to bring a message to Washington.

    I know I will never forget this experience and I think that the sleeping giant is not only awake, but will not likely ever go back to sleep. Things are changing for Washington but they are resisting reality as if to hope that by denying the people, denying that this meant anything they can just wish it away.

    We will see in 2010 how well that is working for them.

    “I got one nerve left and you’re on it”

  9. 9 susan h September 14, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Dr. Kate: Could you possibly petition Congress, as a representative of the Washington march, to speak before them and let them know why so many Americans are upset? You are an intelligent, rational, articulate individual who I would be proud to represent me. Of course this is just a thought, but now that it is over, so to speak, does this WH know what it was all about?

    Thanks for all you do, and to all the loyal Americans who were there for us and willing to stand up for our constitution.

  10. 10 d2i September 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Folks, the march was inspiring, informative, life changing and AWESOME!

    I knew it was going to be a massive turnout when I caught the Metro at the Ballston Station in Arlington. The Metro was packed…standing room only. B/w Ballston and Freedom Plaza there are eight stops. The last six stops we couldn’t fit anymore people in our car. People were lined four deep to catch the Metro.

    I’ve participated in dozens of marches, rally’s, protests and even concerts in DC and have NEVER witnessed so many beautiful Americans making their way to our Capitol. The good folks on the Metro were polite, thrilled to take part and energized. I met folks from Michigan, NY, Ohio, TX, Montana, Hawaii, NJ, Mass, RI, Fl, SC, NC and so many more.

    There was this one fella who stole my heart – he must have been 80 or more years old and he was walking down 1st Street w/a burlap sack fashioned as a tunic with “no more spending” signs on the front and the back. I saw another woman who brought her 80+ year old dad and brother to the march both men using walkers proudly carrying their homemade signs. I saw vets with prosthetic limbs chanting “USA USA USA”. Children learning to be engaged and women, oh my, so many passionate women.

    One Texan told me they sent buses carrying over 100,000 people alone. That number didn’t include those who drove, flew or took the train. They arrived at 5:30 am after 48 hours of being on the road. They took showers and ate some breakfast and then began their march to Freedom Plaza. This fellows bus was leaving that night at 8ish to make that 48 hour journey back. Unbelievable!

    I had the pleasure to attend the rally itself with thedametruth and dissidentfromdayone and to meet drkate and logisticsmonster. Folks, these good people are as beautiful in person as they are in the blogosphere! We are damned lucky to have them leading the charge!

    A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED, A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ATTENDED YOUR LOCAL TEA PARTY’S AND A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO WEREN’T ABLE TO MAKE IT BUT MADE SURE TO CHEER US ON!!!

    • 11 dkw September 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you for the visual. Makes my heart swell with pride. Couldnt make it but did watch on Cspan. Brings tears of joy and pride.

  11. 12 foxyladi14 September 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    i was cheering

  12. 13 tsimitpo September 14, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    My family has suddenly had to deal with cancer on a couple fronts (my DW and one of my 3 cousins) and I’ve been out of the loop for a few days.

    Thank you for sharing this heartening account with us, DrKate! On the snippet of news I caught, it was barely mentioned.


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