“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
— Mark Twain
Commentary: It is a privilege and an honor to now be an official member of RidersUSA. On Saturday we participated in the National “Let Freedom Ring” March for America, Arizona event at the State Capitol Building. The event was a HUGE success. Depending on which version of the MSM you tuned in to, the numbers in attendance ranged from 300 to 1000. I can tell you that the rally group of riders and support cages bringing up the rear accounted for over 150 people with almost 100 bikes.
We arrived to an already gathered crowd of hundreds with new faces showing up all through the day. We were hit with some hard facts and listened to some phenomenal speakers including Former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth and Rep. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa). The event’s MC was none other than Todd Hartley of PHXnews.com. He did a wonderful job with hosting the event and held the power and energy of the crowd in the palm of his hand. Arizonans are mad as hell at how this amnesty bill is being shoved down our throats and Todd could have called us to arms with the lift of a finger.
With the exception of three or four freshman college students standing on the sidewalk behind the event holding signs claiming us to be racists, the event went on unopposed. It was a safe and family friendly event. Our voices were heard.
Some great video of the motorcycle procession can be seen here.
Todd Hartley’s kick ass explaination of the costs of illegal immigration and a great immitation/tribute to Bob Barker can be seen here along with J.D. Hayworth’s speech.
Russell Pearce’s speech can be seen here.