I just wanted to say thank you to all of you. You turned off your televisions, neglected whatever sport happened to be on, you got up off of your couches, and many of you brought your families. That is good, your young kids (or grandkids!) need to see you doing this - they need this example. They need to see you engaging in self-government, something which our Founders showed us that we needed to be out there doing. Yes, this is an important part of self-government, and showing up is the most important thing of all.
Protesting is not a "left wing thing", it's a constitutional thing. It's not less important than your job - and if you were scheduled to work that day and specifically went out of your way to request the day off or used a vacation day - bravo, you deserve a special thanks. You have your priorities straight. Going out to events like this are the single most inexpensive and least time consuming way we have to be heard and more importantly, to be seen.
I see no evidence anywhere that the left deserves to have a monopoly on holding up banners and being heard. Bravo to you, who are working hard to demolish that monopoly.
Now rioting, that's a different story. Good thing, we are letting progressives keep their monopoly on riots and violence. But that's the difference between conservatives and progressives.
Conservatives are protesters. Progressives are rioters. Some of you were even assaulted by these violent thug progressives. Thank you for acting true to form, and not striking back. That's the price we have to pay to be on the correct side of history. You and I, we all know that the progressives desperately want you to fight back, because then their buddies in the media can lay the blame all on you. There can be video of an entire incident, proving that you're innocent and only defended yourself, and the journalists - they won't care. They will craft the most bogus headlines and stories, and stand firm next to the lie. They're out to get you and anyone else whom they deem to be their political enemies, and therefore, all of us have to be willing to be the bigger man, the Gandhi, to their William Randolph Hearst.
Sincerely. If you place your Liberty as more important than your job or any other things, thank you. I have a strong appreciation for those who are willing to do something a simple as show up. It's not so simple after all.
After the Battle of Stony Point, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne sent a brief dispatch to General Washington, and in that note he said "Our officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free".
The progressives have no need to be free. But you do. You are showing us what men who are determined to be free behave like. Peaceful. Resolute. Visible.