Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Off to Washington, DC

Today I leave my quiet little Utah home, and journey with my sister and two friends for the wilds of Washington, DC.

We are attending the Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln memorial. We will be four of many...many thousands of many, and I'm sure we'll spill down the steps and into the mall area surrounding the reflecting pool. Perhaps our numbers will be such that we'll reach the World War II Memorial and encompass the Vietnam Memorial. Perhaps our prayers and our voices will reach the White House and the chambers of the Congress. One can only hope.

We are going because we love this country. We are going peacefully, but with purpose. We are going to show that we, as individual Americans, are willing to strengthen our integrity, to make changes in our own financial responsibility, and to stand firm for the founding principles that made this country unique in the world.

We call out for our elected leaders to make the same commitment.


Anna Buttimore said...

Have a great time! I bet the craic'll be great.
Showing my ignorance now, what exactly is it you're trying to get the politicians to do? I know everyone else will understand what you mean, but I don't even know what the founding principles are.

Gale Sears said...

Good morning, Anna!
The founding fathers based much of this country's law upon John Locke, and biblical organization. One of their basic ideals was small government, another was no debt, another was that the leaders were servants of the people. There are many other founding principles, but these are just a few. Our government has gone way beyond these principles. It's what section 121 of the D and C warns against.
Love you! Gale

Cheri J. Crane said...

Travel safe, Gale, and best of luck with all you're doing. You are a wonderful example to us all. =)

Lynn Gardner said...

Wish I could have gone with you! Go, Girl!! Hugs, Lynn