I am leading a group of travelers from the Midwest on a tour through the eastern United States, and... it's closed.
We've been in the Boston area for the past two days and all the major sites are closed, including Fanieul Hall, the USS Constitution, Lexington and
Concord, the JFK Library...and the list goes on.
I find it ironic that as we tour revolutionary Boston---where the seeds of discontent about tyranny were planted---our government refuses to let us
into the parks and sites that WE THE PEOPLE pay for and that belong to us.
There are a few veterans on my tour, and so rather than just driving by the Old North Bridge near Concord, we stopped, got off the bus and went
anyway. It was a beautiful day in the countryside, and we went and enjoyed the site by passing by the barricades and holding our heads high. Not
that it was too risky.... Do you think the people of Lexington and Concord---who are so proud of their history and their towns---were going to call
They of all people made very little effort to barricade the premises in a way that would really prevent visitors from going in, because the very
towns they live in hosted the first battle of the revolution. Indeed, they live where the first shots were fired, "the shot heard around the
Their town's history is one of rebellion and great courage and they weren't going to be known for turning their backs on history just now when we need
to be reminded the most of WHO WE ARE.
I gave a lecture near Ben Franklin's statue later in the day and reminded everyone of the geniuses and rebel rousers who gathered during and after the
revolution to form a country and a government that was for the people, of the people and by the people. I reminded them that the grievances the
colonists brought to the fore were very similar to the grievances we have today.
Never have I seen the people of this country as harassed and downtrodden as they are today.
And they're mad.
It's time for the rest of the sheeple of this good country to get mad, too.
As we stand at the gates of our famous revolutionary sites peeking through the fence, the anger rises. This country belongs to us.
Not Obama, or our elected officials, but to us.
I had a lump in my throat today as we walked through the blockade in Lexington. If just for moment, it felt like we the people were taking something
edit on 5-10-2013 by MRuss because: (no reason given)