Michele Bachmann organizing anti-amnesty rally December 3rd

In response to Obama’s imperial amnesty move, Congresswoman Bachmann is organizing an anti-amnesty rally for December 3.  In a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Bachmann had this to say:

From December 1st to the 11th, we need them to melt the phone lines and say defund amnesty. We need them to go to senators and congressmen’s offices, but I’m calling on your viewers to come to DC on Wednesday, December 3rd, at high noon on the west steps of the Capitol. We need to have a rally and we need to go visit our senators and visit our congressmen because nothing frightens a congressmen likes the whites of his constituents eyes. And we need to say you’re not going to do this with our constitution…You can make the difference and we can get this thing defunded. We can do this….

I’ll be perfectly frank and say that my first reactions were these:

  • Gratitude: God bless Michele Bachmann, who is a tireless voice for liberty.
  • Apathy: I’m tired of going to rallies, and I have no hope that attending another one will make any difference.  I also don’t know if defunding this is the most effective – if effective at all – approach.

After further reflection, my second reactions were these:

  • Gratitude: God bless Michele Bachmann, who is a tireless voice for liberty.
  • Humility: It doesn’t matter if I’m tired of rallies.  Thinking of the unbearable sacrifices of those who came before to secure our freedom provides much-needed perspective.  And whether one has hope or not is irrelevant.  Millions who’ve come before us all around the world, all through time, put forth monumental efforts to confront tyranny head-on.  Win or lose.  Easy or hard.  The battle must be forged.

Perhaps we never thought the nation would fall this far.  It’s shocking to witness.  And confusing.  One wonders how to have a voice when one’s voice is continually ignored.

I have no easy answers except to know we cannot allow our voices to be silenced.

In response to Obama’s imperial amnesty move, Congresswoman Bachmann is organizing an anti-amnesty rally for December 3.  In a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Bachmann had this to say:

From December 1st to the 11th, we need them to melt the phone lines and say defund amnesty. We need them to go to senators and congressmen’s offices, but I’m calling on your viewers to come to DC on Wednesday, December 3rd, at high noon on the west steps of the Capitol. We need to have a rally and we need to go visit our senators and visit our congressmen because nothing frightens a congressmen likes the whites of his constituents eyes. And we need to say you’re not going to do this with our constitution…You can make the difference and we can get this thing defunded. We can do this….

I’ll be perfectly frank and say that my first reactions were these:

  • Gratitude: God bless Michele Bachmann, who is a tireless voice for liberty.
  • Apathy: I’m tired of going to rallies, and I have no hope that attending another one will make any difference.  I also don’t know if defunding this is the most effective – if effective at all – approach.

After further reflection, my second reactions were these:

  • Gratitude: God bless Michele Bachmann, who is a tireless voice for liberty.
  • Humility: It doesn’t matter if I’m tired of rallies.  Thinking of the unbearable sacrifices of those who came before to secure our freedom provides much-needed perspective.  And whether one has hope or not is irrelevant.  Millions who’ve come before us all around the world, all through time, put forth monumental efforts to confront tyranny head-on.  Win or lose.  Easy or hard.  The battle must be forged.

Perhaps we never thought the nation would fall this far.  It’s shocking to witness.  And confusing.  One wonders how to have a voice when one’s voice is continually ignored.

I have no easy answers except to know we cannot allow our voices to be silenced.