All in all this was a jovial crowd; not bitter or strident.
I agree with them completely– the Federal government has grown out of bounds and has usurped too much power from the individual states.
From my left-leaning perspective, though, corporate bail-outs and a bloated military budget are just as much to blame as social welfare programs.
Let me make myself clear: I support any serious grassroots dialogue on politics (even if I don’t necessarily agree with some of the voices in that dialogue). My hat goes off to the local Republican Women’s Group for staging this peaceful demonstration.