I talked to Gregor, who’s attending the Trenton rally, even when he’s not happy about the reason why,
I must say, however, that I’m not happy to have to attend an event like this, because it shines a great light on just how bad things have gotten, how deep in trouble this country is mired and while I’m sure it will be a spirited time, it really should be a somber one. I almost feel like we’re gathering together not to rally ’round the flag, but to communally atone for our sins, the biggest of which is falling asleep on the watch. I used to sit up all night, in that ancient graveyard, in Winter, to make sure no harm came to those Nativity animals, who trusted that I would keep them safe while they slept in the straw piled in the plywood manger, I never faltered, never dozed. They were charged to me and I kept my charge. We have charged those elected to our public offices to watch over us, but they have faltered while we slept, when it was actually the flock who should have been watching the shepherds… and now we pay.
Gregor will have more at his blog later. He estimated over 2,000 people, which is amazing for a conservative cause in Trenton on a workday.
For now, however, here’s
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UPDATE, Friday April 16
Gregor, in the comments section,
After doing a head count in a bunch of photos I took, it was probably more like 1200 – 1300, but still a great turn out for a weekday. The Asbury Park Press reported the crowd at 400. I had one photo alone that I counted over 600 and that was just a shot of the crowd in front of the State House, and didn’t include the folks way out on both sides of the plaza, nor the people across the street, where a large number of people were forced to stand because they had flags, banners and signs mounted on sticks or poles, which the NJ State Police, with great regret and sincere apologies, I have to add, would not allow in the general gathering due to them being considered “potential weapons”. A big hat-tip to the NJSP and the Trenton Police, they were friendly, enthusiastic and treated everyone well, engaging in conversations and seemed to be having as good a time as everyone else.