Saturday, July 02, 2011
We the People Convention held in Columbus, Ohio, Day Two
I had the opportunity and privilege to attend the second day of the two-day inaugural We the People Convention held at the Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio yesterday and today. Over 1,000 fellow patriots attended this inspiring event. Many Tea Party Movement participants, constitutionalists, libertarians, and conservatives attended this milestone event. There were four breakout sessions in the morning and three in the afternoon. The keynote speaker at the luncheon was John Fund, Wall Street Journal writer, author and speaker. Herman Cain, presidential candidate and businessman, was featured at the evening banquet, which I did not attend.
A variety of state and national organization participated as exhibitors. Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, and the John Birch Society were a few of the national constitutional and conservative organizations.
John McManus, President of the John Birch Society conducted an especially informative session which exposed Neo Conservatives such as William F. Buckley, Dick Cheney, the Bush I and II, John McCain and Newt Gingrich. He really opened my eyes to the shortcomings and dangers of the Neoconservative movement in the Republican Party. For one thing they tend to be supportive of many socialistic and unconstitutional policies.
One of the reasons I attended this convention were the sessions on internet tools and how they could be used to advance the Tea Party Movement and its push to limit the size and scope of government, obtaining fiscal accountability, and reigning in the out-of-control power grab, freedom robbing and spending habits of big government.
I talked to one of the convention volunteers and he said that the convention would be held again in 2012. This year’s and next year’s convention will be critical in equipping and in rallying the troops and to use all tools and resources at our disposal to defeat the enemy. That is, to continue the purging of the Congress and Presidency of NeoCons, RINOs, and Democrats, which began in November 2010. Our very future and existence as a nation depends on it!