Carla Bonney, an activist from Ventura, CA and one of the organizers of the Tea Party and the March on Washington, said, “We came to make our voices heard. We were all here for a job. Our job was to make people listen to our message. Our message would become clear.”
This was the purpose of the March on Washington that took place Sept. 12, 2009. Over 70,000 people from across the nation gathered in Freedom Park to voice their concerns and ideas about the socialist track upon which our country has started to travel. The Freedom Works Foundation and other patriotic organizations helped organize this event and coordinate transportation for the activists.
The central issue that rallied activists to gather, march and protest was the healthcare bill President Obama and the far left Democrats are trying to pass swiftly while America isn’t looking. They call themselves grassroots Americans and they want an end to expanding government, which is increasing government spending and raising taxes. The government is continuing to wrongly expand its control. The government already has its large hands in the finance industry and auto industry, and now President Obama wants to extend its control to the healthcare industry.
Socialism is creeping into our historically capitalistic nation. What is next? Capitalists, the drivers of success, might start disappearing soon to form their own community while watching the old U.S. self-destruct, one industry falling after the other.
Soon, the freedom this country was founded upon will disappear. We will no longer be able to choose what cars we want to buy – the government will allow the production of only small, powerless, energy-efficient cars. We will no longer be able to choose the kind of healthcare coverage we want – the government will provide healthcare coverage so poor, the quality and availability we were once familiar with will become a distant memory.
The government will soon dictate which surgeries and other services patients need. If they deem someone an unworthy investment, they will withhold the service or surgery.
What is most important is the big picture. This is made up of all the individual issues, the motivation and underlying plan behind the actions of the president and Congress. The big picture is that the president is leading the country to socialism. Yes, socialism, a society run, owned and controlled by government. Do you want a few powerful people at the top to make all your choices for you? We must protect capitalism, where freedom and competition drives people and business and provides the best way of living for all its citizens.