Two marches took place in Washington DC this week, one on Monday with 134,000 marchers, more than half of whom were under 30. Congressmen and President Bush participated, and Dr. Martin Luther King's niece spoke. It was completely law-abiding. No arrests were made.
The other with a mere 10,000 marchers who behaved poorly, spray painting the Capitol Building with their signs, an arrestable offense. No arrests were made, at the request of the new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Some Hollywood stars known for past protests spoke. Family Research Council has done some digging and uncovered more shocking details about the anti-war march in Washington this past weekend. For such a small crowd, the demonstrators were an interesting bunch of people - everything from actors and anarchists to the members of Congress who marched alongside them, including: Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI). Also addressing the crowd from his prison cell was convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal. After talking to members of the Capitol Hill police, FRC discovered that one reason the officers held back from confronting one batch of protestors was because the anarchists threatened the officers with bottles of human urine. Additional damage done to both city and personal property includes a news truck pelted with rocks and spray-painted street signs. Although the demonstrators claimed they supported the troops but not the war, The New York Times reported that some of the protestors actually spat at war veterans as they marched by. Peaceful civil disobedience has an honorable history in the United States, yet many of those who protested last weekend were neither civil nor peaceful.
The anti-war march was splashed over the front pages of virtually every newspaper in the country. The March for Life, was completely ignored by papers such as Newsday, or relegated to the 'Metropolitan' section of the Washington Post.
Senator Brownback said at Bloggers for Life, that if any other march had this large number of youth, it would be headline news, and be labelled a grassroots movement by the mainstream press.
That is why I thank God for EWTN, talk radio,Fox News, and of course, bloggers. No wonder the Democrats want to sensor us!
Keep blogging, you Culture of Life bloggers, they're feeling threatened.