What good is it living in Washington, DC, if you don't get out every once in a while and flex your political muscles? Especially when there's something to talk about!
Michele Bachmann, a Congresswoman from Minnesota, issued a call last Friday for Americans to meet on the steps of the Capitol today to--once again--tell Congress we do not want government-run healthcare.
Since there had only been six days' notice, I thought the group would be small. In fact, on my way over, I was concerned that I may not find it.
I need not have been concerned.
In addition to the, I believe, 67 congressional representatives in attendance, there were a few celebrities who spoke: Mark Levin, Jon Voight, and John Ratzenberger.
I met people from states all over the nation. People who dropped everything and came long distances, because they care so much.
Of course, some people came from just a few blocks down. And that was good, too.
Tears welled in my eyes as we said the Pledge of Allegiance and fell down my cheeks as we sung our national anthem.
The crowd erupted in shouts of "USA, USA" and prayed together for the health of our nation.
Patriotism...it's powerful good.