On Saturday about 1,500 people showed up at Snelling and Summit in St. Paul to express their feelings about the war in Iraq. About 1,500 of them openly demonstrated against our involvement in this conflict.
that point the group marched orderly and peacefully north on Snelling and then
east on the freeway frontage road to the post office where many of them mailed
post cards to President Bush registering their feelings.
All along the route there was support from drivers in the form of honking and
flashing peace signs. One driver in a pickup truck flying flags and blaring
country music exercised his constitutional rights as well. The sign on the side
of his truck read: “WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS - NOT SIN-DEE.” He was
greeted with some remarks and pulled over for a political discussion. The
discussion was intense but respectful. Not surprisingly, nothing was accomplished
except to agree to disagree.
On a personal note, it almost brought tears to the eyes of this old hippie.
Tears of sadness that we have to go through this again and tears of joy that
possibly we are enlightening people enough to end this madness before it reaches
the proportions of 35 years ago. Deja Vu. ||