July 4th, 2009

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Ongoing effort

We attended the Tea Party event today. irpooh says there were more people than there were on April 15th; I haven't looked at the pictures she took yet, so I'll withhold judgment. I will say that it was well-attended, despite the sprinkles of rain.

The speakers were very good, and I'm happy to say that there was recognition that we can't let ourselves be divided. I don't think specific issues were mentioned, but I think everyone knew they are the pet issues of the religious right: abortion and gay marriage.

The other important recognition is that we can't just meet periodically on the west lawn of the capitol; for that reason, one of the organizers has set up a web site, patriot247.com, to match up people with organizations. It's not just for Iowans; I urge you to check it out.

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