Thursday, September 4, 2008

Marching at the RNC

Here are a few of the images I captured while in St. paul September 1st, 2008

It was hot! The kids swam in the fountain after the March.

It was around a mile or so I think. The kids did a great job! There were alot of people!!!
We called them clone troopers or ninja turtles. the kids were frightene at first. They are pretty intimidating to a child! Arianna did not like the guns and clubs.

They have got the whole world in front of....I mean behind them??!!

Signing the constitution. thethree big kids put their signitures on it!

Can you find Papa in there??? I see him!

On september 1st me and the kids drove into the big city to join Na and Papa at the state capital to March at the RNC. It was a beautiful day, a little hot, but beautiful. Arianna, Lilly and Gracie wore matching peace shirts and DJ sported the Pirates for Peace shirt. They looked great and were totally ready to march thru the city and chant for peace in their world. I am not a politically minded person. To be honest with you a lot of it confuses me. I guess my brain wasn't made to think in such ways as to understand how people can even think that war is the answer to anything or that education and healthcare are not of the utmost importance for our families. I cannot wrap my head around things like why it costs so much to heat my home, feed my family or why it is acceptable that most of my paychecks go to gas in my car to get to work to..well, get the paycheck in the first place! I do not fully understand the "big oil" business, lobbyists, delagates, all the mumbo-jumbo that goes with politics. All I know is that it is out of control and it is NOT ok that a war is going on that my childrens children will be paying for. It is NOT ok that good people are losing their sons and daughters in a foriegn land, It is Not ok that people are starving and not getting care right here in my own country. It is not ok that families have to struggle so hard even to live simple. I know that we want peace, my family, my kids, we want peace in our world and so we marched. I marched for peace. My kids marched for peace. My Dad (Papa) marched with the Veterens for Peace. We were very proud of him, we always are. He is a strong person and I admire that about him. My Mom (Na) stuck by me and the kids. She always sticks with he kids. it is their world we march for. My Mom knows alot about the political side of things so I let her do all the talking. I just hold up my two fingers that symbolize peace and smile!! So, tho I do not have a lot to say about the RNC, the election, the war, I wanted to post some of the shots I got from our beautiful day in St. Paul marching for peace. Thanks for looking. PEACE