Heading to a TEA party on the 4th,cop pulled up behind me and eventually pulled over a guy in a truck that was next to me. Just as easily could have been me. Celebrating freedom and independence in a place where you can be stopped in your travel without a damaged party.
There, I saw all the flag waving and partisan signage. 3 dozen people, at the time, all praising the government that has failed them. I could only handle 20 minutes. There was absolutley nothing being promoted to effect change; other than my Liberty Dollar T-shirt. No solutions; just rhetoric. I'd bet $ they got a permit for the demonstration,held in front of the police station.
Other than letting passers-by know what they think, it accomplished nothing.