|Candace Salima - Dave Bray - Terry Kohler|
At the pavilion, while I listened to Madison Rising warming up, I looked out beyond Thanksgiving Point and saw the snow capped mountains surrounding us against a brilliant blue sky. The grass was greening, many wonderful pro-Constitution businesses were there supporting the rally, and all around me were like-minded Americans all standing up for their 2nd Amendment rights. It seemed as if all were either carrying concealed or open. I was wearing my Ruger in a holster on my hip. What a day it was.
KNRS' Rod Arquette was the MC for the day and I came away with a new and deeper found respect for the man.
"We respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. But, make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs of our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights—in particular Amendment II—has given them. We, like you, swore a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation." Utah Sheriffs Association
Stewart spoke of one particular interview where the reporter asked Mother Theresa if she was discouraged that nothing she did had mattered, going on to explain that Calcutta was still poverty stricken and India still poor. This very wise woman responded to this ridiculous, and very rude, question with, "I am not required to be successful, I am required to be faithful." Stewart drew that correlation to the American patriot and asked us to keep fighting that good fight.
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