City - New York State - NEW YORK Country - United States
"Congress shall make no law ... prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
I took this photo on a much quieter weekend in NYC, three weeks ago. But in light of the amazing anti-Bush protest today in NYC, I thought it would be an approrpriate post.
I did a double-take when I walked by this nice young lady selling "No-Bush" t-shirts. I wasn't 100% sure if the image was "W" or not.
"Is that Bush?" I asked. "Yes", she replied.
"I don't agree with the sentiment, but I have to say, it's a cute t-shirt" I continued.
We talked for a few moments, two Americans amicably sharing our quite different views on politics and policy. Our political views may have separated us, but as two naturalized Americans, we both shared much more, including our "Alma Mater", our Soul Mother, our adopted country.
Before we parted, this delightful young lady gladly posed for a photo. Then we wished each other well and I went on to retrieve my two kids, waiting for me a few blocks away on W. 3rd Street.
The measure of a great country is not wealth or power.....but rather, the freedom of each and every one of us, rich, poor, black, white, or anywhere in-between, to have a say. We all speak, and we speak without fear. Like your disregard for "PC", Steve.