The Dallas, Texas Mega March organizers told the public and the media to expect protesters to show in the hundreds of thousands, and that it was going to be HUUUGE!
It didn’t happen. In fact, according to the Dallas Police Department, only 3,200 Mega March protesters showed up at the march that concluded at Dallas’ iconic City Hall building.
Of course the liberal media tried to spin those numbers up, but pictures are worth 1000 words! The Mega March was just one great big flop!
A report by KTVT-TV put attendance as “several thousand.”
“Several thousand people marched through the streets of downtown Dallas Sunday for immigration reform.”
With less than 1 percent of the expected possible turnout, Sunday’s event made clear the effects of President Donald Trump’s hard-line stance on illegal immigration and his zero tolerance for illegals who commit crimes. Everyone’s jumpy, and that’s not a bad thing.
The #MegaMarch2017 is winding down. The crowd estimate was about 3,200 and there were no reported incidents or arrests.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) April 9, 2017
The Conservative Tribune reported:
College student Gloria Rinconi was at the march but nervous, according to KXAS. She feared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which has temporarily protected her from deportation, will be taken away.
It could be Former President Barack Obama’s DACA act provides for renewable two-year stays from deportation and for work permit eligibility, allowing people who were brought here as children to stay, provided they behave themselves. Quite an incentive.
“We’re in a tense place we don’t know what to do. My scholarship depends on my DACA, and if DACA gets taken away we’re kind of in the middle of nowhere,” Rinconi said.
In other words, people with any brains at all don’t bite the hand that feeds them, and they don’t show up in public with signs that are tantamount to shouting “Hey! I’m here illegally! Deport me!!”
The last Mega March in 2006 had some 500,000 marchers in downtown Dallas. Trying to save face, community activist Rene Martinez said, “The numbers to us don’t really mean that much. They key is we had thousands of people show up on a Sunday. We had great speakers and we sent a message.”
It must be pointed out that the organizers were very conscious about perception. Often times, at events like this, marchers come bearing Mexican flags. It was made clear before the march that this was all supposed to be about the Red, White and Blue!
“This is a march where we are asking everyone to only wear red, white and blue, for the American flag. To only bring American flags, because this is really about America’s values,” Garcia said.
Except this Mega March was NOT about American Values! At the Foundation of American Values sits the Rule of Law!
This country was founded by immigrants. LEGAL immigrants! We love LEGAL immigration! This Mega March was about protecting those who came through the window, not those who knocked on the door!
The Statue of Liberty at Ellis Island has a poem engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level. American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) wrote the poem, “The New Colossus”, in 1883 to raise money for the construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden DOOR!”
The door folks, we want you here, just come through the door. This Mega March was about people who chose to illegally come through the window. It was a flop by any standard. How very embarrassing!
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