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Day 2 – PA Rocks :)

May 25th, 2009
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Ahhhhh… much better today. Glad to have left the eastern seaboard. I love the NYC area, but not for biking through. Anyhoo, this is about PA

Here is the NJ Statehouse where my ma and bro left for home. As you can see, Tony has passed the second Gadsden off to Liberty Rider #3, Rob Pepe.

Rob was great to ride with. He is an animal about liberty and had a bunch of signs to plant on the way. He had bought the bike from a garage sale the day before adn was up late last nite painting it. He rode abou 20 miles and then got picked up to set up the BBQ. We got lost a heap of times (parade detours again. The good part of that is being able to get literature to people we ask direction from. Got the basic flyer into the hands of three local LEOs on parade duty and dropped off small stacks at a few convenience stores

After he left I made my way the rest of the 40 way and was finally joined by LibertyRider #4. My battery waqs dying and there is only a short QIK clip of him that I will have to find, later.

I talked to a few people when I stopped for lunch. One guy cringed when I used the term fascism, but later I saw him reading the entire handout and wonder what was going through his mind. One girl recognized the corpo-gov definition of fascism immediately.

The big news was the picnic and getting a deep, Hawaiian kine hug from the local Sheriff in Chester County. Some things can be felt, and heart is one of them. The people of Chester County are lucky to have her.

She throws a mean shaka, as well

I’m very disappointed the QIK cam upload did not make it and will not use that for anything important again.

She brought a car down for us to use for photos and was accompanied by the Deputy Sheriff Harry (? sorry, need to start writing this stuff down.) who was kind enough to mention that I will always be welcome in Chester County.

The big news, for the ride, was that she was going to email all of the other sheriffs on on my route through PA :D. The really good thing for the r3VOLution though, was she is planning on asking Sheriff Mack to come speak in PA… Such is the effect of reaching out with courtesy and respect…

Just Do It!!! 😉

There are tons more pics from multiple sources. I was pleasantly surprised that a co-worker from Hawaii, Joe Graziano, had moved to NJ, found out I was on the road yesterday, and came visit today. He is a real photographer. I look forward to seeing the pics.

I’m sure I am missing a bit of news to report, but have to get some sleep. I felt my rhythm returning today, and should be able to write better in a few days. I again want to thank all of the PA folk who came down and gave me a fantastic welcome, (and a cool sticker)

much aloha, all

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Opening Vid at Statue of Liberty

May 25th, 2009

Here is an opening vid shot from Liberty Island. The second one we shot to QIK was much more passionate and on target, but suffered technical difficulties. Such is life on the road…

Onward and forward 🙂

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A Load of Literature

May 23rd, 2009

Packing, thought I’d share part of the original load,

Top left is a most excellent surprise care package from Ed Vallejo and Freedoms Phoenix. Top Center is a care package from Kathy88 in PA (who also sent some back-up Mack books . Top Right is a classy care package from Allison and Jesse @ CFL. The Sheriff Mack books and Committee of Safety DVD, that you all are buying for this are mid right/left. At the bottom is homegrown handout. Interspersed are things I’ve picked up along the way.

All of these things have ultimately been bought with the time and treasure of you guys, pure grassroots.

Special shout out to Allison Gibbs, of CfL, for bearing the brunt of my anxiety regarding getting this starting load into my hands, (which finally completed just an hour or so ago – phew)

Onward and Forward

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An Update From Arizona

May 21st, 2009

An update from AZ

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…Ok, here’s the kicker. I am contemplating riding along with Michael across Arizona. I think it would be a great Media Opportunity (even if it kills me ) and I can also spread the message about Continental Congress 2009, END THE FED, and THE PHOENIX R3VOLUTION, among other things.

I see by the Calendar that there is a ‘Road Trip’ into New Mexico at juuuust the right time to converge these two Projects into one. Jeanne – get with me and we’ll brainstorm on this idea.

ONE LAST THING. Michael wants to meet with every Sheriff of every county he passes through, and give a copy of Sheriff Mack’s book “The County Sheriff – America’s Last Hope” and Ron Paul’s “Revolution Manifesto” to them. We need someone in Apache, Navajo, Coconino, and Mohave Counties to contact their Sheriff, and possibly set up a meetinng with Michael on his route. He also has a packet to give to the Governor, and would like someone to receive it from him and promise to deliver it to Governor Brewer.

As usual – much to do, and little time to do it in!

Such is the life of an Activist…

Ed
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Awesome Ed said he is going to go and last time I checked, I have never pedaled across Arizona before. So it looks like I am going to do it as well. Who knows I might even go all the way to San Francisco. It would make for an interesting trip. So Ed sign me up I’m in. Looks like only 340 miles should be a walk in the park. Ed I suggest you get a bike and start riding to prepare for this. Make sure the bike you get has a good seat! Else you might live to regret going.

Grassroots ROCK!!!

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The LibertyRider Flagstaff

May 19th, 2009

I’ve been rigging the bike the last two days. Thought I’d share the significance of some of the flags I’ve chosen (in addition to the Gadsden and American.)
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The Bedford Flag

The Bedford Flag

At the base of the stack is The Bedford Flag; legend has that it was flown at Concord Bridge; the very first flag flown by Americans in defense of Liberty. Here are some excerpts from a history of The Bedford Flag:

The Bedford Flag is the oldest complete flag known to exist in the United States. It is celebrated as the flag carried by the Bedford Minuteman, Nathaniel Page, to the Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775, the beginning of the American Revolution, but it was already an antique on that day.

The flag was still in the custody of the Page family at the time of the American Revolution, and it is believed in Bedford that Minuteman Nathaniel Page took it with him to the battle at Concord. Nathaniel told the story to his grandson, Cyrus, and it was written down after his death by the nineteenth century historian, Abram English Brown. This account says:

“On the arrival of the [Bedford] Company at Concord, they assisted in removing the stores to places of greater safety. Tradition says that Cornet Nathaniel Page laid down his flag and went to work, and when returning to look for it ‘found the boys had got it and were playing soldiers.’” He took it up and went to face the British regulars at the North Bridge.

In 1838, the battle at the North Bridge was vividly memorialized by the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson in his famous Concord Hymn:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattled farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard round the world.

I chose it in honor of the countless veterans who have fought, and died, to maintain my birthright, and to remind me of the duty to their memory.
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First Continental Regiment Flag

First Continental Regiment Flag

Above the Bedford is The First Continental Regiment Flag. This flag represents the evolution of grassroots r3VOLution. Here is some history that I think explains why. It starts with the Latin:

Domari Nolo “I Refuse to be Subjugated”

And man o man did they ever refuse to be subjugated. These guys were everywhere. They were important in Washington’s siege of Boston. They stayed behind and were the last to leave after covering the main army’s dangerous nick of time retreat from Long Island. They crossed the Delaware with Washington. They were “at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and every major skirmish, and battle all the way to Yorktown.1” where they fought “the most important part of the siege” according to General Steuben. They saw Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown and this flag was there. These guys saw action in every one of the original 13 colonies.

They were everywhere, fighting passionately, just like us…

Washingtons Cruiser FlagsWashinton’s Cruiser Flags

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Next is what is Known as The Washington’s Cruiser Flag. There is no historical significance in my choice of this flag. And that speaks volumes.

For those who are interested in the history of the flag you can look here

To me, this flag represents the moral high ground, and reminds me of the value of place. It reminds me of who I am and humbly voices a feeling which has echoed through the ages…

RideForHonesty Flag Staff

RideForHonesty Flag Staff

More pics of the rig coming soon 🙂

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PA-CfL Posts Memorial Day Picnic & Cookout for LibertyRide

May 19th, 2009

I’ve been busy with the rig all day. It is looking good and I’ll post pics later. Just wanted to send a big MAHALO to the PA Campaign for Liberty folk who are organizing a Cook-Out for the ride

Campaign for Liberty Memorial Day Picnic & Cookout

Posted by robpatozz on 05/18/09 3:58 PM
Last updated 05/18/09 4:30 PM

Members of the Pennsylvania Campaign for Liberty want YOU!! Please join us on Memorial Day,

May 25th from 4:00 – 9:00 at the Warwick County Park in Central/Southeastern PA. In addition to honoring those patriots who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, this will be a celebration of freedom, and all of our effort over the last year.

Our guest of honor will be the Liberty Rider, Michael Maresco, who is now preparing for his next cross country bicycle ride. This park is along Michael’s bike route, and will be a welcome stop at the end of day two of his sixty three day journey. For GPS purposes, the park is located at 191 County Park Road, Knauertown, PA (possibly Pottstown in your GPS). If you have looked at the “Ride for Honesty” map, it is around the 56-58 mile marker in Pennsylvania. We will be at Pavilion #2.

Come on out, bring the family, every C4L member that you know, anyone who loves liberty, and anyone who loves a good old fashion Memorial Day Cookout! There are charcoal grills on-site. My wife and I will bring burgers, dogs, a little hot sausage, and buns (And make sure the guest of honor finds us). Bring enough to feed your crew and share a little. It is technically a “dry” park, so use discretion. We are all adults and responsible for our own behavior. Please RSVP on the event calendar, so we can have a rough estimate for the total head count.

Ron Paul, Liberty Rider, Campaign for Liberty signs and banners a must!

Thanks, Rob 🙂

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Education r3VOLution blogs on the ride

May 17th, 2009

This is from a volunteer in Pennsylvania. I am quite glad to be visiting them on this ride. It was amazing seeing the electoral success they achieved in spite of the fact that the campaign was over, for all intents and purposes. They continue to grow the movement and I am honored to “be a part of it”

Find the post here

Thanks, Rob 🙂

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