by Dianne Palmer Eason
I'm afraid of what quality of life future generations are going to have because of the choices, actions or, worse, inactions I choose. I'm an old woman and the loss of freedoms won't alter my life much but it will, indeed, affect your children and mine.
We have much more in common than not, yet often we find ourselves bogged down in the differences. If, like me, you ask why and how we got to this point, and what can be done to stop the direction of our country, I invite you to join us on Saturday, June 19, in a Freedom Protest and Rally at Stage Fort Park, beginning at noon. The event welcomes all -- Democrats, Republicans, Independents, those with no affiliation, and those who aren't the least bit political. Anyone who cares about the future country we're leaving for our kids is welcome. We can all come together to enjoy just being free of the encumberments of the past year and to celebrate life.
All those little moments we took for granted that were missing will be represented. There will be live music, children’s games and activities, and a host of speakers. The line-up includes guest speakers and freedom supporting candidates such as Constitutional attorney Marc Randazza, Constitution of States, Camp Constitution, Mass Stands Up, Health Rights MA, GOUSA founder John Paul Moran, local small business owners Ashley Sullivan, Sylvie Lockerova, Peter Sklivas, and so many more. It is a chance to hear what they have to say, look them in the eye, and learn who is the person for the job at this critical point in our children's and country's path forward.
The event, hosted by the Gloucester Republican City Committee and 40 families from all beliefs and walks of life, is intended to bring us together in a peaceful gathering to stand up for the freedoms that are quickly being eroded and will ultimately affect the long-term rights and quality of life for our kids. We can talk, laugh, share, and be the Change We Want to see.
Everyone, regardless of where they stand, is invited and encouraged to come and pack up a picnic, load up the grill, and enjoy the great sense of coming together as a freedom-loving community after a very long last 15 months of many trials.
If you are a freedom supporting candidate or organization and would like to be part of this event, please contact the GRCC committee chair Ashley Sullivan at 978-879-6560.
Dianne Eason is a mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is a gardener, a planner, patriot and lifelong resident of Gloucester.