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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of September 11, 2009

Howard on the Hill

Stories from the week of September 11, 2009

Feels good to contribute: This week I assisted two major reform groups in DC.  I provided them the names of 92 House offices where the aide was very much on our side of the question.    This list of both Ds and Rs will help my colleagues decide where to spend their time looking for allies on bills.   I am sure they knew the names of most Democrats.  I am also sure that the list of R offices contains a few pleasant surprises.

Resistance continues to crumble: How conservative does one have to be to board a bus & travel all night to go to a march on Washington on September 12th?   The DC fire department estimated the crowd at about 70,000 & I would say it might have gone to 100,000.  Regardless, I was there, wearing the shirt & had about 60 ask why.  Keeping in mind these were extremely serious conservatives, 80% were agreeing with the COP message of legalize all drugs.   Many more read the shirt and waved or nodded.

For the few that disagreed my standard line was: ‘I believe in liberty & keeping the police out of my house.’  What do you believe in?’….that tag line* was effective in helping the listener understand what priniciples I stood for.

*tag line = was man immer sagt (kurz und zur Sache)

Love my hat: Attending a monthly conservative breakfast, the gentleman across from me, 10 years my senior, asked what COP stood for. I told him.    He replied he had just given a presentation on why all drugs should be legalized & regulated.  At the end of the breakfast he invited me to his ‘pre 9/12 march’ on Washington soiree on one condition;  wear the hat.

The crowd was definitely a ‘grasstops.’….doctors, lawyers & indian chiefs*affaire.    For two + hours I chatted with über conservatives from all over the country…wearing my best Stetson.  It was an 18 hour day and well worth it.

*Indian chiefs = Ausdrück = wichtige Leute


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