The photo below is a view of part of the crowd of protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. and around the country today to demand control of reckless runaway government spending and to voice their opposition to the government takeover of healthcare. D.C. police estimates the crowd at 1.2 million. ABC News, however, reported this afternoon that the crowd was estimated at 2 million. By the way, one of the Patriot’s steet reporters asked one policeman what he thought: the DC police officer said, “I’ve been here 20 years and this is the largest crowd I’ve ever seen.” No matter which way you cut it, the size and scope of today’s citizen march on Washington is an historic, groundbreaking event. Ordinary citizens who have been called ‘the great silent majority’ normally do not protest-at least not in public. That day is long gone.