Oklahomans Ready To Rally For Sanity

Friday, October 29th 2010, 3:54 pm
By: News 9

Jacqueline Sit, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- More than 100 Oklahomans headed to Washington, D.C. Friday morning to take a stand for moderation.

Three buses filled with people are headed toward the National Mall for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday. The Daily Show host encouraged people from across the country to come to the nation's capital and participate in a rally he described as "for the people who've been too busy to go to rallies."

On the Rally to Restore Sanity website, Stewart said his event is for political moderates "who feel that the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it's appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles."

Oklahoman Julianne Ramsey is attending the rally. "I get kind of weary of the constant yelling that goes on debating the political sides," Ramsey said. "I feel like you can have a debate and disagree in a respectful and courteous way, and I think that's been lost in a shuffle a bit."

"This is the event of a lifetime for me," said Oklahoman Marilyn Rainwater said. "I mean, this is going to be so important that so many voices will be heard from Oklahoma that we feel we're the silent, neglected ones here in this state."

According to the Facebook page for the Rally to Restore Sanity, more than 200,000 people are planning to attend the event.