Years ago I was part of a 4,000 or so protest march around the Texas Education Association building in Austin while hundreds vied for the 60 spots open to talk for two minutes about the law the Texas senate was considering. Someone had planned to sneak through a law making homeschooling illegal and all of us liable to go to jail. No internet then. We homeschoolers called each other in a panic that night, and the next day we drove to Austin for what we ended up calling a TEA party (no relationship to the present tea party)
So as I was walking around with the thousands of peaceful protestors,
their multitudes of children, and my oldest son who was 9?, and a batch
of police cars came squealing up and police exited to stare at our
crowd. Josh clutched me and asked if we were allowed to do what we were
doing. I proudly taught him about the first amendment. There were
television cameras everywhere.
Back in San Antonio, I watched the
news all night and read the following morning paper. Nothing about us.
Not a single line, not a single word.
I called up every station in
town and asked them why. They said a satellite transmission had gone
awry. Uh-huh. A short time later twelve teachers also picketed the TEA
because of retirement fund issues. That was front-page above the fold
Just because you don't hear about it (like you don't hear
about the Muslim protests against extremist jihadi terror or pro-life
marches) doesn't mean it doesn't happen.