Some random thoughts on our day at the Newberry Watermelon Festival
Free Florida First had an excellent day at the Newberry Watermelon Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2022
The weatherman had been calling for a rainout, but we did not experience any rain during our setup on Friday or during the festival on Saturday. The overcast skies and the breeze actually made the temperatures more tolerable.
We did have fewer folks sign up for our flag raffle than usual, but the threat of bad weather may have played a large part in keeping some away. Still it was a very productive day. We met many like-minded folks and had over 50 entries in our raffle, which then allows us to contact them one more time via email and postal letter. We also sold almost $120 in flags, which we hope will be on display around the area. Additionally, we distributed over 100 informational flyers about our organization and our beliefs to interested visitors.
Several folks expressed their appreciation for what we were doing and encouraged us to continue on. Lord willing we began some relationships that will endure.
On top of it all we were able to consume some excellent catfish from one of the festival’s food vendors.
Our little band remains committed to getting out before the public and showing the colors as we are able. We continue to advocate for a Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.
Our advocacy does not sit well with everyone, however. I had an interesting visit at the GOP booth just up the way from where we were located. Upon noticing that they offered a booklet on the Federalist Papers, I recommended that they consider adding some literature from the Anti-Federalist as well and that got an immediate negative reaction. One of the gentlemen, who recognized me from previous years, dismissed me as a “secessionist” (which I am), and he proudly lauded the Federal system and the Leviathan that is called the “United States”. So much for the GOP.
Those who are trusting in elections and the Republican party to save them from our current disaster are lashing themselves to a rapidly sinking ship.
As always, we got an occasional nasty look, but I heard nary a word. It’s always interesting to see how some folks are suddenly struck deaf and blind when we attempt to engage them in pleasantries as they pass by our booth.
Our trust remains in a Sovereign Lord. He alone can open eyes and ears and hearts. He has ever worked through a remnant -- and by His Grace, we are determined to be a part of that remnant.
As taken from Mr. Shakespeare’s Henry V:
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers . . . “
And from the Holy Scriptures:
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
1 Samuel 14:6
. . . for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.
Thus, we endeavor to persevere.
Stay Southern, my friends!
Free Florida First advocates for a Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.