The Armstrongs made the day-long trip from southern Florida by bus because they wanted their children to have the experience of attending the Restoring Honor rally.
As founders of the South Florida 9-12 Meetup Group, Hunter Armstrong said that America “can’t let the politicians fix the problem, it is up to us.”
Religious preservation was another reason the Armstrongs came to Washington, a common motivation among Restoring Honor rally-goers.
“It is the foundation of American Society. Faith is who we are,” Sharon Armstrong said.
With the group’s slogan, “Principles not Party,” proudly displayed, Sharon stressed the principles that she thinks need to be restored in America’s schools: “history, God and the bible.”
The family said that the New York City mosque is not an appropriate application of these principles.
“We don’t support the mosque. It is a bit too in your face,” said Tyler Armstrong, Hunter’s son. The family believes that Muslims have the right to build the mosque, but that it is not wise to build it near ground zero.
The Armstrongs plan to make the trip back home tonight, pleased with their day in Washington, but they are looking to do more.
“Coming to this rally isn’t enough, you have to live the principles you say,” the Armstongs said.
– Dan Merica