DEMOTTE | As wind whipped the U.S. flags held high in a row at the Ind. 10 overpass at Interstate 65 on Tuesday, truck drivers and motorists below honked and whistled.
That is the kind of attention Terry Moskowitz, co-chair for the 4th District group of Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment, said the fledgling group wants.
"This is our first national wave," Moskowitz said of the national group founded two months ago. "A lot of us are angry. ...This movement will test the pulse of the American people. ...This message is not just for Obama, it's for (U.S.) Congress, too. We want to put them on notice. ... It's criminal behavior," he said.
Walking slowly but deliberately with his cane along the shoulder of the overpass, Lendall Bowman, of Monon, said participating in the event was important to him.
"I'm a 100 percent disabled veteran of three tours in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. I want to return the country to the (U.S.) Constitution. I want my elected leaders to listen to me," he said.
Bowman's wife, Connie Bowman, said, "I love my country, but I don't like the direction it's going," she said.
She said she attended Tuesday's rally because "if you do nothing, then you get what you deserve," she said.
Phyllis Stamper, of Rensselaer, was one of a handful at the overpass Tuesday morning. The group hoped to have about 20 for the evening shift.
Holding a sign that read "Save the USA" high, Stamper said she has watched her country change in the past two decades, including the erosion of many civil rights. "I'm here for my grandbabies and my children. ... If I didn't feel I could make a difference, I wouldn't be here."
Nurse practitioner Frances Clarke, of Roselawn, said she is upset at the 300 executive orders issued by the president. She also is upset that "we feed all the other countries, but we don't feed our own people.
"People don't understand what's happening. We'll be forced into socialized medicine. That's what Obamacare is all about," she said.
Brett Williamson, of Morocco, said unions are not being supported.
Moscowitz said the group's members come from those disappointed with the present and disenchanted with the future.
The next overpass rally is planed from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the same location.