“What must the hotel staff and police officers be thinking?” I wondered at the Moms for Liberty annual summit this weekend.

The group was staying at the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia, and outside were loud and angry crowds protesting us from morning until night for the length of our stay.

Thankfully, the Marriott staff, a private security agency and a lot of Philadelphia police officers protected us. 

These protesters were unhinged and demonic.

Yet inside, the theme of the weekend was “joyful warriors,” and attendees were determined to keep the mood jovial. 

The speeches, mostly live-streamed, featured major Republican presidential primary candidates — Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy.

Workshops had activists talking about campaign strategies; breakout sessions dealt with the group’s philosophy and organizational issues.

Meals were especially relaxing, with mothers connecting about the issues that led them to the gathering: education, local and national politics, community involvement.

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