Morton Rally

Flags are waved along 2nd Street as crowds gather during a rally in Morton in August.

A “Morton Freedom Rally” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton. 

Speakers scheduled to attend include Peter Abbarno, Edna Fund, Lindsey Pollock, Jim Walsh, Bobby Jackson, Sean Swope and more.

The rally is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. with a parade at noon. A farmers market is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a firearms festival from 9 a.m. 6 p.m.


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Morton Washington making its reputation as the racist capitol of the Evergreen State. Maybe there will be a tour of Chief Morningstar's Trump Tower. I would like to see the commissioner candidates speak again but I don't know how safe I will be if I take my "Rural Americans Agsinst Racism" sign.


This is depressing. I have no way of explaining this to normal folks. There's some sort of inbred thinking in Lewis County that has persisted essentially unchanged for the last century. Most that I am aware of. My running gag of the only update in Lewis County consisting of LED streetlights, goes unchallenged.


I gotta agree, Devastation...I would not feel safe there and find it sad that so many politicians are going to be going to a place where buying guns=freedom. Oh wait, patriotic flag waving is SO meaningful.

Gene Layton

Why does displaying one's love for their country equal evil, as others posting their comments on here seem to think. What do they celebrate on the fourth of July? We just had a day of remembrance for the lives lost on 9/11. Come on, it is a good thing to see people gather to celebrate their love for this beautiful country. If you want to live in fear you can always spend the day in Portland or Seattle. Me, I may just drive to Morton this Saturday to be amongst others who are proud of the USA.


I'm not fearful at all of driving into Morton for a freedom rally. But if you drive into the liberal cities of Portland or Seattle you are risking your life. There is no color in Morton. The city sees themselves as Americans first and 2nd as citizens who have a right to decide for themselves as opposed to the government making choices for them. The color of your skin is not important. A racist is someone who feels the color of their skin is more important than anything else and that is absolutely not what the culture is in Morton or Lewis County for that matter.

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