When going through airport security on my way to Washington I was asked the purpose of my visit. I hesitated and said it was to visit the historic sites. That was true, but I would never have come to Washington just to go sight seeing this year. My visit was solely inspired by the Reason Rally.
That reply felt a bit wimpy - this visitor should be proudly proclaiming Reason Rally support at every avenue. But,there is a little survival instinct. The worst that could happen would be to deny me entry and all my money spent on air fare and rooms would be lost.
I saw a good Canadian contingent down at the rally and it seems nobody got turned away. But, one upstanding looking gentleman approached me on seeing my Canadian tee shirt and asked me about my border crossing. He was traveling with his son in a car and his answer to the border guard referred to the Reason Rally.
He was asked to pull over to a special spot and had his car torn apart for about 40 minutes. His theory was using the word "Rally" was objectionable. Let's hope it wasn't the use of the word "Reason"
I'm curious what other people said when crossing the border to attend this great event.