Wednesday, October 28, 2009

‘One Voice Against Socialism’ Inspires Movement

by Bob McCarty | | Posted Oct 28th 2009 at 7:30 am

Janet Allquist, 68, said she has always been faithful about voting but was never active in politics — until six months ago. That’s when she had an epiphany and decided to leave John, her husband of 48 years, for life on the road as a political activist.

Luckily for John, a retired Marine Corps pilot, she didn’t go far. Instead, she launched a one-woman protest campaign and became what she called “one voice against socialism” at the intersection of Highways K and N in her hometown of O’Fallon, Mo.

What motivated Allquist, a retired McDonnell-Douglas secretary, to become political? She said it was, and still is, the future of her three children and 11 grandchildren — including one with Autism — whose photos appear like wallpaper on the doors of her side-by-side refrigerator.

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