Today, Lady Godiva announced she’s coming out of retirement, and once more will ride in unclothed indignation and in support of presidential candidate Ron Paul, Friday, May 18th, 2012, at the East Side of the State Capitol, 9am -10:00am.
The event begins at 9am, on the sidewalk at 15th Street in front of the state capitol grounds. Godiva will lead a march to the East Steps of the capitol and there some will make brief statements of support for Paul. Speakers include Perry Auch, future Republican Party National Convention Delegate for Paul and current chairman of Ron Paul supporters in the 7th congressional district of California.
Military veterans are joining this rally and will conduct a brief flag folding ceremony at California’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at 15th and L Street. The veterans group will present the flag to Lady Godiva, who will receive it on behalf of Ron Paul.
“I rode before when taxation and oppressive government got totally out of hand and was choking the people. It’s happening again in the United States” said Godiva.
“Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate with the courage, knowledge and track record of opposing such waste and corruption. I am proud to support him.”
Military veterans are joining this rally and will conduct a brief flag folding ceremony at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located on the capitol grounds at 15th and L Streets. The veterans group will present the flag to Lady Godiva, who will receive it on behalf of Ron Paul.
More active duty service members contribute to Paul than to all other candidates.
Godiva is famous for being naked while riding a horse through the village of Coventry in the 11th Century. That earlier ride was a protest against taxes imposed on the townspeople by her husband.
When Godiva requested her husband remove the taxation, he said he’d do so the day she rode naked thru the town. She took him up on the dare and asked the townspeople to agree not to look while she rode. All in the town honored the promise not to look, save one, named Tom, who went down in history as “Peeping Tom”.