Fort Worth Tax Day Tea Party Draws 4000 April 15th
The Fort Worth Tax Day Tea Party was a big success with over 4,000 estimated in attendance to hear Governor Rick Perry and others speak against the tyrannical taxes and drift toward socialism in our national government. It was refreshing to hear a Major League Governor speaking on a Big League Topic at a minor league baseball diamond to a hometown crowd. Perry knocked one out of the park with his speech mentioning how out of control and out of touch Washington is and how the US system of Federalism has strayed into a Top down tyranny.
It was great to hear from, not 1, but 2 high school students at the rally. I did see many young people of school age at the event and both high schoolers mentioned that they do not want to be saddled with Obama’s debt.
The best speech of the evening, was not from Congressman Joe Barton, nor even from Gov. Perry though his speech was great. The best speech came from a small business owner, Adrian Murray. This was a Grand Slam that really got the crowd rockin’. Murray knows how to communicate and move a crowd and has a great voice and style. His passion needs to me adopted by conservative congressmen and senators.
Who was there? The folks I saw were normal looking folks from a broad mixture of backgrounds. A lot of older retirees. The first Tea Party held on Fri. Feb. 27, was mostly the older crowd. This crowd was more balanced, a lot more youth. I saw working class families and professionals, businessmen and stay at home moms with their kids. Again, it was a family event. At one point in the rally, one of the speakers asked for all those whose first rally this was to stand. 3/4ths of the crowd stood!
This is important. When you can get 3000 new comers to a rally/protest like this, it shows the depth of their feelings and the breadth of the movement. When the left has their rallies they have whole crews of professional protestors bussed in and paid to be there. Here in Fort Worth, it was your normal, family friendly people from all walks of life.
Almost all. Unfortunately, the only negative thing about the whole Tea Party is that it was 99% white. I saw 1 young black man. My wife saw a couple of hispanics. It was almost totally white. Why is that? Nobody I know is upset because the Pres. is black. It is not a racial thing. It is about political and economic theory. Obama, Pelosi, Reid are socialists. Bush was darn near a socialist. Conservatives really need to do a better job of bringing in people of all races. One of the high school kids who spoke was an Asian American.
Dawn and Renee and I left a bit early to beat the rush, so I missed out on the closing remarks.
I want to thank Stephanie Klick and Brenda Silcox, KSKY radio and everyone else who got behind this and made it happen.
My suggestion for the next one: break Fort Worth up into 5-6 different locations at intersections or public places and do smaller protests like we did at first. Then after that do another rally. Alternate. The rally was good but we were preachin’ to the choir.
Also, at the next rally it might be good to have a good preacher weigh in, and maybe a Political Science professor or conservative journalist. A black business owner who gets it would be great. And Adrian Murray needs to be heard again!
In recent days Gov. Perry has been speaking of Secession and the 10th amendment, Federalism and how the states are to remain sovereign not subservient to the federal government. These are strong words. He is not advocating secession, but the mere mention of that word ought to get him on the Homeland Security Radical Right Winger List.
How would secession work in these days? If the US government goes bankrupt and the dollar shrinks to next to nothing and the government defaults on either paying the loans/interest or Social Security or federal workers and the military miss some paydays…any one of those or a combination…could lead to serious calls for secession. Texas, Oklahoma, S. Carolina might just lead the way.
Is it wise of Gov. Perry to even bring that word up? 1) I don’t think many people understand just how serious things have gotten. The Gov. is sending a shot across the bow of the US Gov. 2) It is better to start thinking of these things now than after the final crisis hits.3) The Gov. is going to have a real cat fight in the primary with Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison so he is posturing himself as the leading Conservative. 4) He is now a rising star on the national GOP scene and this language will draw conservatives from all over.
In conclusion, it will really be interesting to see how the MSM responds to the Tea Parties. FOX News was reporting last night over 2000 of these all over the country.
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