Monday, June 22, 2009

4th of July Tea Parties Planned

According to the official website, there will be tea party protests in over 1,271 cities on the 4th of July. The group—whose name stands for “taxed enough already”—gained National attention when thousands attended their April 15th protests.

Now, the organization is ready for their next event with thousands of additional participants and hundreds of new locations. One of the tea party leaders is even planning on running for a seat in the Senate, according to Politico.

If you are interested in participating in a protest then you should definitely read up on the organization by checking out their website. Alternatively, you can find out if any tea party protests are scheduled in your hometown by visiting their locations page.

While I was looking up stories on the TEA protests, I came across this article from on a local chapter’s plans for their Independence Day protest.

More big protests against the Obama administration are planned at the state Capitol on the next two weekends, but a top state Democrat says he’s not yet worried about the effort to build a backlash movement against the new president.

The protests include a June 27 “TEA party” rally at Heritage Park with popular right-of-center motivational speaker Bob Basso, who dresses up as patriot Tom Paine, and longtime Republican political operative Floyd Brown.

The specific targets for both events include efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to bail out automakers, rescue banks from insolvency, create a cap-and-trade proposal to deal with greenhouse-gas emissions, and establish universal health care coverage.

“This is definitely aimed at Washington, D.C., and reining in the uncontrolled spending. … We’re concerned about how the Constitution is simply being shredded. Laws are being broken. People who run the government don’t seem to understand what the Constitution says,” said Ken Morse, organizer of Saturday’s rally.

If you are interested in learning more about other tax protests, check the blog entry I posted a few weeks ago on the 5 biggest tax protests in US history.

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