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Twin Cities Tea Party

April 16, 2009

I got back from the event a few hours ago. Absolutely splendid turnout of true American patriots concerned with the government’s encroachment on our freedoms, its raiding of the Treasury, the massive debt racked up in just a few months, the DHS memo vilifying us, the uncontrollable spending, the corruption, using taxpayer money to fund pro-Democrat organizations, the unaccountability, the absolute disregard for the Constitution, the bailouts, the stimulus plans, the nationalization of business, and the hypocrisy of elected officials.

I could go on. There are so many reasons for true patriotic Americans that respect the Constitution and the limited government it founded to take action. These people aren’t stupid. They see what’s been going on in Washington. The established political class has run roughshod over the people and the Constitution. The government is out of control. Under George Bush and the Republicans, it increased in size and spending. Under Obama, we see the greatest power grab in American history. They aren’t holding anything back but going for the jugular of absolute power. Well the true patriots aren’t going to let that happen. It is time to stand up, be unafraid, and take action to reclaim our government so that it works for the people, by the people.

Today’s Tea Party was the beautiful start of this. This is a movement just beginning. Get ready.

Update: Local media engages in unfounded slander.

I am completely disgusted with Tom Lyden’s hack piece, “Fiscal Conservative Free-For-All at Capitol ‘Tea Party’.”

He slanders the Tea Party protesters by comparing them to anarchists.

As for the Boston Tea Party comparison, in 1773 they were protesting corporate tax breaks fro British tea companies. A more historically relevant comparison might be the anarchists during the Republican National Convention.

How is this considered reporting? This is completely his own opinion; and one that contradicts the facts on the ground. I was at the Tea Party. There was absolutely no violence. None, whatsoever. There was no violent or hateful speech. I wandered through the crowd of 8,000, covering the entire capitol front lawn and saw one police officer, a state trooper. The police weren’t concerned with any anarchist behavior, obviously.

By contrast, the Republican National Convention, which I also attended, had squads and squads of riot cops trying to contain the violent anarchists there. They smashed cop cars, attacked cops, smashed windows, threw urine on cops and dropped bricks on buses. Now that’s violence.

How can Tom Lyden, who tries to pass himself off as a reporter, compare the completely peaceful Tea Party protesters to such violent anarchists? What reality does Tom live in? The facts are at direct opposition to his comparison.

Update: Pictures