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It’s Your 5th Birthday Tea Party
Canada Free Press, by Robin Rohr

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/15/2014 8:40:00 AM

The first five years of life form the heart, mind, and soul of each person and the same applies to popular movements that resist the imposition of tyranny. Some are stunted by early adversity, some become perverted by power, and others thrive against all odds until victory is achieved. February 27th will mark five years since the first Tea Party rallies sprang up in American cities and towns just one week after Rick Santelli expressed obvious truths long ignored in the public debate. Wrapping up his soliloquy on another government bailout Santelli thundered, “We’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party.

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A well written article by one of Lucianne.com´s own with interviews of active Tea Party movement members who I am proud to say are of this very forum.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/15/2014 8:57:23 AM     (No. 9733433)

Happy birthday, and many many more !
My little town held its first March on April 15, 2009 and I was one of about 150 proud Americans.
Young and old, democrat and Republican..now the democrats are so cowed by their extreme left party they are afraid to think for themselves, let alone stand for the Country, their children and grandchildren.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/15/2014 9:14:32 AM     (No. 9733457)

As the GOP continually takes shots at the Tea Party, we gain legitimately as "not republican". This will attract Reagan democrats. POR - press on regardless.

Tell me, who is it that we need to apologize to when our only motive is to do right? The GOP has abandoned the high ground.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/15/2014 9:50:59 AM     (No. 9733507)

Dear Robin,

Great article...great writing. You hit all the high points.

We froze to death at our first Tea Party rally and it snowed...on April 15, 2009. Approximately 800 in downtown Louisville not counting all the encouraging people in the offices surrounding the little park. One great memory from that day is all the clever, funny signs I saw then and still see around the country in photos of rallies.

Keep up the good work, Robin!

Yours in the resistance,
Periwinkel

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/15/2014 11:56:58 AM     (No. 9733716)

I brought my family to the nearest Tea Party Rally, which was in Southlake, TX. When asked to explain, I responded, "Trust me, something historic is going on here, and you will wish you had been there." It was the first time in my memory the entire nation was rising up against out of control government spending resulting in increased taxation and it was all being organized via the Internet.

I´d watched "Rick´s Rant" live, which almost got him fired, until his management realized Fox Business News would snap him up in a New York minute. Rush Limbaugh yearns to consider himself the real "Godfather of the Tea Party movement", but he wasn´t in the least bit involved in it. Not even close. In fact, he recently incorrectly referred to the Tea Party creation being the reaction to Obamacare. WRONG!

Rick Santelli´s passion and speaking truth to power truly lit the fire that ignited a movement. He has made it into the Pantheon of American Heros. For those who would like to see it again, here´s the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcvSjKCU_Zo


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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 2/15/2014 1:19:38 PM     (No. 9733839)

Happy birthday to the Tea Parties, and all patriots who participated in them. Should the Republic survive somehow, they will share credit for it. There is much more to be done, and it is time for the myriad toddler groups to grow past the 501(c)4 model and mature into something even more powerful.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/15/2014 1:34:37 PM     (No. 9733856)

Congratulations Robin on being published in CFP - the TEA philosophy has brought to light some wonderful people in our community with a similar mindset allowing for genuine sharing of what troubles us all so deeply. Good things that have happened here in the NW are a regular Saturday morning radio hour of freedom and liberty issues with a microscope turned onto the city and council deliberations, sponsored candidate forums, Constitutional Knowledge Bowl for Middle schoolers, manning a booth at the NW Washington annual Fair and more of similar ilk in the cause of education. To TEA party groups large and small all over the country - happy 5th anniversary and keep up the good work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/15/2014 1:47:27 PM     (No. 9733869)

#4 "Trust me, something historic is going on here, and you will wish you had been there." I had the same feeling when the Timber King and I went to the 2009 Tax Day in Sacramento with 5,000 fellow Californians in front of the State Capital.

I think #2 is on to something. The Tea Party at first was synonymous with "Republican" but the internal civil war being waged by the GOP old guard will help the TEA Movement define itself as an alternative to the “stupid party.” Obamacare and the blatant dictatorial actions of the tyrant are arousing the heirloom democrat voter and these fellow American citizens are not going to see any defense of the Constitution coming from the establishment wing of the Republican Party. They will see that defense coming from the Tea Party groups and their candidates.

As the TEA vs. RINO battle rages on it appears that Karl and the Rovettes are grasping at straws. All they’ve got are spin excuses for inaction based on numerical disadvantage, defense of the “ways things are done in Washington,” our-team verses their-team cheerleading, and guilt trips to keep the unwashed down on the plantation. They really need to get some new material.


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