Wednesday, April 15, 2009
5,500 Attend Tea Party
Note the cool tea bag adornment! Again...I am a trend setter for the day. Others followed.
Yes, I was there! There were 5,500 people at the largest rally we have had at the capitol in ten years! So...here I am standing by the guitar playing guy. This was an important moment for me. Did I tell you I am taking guitar lessons?...As I type my left hand fingers are numb with callouses. I watched the artist and can tell you I know all of the chords he knows! If I could only SING!!!
DO NOT RAISE TAXES...The message was meant for lawmakers who around the country are given choices on how to write budgets and provide services. DO NOT RAISE TAXES. This amazing rally of Washingtonians delivered the message...we are spending too much of the people's money. There is a great debate in our country.... Do we stay with capitalism or do we, chained by our own debt, embrace socialism? The people do not want socialism but their leaders are marching toward it.
Who was there? Kirby Wilbur, Mike Seagle, Senators Holmquist, Stevens, Carrell, Roach, Becker, and Evergreen Freedom Foundation's Lynn Harsh (Bob Williams was attending the Spokane rally), Dan Wood of the WA State Farm Bureau, Tim Eyman and many others.
After the rally we all went quietly to the post office and humbly made our offerings. I don't drink but I imagine it was like the morning after.