Monday, March 9, 2009
A SCOOP by our Cub Reporter, Priscilla!
TAKING AMERICA BACK
I went to a political rally Saturday. A Tea Party. This one was focused on a California Proposition, Prop 1A, which will raise our taxes in California if it passes the May 19th vote. People were cheering the cause, booing the politicians responsible, and generally a gung-ho group. (yes, it's a California thing, but this is so much more than that....read on!)
There were anti-Arnold signs and anti-Obama signs as well. The clear message was pro-America. One fella said to me, “today Arnold, next, Obama”. If we want a grassroots movement to fight the power grab on our country, we have to participate. That’s why I was there. I decided if I’m dedicated to taking our country back, I have to participate.
This was a chance to contribute. Yes, it was fun, but I was there simply because I know the turnout matters, the sheer numbers matter. The message matters. I recommend it highly. To be in a group of thousands with like minds, on a mission, is exhilarating.
It is estimated that there were 8,000 of us. Parades broke out, we brought signs, wore tea bags pinned to our clothes and hats and hooted and hollered. There were people of all stripes, and to my happy relief, there were not a few young people there with all the fervor they bring to a party. It was estimated that the majority in the crowd were under forty five years old.
So join the party, get out there when you have the chance and give ‘em hell. Let’s build on this until we can’t be ignored. Call and e-mail your representatives. Drive them into submission with your message. The people matter. The cause is America, and what can be more important than that! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Posted by Z at 5:16 PM