Saturday, August 01, 2009

Ohio LiberTEA ParTEA 8/1/09 Columbus

The first all-Ohio TEA Party was held this afternoon at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. At the very least, the expected 10,000 patriots showed up. People swelled the Capitol grounds from the steps of the Capitol Building to Broad Street. They came from Cincinnati, Springfield, Mansfield, and many parts unknown. They came to hear some excellent speakers including featured speaker Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano. Judge Napolitano did not disappoint giving a rousing speech outlining his beliefs and giving a strong challenge to the assembled mass.

I joined a group of 50, who took an hour bus ride south to Columbus. We arrived to a sprinkle, then a heavier drizzle of rain. It soon subsided and the Party was on. Below are a few of the pictures that I hope capture some of the essence of what occurred this day . . .

By the size and enthusiasm of the crowd the TEA Party Movement continues to grow and to gain momentum. Hopefully our legislatures will hear the cry of the Tea Party patriots and stop the spending and stop the appropriation of taxes and the rights of We the People. We were encouraged to visit our representatives and Senators as they conduct their Town Hall meetings and visit their local district offices. They need to hear the great frustration, concern and anger of the people over the massive unchecked and unaccountable actions of the Congress and President the past few years.

Moving among the crowd were people distributing pink slips, which are part of the MoveOutCongress.com program to remove EVERY member of Congress up for re-election in 2010. That includes 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 Senators.
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Interestingly no elected federal representative or their representative were asked to speak. They were just asked to listen to the people - for a change.

"Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem." --- President Ronald Reagan
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Return Sovereignty to the States

. Alicia Healy, Columbus Council Candidate, a Rising Star

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We the People have had enough!

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President Jefferson Pays a Visit

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Ohio State Capitol Building People Fill the Steps

.Judge Napolitano Waves Goodbye After a Stirring Speech

4 comments:

Matt said...

You can watch Judge Napolitano's show, Freedom Watch on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k51xRkwblFw

gregjaye said...

Matt -

Thanks for the link. That's helpful since I only have one or two local stations on my TV . . .

Fred said...

I also was there and am disappointed with the news coverage. Glenn Beck had the Judge on his Monday evening show and they talked about the Columbus rally, estimated at 8-10,000. They commented on the lack of mainstream news coverage. Judge Napolitano even said that an Ohio paper had the crowd at 200-300 people. We need to press on. I think they may be getting scared. But they will not allow themselves to look intimidated. That is part of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.

gregjaye said...

Fred -

Thanks for your comment. Yes, the media coverage was shameful. Media malpractice at its best. 2008 was the year journalism died. The free press is now enslaved to the socialist agenda . . .