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Philadelphia Area Tea Parties

It’s Tax Day, which means it’s time to start thinking about attending your local tea party.  Bruce is going to his, with a sign that’s made of WIN.  The Philadelphia Tea Party is on Saturday April 18th, at Independence Mall, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, from Noon to 2PM.  Speakers will be:

  1. Dom Giordano – Talk Show Host, WPHT-AM
  2. Don Adams – writer, teacher, public affairs consultant
  3. Christine Flowers – Attorney and Columnist, Philadelphia Daily News
  4. Scott Rutter – Decorated veteran and Townhall.com columnist
  5. Scott Wheeler – Executive Director,The National Republican Trust PAC (GOPtrust.com), columnist at Newsmax.com.

If Philadelphia is too far for you, there will be a Bucks County Tea Party, at Washington Crossing, from 1 to 3 on Saturday.  In addition to that, there are numerous Tax Day Tea Parties happening all over the country today.

UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds has some interesting thoughts on the Tea Party Movement in today’s Wall Street Journal.

UPDATE: More from Glenn here.  I think his reader Dusty really gets the significance.  To me, what the Tea Party Movement represents is a “silent majority” deciding to no longer be silent.  People like us, who have jobs, who have families, and generally haven’t had the time to be heavily involved in politics, are starting to realize that the problems of the country will not fix themselves; that ignoring government only makes it worse.  What I suspect, or perhaps hope, is that people who want government to leave them the hell alone are finally waking up and making noise.  That’s the first step.  After this, we need to organize, and throw the bastards out.  And keep throwing them out until we get the government we want.

UPDATE: 4000 in DC.  Treasury yanked their permit to protest outside at the last minute.  The atmosphere is described as “electric.”

One Response to “Philadelphia Area Tea Parties”

  1. Shawn says:

    And according to Homeland security and Napalitano everyone who attended one is a domestic terrorist. Same thing with 100% of gun owners in this country.

    Source: “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”

    Show dissent, get labeled as a terrorist. Makes perfect sence to a liberal. I wonder what we can expect in a year…

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