April 17, 2009

Celebrating our 1st Amendment Rights

This is where it all went down. Well, actually, it took place a bit closer to the ground. Use that as a metaphor for the ideas of the day: we conservatives look up and dream, but we keep our feet firmly on the solid ground of the Constitution.

It's cliche, I know, but true!

Gathering on the steps of the county court house after work.

These ladies asked, "How much do your kids mean to you?" There were a lot of dedicated mothers and grandmothers there that day. I overheard several mom-to-kid conversations explaining the different tax laws as they walked the block; cool!

I liked this little guy and the blue sign, "How many times is the same dollar taxed?"

One of the organizers of the event. I did not know when I asked for his photo! He was the first person I spoke to there.

The parade of protesters went around and around and around the court house block. Many people honked in support while driving by. We even got a semi to blast for us.

A simple, relevant question.

One of my favorite protester collages from the day.

This lady was thrilled to have her photo taken. I think she thought I was press (oops!).

Standing in the shadow of the veterans' memorial.

I loved this older couple's hand drawn sign. They had a third member of their party, but she ran out of the picture! As Centennial Farmhouse's Joni would say, "What a stinker!"

I liked her sign, but her shirt was funny, too: "Your i.q. test came back - you failed!" Ok, it's a little mean...

Large shot of the crowd. There were actually about 150 more in the park across the street, which isn't seen in this photo.

A duo of original colony flags.


With many more photos, I could make this post go on too long. I hope you enjoyed a taste of the tea party I attended.

If you were not able to attend a tax day party, remember there will be more to celebrate come July 4th. In the meantime, send photos and smaller version of protest signs to your congressmen. They DO read these and respond!


Bonjour Madame said...

This is fantastic and the photos really represent the everyday people who have a voice. I am sad I did not get back in town in time to attend my tea party here, but my sister went to the one in Houston and she said it was great.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

This is great! LOVE the signs. Isn't Joni inspiring too? Gotts to sew us some aprons.

Victoria said...

Yes, I loved Joni's sisters in aprons thing. Very cute idea, kind of piggybacks off the mad housewife thing, eh?

It's my thought that it doesn't matter WHEN we protest as long as we do. So celebrate the 4th with another party of your own, if you like! Ooh, someone have an independence theme party so I can come as Abigail Adams!!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Couldn't make our tea party, as our grandson was home sick with flu. Perhaps the 4th?
Congrats on the Wisconsin move! How exciting for the family to have you so close!

徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.



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