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“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. “ Thomas Jefferson
I just returned from the second Morehead City Tea Party Patriots rally. The first was on Tax Day, April 15th. This event was only an hour long, but it was good to see so many concerned citizens making their voices of discontent heard. Today is suppose to be an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate our precious freedoms and heritage in this great country of ours and many people around the nation are doing just that. There are also many people who are very worried and concerned about the socialistic direction we are going in as a country. I won’t go into that in depth here…I’ve stated my feelings about Obama’s road to socialism, the Cap and Trade nightmare, government take over of private industry and the redistribution of wealth going on in this county. It’s time everyday Americans from all walks of life take a stand and that is what these Tea Party Protests are all about. People are starting to wake up and see what the hell is really going on both at the state level and in Washington and they are angry. I believe you are going to see a giant grassroots tsunami rise up in this country in the coming months. Most Americans DON’T want socialism, don’t want government taking over American corporations, don’t want amnesty for illegal immigrants, don’t want wasteful spending and stimulus bill after stimulus bill and they don’t want socialized health care.
Yes…I believe the “regular” hard working people are going to take their country back and elect people who are like minded. Here are some photos I took at the rally. Have a great and safe 4th of July and remember we still have a voice in this country, we still have the right to peacefully gather and protest and we MUST educate ourselves to the issues at hand and make our voices heard load and clear no matter how you do it. Blog it! Send e-mails to your representatives, call them, support organizations like Americans for Prosperity.
God Bless America! (Yes…I know – not very politically correct here)
“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.“ Thomas Jefferson
Morehead City Tea Party Protest Photos
Here are some web sites to help you learn more about these important issues.
4TH OF JULY
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed
the Declaration of Independence ?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and
tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons
serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.. Eleven were merchants,
nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well
educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well
that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw
his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and
properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move
his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay,
and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from
him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton..
At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British
General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his
He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The
home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy
jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their
13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste.
For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to
find his wife dead and his children vanished.
Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday
and silently thank these patriots.
It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the
Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball.