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MC July 4th Tea Party – The People are Coming!

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Thomas Jefferson

teaparty3I 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.

teaparty2Yes…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.

teaparty6You and I can make a difference!

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

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Here are some web sites to help you learn more about these important issues.

Heritage Foundation

Americans for Tax Reform

Civitas Institute

Morehead City Tea Party Web Site

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
Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
sacred honor.

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
headquarters.
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.

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10 comments on “MC July 4th Tea Party – The People are Coming!

  1. Alex Davis
    July 4, 2009

    We also marched in the Beaufort parade and set up a satellite site in front of Canvastics on Front Street. Before, during, and after the parade we had numerous conversations with many concerned parade attendees. It was very obvious that good folks are getting fed up with the non-ending lunacy of our elected officials. The general feeling was ‘how did we let it get to this?’. Needless to say, many signed our petitions on Cap and Trade and Health Care Reform. Many also signed Tea Party pledges. Folks let’s keep it going and turn up the heat. September 12, we’re going to DC and put this in their faces – won’t you go with us?

  2. Roma Wade
    July 4, 2009

    I would like to thank George Wanner, owner of Canvastic, for the use of his store front to set up our site.

    All those that stopped by were upset with the direction our goverment is taking, by the number that signed our petitions (and no we didn’t let anyone sign more than one time, that acorn falls closer to the Oboma tree. It is time for everyone to stand up and be counted. Call the “BIG SPENDERS” in the state and federal goverment, tell them “NO MORE”. Let the know that they were voted in to the job and can be “FIRED” the way they came in by us with our vote.

  3. Bluegrass Pundit
    July 4, 2009

    Thanks for the great pictures. Here are some pictures from the Frankfort, KY Tea Party. Bluegrass Pundit

  4. Susan Garlow
    July 4, 2009

    Thanks to all who worked so hard to plan and implement another Tea Party! How inspiring to see true American Patriots gathering once again in Morehead City to demand a return to our Democratic way of life. We must not give up. We – you and I and our children deserve the freedom our fore-fathers set forth for us. That little twerp who resides in OUR White House may NOT steal our heritage! We simply will NOT allow it because he is NOT important – We, the People are! He MUST govern by the Constitution or he MUST step aside.

    God bless America and all who love her. All others can move to the third world country of their choice.

    Susan Garlow
    Morehead City, NC

  5. keoughp
    July 5, 2009

    It’s time Americans from all walks of life take a stand and draw a line in the sand (and speak out) against dishonest “gangster” government because that’s what we have now, and its only going to get worse if we continue to remain silent and complacent. These Tea Parties and petitions are one way we can make our voices heard in Raleigh and Washington. I know in my heart there are honest, forthright and courageous (patriotic) American men and women who are “out there” ready and willing to fight the good fight – run for office and begin the battle of taking this country back from the leftist (America haters) in DC. We are in a battle for the soul of America and this is NOT going to be easy. The mainstream media is the new wing of the liberal Democratic party and do NOT tell us the real truth about what is going on nor do they do any true investigative reporting on the issues facing this country. Look at the phony ABC Health Care infomercial. Bottom line is….we must fight to get our country back if not for us then for our children and there children. Thanks for visiting KeO BloG!

  6. Bill Flynn Emerald Isle
    July 5, 2009

    Patrick, Thanks for the use of the website. Thanks to Ronnie Watson at the Emerald Isle Holiday Travel Park and Debbie Rucker of Rucker Johns Restaurant for providing venues for our set up. In addition, Debbie spent the day manning the tables along with Pat Naylor, Shiela Jones, Don Phillips, George Dyer and Linda Flynn. I was suprised that Beverly Purdue was as much a topic of concern as the Washington politicians. Lots of signatures and thank you’s for being there on the 4th. There is a true underlying anger and concern about the selling out of traditional America and I walk away from my day at the table optimistic that this situation can be turned around. Regards To All…Bill Flynn

  7. Lyn Baker
    July 5, 2009

    Thanks for the great reporting and photos.
    Those of us who were helping our folks to sign petitions, etc. missed out on the big picture.

  8. Susan
    July 5, 2009

    Patrick, all I can say is “Amen!” You are very articulate in your writing and expressive in your photography! I like it, and I like what you stand for!

    Anyway, I was just doing some research on the hate crime bill, and I happened to stumble upon your blog in my bookmark. I have to make your page a “regular read.” It’s just so dog gone inspiring!

    Keep on keeping on….

  9. Bob Cavanaugh
    July 29, 2009

    We now have a Facebook page for local Tea Party members and anyone interested in getting connected. Be great if you could post some of your rally pictures there.
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=242153275092

  10. ryusarquus
    September 3, 2009

    You hit the nail on the head Uncle Pat! I couldn’t agree with you more! I feel that we are at a critical point in our history where we all need to voice what is really going on and take action. I just read Glenn Beck’s “Common Sense, and Inspiration from Thomas Paine”, and it really enlightened me.
    I too believe that the Joe Sixpacks of America will unite and tear down this disillusionment that the Quacks in Washington have cast down over our eyes.
    We just need to continue to educate ourselves and others that feel the same way!

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