Tax Day Tea Party and the Contract from America

Posted on April 15, 2010. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , , , , |

We had a wonderful rally here in Traverse City, MI today. About 150 people turned out to protest the over reach of government into it’s citizen’s pockets and lives. Hundreds of cars drove by honking and waving in support. It was a great and uplifting day. How wonderful for our country that so many of us are waking up to the abuses of government. We got the offical count from the Tea Party Express rally held here over the weekend, which was 2200 people. Not bad for a town of 15,000 in rural northern Michigan. 

All in all, there were 2 looser lefties that couldn’t help by stick their nose in to cause trouble. Rather than just going about there business, two liberals made a scene, or tried to.

One younger guy stood across the street from the teaparty holding up a sign saying “Let’s teabag Mrs. Palin”. What does that say about that fellow? What a jerk!!! LOL… joke’s on you bud. You think that sign makes you look clever? NO.. it makes you look stupid and uneducated. 

Secondly, one gentlemen in his seventies, old enough to know better, came up and put his finger in my chest and said “Where were you when Bush was president”. I told the jerk I was right here telling people government was overstepping it’s bounds. Particularly when they started with the bail outs. I’ve been telling people for decades things were not right in the mortgage biz – but before, no one would listen. But the minute I opened my mouth, he called me “and my kind” a bunch of racists, and like a coward, uninterested in facts, he walked away.

That’s the problem with liberals- they know they don’t have facts to back up their allegations, so they lie, make stuff up, or fire and run. 

I thank God I live in the country where sensible people who believe in what our country stands for and are willing to fight for it make up the majority of citizenry. The much smaller percentage of folks who live on kool-aid are much louder and aggressive, but at the end of the day do not have history, facts, or common sense to back them up.

The older I get the more I realize that, which makes the fight even easier in my mind. 

To all those Patriots who stood on the front lines today in defense of freedom, the constitution, and limited government- THANK YOU!

Here are some photos of our rally here today. If you have some you’d like to share, send me one. If I get a bunch, I will post them here over the weekend. 


The Contract from America was officially debuted this evening at 7:30pm at the Tax Day Tea Party in Washington D.C.

ABC News reports:

The preamble to the Contract From America states that it is based on the principles of individual liberty, limited government and economic freedom.

It then enumerates 10 agenda items that it wants congressional candidates to follow. It also lists the vote percentages that each agenda item received in the online balloting that generated the planks:

“(1) Protect the Constitution: Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does (82.03 percent).

“(2) Reject Cap & Trade:Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumers prices, and weaken the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures (72.20 percent).

“(3) Demand a Balanced Budget: Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. (69.69 percent)

“(4) Enact Fundamental Tax Reform: Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words — the length of the original Constitution. (64.90 percent).

“(5) Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington: Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the U.S. Constitution’s meaning. (63.37 percent)

 “(6) End Runaway Government Spending: Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. (56.57 percent).

“(7) Defund, Repeal & Replace Government-run Health Care: Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn’t restricted by state boundaries. (56.39 percent).

“(8) Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Policy: Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. (55.51 percent).

“(9) Stop the Pork: Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. (55.47 percent).

“(10) Stop the Tax Hikes: Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011. (53.38 percent).”

….”How do we win in 2010?” Barbour asked the Southern Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend. “We stick together.”

“The Democrats’ fondest hope is to see the Tea Party or other conservatives split off and start a third party,” Barbour said. “Barack Obama is … praying for the conservative vote to be split in 2010. We can’t let that happen. We’ve got to stay unified.”


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I went to DC on Thursday. There was one rally in the afternoon when the Tea Party Express bus arrived, and another in the evening, orginized by Freedomworks. I heard estimates of over 10K for the afternoon rally and around 35K for the evening rally.

No racism

No violence

No trash

No BS political rhetoric

Thanks to those who participated in rallies, regardless where they were!

DC Rally highlights:

Andrew Breitbart spoke in the evening.

Lord Christopher Monckton – who AlGore won’t debate on global warning because he knows his ass will be kicked.

Victoria Jackson sang this song at both Rallies

Rapper Polatik’s rap song he sang at the Tea Party Express rally.

Sorry – In my haste to leave my house in the morning I forgot my camera.

Thank you for telling us about it- sounds awesome!

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