Posted by: John Gillmartin | February 28, 2009

TEA PARTY PROTEST – Springfield, Missouri

Chilly Tea Party Protesters

Chilly Tea Party Protesters

On a cold (1 degree above freezing), gray, overcast knob of a hill in a city park, hundreds of Missourians gathered next to a lake to protest the recent fiscal policies and actions of their government under the Obama administration.

By doing this they corporately exercised three of the most fundamental rights of American citizens: freedom of speech, peaceable assembly, and petition for redress.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In fact, all across the country, everyday Jane and Joe Americans got together in over 40 cities to make their point (here are a few state links – Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Washington, Kansas, Florida Tea Party updates).

America is great because of its people; its people are great because the Constitution of the United States of America provides them with the freedom and protection needed to be great. Mess with the Constitution and you mess with Lady Liberty’s kids.

In the minds and hearts of most of these people their government is messing with its rule of law and can no longer be trusted to govern.



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