Last night, I went with my parents to Elkhart, Indiana, about 65-70+ miles away from where I live, to attend a Tax Day Tea Party held near the Post Office and scheduled from about 6-9 PM.
Leaving at about 5 PM, the three of us finally arrived at Elkhart after nearly two hours on the road (thanks in part to a detour and a need for some gas). Parked several blocks north of the Tea Party, we walked down there. I took some pictures of the event, mostly with my phone:Heard a few cars honking in support of the Tea PartiersMore of the crowd, with the flag in the back having the thirteen stars in its jack; same as designed in our first flag by Betsy RossI think the pig-shaped sign reads LET FAILURES FAIL; you'll notice the Tea Partiers came prepared with some teaIf you can, you better not ignore us, Washington!What can I say to that?Still there with the cars driving by honking in supportThat's just what we Tea Partiers are, and that's just what Barack Obama really is. I also had another camera on hand and took these pictures below:Still as strong a sounding call today as it was during the days our Founding Fathers walked the EarthWASHINGTON They take our money They lose their jobs (Sounds like a good idea to me) HONK for Capitalism! (Now what better reason is there to honk besides that?) I also had enough in the camera to shoot a couple of real short videos:
The quality isn't very good with either video, and I didn't have much time to shoot more thoroughly. As for the song in the first video, it's Randy Travis singing America Will Always Stand. And since I didn't have enough video to film the whole song, here's this:
It's the least I can do. On the whole, the event was civil when I was there, there was nobody behaving wildly or moronically. We all had something to say on Tax Day to the government and it was said.
We weren't there very long, about 35 minutes or so and we left for home, which took us about another 2 to 2 1/2 hours, and that was it for the day. Anyway, to conclude, there will more to say Saturday when Fort Wayne has its own Tea Party, and yes, I will be there, so be prepared for more pictures and maybe a better video this time.