FED UP WITH A TAX AND SPEND THRIFT MENTALITY IN WASHINGTON, POLK COUNTY RESIDENTS AS WELL AS OTHER CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE U.S.A. HELD A MASSIVE BOSTON STYLE TEA PARTY TO DRIVE HOME A MESSAGE TO OUR NATION'S LEADERS: WE'RE DISPLEASED WITH THE CURRENT TAX AND SPEND MENTALITY AND TO REMIND OUR LEADERS THAT THEY WORK FOR US; WE DON'T WORK FOR THEM.
Modern patriots symbolically brought tea and dumped it into a water tank.
Polk County Hosts Its Own Boston Style Tea Party, LIVINGSTON, April 16, 2009 - At 5:30 pm on April 15, 2009 literally hundreds of residents from Polk County and neighboring vicinities converged on the county courthouse to protest the spend thrift mentality in Washington. On tax deadline day, cities and towns across the U.S.A. hosted tea parties in hopes of getting a message to our nations leaders. In Livingston, things got started when "Outcast" Don Campbell of local radio station KETX 92.3 spoke to the gathering audience. Campbell has become the voice of many with his morning talk shows (6 am - 9am on KETX 92.3) as he spoke about the current spending problems and the spend mentality in Washington. "In his first 2 months in office, the Obama Administration has already outspent all of our nation's previous presidents combined....Including George W. Bush". The crowd clapped in approval and one by one, folks came up and grabbed the microphone and voiced their thoughts on what's wrong with our nation's leaders, and what should be done. "Obama's Department of Homeland Security is saying that anyone who is concerned about our nation's spending, our immigration problems, our nation's deficit is a right wing extremist and is the greatest threat to our country" Campbell said, "They're also saying that veterans returning home from war a potential threats to our nation's security". In a poignant moment, Campbell asked all veterans of wars to come to the front. Men came forward and were given a standing ovation, "For these men who left for Iraq and Afghanistan, when they came home, it wasn't the same America they left". People brought their signs to the front and they were read aloud for everyone to hear. The protesters marched around the Polk County Courthouse and symbolically dumped their tea in a water tank. A petition was signed with hundreds of signatures and Congressman Brady will take it to Washington. The whole event was peaceful and a strong sense of patriotic spirit was in the air. The whole event concluded shortly before 8 pm. According to event coordinators, this is only the beginning and more events will be held in an effort to change the direction that the United States of America is headed in.