Sunday, April 19, 2009

Idaho Falls T.E.A. Party

On April 15, thousands of Taxed Enough Already parties/rallies were held all over the country. We had the opportunity to attend the one here in Idaho Falls. It was a worthwhile event, despite the freezing rain and Rex Rammell rantings. The cool thing was that Josh's 3rd grade class discussed the Boston Tea Party in school, so he raised his hand and mentioned he attended the Idaho Falls Tea Party earlier in the week. He said his teacher was surprised and asked him to share something about it. Anyway, we sang "The Star Spangled Banner", said The Pledge of Allegiance and then Former State Senator Mel Richardson spoke. Then a few people from the audience shared their reasons for attending that night (volunteers), and then people were invited to sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which was sent to Washington, and a retrievable, mock tea bag was thrown into the river. Democracy in action...peaceful rallies nationwide coming together to send a message to Washington that we're not okay with all of this unprecedented spending. "Freedom can be killed by neglect as well as by
direct attack." ---Ezra Taft Benson


MadMadameMim said...

It was a great event. I didn't see you there :). Afterwards we went to the temple, it was a great evening.

Mindy said...

So glad you went! We had one here, but it was that kind of a day, and I didn't make it. I wanted to document it with pics. (And voice my opinion, of course! ;)