Find a ‘TEA PARTY REVOLT’ Near You!

CNBC reporter Rick Santelli’s emotional report from the trading floor in Chicago last week has resonated with Americans from coast to coast who feel as though the federal government, under both former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, has overstepped its bounds and begun a pattern of interference which may be difficult to reverse.

Santelli called for a “tea party” in Chicago, reminiscent of course of the 1773 protest which sparked the drive for revolution and independence. Now, “tea party revolts” are popping up in cities and towns across America, thanks in part to the success of social networking Web sites, the new media, and groups like Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks.org. I will be attending the rally in Philadelphia at noon on Saturday.

Appropriately enough, it will be held at Independence Hall.

It has been more than 230 years since our founders, a group of imperfect men driven by dreams of freedom and prosperity and the preservation of natural, God-given rights, took to that building and established this great, uncertain experiment which is America. Since then, however, our country and Her government have departed monumentally from the ideas and ideals which defined our founders’ design. As I’ve written before several times, I feel as though if those men had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of today’s America, they would see a government neither by the people nor for the people but rather a government instead ignoring the people and their desperate cries for restraint and responsibility.

When stepping back and looking at the big picture of the American government and American people today, it is important to consciously remember that our founders took a risk and built this nation for a reason, fought and died for Her for a reason, designed this country and Her government through careful thought and lengthy consideration, wanting for Her exactly what their previous nation and government had been determined to stifle, enjoin and eliminate. They knew exactly the nature of that from which they escaped, and built this nation to be everything their previous nation was not, to provide the freedoms their previous government would not — and the carefully weighed limits those men attempted to place on our government’s size, scope and purpose were designed to ensure that it would work.

Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, after all this time, we have fallen far from the Tree of Liberty. The men who filled the halls and chambers of Independence Hall all those years ago gave their hearts and spilled their blood to make their ideas and ideals a reality, to foment the very principles and values and priorities which, today, have largely been taken for granted, whittled away, ignored, or just plain forgotten.

So, this weekend, I’ll be downtown doing what I can to ensure that each and every one of us are heard, to ensure that the people of America know that we don’t have to simply sit back and watch what it means to be an American erode before our very eyes. I’ll be out there — you should be, too.

Find a Tea Party Revolt near you:

  • Fort Myers, FL – Feb. 27, 11:00am – 1:30pm, Bowditch Point Park
  • Denver, CO – Feb. 27, 10:00am, Colorado State Capitol Building – 200 E. Colfax Ave, EAST side steps
  • Saint Louis, MO – Friday, February 27th, 11:00am – 12:00pm, The Steps of the Arch on Wharf Street
  • Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, July 4th, Santa Monica Pier, 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Boston, MA – Saturday, July 4th, 12:00pm, Griffin Harbor
  • Chicago, IL – July 4th, 7:00pm, Belmont Harbor, Lakeshore Drive
  • Vancouver, WA – April 18th, Lawn of Clark County Courthouse, 11am to 1pm
  • Kansas City, MO – Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10am – 2pm, J.C. Nichols Foundation, 47th and J.C. Nichols Pkwy
  • Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, Feb. 28th, 12:00pm, Independence Hall
  • Orlando, FL – Feb. 27th, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Lake Eola
  • Cleveland, OH – February 27, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Public Square in Downtown Cleveland
  • Tulsa, OK – Feb. 27, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Veterans Park, 21st and Boulder
  • Greenville, SC – Feb. 27th, Main Street, 6:00pm
  • San Diego, CA – Feb. 27th, The harbor (just north of the Star of India), 9:00am
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Feb. 27th, 2009 , 12pm – 1pm, Market Square
  • Fort Worth, TX – Feb. 27th, Outside stage at Cowtown Bar & Grill, 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Houston, TX – Feb. 27th, 11:00am, Fondren Green at Discovery Green Park, (in front of the amphitheater)
  • Atlanta, GA – Friday, Feb. 27th, State Capitol (Washington Street exit), 12:00pm
  • Chicago, IL – Friday, Feb. 27th, 11:00am central, Daley Plaza
  • Washington, DC – Friday, Feb. 27th, 12:00pm, Washington Monument
  • Tampa, FL – Fri. Feb 27, Noon, Federal Courthouse, 801 N Florida Ave Tampa 33602
  • Sarasota, FL – Fri. Feb. 27, noon, Sarasota Island Park and Marina, Bayfront (41) and Ringling
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Comments

  1. Seeks Truth says:

    I have an appointment with the Mad Hatter on Friday at noon! :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jeff… Where is the Joe Sestak/ Hannity U Tube video. I was told it was here and I can’t find it.

  3. bmo says:

    Please update the Wash DC location to White House! Check their Facebook site for confirmation.

  4. Gail B says:

    It looks like the tea party is “too big to fail!” (Oh, I hope so!)

    At least it could hit the newspapers somewhere. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution might not print a story on it, though. They’re so liberal they may begin putting Obama News in the Religion section (if they still have one).

  5. bigal says:

    Jeff,

    You have distanced yourself from the various lawsuits re: Obama that never got past the “standing” issue. I’m interested in your opinion of the latest developments, where four members of Congress, and at least two members of the US military have joined the Alan Keys lawsuit in California. Do you think the “standing” threshhold has been crossed?

    I also understand that a supena has been issued to Occidental College for Obama’s records, and that the college, regarding the supoena as valid, referrd it the Obama’s lawyers. The law firm threatened a countersuit, with a claim of monetary damages, if the lawsuit was not withdrawn. Is this ethical, to threaten with counter litigation against a properly issued supoena?

  6. I Beam says:

    I wonder if the Kenyan even understands the reference?

  7. Anonymous says:

    “I also understand that a subpoena has been issued to Occidental College for Obama’s records, and that the college, regarding the subpoena as valid, referred it to Obama’s lawyers. The law firm threatened a countersuit, with a claim of monetary damages, if the lawsuit was not withdrawn. Is this ethical, to threaten with counter litigation against a properly issued subpoena?”

    I also read this, and interestingly enough, I read on another blog that apparently the lawyer for Occidental College who received the subpoena, and referred it to Obama’s lawyers, has the same address as the lawyers representing Obama. I think that I read this on Citizen Wells’ blog, but I’m not positive.

    Hmmmm…

    Great post Jeff – thanks for the info. Glad there is a city near me, and I am planning to attend the party. Let’s roll.

    bebe

  8. goddessdivine says:

    Unfortunately there’s not one being held near me, otherwise I’d be out there.

    Be sure to give us a debriefing on the events of the day.

  9. MaryAlice says:

    This from CPAC Convention by Senator DeMint:

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30854

  10. Jan says:

    I’ll be attending in KC. Not sure that those in Washington will care since they seem bent on getting their way, like two-year olds. However, I plan to keep trying!

  11. MaryAlice says:
  12. sharon says:

    Lansing MI at the capital tomorrow at 12:00 I will be there with the family !!!!

  13. Gail B says:

    I Beam–

    I doubt it, but those in Congress get it!

    bigal–

    Who are the four Congressmen?
    BTW, the countersuit is a scare tactic. Anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody else.

    Anonymous at 4:29 a.m.–
    The Sestak/Hannity video is at February 25, 2009.
    Do a “Find” for “This is Not the Reality We’re Looking For” and you’ll see it.

    Interesting development: I’ve been talking to my friends of unknown political affiliation and asking them how they feel about this administration. All hope that things will improve, but some have said that they are beginning to wonder about what Obama is trying to do. (That’s as though they have thrown up their hands to catch the ball!) I tell them what he’s doing and why. They are alarmed and are showing interest in what’s going on with their government–something that some of them have never done in their lives. Remember, Obama himself said, “Get in their faces! Talk to your friends and neighbors!” Okay, Chairman Obama, I am! See y’all at the Tea Party!

  14. dc says:

    “The Liberty Bell gained iconic importance when abolitionists in their efforts to put an end to slavery throughout America adopted it as a symbol…

    As the Bell was created to commemorate the golden anniversary of Penn’s Charter, the quotation “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” from Leviticus 25:10 …”

    “And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee to you; and you shall return every man to his possession, and you shall return every man to his family.” (Lev 25:10)
    http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell/

    If this bell could ring today, it would be ringing “backwards” proclaiming slavery, increased debt, and “no” year of jubilee!

  15. Lisa says:

    Looks like I’ll be heading to San Diego on Saturday morning. Thanks for keeping us posted. I hope everyone will find a local event and get involved.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Santelli was on the Today show this morning. Matt Lauer went after Santelli, defending Gibbs, etc, shaming Santelli for challenging the government, and for being “paranoid”. Media bias is nothing new, but, Jeff, this was bone-chilling. A must-see interview.

  17. MaryAlice says:

    Not only do we a Tax Revolt we need a
    court revolt!!

    Man With Ties To Alqueda Granted Bail In California!

    You have to read this, and if you liked President Bush or not doesn’t matter, I don’t believe that THIS would ever happen!

    “In our eyes, this isn’t just an immigration case. In our view, the defendant is involved with the mujahadeen himself.” –Assistant U.S. Attorney Deirdre Eliot, referring to Ahmadullah Niazi.

    26 February 2009: Ahmadullah NIAZI, 34, of Tustin, California appeared in U.S. District Court Tuesday on perjury charges for allegedly lying about his ties to al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist group on his citizenship application. NIAZI, who has not yet entered a plea, is scheduled for arraignment next month. U.S. Magistrate Arthur Nakazato set bail at $500,000, and further ruled that NIAZI ruled that Niazi must submit to electronic monitoring and home detention, surrender his passport and other travel documents.

  18. richCares says:

    “where four members of Congress”
    no, these were southern state reps, no Senate or Congress people involved, didn’t you see Shelby embrace Obama, and Joint Chiefs participating in standing ovation for Obama (along with Supreme Court)

    if you want to be anti Obama at least get it right.

  19. Wayne_from_Jeremiah_Films says:

    I’ve linked to your list from Teaparty Watch

  20. Anonymous says:

    With regard to what “Anonymous” posted about Rick Santelli’s interview on the Today Show this morning…that is not at all what happened. Santelli said that he AND HIS WIFE (who has nothing to do with this, btw) felt “personally threatened” by Joe Gibbs’ remarks. I seriously doubt if Joe Gibbs has EVER “personally threatened” anyone in his life. It was absolutely ridiculous. Hardly “chilling.” Matt played back what Gibbs said and it was not in the least bit threatening. Santelli is a big zero who happened to get some undeserved publicity. He was reveling in his 15 minutes of fame yesterday and all of a sudden today he has had enough. Suck it up Rick. You are lucky anybody knows your name. And to Jeff, watch the clip.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully they will continue on the quest to get the legitimately ordered documents from Occidental. The college itself has stated that the subpoena is lawful … so the threat from Obama’s whiz bang attorneys is just that … unless they get some shady judge ruling from the bench in their favor. Go for it. And, why should the college even be denying something legally requested? If threats are in order, threaten them too!

  22. Let us move forward says:

    Raid angers Secretary of Homeland Security:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/feb/ice-raid-angers-homeland-security-sec

    New on Orly’s case:

    New Plaintiff
    Former NSA division chief? Hmm… this is getting more interesting. Retired members of the intelligence community and specifically the NSA? My guess is some people know something about O.

    http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/23/col-riley-former-division-chief-national-security-agency-joins-our-action-2.aspx

    retired General Childers now plaintiff

    http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/24/major-general-commanding-general-carroll-d-childers-joins-military-suit.aspx

    letter of support from retired General Jones

    http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/05/open-letter-from-brigadier-general-charles-jone.aspx

  23. JanC says:

    the bcast on breitbart.tv is broadcasting live at noon eastern friday for anyone who wants to ‘participate’ but can’t get to a location. Listen to the on demand version of Thursday’s bcast.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Tim Jones (state rep from Missouri) has also joined Orly Taitz’s lawsuit. I think there are 4 from TN, 1 from OK, and 1 from MO. These are all state representatives, and not US Congress members. The only two of three US Congress members to whom I have written both deny any legal actions still active regarding the eligibility issue. One didn’t bother to respond.

    Ignorance? Perhaps, with the only alternative being LIES!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/tea-party-protests-sweep-the-country/

    Also, from Victor Davis Hanson:

    The Irony of Audacity – Obama should realize that history will judge him on what he does and not what he says he might do

    An Impulsive America – the more we now promise to be gentle, the bigger the stick later on we will have to carry

    Our Battered America – how does it feel to play it honest when the government sponsors and hosts the criminal element

    Pause and take a Deep Breath – the Obama administration has a new worrisome ideology in an America that doesn’t need to be reinvented

    Food for thought.

    bebe

  26. Anonymous says:

    Oops – website for Victor Hanson:

    http://www.victorhanson.com/articles

    Some Reflections in the Times of Hysteria – there are natural stimuli
    - quite substantial one – occurring that are lost amid the hysteria of foreclosure

    bebe

  27. richCares says:

    “Hopefully they will continue on the quest to get the legitimately ordered documents from Occidental.”

    Occidental says “Barack Obama attended Occidental College from fall 1979 through spring 1981″ it doesn’t say Soetoro, so what do you hope to get from Occidental other than he used his nickname “Barry”, (Robert used Bob)
    Obama’s Punahoa transcripts were sent to Occidental as Barrack Obama. What ibfo are you looking for or is it just make stuff up time?

  28. Linda says:

    Here’s another:

    Tax Revolt meeting
    Saturday, March 7
    3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Slidebar Cafe
    Fullerton, CA

    Jeff, as more are added (which they will be), you might want to reprint the list.

    Thanks.

  29. SPIRO AGNEW says:

    The ghost of Nixon is so jealous of the cojones on this young Kenyan.

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