My daughter Kelly and I drove up to Austin to meet the Tea Party Express yesterday. We had a great time, and joined lots of other patriotic Americans on the steps of the capitol building at 5 PM.
The rally opened with a prayer and a moment of silence for those who were killed at Ft. Hood on Thursday. The speakers were all very good, most of them looking to "take out Lloyd Doggett" in the next election.
The Tea Party Express bus didn't arrive until around 6 PM, with more speakers and entertainers, including Lloyd Marcus, who wrote the Tea Party Anthem, and Kenneth Gladney, who was attacked by the SEIU union thugs for selling Don't Tread On Me Flags outside the town hall meeting in the St. Louis area back in August.
We left before the end of the rally because I was tired from walking around and standing, but I'm so glad that we went. It lifts my spirits to be with so many other people who feel the way I do about what is going on in our country.
These tea parties and town hall meetings have at least let "the powers that be" know that the people are watching what they are doing, and that we aren't going to sit passively by while they ignore the Constitution.
These are just a few of the great photos Kelly took during the day. Thanks for going with me, Kel. It's always fun to spend time with you, no matter where we wind up. :o)
(I doubt that Kelly ever thought she would be asked to accompany her "right wing extremist" mom to a protest rally...but then again, maybe it didn't surprise her). :o)