Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Birth of a New Revolution
As point man and chief organizer for the Chicago Tea Party, I must admit, I didn’t really know what to expect when I woke up this morning. I knew we had about 300 RSVPs on Facebook, but there really was no way to get an accurate reading of what to expect as far as turnout.
Today is a cold one here in Chicago. I think it was probably 15 degrees when I first arrived at Daley Plaza at 10:20 AM. It was starting to snow and the wind was picking up. When I arrived there was a group of people who had driven up to Chicago from Indianapolis who had a sign or two, but the scene was quiet and still.
About 5 minutes after I arrived, I was approached by Fox News Chicago and the TV crew set up to interview me about what was to come. I stated my clear frustration and outright anger over recent legislation that is shifting our country further down the road to Socialism, and made it clear that many Americans feel the same way.
A few minutes later Daley Plaza began to fill up. People were flooding in from all directions, and it quickly became clear that this wasn’t going to be a small gathering; Rather, this was going to be a large and passionate protest of out of control Government. Read more.