...or just run into each other at the local Tea Party rally.
It was my pleasure to meet P, the author of The Born Again Americans Blog, on Saturday (April 9) at the Lee County Tea Party Rally in Fort Myers, FL. The first thing I noticed was one of his signs and then I recognized him from his blog. We had a nice chat and I got to meet his wife T and his brother L. P is a great patriot who is a member of a local 9.12 group. I was sure that one day I'd run into him at a Tea Party rally in the area and yesterday was my lucky day.
P and TCL
(signs courtesy of P)
P's post on the rally is terrific, so I've decided to let him do the hard work today. I couldn't have said it any better. Don't forget to head over to his blog to see his photos from the rally. I've added a few of my own photos at the bottom of this post.
Post from The Born Again Americans Blog:
It was a very inspiring event happening only hours after what some are saying was a failure by our Republican / Conservative elected representatives in the "Budget Battle" with the morons on the left... Why do we continue to deny the fact that deep down inside, all we really want to do is kill women and starve senior citizens... One of the first steps we must take is to admit we have a problem... Hi my name is (P) and I'm a woman killing, senior citizen starving Conservative... There, I said it, now with help from Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer I can someday say "I'm a recovering Conservative"... Everyone knows that you are never completely liberal, it's one day at a time... (I have no idea where that came from, but I had fun with it)
Back on track... The speakers were as interesting as they were inspiring... It never fails to fill me with hope every time I attend something like this and see that I'm not alone... That there are Americans that still believe in the principles that this great nation was founded upon... We are and will forever be the greatest nation on the face of the earth and that the "American Experiment" is alive and well... We as a nation fell asleep, but by the grace of God, we woke up in the nick of time... The Founding Fathers gave us the perfect (well as perfect as humanly possible) system by which we can govern ourselves... We need to adhere to it and never forget that it's "We the People", not the government that is in charge... They work for us and must never be allowed to think otherwise... We are endowed by our Creator (something Obama has trouble saying) with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... We don't need anyone "spreading the wealth around" the playing field is fine the way it is, no leveling needed... Just do what is outlined in the Constitution and let the American people do what we do best... We became the greatest nation on earth because we have the freedom to do and prosper as individuals, no collective salvation, no executive orders, no mandates needed...
I must admit the absolute highlight of my day was when I was approached by a young lady who leaned over and asked are you The Born Again American? I knew immediately that she must be "The Conservative Lady" http://tclblogger.blogspot.com/ author of this incredible blog... We knew that we both lived here in South West Florida, but had never met in person... You need only to visit her blog to understand what a service she provides to our country and our cause... The really great part is that she and her husband to whom we will refer to as TCG (The Conservative Gentleman) are as pleasant and engaging as any two people you could ever hope to meet... Like many, they are part time residents here and soon will be heading north, but I am looking forward to more encounters with them when they return next fall...
P, thank you for the nice words...especially the "young lady" part.
Here are some of my photos from the rally:
Lots of stuff for sale. I picked up 2 "Don't Tread On Me" buttons.
Two of the t-shirts on sale at the concession stands.
TCL and One Nation Under God U.S.A. Members
This guy is a comedian who they said performed at CPAC. I did not get his name (bad me), but he was pretty funny. (Anyone know who he is?)
The flag in the background was flown above the Capitol. They chanced it off at the rally.
This artist painted a picture right up there on stage in front of the crowd in just a few minutes.
The finished product.
Trey Radel, a local talk radio host, was the MC.
Next week there will be Tax Day Tea Parties all around the country. I hope everyone gets out to show that we are more enthusiastic and determined than ever to show Washington that we mean business. Tell Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, BO and the rest of the Dems in DC, that no matter how much they demonize the Tea Party Movement, we are not backing down until they HEAR US LOUD AND CLEAR.