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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Still Brewing And Permanent.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 10:42:46 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Nation, Permanent Tea, Tea Party, July 3, Conservatives, Traditionalists, Save Our Country, Passive Resistance (all tags)

    In February 2009, the modern day Tea Party movement was born.

    When it was obvious that Obama was not going to pursue a path of fiscal sanity, and the country was certain to go trillions of dollars further into debt, a spark ignited the flame, and the kettle was set.  The spark, an impassioned Rick Santelli, and the kettle, an increasingly concerned nation of patriots, taxpayers, and traditional American heroes.  

    February 19, 2009 Santelli went on a classic rant rebuking the idea that taxpayers should subsidize those who have mortgages underwater.  "President Obama are you listening?" as one of the more famous quotes. However it was "we're thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July .. All you capitalists who want to show up to Lake Michigan, I'm going to start organizing" that brought the temperature to the Fahrenheit 451 mark on the digital paper we now use so regularly.

    Twitter was agog, and imaginations throughout our nation flourished.  What had been [sometimes not so] quietly simmering underneath hit a boiling point.  Motivated patriots in several areas around the country saw Friday February 27, 2009 as a rallying day to 'petition' the government.

    And it was a verifiable success.

    Continued below ~

    The Lansing event, organized by Joan Fabiano, Melanie Hall, and Wendy Day, saw roughly 250 activists assemble on short notice, with RightMichigan.com founder Nick DeLeeuw, a number of notables and myself in attendance.

    These event happened throughout the State of Michigan and nationally with gatherings large and small. The cold however, did little to deter those who would be heard.

    Arguments for weeks afterward centered around attendance.

    The media for its part wasn't sure how to cover truly well attended protests. Used to the 20 or so lefties on the earth first circuit, it was strange for reporters to see large crowds of people who not only had strong words for government, but had the wherewithal to keep it peaceful, civil, and very much to the point.  Hundreds and thousands eventually began showing up at regular 'tea' events, with a 5000 person event first in Cincinnati, then with our own blockbuster affair in Lansing, and special guest Joe the Plumber.

    5000 in attendance as reported by the Michigan State Police from their helicopter assessment photography.

    And all of them truly awesome folks, and at least one of whom we miss tremendously.

    The game was on.

    September 12 2009, over a million Tea Partyers gathered in Washington DC.

    They came from all over the country. It was one of the most amazing things I will likely see in my life.

    As mentioned, the media did not know what to make of this movement.  This truly grass roots development that couldn't be contained in merely soundbites or a prepackaged news theme in a corporate office atop Rockefeller center in NYC.  The chagrin of GE execs who sacrificed a once noble institution to the alter of a new socialist breed and its masthead Obama, must have been nearly painful.  Their own pet Santelli had played with matches under their porch, and the new developing political scene was contrary to the plan.

    The house of cards burning around them, the alphabet networks all took their swings at the brewing tea participants.

    They attacked the numbers. They concentrated on 'simpletons' who couldn't spell. They attacked the religious institutions many tea folk participate in.  They turned our own on us in a dismissive way. They tried to create scandal with phony incidents, lefty plants trying to portray themselves as conservative tea types, and they even tried to help the homeland security thugs effectively label Tea Party people, Returning Vets, and Conservatives who go to church, as "terrorists."

    And it didn't work.

    In 2010, it was said the Tea Party was dead.  By Liberals, Democrats, Main Stream Media, and RINO Republicans.

    And in 2010, we cleaned their clocks.

    And they are trying to say it again.

    With the destruction brought about by policy Tea folk had warned about, there is once again talk of our dissolving political power. The political realignment we started in 2010 is being talked of as a fluke. Once again we are irrelevant.

    Where are your rallies?  
    Where are the events?  
    Why aren't you all making noise?  
    Do you have a plan?

    Rallies are still happening, albeit with less frequency.
    Events and engagements are very much happening within our community.
    We are communicating quite well actually.  "Noise" where appropriate.
    We do have a plan.

    Here is one part of it.

    On July 3rd, 2012 go about your day.

    That's it.  Be normal, concentrate on the things that are important to you.  Make your plans for independence day with the family.  Ride your bike, go to the mall, jog, walk, picnic. Go to the zoo, a park, a movie. No special activity should cost you extra money, nor time, or require special signs.  No need to protest in front of a government building.  Just engage in life.

    Be yourself.

    Oh yeah.  Do one thing.  

    Wear Yellow and Black.

    How subtle is that?

    Instead of trying to prove to the media how loud, how many or how strong we may be, demonstrate for each other.  How cool would it be, coming out of dinner, and seeing a half dozen yellow and black adorned citizens heading in? Experiencing the joy of walking down the sidewalk, and seeing yellow sleeves out car windows driving by.  Or even seeing the antennas carrying the colors of the Gadsden flag we associate with our movement?

    Be a part of the biggest passive resistance movement with no effort.

    The biggest permanent resistance to tyranny, and as peaceful but effective as ever seen.

    Permanent Tea for the masses.

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    by apackof2 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 09:21:11 AM EST

    "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
     --Wendell Phillips, (1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator,  

    "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
    --Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777

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