I managed to get to two area tea parties, today before we started on our way to our big 4th of July family food fest and blowout, (which I’m on the way to, right now). First up was the tea party on Stateline Rd, between Kansas and MO) No official headcount yet, but I would estimate that at least a couple thousand KC area residents showed up this morning to speak out against the out of control government spending, and daily outrages coming from the Obama administration.
As always, the signs displayed the heartfelt concerns of ordinary Americans:
Here’s a video of the event taken by some local patriots:
More pix from this tea party can be found at Uncle Sam’s Tavern
Part 2 to come, later.
Part 2, here.
Kansas City Fox 4 News coverage of this tea party, with video, here.
Kansas Meadowlark’s video of the event, here.
See American Power and This Ain’t Hell for great round ups of the nationwide July 4th tea parties..
UPDATE: This post was for the 2009 4th of July tea party. For info on the 2010 tea party, go here.
Tea parties have been planned in 1,468 cities, today…check interactive map, here for a city near you.
There are three events in the Kansas City area that I know of:
Here’s some info about the Kansas city American celebration via The Kansas City Tea Party Website:
July 4 Independence Day
An American Celebration
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Stateline Rd. (Leawood, KS and Kansas City, MO) both sides of street from 125th to 135th Street, with overflow going north of 125th street.
The organizers want you to feel free to express yourself:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Therefore Kansas City Tea Party will honor this insight and your right to freedom of speech. Keeping that in mind it is important to us that everyone that wants to attend do what their conscience dictates. With that said Kansas City Tea Party would like you to join us and celebrate our great nations founding along with your signs of grievance with our government.
You can get free graphics for your signs, (like the ones pictured, below) here.
Via Tea Party Patriots, here are some more tea parties in the KC area for July 4th:
|Kansas City Rally for Responsibility
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Both sides of 45 Hwy from Cosby to 9 Hwy
<!–RSVP Count 1–> Andrea Plunkett (organizer)
816-694-2844 (organizer phone)
|Contact Organizer | Website | Facebook
http://www.moteaparty.comJoin us and our speakers as we protest bailouts and call for fiscal responsibility. Bring your signs, families
and friends as we create a “chain of fiscal responsibility” during the Parkville July 4th events.
Another site to find a 4th of July Tax Day tea Party near you, here.
For a delicious 4th of July poke cake recipe, go here.
Happy Independence Day, everyone!