The first stop on the Tea Party Express was a great success with over 5000 people. I always enjoy the signs:
Kimberly Dvorak, writing for The Examiner reports:
Kicking off the patriotic ceremony was a dramatic tribute to the veterans and those serving in the military –Americanism was in the air. Thousands of tea-party attendees stood at the steps of the California state capital, each with their own reasons for taking time from their day to listen and learn.
Key Note Speaker, Mark Meckler, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots explained that this event was not about any single event, but a culmination of issues that threaten California’s very existence.
He explained that third generation families of truckers, loggers and farmers are going out of business because of California’s strangling regulations. “I’m very concerned and wanted to bring everyone together. There is just too much government and they need to get out of the way.”
Neil Cavuto covered the tea party for Fox:
Much much more at the Tea Party Express website.
Love this CNN interview of the tea party express’s Mark Williams:
Nicely done, Mark.