Sunday, August 30, 2009
Report on the Tea Party March on Sacramento
Here is a report on the Tea Party March on Sacremento from one of the Conservative Activists members who went, Jane Lauhon of Temecula. I've made that long bus trip to protest in Sacremento before and the people who went are very dedicated activists; we owe them our thanks:
"Ted asked me to report on the trip to the Tea Party March on Sacramento this past Friday. The North County Conservatives (San Diego County), coordinated a tour bus trip for some San Diego County residents and included some of us from Temecula and Murrieta and Sun City. Those of us from up here, met the bus at 12:15 am Friday morning at Hope Lutheran Church in Temecula. There were, probably, around 30 of us on the bus and many of us were too wound up to sleep, so, chattered for several hours. Some of us did manage to finally get a few winks. We arrived in Sacramento about 8:00 am, or thereabouts, and found a little cafe and ate breakfast. We wandered around until some the activities began at 11:00. It got pretty hot, but, there are hugh trees on the grounds of the Capital building and the shade from those trees made the weather bearable.
The police presence was very noticeable and we all were glad to have that support. A lady that I met at the Tea Party told me she understood ACORN was supposed to be there. I asked one of the officers about that and he did confirm that they may join us. He told me they would be escorted out of our area and told to stand behind a barricade. The only problem that I am aware of was an older woman member of ACORN was yelling and cussing at one of the farmer who was speaking. The police escorted her our of the vicinity. There was one arrest of a young male who was wearing a black hoodie with the hood over his head, but, don't know what that was all about. I am very grateful for the police presence at the event.
Of course, the Tea Party Express was a great highlight! They stuck around for a while, then, left to start their tour to the March on Washington, DC on September 12, 2009. There were songs being sung and many speakers on the stage that day. While the farmer, who I mentioned earlier, was speaking, tractors and dump trucks were being driven around the block of the Capital building which was a great sight to behold! They were all very appreciative of our support and I hope they are successful in getting their water back on.
Not only were the farmers being supported; Veteran's, former and past were being honored. It was so great to see some of our current Veterans dressed in their cammo's up on the stage along with other veterans who were present in the audience and asked to come up to the stage, also. The Patriotism that was displayed on Friday made me even that much prouder to be an American citizen and gives me more will to fight for our country! The current administration has UNDERESTIMATED THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!
Our bus left for home at 5:00 p.m. which was the ending time of the Tea Party. We stopped just outside of Sacramento and ate a quick dinner at a Wendy's and were on our way. We arrived in Temecula about 2:00 a.m. Everyone on the bus was pretty tired, but, elated at the same time. I probably have left some things out of my report because there was so much going on, but, I think you all get the feeling of how our day went!!
Here are video links sent by Jane:
Sacramento Tea Party Highlights - 28 August 2009 (Part 1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v48nSNsG6RM
Sacramento Tea Party Highlights - 28 August 2009 (Part 2): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJPhL0hdd5Y&NR=1 There is a picture of one of the Tea Party Express buses in this one.
This link is to a great video of the August 28 Tea Sacramento Tea Party. Listen to what some of the Veteran's have to say; it will blow your mind!!: http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/videosacramento-tea-party-august-28/
Posted by Anon at 10:04 AM