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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The protest

There was a nationwide protest on tax day, April 15, 2009. The purpose was to call attention to the nation's displeasure with taxes. The organizers, in a stroke of genius and creativity, decided to call the protest a tea party just like the Boston Tea Party back in 1773.

The State Journal-Register editorialized about the Springfield protest:

At times, the rally here drifted into a hyperbolic, fact-ignoring, I’m-mad-as-hell temper tantrum, rooted in the November election defeat of the conservative and libertarian political philosophy.

I didn't go, but that's precisely the impression I got from reading and watching the news and seeing all the tweets fly across Twitter.

I'm not sure if my friend, Kath, actually went to the protest. However, she got a really great picture of one of the protester's signs. Maybe that person thought it was a gun rally. I doubt it.

My daughter went and got an amazing picture of the protesters from down the block. Looking at all those people clustered around some ranter at the foot of Abraham Lincoln, I can't help but think they're wanting and hoping to get -- or should I say, regain -- theirs.

Posted by Marie at April 19, 2009 11:58 PM

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Just to set the record straight I was only vaguely aware that the rally was going on. lol

We were just passing by as everyone was leaving and the guy was flashing his big sign around. I thought that perhaps he wanted to buy guns but he walked by the squad car and flashed his sign at him, too.

Your daughter takes very nice photos, I love the night shots.

Posted by: Kath at April 20, 2009 10:16 AM

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