Independence Day Tea Party

by Ryan on July 4, 2009

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Happy Fourth of July!  What a perfect day for a protest — sunny with small intermittent clouds, around 72 degrees with a nice breeze!  Much much better than a 40 degree rain from April 15.

I chose to attend the closest Independence Day Tea Party, which was in Middletown, NJ, to listen to and observe average people who believe that not all is well in the land of plenty and in the spirit of our Founders, voice their discontent through our freedoms of speech and assembly.  For many I spoke with this was their first Tea Party, for others trading stories about their Tax Day Tea Party experience was fun!  

After a few Assemblymen, candidates and war vets spoke, a number of us went to the roadside.  We became a Rte. 35 curiosity, slowing traffic and eliciting plenty of honks!  I’d have to estimate that this specific protest brought out about three hundred people, and the press even showed up.  Other Tea Parties in Morristown, Jackson and Summit were expecting thousands (Morristown got over 2000 in the rain last April!).  Hopefully turnout is great everywhere.

It was a lot of fun protesting with like minded people on such a symbolic day about something so important.  Plus, I had time to get home, relax a bit, and post this all before going to a barbecue with fireworks later!  The next round of protests are slated for September 12, and may be a national one in Washington from the buzz at today’s Tea Party. 

Here are a few pictures of signs and people from the Middletown Tea Party:

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Moogie P July 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Way to go! We’re headed to Baton Rouge for the big Tea Party at the capitol!

Happy Independence Day!


Bluegrass Pundit July 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Thanks for the great pictures. Here are some pictures from the Frankfort, KY Tea Party. Bluegrass Pundit


Norris Hall July 5, 2009 at 1:12 am

I am just as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!
Our socialist government is spending money like there was no end
It’s time to bring and end to the word “public”
An end to public health care
An end to public education
An end to public parks
An end to public roads
An end to public libraries
An end to public police
An end to public firefighters
An end to public military
An end to public politicians

It’s time to get rid of every socialistic institution in this country and hand it back to the private sector.

The private sector and market principles can do a better cheaper job than any government entity.

Show your support. Pull your children out of public schools. Avoid public libraries. Refuse to play in a public park. Don’t ride on public roads. Don’t call a public police if your house is robbed. Or a public firefighter if your house is on fire. And most of all, on election day, refuse to vote for any politician who makes a living as a public servant.

Stand up for your beliefs!!!


tea July 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

Nice tea party, I attended the function, It was great


Mike July 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

Yes. The protests must have been against public libraries, fire departments and roads.

It looks like Tea Parties 2.0 got under liberals’ skin just as much as the originals. Well done my friends.


Chris July 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

You guys made the local paper . Great job! There’s also a slideshow somewhere on the APP site of the event. I saw you guys starting to form as I was driving down Route 35 to the shore.

Speaking of politics and the shore, Jon Corzine made his way to Long Branch to do some campaigning…he did not look too healthy when I saw him (haggard, tired and very thin) and I could tell by the look on his face that he really didn’t want to be there. And he was not attracting Sarah Palin-sized crowds around him.


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