Texas Magazine has this great article on the San Antonio Tea party. They even have some signs I didn’t see — and I was all over that place.
Man, THAT was fast! A snippet:
“Someday, after he’s grown, I hope he’ll look back on this day and remember,” said David, talking about his 7-year-old son Joshua perched on his shoulders. A deep love for his little boy–and a strong desire to preserve America’s capitalistic system –spurred this Alamo City insurance professional to attend the rally. “It’s hard for me to make ends meet now; when he’s older he’ll be taking on the same load…and then some,” he noted, referring to the trillions of dollars of debt and taxes Americans will be saddled with for decades to come.
David witnessed firsthand the evils of socialism while growing up on a U.S. military base in Germany. That experience is ringing warning bells to him now as he increasingly see signs of socialism taking hold of our nation on many fronts.
He used to think he was doing enough by voting and discussing issues with others. Not any more. Recent economic events have shown him he must do more to get his voice (and the voice of others) heard by government. “Being with all these people today, I now know I am not insignificant,” he said. While this first day of nationwide Tea Parties is a good idea, “they should happen again and again If [the movement] stops with this event today, the government and the media will blow us off and laugh at us. But if we can continue to meet and talk about our concerns, we can’t be ignored.”
Well worth your time. If you’re in Texas, run out and buy a copy to support one of the few positive media articles on the Tea Parties.