TEXAS Magazine has a very positive and eminently fair article about the 20,000 strong who turned out at the Alamo on April 15th:
On April 15th, “tax day” in America, an estimated 20,000 people from all over Texas and other parts of the nation attended the San Antonio Tea Party. Why did these people of all ages and incomes, representing Democrat, Republican and Independent voters, come together in front of the Alamo? Was it to rock out with Ted Nugent, protest high taxes and socialism, learn more about Constitutional principles, or just see TV host Glenn Beck? To find out, Texas Magazine randomly asked a cross-section of patriots a simple question: “Why are you here”?
Johnny and Betsy Wagner, Columbus, TX
Johnny, a veteran CPA, said he was fed up with “seeing how much my clients are getting ripped off in taxes” year after year. And the situation is worsening. “It’s gone to extremes. We can’t afford to let this happen anymore.”
Betsy shared her husband’s concerns. However, she was more worried about how–in just a few short months–our society has changed for the worse in ways that could affect generations to come. “As a teacher for 30 years, I always told my students they were masters of their own destinies. But that’s not true now.” Instead, she said “Washington wants to tell us how much we can make and who can have certain jobs,” and make the educated people who earn the most money pay all the taxes for those who fail to educate themselves.
In late 2008 the couple’s oldest son left for his third tour of duty in Iraq. “When he gets back at the end of this year,” said Betsy with sadness in her voice, “I’m not sure he’ll find that all the freedoms he’s been fighting for will look the same.”
A great article by a great lady who Tweets under the moniker @Tornado_Lady on Twitter. Read it all HERE at TEXAS Magazine.