“I am so glad to be here,” I said as we stood in the front row of the tea party on the steps of our state capitol in Charleston. It was exhilarating to hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic being sung as it rang out over the trees, river and air. It was like, “Yes!”
The party seemed a happy lot driven with a purpose for change: Change from taxation taking us to poverty, change from making us helpless by taking our guns (guns that some use to hunt for meat from year to year); change the course of coal (some folks’ livelihood); change the breaking of our children’s piggy banks; change from taking our freedom; change from destroying what morals we have left in our country; and change the threat to take away the rights of those who are called conservatives and treat them as terrorists. If you think this is only rhetoric, do your research.
Cries to save our America and family’s freedoms were voiced through songs, speeches and neighbor to neighbor, one with a cause.
If you didn’t get to be there, you can still be a part by going to http://www.wvteaparty.com and give your support. If you want to be part of the change and don’t know where to go, respond to this letter.
It has been said that in the beginning of this country, one-third of the nation were liberals, one third were afraid the British would retaliate and the other third, the conservatives, gave birth to America.