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The True ‘Person of the Year’: the American Activist
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Posted on 12/23/2009 8:03:27 PM PST by Track9

The True ‘Person of the Year’: the American Activist

Posted by Tim Phillips (Profile)

Wednesday, December 23rd at 12:20PM EST 28 Comments

Note from Erick: Tim Phillips is president of Americans for Prosperity, one of the organizations I think actually does a good and effective job of harnessing grassroots energy for free markets and free people.

It’s more than clear who the real Person of the Year is: the grassroots American activist.

Just listen to the pervasive phrases in the country’s lexicon for 2009 – from “tea party” to “Hands off my health care” and “Listen to me.”

Without a doubt, everyday Americans concerned about the future of their country have had more of an impact this year than any politician, Fed chairman, or celebrity.

They’ve also done something politicians and celebrities aren’t very familiar with – they’ve made big personal sacrifices. They’ve taken time off work and away from families, driven long distances, and spent their own hard-earned money to attend rallies. They’ve given of their time to stay informed on legislation in Washington and to write and call their members of Congress. They’ve put their names to a cause, signing petitions and letters to the editor.

And it’s made a difference unlike anything I’ve seen in 25 years in politics.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009review; angrymob; manoftheyear; teaparty

1 posted on 12/23/2009 8:03:27 PM PST by Track9
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To: Track9

The corrected link:

2 posted on 12/23/2009 8:14:12 PM PST by Ben Reyes (Chuck Devore for US Senate California 2010 and Palin for President 2012)
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To: Ben Reyes

Thank you and Merry Christmas.

3 posted on 12/23/2009 8:31:18 PM PST by Track9 (I'd rather be ruled by the first 100 names in the phonebook)
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