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Tea Party activists continue quest to change America
STLToday (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | September 25, 2012 | Brian Flinchpaugh

Posted on 09/27/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

For a group of Tea Party activists, their mission to change the direction of the United States continues every Saturday at highways K and N in O'Fallon.

Since 2009, members of the K&N Patriots have waved signs from 10 a.m to noon at the busy intersection, usually along the east side of Highway K.

The often hand-made signs usually touch on familiar conservative themes — repeal "Obamacare" and President Barack Obama, restore liberty, protect the right to bear arms, cut government spending and remember veterans. The signs were much the same on Sept. 15 — "Repeal Obama,” “Stop Spending” and “Dissent is Patriotic.”

Sandy Garber, president of the group, said its core principals are smaller government, fiscal accountability and responsibility and strong defense.

“That's what the Tea Party stands for,” Garber said. “If I see it written any other way, I'll be livid. We're very used to biased and opinionated lame-stream media, so we don't need that.”

Participants weren't as numerous that day as they were a few years ago during the beginning of the Tea Party movement.

Fifteen to 20 group members began to show up on Saturday mornings in July 2009 with founder Janet Allquist, according to the K&N web page. The numbers increased to 150 to 200 people.

Participants say some activists have moved on to supporting candidates for public office or issues on the ballot.

“They're not sitting on the couch; they have gone into other areas like myself. I'm actually on the Wentzville school board," said Garber, who was elected to a six-year term last April.

Claudine Nielson of Wildwood held a sign that read “Obama Must Go.” She said the Tea Party is still active. “We may not see as many people on the street corners, but it's still out there.”

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012; donttreadonme; elections; knpatriots; missouri; ofallon; teaparty
That's me in the picture with the "Repeal Obama" sign. Also, Freeper Prov3456 is holding the "Dissent is Patriotic" sign. They didn't print my politically incorrect comments, though.
1 posted on 09/27/2012 11:20:37 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Thank you for all of your hard work!


2 posted on 09/27/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT by elephant
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To: Da Bilge Troll

God bless all you - this nation is definitely under seige.

We must vote Obama out of office before he can destroy what is left of America.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 11:25:09 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Prov3456

ping!


4 posted on 09/27/2012 11:28:05 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
I think I like your party better:


5 posted on 09/27/2012 11:28:20 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“The signs were much the same on Sept. 15 — “Repeal Obama,” “Stop Spending” and “Dissent is Patriotic.””

Thats would make sense...the reason for the signs hasn’t gone away...

Great work!


6 posted on 09/27/2012 11:58:53 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Yep. Change American, for a few years, at least. That is until the next generation of young people reaches 18. Then it's all over.

Part of me hopes Romney fails. If he gets in, it's back to Bush II. Nothing will be done to insure the long term health of the country. We'll muddle along like we did before until the next Obama comes along.

Unless schools/universities/movie makers/TV writers/journalists start moving toward conservatism, all is lost.

7 posted on 09/27/2012 11:59:15 AM PDT by conservative sympathizer
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Headline on article: "Tea Party activists continue quest to change America."

Typical media BS. The headline should have read:
"Tea Party activists continue quest to RESTORE America."

As we all know, the people who actually want to "change" America is the socialists/communists, who want their unsustainable Utopia.

8 posted on 09/27/2012 12:01:43 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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As we all know, the people who actually want to "change" America is the socialists/communists, who want their unsustainable Utopia.

Much of the country is already socialized.

That needs to be fixed.

9 posted on 09/27/2012 12:29:22 PM PDT by conservative sympathizer
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To: Da Bilge Troll
You have this so backwards I have to question your sanity.

The Tea party is trying to KEEP the America of the last couple decades from the destructive policies of the Obama administration.

The Tea party, and the rest of conservatives like me, want Free Enterprise, Capitalism, the US Constitution as written with the Bill of Rights.

10 posted on 09/27/2012 12:39:43 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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You have this so backwards I have to question your sanity.

Hey, I didn't write the article, I just posted it.

11 posted on 09/27/2012 1:00:19 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I hate that headline. Tea Party folks do not want to “change” America, we want to “restore” America.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 6:10:17 PM PDT by WVNan
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I hate that headline. Tea Party folks do not want to “change” America, we want to “restore” America.

Agreed. They couldn't help themselves, I'm sure. The Post says it is trying to "reflect the community's values" in its' suburban journals - and St. Charles is a very conservtive area. But the reporter is probably from someplace else. I tried my best to insult him and his "ethics" but he didn't bite. I'll bet that was frustrating for him.

13 posted on 09/28/2012 10:41:24 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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Freeper Prov3456 is holding the "Dissent is Patriotic" sign.

Hi, lady! Last time I saw you was at Walter Reed. Nice work with your sign!

14 posted on 10/01/2012 11:57:15 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Prov3456

ping!


15 posted on 10/01/2012 1:52:39 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Thank you and God bless.

One small thing I’d like to point out. Notice that Tea Partiers often smile, as in this picture. When they are done protesting, they leave the area cleaner than they found it. Their numbers at protests and marches are not as large as they might be if it weren’t for the fact that they have to take time off from working and raising families. They are people you’d love to work with or have as neighbors.

Notice when we see lefties protesting they are angry, smelly, nasty, dirty, uncivilized, and cranky. They leave a mess behind. Many are paid to show up and many of them don’t even know what they are protesting, only that they got paid to be there. The majority do not have jobs or families. It is not hard to understand why.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 8:39:25 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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I believe the TEA Party has the wrong slogan.

Instead of "Change America", they should be promoting "Restore America", and all that made it the envy of the world.

America's success has always been based on the principles of free-enterprise and less Fedgov intrusion. Forget "change". Say "Restore!!!" That should be the word for the TEA Party and ALL conservatives. RESTORE Our system to what made America great from our earliest beginnings. It worked to build a better example on this rock.

17 posted on 10/03/2012 9:54:15 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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I believe the TEA Party has the wrong slogan.

Instead of "Change America", they should be promoting "Restore America"

That's not our slogan - that was the reporter's headline. He didn't ask us.

18 posted on 10/04/2012 10:00:17 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: generally
Notice that Tea Partiers often smile, as in this picture.

Yes, we definitely have fun out there. The people driving by help when they honk and wave and give us the "thumbs up" (sometimes two thumbs up - while they're driving!) Many times, people will drive by and then turn around and come back to talk to us. When they do, they discover people just like themselves who love America. They discover they are not alone.

But we have fun even with the people who flip us off and yell "Obama!" and even "RACIST!". I think they're taken aback when we just laugh and wave at them and yell "Vote for Romney!"

I will miss it after we win the election. Oh, we'll still get together and organize and strategize, but I'll miss being out there on the street, waving at the traffic.

19 posted on 10/04/2012 10:19:09 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Quite a track record of attempting to right the ship of state. Thanks for your efforts.

Only one small question, Which O’fallon. Now I can probably guess, based on the letter highway that it would be O’fallon MO. but for those who pass through MO and StLouis enroute points east, and run into O’fallon IL about the same distance from St Louis one does wonder, especially when the ejukayshun background is geography.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT by wita
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Only one small question, Which O’fallon.

Yup, O'Fallon MO. Southern Illinois isn't all as "blue" as the northern part of the state, so it might be possible to take a similar picture there.

21 posted on 10/06/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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I am sick and tired of how the MSM/Liberal politicos say Patriots want to "Change America", as in revert to some bad days of yesteryear. The TEA Party and conservatives in general want to restore America to what once worked and gave everyone opportunity.

It was the USA that changed the world for the better when other nations followed our early example.

RESTORE AMERICA!
It should be a Romney/Ryan theme.

22 posted on 10/07/2012 11:38:04 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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