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After Action Report Raleigh NC Tea Party
Raleigh Tea Party | 03.22.2009 | ~Vor~

Posted on 03/22/2009 5:16:29 AM PDT by ~Vor~

Yesterday I attended the Tea Party in Raleigh, NC held at the State Capitol Building. From talking to others, the crowd was estimated at about 400. Upon arrival everyone signed in and got their "tea bag" to wear. Tables were set up by the Americans for Prosperity organization and the John Locke Foundation. Food was served for the first 150 people arriving, and I apologize for not remembering the names of the two restaurants that provided the refreshments.

The crowd grew silent when the Star Spangled Banner began to play. Everyone stopped what they were doing, the men removed their hats and hands were placed over hearts. It was truly awesome.

We had 5 or 6 speakers and the favorite chant of the crowd seemed to be "Not One More Dime!"

Here are some pictures from the event. We didn't have the turnout that some other parties had (Orlando), but we were loud and got our point across. Supposedly, one of our local news stations arrived to make a report, but if so, I didn't see it on the 11:00 news last night. Big surprise huh??

There will be a Tax Day Tea Party in Raleigh at the Capitol Building on April 15th beginning at 6:30PM.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: aar; nc; raleigh; teaparty
Pictures of Tea Party in Raleigh, NC on March 21, 2009.

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1 posted on 03/22/2009 5:16:29 AM PDT by ~Vor~
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To: ~Vor~

Thanks for posting this. We rely on these posts since the lame-stream media is so absent on these events.


2 posted on 03/22/2009 5:21:35 AM PDT by Need4Truth
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To: ~Vor~

Great Job!

Accourding to morning news, this did not happen!


3 posted on 03/22/2009 5:24:45 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote; Need4Truth

We had a wonderful time yesterday and whether the lamestream media covered it or not, there were plenty of people there who heard our voices. The media not covering these events just makes them less credible. If they have any credibility left that is. Thanks for your replies.


4 posted on 03/22/2009 5:31:47 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~
“Not One More Dime!”
Zero is now trying to ‘cap’ all exec salaries even if the company does not accept govt bail outs. One more step to Socialism.
5 posted on 03/22/2009 5:33:57 AM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: duckman
Lots of talk and signs yesterday re: socialism. People ARE paying attention! Talked to one guy yesterday who told me he was a "reformed liberal"...his biggest gripe, if you can believe it, was the tread towards socialism in this country. I hope more and more people awaken from their Obama induced comas. After yesterday, I have renewed faith that we still have a chance of taking our country back.

6 posted on 03/22/2009 5:38:32 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~

Thanks. It does my heart good to see this stuff.


7 posted on 03/22/2009 5:39:17 AM PDT by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: xmission
It did mine a world of good being there. I needed it!

8 posted on 03/22/2009 5:40:19 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~

Thread with stories and links to events, including yours.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2211941/posts
There’s tax revolt in the air (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates & links)


9 posted on 03/22/2009 5:41:14 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Thanks for the link!


10 posted on 03/22/2009 5:42:24 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~
“I have renewed faith that we still have a chance of taking our country back.”
I am starting to read more blogs etc about revolution and zero screwing with the Constitution. I agree, people are starting to wake up to zeros intentions.
11 posted on 03/22/2009 5:42:55 AM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: ~Vor~
People ARE paying attention!

We had over 3000 people at the Olando teaparty yesterday.

12 posted on 03/22/2009 5:53:41 AM PDT by tbpiper (Irate and tireless....but mostly irate.)
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To: ~Vor~
These tea parties remind me of mccain's townhall in Wisconsin when a man stood up and said he was mad at all the socialism. He was angry and darn right to be angry! And mccain's response? He did his impression of steve martin's "Well excuuuuse me".

"We the people" are the only hope for America.

13 posted on 03/22/2009 5:53:45 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: duckman
I agree, people are starting to wake up to zeros intentions.

Amen to that!

14 posted on 03/22/2009 5:55:40 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: tbpiper

Yes, you all had a great turnout in Orlando!...our tea party wasn’t quite that big, but every little bit counts huh?...I don’t know who took the picture at your tea party, but I loved the one of the George Washington sign...LOL


15 posted on 03/22/2009 5:58:06 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~

Great signs - so imaginative and so amusing. Thanks for sharing.


16 posted on 03/22/2009 5:58:53 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: ~Vor~

Great shots! My favorite “Not outraged, you’re not paying taxes.”


17 posted on 03/22/2009 1:11:23 PM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: ~Vor~

Thanks so much or the great pics.What a bunch of patriots! Kudos to all who were there. What I really like about these Tea Parties are the parents who bring their kids,even the littlest ones in strollers,to witness this important time in history.These parents are really the guardian angels of our future generations,and they’re certainly setting them on the right track.


18 posted on 03/22/2009 2:35:04 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: ~Vor~

Bump.


19 posted on 03/22/2009 2:42:51 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; alethia; ...

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20 posted on 03/23/2009 3:36:34 AM PDT by MitchellC ("I can no more renounce Rush, than I can my own grandmother...")
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To: ~Vor~

Were there any Obama supporters there?


21 posted on 03/23/2009 4:03:24 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (My inner child is a mean little SOB)
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Not any that I talked to or at least they didn't admit to it...didn't see any pro-Obama signs...a few anti-Obama signs...mostly everyone there was just demonstrating against the excessive spending going on in Washington...I would say the crowd was right on message for the event... I heard one guy at the Orlando tea party saying that everyone needed to come together with one message and I thought the Raleigh tea party did just that...less spending, less government and tax cuts...

22 posted on 03/23/2009 4:13:12 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~

I was curious as some Obama-bots have been brave enough to show up at some tea-parties. I was tied up all day I wish I could have made it.


23 posted on 03/23/2009 4:16:36 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (My inner child is a mean little SOB)
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To: NCBraveheart
There is one on the 15th of April if you can make that one in Raleigh...6:30PM at the Capitol Building...and there's an earlier one at the Federal Building on the same day...that one hasn't been confirmed yet the last I heard. I am going to the one in Edenton on the 15th...a little further from where I live, but I won't have to fight the Raleigh rush hour traffic...make plans to attend!

24 posted on 03/23/2009 4:30:42 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~

I go to night school and class starts @ 1730. If something is going on during the day maybe. If not maybe I will go to my local post office in Clayton and harass the sheeple and the EITC recipients.


25 posted on 03/23/2009 4:37:59 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (My inner child is a mean little SOB)
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To: Need4Truth

Good pictures. It seems like there was a good size crowd.


26 posted on 03/23/2009 10:06:07 PM PDT by Humal
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To: ~Vor~

The photos are awesome, Vor! Actually made me a tad teary-eyed. I kept hearing the phrase running through my mind as I looked at the photos: “These are my people.” My heart swelled. These are people like me. Who think like I do. Who work hard and believe as I do. These are my people.


27 posted on 03/24/2009 3:03:26 AM PDT by Alia
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To: Humal
Sorry to say I didn't take the pictures. I believe it was someone connected with the Raleigh New American Tea Party that did. There was a great crowd there estimated at about 400.

28 posted on 03/24/2009 3:54:35 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: Alia
I think everybody that attended the tea party would agree with you. What a great bunch of people to show up. I am counting the days until the Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th. If there is going to be one somewhere close to you, please make plans to attend. I know it made me feel like there was still hope in taking our country back.

29 posted on 03/24/2009 3:58:46 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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