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Grassroots growing deep

Posted by foundersfreedom on June 23, 2009

2009-06-14P61400162009-06-14P6140017In my last post, I spoke of stepping up and walking the talk.  Here I wish to share some of the fruits of that effort.

The Flag Day Rally For Freedom held recently in the quaint rivertown of New Richmond, Ohio, just to the east of Cincinnati, was the culmination of a lot of hard work by those in the 912 Project and the Cincinnati Tea Party. Most of us are new at this and had lots to learn as we went along. 

I have to say, I’m glad to be counted among such a fine goup of people, like Tom from City BBQ who took a chance on the event and brought his whole setup out to provide awesome brisket sandwiches and huge hot dogs .  When asked how it went, he said he did OK, but was just glad to be there because of the great people he met.  He donated a percentage to the cause.  Thank you, Tom!  The Dan Henning Band was the house band for the event and they ROCKED! And they did it for no charge – even supplying the PA system for all the speakers to use.  Thank you, Dan and band! Laura, who was the event coordinator, Mike from the Tea Party, Karen from 912, Deb from 912, and so many other volunteers.  Special mention and thanks go to Bill and Melanie for their tireless effort to make it happen in their hometown. Thousands of their own dollars were invested in the event. 

One thing about events like these – you won’t be embarassed like so many filthy events put on by the Left.  Profanity was nowhere, just good people discussing their disgust and anger at where Congress is taking the country we all love. 

Since I was busy with “things” (like trying to keep 1500 cups of UDF Homemade Ice Cream frozen in hot, humid weather- thank you, John from UDF!) I didn’t get to hear many of the great speakers.  Varied in style, but with much the same message, these fine people came from points far and wide to support the grassroots effort here in Cincinnati.  The message was loud and clear that America has succumbed to the parties- Republican and Democrat – and we are no longer party people.  Candidates will have to earn our votes, not by placing a letter behind their name. 

We really believe the Second American Revolution has begun and Cincinnati is on the frontline.

Here are some links to the organizations whose representatives spoke or had information booths.

Bob Basso of Thomas Paine YouTube fame
Tim Cox of Get Out Of Our House (goooh.com) came all the way from Texas.  
Kristine Cassady of the Independence Caucus  
Mike Wilson, Founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party
And my new friend, Karen Best, Founder of the 912 Project in Cincinnati.

If you think a major thunderstorm and subsequent loss of electricity that occurred right after Thomas Paine spoke his rallying words urging us to take this revolution to a new level, you would be mistaken.  The strong remnant of the crowd moved up under the domed cover of the bandstand and finished the rest of speakers for well over an hour.  That, my friends, was the defining moment of the event.  Just like the old days in the town square,  Patriots were discussing their options for improving the state of their nation.  Those of us involved in running the event were busy drying things off and packing things up and I for one wished I could have been in that group of new revolutionaries. 

Here are a few pictures I took as Thomas Paine gave his rallying cry.

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Join the thousands who attended this event in declaring your independence from the parties and declare your commitment to the ideals of the Founding Fathers. Their wisdom has warned us and now guides us.  Time is short – join the battle.

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2 Responses to “Grassroots growing deep”

  1. ThomasP said

    The event was awesome! GOOOH offers the solution we are all looking for. I’ve joined and hopefully everyone will do the same. They need but 500,000 members for their plan to replace all 435 members of the House to work. We should be able to get that many in Cincinnati alone. I see a GOOOH Meetup has already formed in Cincinnati. Let’s get all the 912 and Teaparty folks on board with this very actionable plan!

  2. I’ll check it out. I’m making an effort to stay informed on what all the groups are doing so we can all act en masse. Thanks for suffering through my ebent coverage post. The rest of my posts aren’t so disjointed, at least in my own biased view.

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