Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fort Walton Beach TEA Party

I usually don't discuss politics here on my blog but I'm going to make an exception for today.

I don't like what's going on in Washington and when I heard about the TEA parties being planned around the country I liked the idea. I like the idea of the American people standing up for what they believe in and speaking out against what they don't.

The amount of money Washington is spending right now is absolutely terrifying. The idea of my children inheriting a country so full of debt disgusts me. And the underlying thought of the socialistic wave we seem to be heading for is even scarier.

So the Island King and I attended the TEA party that was held in Fort Walton Beach yesterday. There were several hundred people there and the signs they carried said it all.

You can click on the images for a closer look at the signs.







They had a band playing and then between sets people from the crowd would go up and speak.







Chuck Bolton, the Mayor of Mary Esther was the only elected official there but when he spoke he said he was speaking as an American, not a public official. I don't know if he was "politickin" or not but I liked what he had to say.



The Island King spent a few minutes talking to this man.



He told him he wanted to shake his hand and thank him for the sacrifices he's made for this country. The man just smiled and told him it was an honor to fight for the freedom of the best country in the world.

















Of all the signs I saw this one pretty much sums up how I feel.



So there you have it.

The Fort Walton Beach TEA party.
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