Written by Audrie Zettick on April 15, 2009
Addendum (4/16/09) Official estimates place the attendance at closer to 2,000. Please take time to watch the video–average mainstream Americans concerned for their country.
It may have rained–even poured–but it didn’t seem to dampen spirits at the Tax Day Tea Party on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg. I was there and agree with other sources that there were at least 1,000 people in attendance. Many more who were less willing to get chilled to the bone repeatedly drove by in their cars, taking photos, shouting in agreement…but we’re not counting those. Imagine if the weather had been clearer.
Here’s my YouTube video of the event (promise I’ll work on a new mike for next time).
Notice all the extreme Americans present, apparently engaged in threatening behavior like:
- chanting inciteful slogans (USA, USA)
- spontaneously breaking into song (God Bless America).
- Bringing food and personal items to donate to The Bethesda Mission.
All voluntary. The way we like it.
Proud to be among these great folks.
By the way, near the beginning of the video, that’s me and my daughter in the still photo with the signs (I’m Only 15 and already am $36,000 in debt). Her first protest. Aren’t we “Smart Girls.”