Brownsville "Tea Party"
POSTED: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:34pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
On this tax day, all across the nation, tens of thousands of Americans held "Tea Party" rallies to protest the bad economy and government spending.
This wasn't your typical tea party with tea and crumpets.
For hundreds of protestors outside Brownsville's Federal Courthouse, this tea party served a very important purpose.
These protestors say, they're sending a message to our nation's leaders one tea bag at a time.
Jessica Ramos says, "This is going to go into the history books."
Diane Herschberg says, "This will help send a signal to the government that we have a right to be heard."
So with signs, t-shirts and pinata's these folks say, they're tead off with high taxes.
Adam Rodriguez says,"We're getting fed up, we're going to do this peacefully, but we need people to get involved."
It may sound like a 4th of July celebration, but this rally was to raise awareness, something KRUV 710 Radio Talk Show Host Colonel Ray says is pretty unbelievable.
He says, "This is a unique thing that happened, 800 places in the United States simultaneously talked about one issue, never happened before."
Protestor, Larry Pool says, with the bad economy, the baiouts, and government spending, something must be done.
"More level out, more balanced, texas always had a balanced budget, if we can do it, then the nation can do it."
Tonight's tea was not for drinking, but for thinking.
These nation-wide tea parties are symbolic of the Boston Tea Party, which took place in 1773, where protestors threw tea crates onto the Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.