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The Second Ventura Tea Party July 4, 2009
Neil Andrews, City Councilman and Carla Bonney, Tea Party Organizer
On July 4, my husband and I attended our second Ventura Political Tea Party. We both knew we needed to attend because it was an excellent way to show support for those who took time to organize the protest and it allowed a platform for us to show our disapproval on how our elected officials are handling our tax dollars and destroying our country. The party was well represented with folks of all ages protesting the abuse of our tax monies and our freedoms.
It is a shame what some people are saying about the Tea Parties. Many are saying that the parties are not "grass roots" driven but organized buy right wing supporters encouraged by the Republican Party. I don't see it that way. The people I met were hard working people with family; some came with friends who are concerned about their country. They were as upset with the Republican Party as they were with the Democratic Party. They do not want their children or grandchildren to inherit the debt burden being placed on this country. Additionally, they are concerned where this country is headed. It doesn't look like the America we know. They are afraid they are losing their freedom.
Ventura Tea Party Organizer - Carla Bonney
Why I'm taking to the streets on the Fourth of July
By Carla Bonney
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
July 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., I will be joining other concerned Ventura County citizens on the sidewalks lining the Ventura County Government Center to send a message to Sacramento and Washington. We, too, want the freedom our Founding Fathers fought for.
After the election, and during the first 100 days of the Obama administration, I realized there were some very dramatic changes being made to my country. Creeping socialism, loss of personal rights, a government grab for my pocketbook - all were adding to a sense of dread I couldn't shake. I wondered whether anyone shared my frustration and growing anger. Then, I heard Rick Santelli screaming into a microphone: "Mr. President, Are you listening? We don't want to bail out these groups. We don't want our taxes to be raised. We're going to have a Tea Party Protest!"
- Carla Bonney lives in Ventura. For more information about the July 4 protest, log on to
California Tea Parties
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The following is a list of CONFIRMED Tea Party Tax Revolts planned within the state of California. Please note that we ONLY list events happening on April 15th.
August 27, 2009 (video from) - Ventura County
Thousands Gather In Ventura to Protest Taxes, Government Spending
Ventura County Star - Scott Hadly
Ventura County Star News
Thousands gather in county to protest taxes, government spending
By Scott Hadly (Contact)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Several thousand people gathered at anti-tax "Tea Party" protests across Ventura County on Saturday celebrating Independence Day with a shot across the bow of big government.
The demonstration at the Ventura County Government Center attracted a large crowd; organizers counted more than 3,500 with almost as many signing up to be part of an e-mail list, they said. Similar protests were held in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, but with smaller crowds.
In Ventura, passing motorists honked as those gathered waved American flags and signs with messages like "We Are In Hot Water," "One Nation Under God," "You Can't Fix Stupid, But You Can Vote Them Out."
- Patriot Revival
"If ever the time should come when vain and aspiring men(women)shall possess the highest seats in government , Our Country will stand in need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams
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Learn about your American heritage and our Founding Fathers
- Christian Science Monitor
Atlanta - Concerned about taxes, bailouts, government "pork," and rising deficits, thousands of Americans will spill out in cities from Atlanta to San Francisco this weekend, as part of a "Tea Party" movement that began earlier this year in protest o
The Tea Party People Surround Us
Recently in S.T.O.M.P. ( Ventura County Tea Party group) Category
The Tea Party People Surround Us
By Brian Dennert
The next local Tea Party event is coming up soon and the organizers are inviting the public to join them. Click on continue reading to see their whole press release and find out how you can get involved.
This group is also a part of Fox News's Glen Beck's 9/12 Project. If you have been watching Glen Beck you might know he made the phrase "We surround them" a part of our current political lexicon. Or maybe the lexicon of people like me that read blogs too much. Either way click here for Glen Beck explaining his quote.
The group running the local event is working with nationwide groups but they are a grassroots organization. If you want to get involved post a comment here or send them an email. You don't need to register or use your real name to comment but keep it classy. I frequently delete comments for getting too personal, foul language, and disruptive behavior.
Continue: Ventura County Star Reports