the discovery of fundemental values…

Tea Party Protest Poem

In the home of the brave and the land of the free

Across our great nation from sea to shining sea

There’s something that’ stirring, a movement’s at hand

As the rustling of tea bag’s are heard ‘cross the land


The people are talking of hope and of change

And all that we have to give up in exchange

Are all of the things to which we hold dear

So these teabags are symbols for what must be made clear


“The Great Experiment” that’s America is not failing or wrong

Though many today are sure singing that song

Its not that its broken, it has worked just great

And my friends this is just what we are here to debate


A limited government is what our forefathers planned

With citizen legislators who’d travel the land

And meet to insure a few simple principles were kept

But sadly it seems, things have changed while we slept


So now instead of protecting our liberties and rights

Securing our borders and resolving our fights

Our governments decided in this New World Order Day

To redistribute our wealth and decide who should pay


They’re bailing out businesses too big to fail

And spending so much and on such a huge scale

Creating a debt that our children must bear

With a “tax the rich” cry that all know is unfair


Now they’ve talked about energy, and keep talking still

But not expanding supply via Drill, Baby Drill

It seems that the way they expect to be paid

Is a scheme, (or a scam) that some call Cap and Trade


And if that’s not enough, now they will care for our health

By destroying our system and spending our wealth

And just can’t believe that we can’t all agree

To run healthcare they way they run the DMV


The deficits rising so fast we can’t count

As the bills and the budgets and the promises mount

In just over 6 months, the debt to be paid

Has grown to the point that we now feel betrayed


The 545 folks we’ve entrusted

Are playing a game that leaves us disgusted

Between favors they’re granting and elite goodies they’re thrown

Make it look like the whole gangs run by Michael Corleone


With congress’ approval rate lower than low

We continue to watch wondering how low it will go

And yet its we who continue to give them our consent

With an incumbency rate of over 90%


Now they’re punishing progress and rewarding the few

Who didn’t keep up and who failed to construe

A commitment to living the life that you choose

Does not mean a hand out or any sort of excuse


Its time to stand up and declare, no more

For as much as they’d like to, we’re hard to ignore!

For the powers in the people, well its supposed to be

As a great roar’s heard across this nation: Don’t Tread on Me!


Our founders wouldn’t have it, as they took to the street

And dumped the tea in the harbor and feared not for defeat

If ever there was a time to look to history and be stirred

In the tradition of our fathers, its time to stand up and be heard


That this land that we love and of which we’re so proud

The reason we’re standing here today in this crowd

Must return to the principles and correct the mistake

That we can never no matter spend more than we make!


That the fruits of our labors are ours to keep

That like any harvest, you sow what you reap

You get what you give, a little or a lot

That our laws are for everyone, elected or not


That the strength of our land is the strength of our choice

We expect to be heard as we speak with one voice

That our government be returned, from where it was once before

And be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, once more!



Tina Ann


September 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. This is all about the underlying, hideous factor of the racism that is so deeply ingrained in the American character. The attempt to portray this president (Of all people!) as a socialistic, left wing extremist doesn’t even pass the giggle test for people who have bothered to pay attention to their times and their history. Let’s face it – Franklin D. Roosevelt, he ain’t! They can’t obstruct his agenda with a manufactured scandal regarding his personal life, as they did with Bill Clinton. eleven years ago. Their only hope is for enough of the American people to become really frightened by the Big, Bad, Black Bolshevik. An ironic description when one takes into consideration how boringly moderate Obama really is.

    Think about this: In the last presidential campaign only one of the nominees of the two major political parties was born in the United States – Barack Obama – John McCain was born in Panama. Do you find it as revealing as I do that it was the black guy had his citizenship called into question? How much more proof do we need of the overt racism that is inherent in that party – or in our own country for that matter? Honestly, this isn’t rocket science, folks!

    Joe Wilson and the nincompoops on the far right have opened a Pandora’s Box that may very well prove difficult to close. What they are now doing – consciously or unconsciously – is prompting their brain-dead masses toward violence and intimidation. And let’s not forget the untidy little truism that a lot of these folks are armed and dangerous. Who can forget the fool who showed up outside one of the president’s Town Hall meetings in New Hampshire last month with a gun strapped to his leg? My biggest worry is that that little incident is merely a small illustration of worst things to come.

    Listen, I really hate to be the bearer of bad tidings here, I really do. But if you can’t foresee some kind of Timothy McVeigh-style domestic incident somewhere down the pike, you’re a hell of a lot more optimistic than I am. Also, if you are not seriously alarmed by what is now happening to our beloved country, you’re not paying attention.

    And now Glenn Beck is all set to become the Martin Loony King of the Far Right with his stupid March on Washington the other day.

    Isn’t life interesting?

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

    Comment by Tom Degan | September 14, 2009

  2. Tom, hmmmm, seems to me there was a big deal made about the birth of the “other” candidate and the congress actually voted on his eligibility, don’t see how you can say only one candidate was scrutinized.

    I have been involved in the tea parties from the beginning. From firsthand experience, race is not motivating what you are seeing today. Race is not what is causing concerns about an exploding deficit, nationalization of banks, private industries, the disregard for existing bankruptcy laws, the biggest tax scam ever floated, cap and trade, and now the nationalization of our health care.

    Thuggish tactics, boorish behavior and outright dishonesties from this administration is the reason for the unrest. There were (however many) folks in Washington last Saturday and there was not a single arrest, not a single violent incident.

    Joe Wilson’s (albeit inappropriate) outburst is simply nothing compared to the way President Bush was booed and heckled. The vitriol and disrespectful behavior is bad for us all, but after the last 8 years, its pretty hard to take the critics of the rights expression of their unhappiness from those who have behaved so abysmally for son long…..btw, you are in the minority to believe this is motivated by racism.

    Wake up, Obama is not a moderate. yes, you are 100%, if you are not concerned about what is going on in our country right now, you are NOT paying attention. Tina Ann

    Comment by newagecowgirl | September 16, 2009

  3. Tom,

    One more observation from Lloyd Marcus, who travelled with the tea party express. You may be interested in his first hand experience with racism on the tour. TA

    Comment by newagecowgirl | September 16, 2009

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