On the Fourth of July, we attended the Tea Party in Washington DC. It was really cool being around about 2,000 other people who feel the same way we do (we’re 9/12ers) about the out of control spending and crazy actions going on inside the Beltway. The speakers were very inspiring.
Steny Hoyer, the House Majority Leader, is the representative in the House for the district in which we live. He’s been in there since I was barely 3 years old. None of us have ever voted for him (my parents have voted against him every 2 years since 1981), but we’re committed to working to get him out, not just with our votes, in 2010. (That’s my mom holding the sign.)
Ani was so excited about getting to go and hold up signs. She’s a little political activist.
Cameron holding his sign.
Fritz playing with a little American flag. I totally stole what I wrote on the sign my dad is holding from Glenn Beck.
Adrian fell asleep on the way to the park so I covered his face with his sign to keep the sun off him. As soon as he woke up he grabbed onto the sign and held it for quite a while.
We packed a picnic lunch and ate it to the side of where the tea partiers were. After lunch Ani picked up Glenn Beck’s Common Sense for a little light reading.
Adrian liked waving the flags we had with us. My dad bought the Don’t Tread on Me flag at the Tea Party.
Some views of the crowd from where we were standing.