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No “sunshine patriots” at today's 912 Mass. Tea Party

Taking Back America
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Saturday, September 12, 2009

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

The Crisis, by Thomas Paine – December 23, 1776

Drawing inspiration from those words of Thomas Paine, today we Second American Revolution patriots mustered across from Kent Circle along the walkway of Gloucester's flag-festooned Stage Fort Park and outer harbor, near the Fisherman's Wife statue.  Despite again torrential downpours such as endured during our town hall meeting just two weeks ago, some 150 drenched but committed citizens and taxpayers, the minutemen of today's revolutionary militia, braved the elements to muster when it counted, when the voices of Americans need to be raised to save our Republic.

-- Photos and captions by Chip Ford

The Second American Revolution Theme Song
"Volunteers of America," by Jefferson Airplane (1969)
Suggested by Paul & Kathryn Rose, CLT members from Bellingham

The weather had been bad all night and into the day with no relief in the forecast, yet the patriots arrived. Beneath umbrellas, most girded with foul weather gear, armed with signs they arrived steadily. Huddled and drawing strength and determination from each other, they stood proud to defend the Republic.
It was a wearying experience, but they were here, answering the call. Stoically braving the elements while feeling proud, they endured. Fearing the loss of our Republic.
Barbara Anderson holding up the CLT battle cry banner for the coming year.(Behind the camera I was wearing nice rain gear too!) The Bill Hudak for Congress campaign wagon, as the crowd grows. Tricia saved my photo shoot, following me around holding her rainbow umbrella over us trying to keep the deluge off my camera.
Barbara and 6th Congressional District Republican candidates/challengers to Democrat John Tierney: Bill Hudak (center) and Rich Baker (right). Two patriots confront the Socialist opposition line. As I crossed the street from taking this photo, Tricia and I started my chant:  "Taxpayers here, leeches there!" pointing at each camp on opposite sides of the street. The Tea Party opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jim Sullivan.
The benediction, by Beverly's Rev. John USMC veteran Dave Beaupre, leading the singing of 'God Bless America'. Barbara addressing the assembled patriots under an umbrella held by candidate Bill Hudak.
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