Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tea, Anyone?

Today, April 15--tax day. Did you get yours done before midnight? I'm happy to tell you that I had all our paperwork to the CPA a long time ago. I got with it early because we needed the refund due us just to get buy for another month. No big purchases or splurging, not even any debt reduction. Just the necessities, and still I'm wondering how far I can stretch a dollar.

Not only was it tax day, but also Tea Party day. This evening the Amarillo Tea Party Patriots met to hear Sheriff Richard Mack, teach, give testimony, and encourage Americans to know, love, and live by the Constitution of the United States of America. And is it too much to ask the political powers in Washington, D.C. to do the same? (Please check out his web site through the link. You will be inspired and encouraged I'm sure.)

I was glad to see that this year the Tea Party folks have gotten past simply carrying signs of protest and complaining and moved into finding solutions to the problems we face. The solution is in our own beloved Constitution.

It was an enjoyable evening of entertainment and inspiration--somewhere between a pep rally and tent revival meeting.

Ed Montana used his talents to stir and entertain the crowed that numbered over 1000 people from all over the Texas Panhandle. Here is a catchy little number you might enjoy. Please excuse the one little bit of frank language--this IS Texas, after all.


I'm glad I spent the evening at the Tea Party. I ran into several old friends, some I have not seen in almost 30 years. It got me out of the house for a little while, and I walked way with a renewed sense of pride and appreciation. I'm still proud to be a Texan, and an American. This is STILL the greatest country in the world, and I appreciate all the patriots throughout our history who have protected and defended the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Now, it is time for this generation to become a generation of patriots and take a stand against tyranny--may our grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow old in the land of the free, and the home of the brave!



Lavonda

3 comments:

Ida said...

Good for you!

Edie said...

Glad you got out. The Tea Party really is a boost of encouragement. Last years protests were necessary to get the people to start coming together to work on real solutions.

I'm still praying for you. I'm right there with you too. My refund will pay my mortgage and I just spent what I had in my account to pay the rest of my bills.

Hang in there. I don't know how He will come through but He has never failed you (or me) yet.

Talkin' Texan said...

Hey Ida, thanks for stopping by. Wish you could have been at the party too.

Edie,
I'm praying for you too girl. We stand together doing our best to do what God has placed in our hearts to do. That doesn't mean we won't have questions or doubts or stressful moments. But we can't give up now can we?
One day at a time.