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Scenes from

The Greater Boston Tea Party Rally
Sunday, April 13, 2014

"If You Like Your Freedom . . ."

Photos by Chip Ford unless otherwise noted


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The morning started out as a challenge:  Rainy, raw cold and windy. By noon the rain had stopped, but Saturday's welcomed taste of 70s spring weather was but a brief tease attending the rally required bundling up. Those who showed up must have read American Revolution pamphleteer Thomas Paine's words:

"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 his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

No "summer soldiers" or "sunshine patriots" these folks!

 

 

 

The only media report found,
and only in The Boston Globe's print edition.

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Just before Barbara gave her keynote speech
the sun broke through the gray clouds.

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OF BARBARA'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 

 

 

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It was good to see so many old friends and activists all gathered to show support for the theme of this year's Tea Party rally:

"If you like your freedom you can keep your freedom if you fight for it!"

Chip Ford and Barbara Anderson, early arrivers for the rally, enjoy hot cups of coffee and warm-up music by The People's Blowback.  (Photo by Len Mead.)

Other folks begin arriving under a raw gray sky.

 

   

Richard Nieber of Northborough and his wife were really in the Tea Party spirit.

 

Tom Duggan, publisher and owner of The Valley Patriot and WCAP talk show host, as event emcee welcomed the crowd and opened the event.
   

The first speaker was Jim Wallace of the Gun Owner's Action League updated attendees on impending Beacon Hill legislation.

Steve Aylward gave a progress report on the Tank the Gas Tax repeal petition drive.

 

   

EBT card reformer state Rep. Shaunna O'Connell talked about the need for further welfare reform on Beacon Hill.

 

Dan Morris, campus coordinator at Salem State University, Students For Liberty, spoke on bringing young people into political activism.
   

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, spoke about immigration issues. Catherine White, a constitutional scholar at The Constitution Decoded, spoke on current constitutional issues.
   

Todd Feinburg, talk show host and j4traffic guru of all-traffic radio for Boston.

 

Terry Schilling, political director at American Principles in Action (Washington, D.C.) spoke on the dangers of Common Core.
   

Barbara Anderson, president of Citizens for Limited Taxation, spoke on the need of influencing "the undecided voter."
 
CLT member and our social media guru Ralph Zazula displays his "Obama the Messiah" sweatshirt. (Photo by Andrea Gardner)

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