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I had the opportunity to attend the Tea Party on Saturday at the Bi-Lo Center on April 17th, 2010. There were lively discussions regarding out of control government, massive spending and and unsustainable debt. The overall sentiment was to throw all the bums out and start over using constitutional principles as the guide.

The Master of Ceremonies was the president of Insensitivity University and professor of non-politically correct studies, our own Bob McClain.

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Here are some shots of the crowd.

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There were some great signs at the event.

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There were two standout speakers at the event.

Dr. Jerome Corsi
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Former Congressman Tom Tancredo
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Tom Tancredo is a true American patriot and it was an honor to hear him speak.

The turnout was somewhat disappointing, with an estimated 3000 attending, but it was quite warm outside, which I think factored into the turnout. I got lots of sun. Last year, the rally was on late Friday afternoon and there were closer to 10,000 attendees.

Here is a comparison of the crowds from 2009 and 2010

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Let’s hope the lower turnout this year is an aberration. Some of the other Tea Parties around the nation were much larger than last years’. Those who don’t get off their butts and let their voices be heard should quit whining.

Apathy is enemy of liberty.

You can quote me on that!!

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