Tea Parties build on April success

Glenn Reynolds has a massive round up with many photos of the nationwide protests held yesterday. It appears that the 4th of July holiday may have cut into attendance a little but there were still hundreds of thousands of people who turned up at over 700 tea parties across the nation.Patrik Jonsson of the Christian Science Monitor has a pretty balanced overview in an article entitled "A Political Powerhouse in the Making?"The July 4 event will be the second major Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party protest, following an April 15 event that drew as many as half a million people to over 800 separate protests across the country. This weekend's protests - sure to feature Colonial garb, witty signs ("Don't tax me, bro!"), and references to the Declaration of Independence - come amid rising concerns among Americans that the $787 billion stimulus package isn't doing much to restore the economy. The movement has been panned by liberals and praised by...(Read Full Post)