Thursday, April 16, 2009


It is time to reflect on the Paragould Tax Day Tea Party on Wednesday, April 15, 2009. All local media was informed of the Paragould Tax Day Tea Party- from Jonesboro to Poplar Bluff and from Walnut Ridge and Kennett. Television, radio, and newspapers were all given press releases. Flyers were handed out. Websites, email and Twitter accounts were created. These were just some of the ways to prepare for the upcoming protest.

Thirty minutes before the starting time, many people starting coming to the protest. The people continually flowed throughout the day. I talked to many of the people, some could only be there during their lunch time, others were able to stay the whole two hours. Even as we were putting the tables away and cleaning up, several people were still coming, ready to sign their name to the petition / letters.

There were over 200 people that attended the Paragould Tax Day Tea Party. I am thrilled at all the people that took the time out of their day to let our Congressman/woman know how we feel. People from all over the area: Paragould, Brookland, Bono, Marmaduke, Lafe, and Jonesboro. We also had people from Missouri and other states represented. Signs, honks, waves, and thumbs up were seen and heard. The energy was high and exciting.

Tim Howard, author and pastor, spoke about where the founding fathers stood on big government and financial responsibility- from government and individuals. A couple of people from the crowd also spoke about being a proud American Veteran.
Many people spoke about the upcoming July protest. I was not sure about doing it, but so many people came to me saying they wanted it. The thought is that this is not a one time deal, but a continuation about telling Congress we are not giving up until they change and se we are serious in our effort. Let’s keep track and in touch. The Tax Day Tea Party was just the beginning, keep in touch and keep informed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pictures and Video

Did you take pictures or video of the Paragould Tax Day Tea Party? Please share them here. Comment to this post and give us the link to your pictures. This way we can all share and see.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Event Basics

When: April 15, 2009
Time: 12:00 -2:00 pm
Where: Greene County Courthouse
320 West Court St
Paragould, Arkansas 72450

Yahoo map

Parking: Please park in the parking lot behind the courthouse.

Bring your signs, come during your lunch hour, Make a stand, Make a difference

Preparation- Signs

This will be a peaceful demonstration. Pease bring your signs and small American flags.
Possible signs to make for protest:Slogans- taken from TaxTea Party site (
  • Free thinkers for a free market"
  • "I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. " - John Galt's Oath
  • "Spare us Your 'Change'"
  • "Bailouts, Stimulus, and Pork. Oh My!"
  • "Ayn Rand was Right"
  • "Party Like it's 1773"
  • "The Answer to 1984 is 1776"
  • "Don't Stimulate: Liberate"
  • "Paying My Mortgage, and Yours Too"
  • "Don't Tread on Me"
  • “Keep Your Bailout; I’ll Keep My Freedom” - Tampa, FL Protest Sign
  • "Obamanomics: Chains You Can Believe In" - Harrisburg, PA protest sign
  • "Born Free, Taxed to Death" - Fullerton, CA protest sign
  • "Give me Liberty, not Debt"
  • "Robbing Hood: Stealing from the Prosperous to Give to the Incompetent"
  • “Pillage and Plunder: At Least the Vikings did it Openly” - Atlanta, GA protest sign
  • "Stop Subsidizing Stupidity""Free Markets, Not Free Loaders"
  • “It’s not a stimulus bill, it’s a strangulation bill.” - Michelle Malkin
  • "Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth." - Margaret Thatcher
  • "Repeal the Bailout"

Reason for Demonstration

It is time to stand up and say that enough is enough. Let the government know that you are tired of wasteful and irresponsible spending. On Wednesday, April 15, 2009, we will hold a peaceful protest to let our voices be heard from Paragould, Arkansas to Washington D.C.

This Tax Tea Party demonstration is in remembrance of the first Boston Tea Party of 1773. Now, over 200 years later, it is time to stand, again, against out of control government.
· Voting for $500 billion tax bill and never having the time to read it
· Borrowing trillions of dollars that our grandchildren will still be paying
· Reward irresponsible financial behavior
· … and so much more

This is a nationwide demonstration, come and be a part of it in Paragould. It is important that we stand and be heard. Come and join us. Make a difference for today and the future.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

On the Move

Okay things are starting to move- but slow. I have created several accounts and created the Facebook event- Paragould Tax Tea Party. I have made a few contacts and have heard back from a few people, ready to join in.

I am trying to find out how to use facebook to invite people to the event. I may need help in this area. Do I invite a group at one time? Or do I need to do it individually? I hope to learn today.
I need to make some flyers, to get the word out. Maybe an ad in the local paper? I think I have more questions than answers today.