Monthly Archives: April 2014

Memories of My Journey to the First Tea Party Rallies in 2009

It’s hard to believe that today is the five-year anniversary of the First Tea Party Rallies across the nation…April 15, 2009 ~ The day the Tea Party came to life! From border to border and from sea to shining sea, groups of Liberty-loving Patriots came together with handmade signs that proclaimed their frustrations that had been building for five years! That’s right, Folks, those of us who turned out on Tax Day, 2009, for the most part, had never before participated in any kind of political rally. Most of us were middle-aged or older.  ALL of us had finally reached the point where we had just one nerve left when it came to the government, and the government had finally managed to get on that one last nerve BIG TIME!! Ahh, but I’m getting ahead of myself!

If you ask the average American on any street in the country, “When and why did the Tea Party come into existence?” the answer would be something to the effect of, “Right after Obama took office, because they didn’t want a Black President!” That belief couldn’t be further from the truth! I’m going to take you back to January 7 of 2004 when my own (as-yet-unlabeled) Tea-Party juices first began to flow.  Continue reading Memories of My Journey to the First Tea Party Rallies in 2009

Article V in Colorado!

As many of you already know, Article V of the U.S. Constitution lays out the process for amending the Constitution.  Congress can amend the Constitution if two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate propose an amendment, and ¾ of the state legislatures then ratify it. 

However, George Mason and others, realizing the dangers of an all-powerful centralized government, insisted that this authority not be limited to just the national government.  Therefore, the second clause of Article V was included as a check on federal power.  It specifies that if two-thirds of the States propose an amendment, and ¾ of the States then ratify it, the Constitution can be directly amended by state legislatures as well (bypassing Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court). 

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