Diary

Castle Rock, CO's 2nd Tea Party brings out Stalwarts

Castle Rock, CO – 9/12/09

Temps of 50 degrees and an overcast, drizzly rain didn’t deter the dedicated throng who attended the 2 nd Castle Rock Tea Party. Held in coordination with Tea Parties being held all across the country, the enthusiastic crowd heard an invocation from The Rock’s Pastor, J.R. Polhemus, music from the WMD Blue Grass band along with scheduled speakers, Sarah Wiltse, Emily Falvey, Drs. Marshall Foster and Paul Prentice, Chris Fellows, Sean Paige, Bill Schroeder, Sean Rima and Lisa Mills. Tea Party Organizer Paul Donahue was inspired by the participants.

Perhaps the most touching part of this Tea Party was the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution by Sarah Wiltse. The words, written in 1787 in Philadelphia, live today as they have for over two centuries.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Over the past eight months that the Obama Administration has held power, the energy level has noticeably shifted from the “Hope and Change” progressives to the Tea Party set. The most recent revelation of Obama-related A.C.O.R.N. giving instructions on how to start a prostitution business with government funds has not helped the Progressives. Perhaps the worst words an Obama acolyte can hear now is “How is that Hope and Change thing working out for you?” So far not too well.

Mike Robinson is Senior Partner at Robinson & Henry P.C., a Castle Rock Law Firm.