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If you think the federal government is out of control and running roughshod over the Constitution and your freedom, you are not alone.

That's the message of the cross-country "Tea Party Express II" caravan that will stop at Augusta Common at 10:30 a.m. today for a rally that actually begins at 10 a.m.

We hope every area citizen concerned about federal spending and the attempted federal takeover of health care will be at the rally.

And make no mistake: This will be a rally, not a protest. With upbeat speakers and a handful of musical acts, organizers bill it as a "traveling Fourth of July show."

The bottom-line message is this: If you think the federal government is becoming far too intrusive in our lives, you need to become aware, connected and active in this movement that is fighting back. The Tea Party Express rally today is a great way to start.

The caravan is hitting 40 cities on its 19-day barnstorming tour from San Diego to Orlando that ends Thursday, stopping in locales that have showed interest and were bypassed by the first such caravan a month or so before. Augusta is one of those cities.

Left-leaning media want to portray conservative activists - if they cover them at all - as crazy, dangerous or irrelevant, despite the fact that resistance to an overbearing government is a cherished birthright extolled and exhibited by the country's founders. Here's your opportunity to exercise that right and prove it's the media that are irrelevant.

What the federal government is doing - spending us to oblivion, saddling our children with the debt and attempting to take over health care - is wrong, immoral and unconstitutional.

Come out today and say so!

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 11/10/09 - 04:11 am
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too bad the Tea Party

too bad the Tea Party protests have been hijacked by the republican party. I liked it better when it was mostly libertarians.

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GGpap 11/10/09 - 04:29 am
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Begins at San Diego and ends

Begins at San Diego and ends in Orlando...hmmm...I wonder, are either of these cities (or any of the others that will be visited on this barnstorming tour) be situated above the Mason-Dixon Line? I'll venture to say that the majority of support for the "Tea Party" flakes will come from the so-called "southern blue dog democrat states" and their die-hard redneck wacko citizens that still believe the last administration governed more democratically that the present administration. GGpap

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robbie1 11/10/09 - 04:44 am
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GG actually they have

GG actually they have locations all over the country. Even two in Vermont. I guess we die-hard redneck wacko's are spreading. Sorry to disappoint you. Is there any other intollerant comment you'd like to make?

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justus4 11/10/09 - 07:00 am
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Who fund these things? Where

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Who fund these things? Where does the money come from? What products or ads are associated with this bunch? What agency authorized public permits to allow such gatherings? What kind of security is being offered? What is the total cost to taxpayers for allowing such a gathering?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/10/09 - 07:23 am
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why is it that every left

why is it that every left wacko group that protests are ok with you koolaide drinkers. the only one you would limit the ist amendment too, are the actual taxpayers who have probably never protested a day in their lives b/4 this. you know people like mom and dad etc.. OH i forgot its not ok for these people to protest you need them to work and pay taxes so you can complain and take their wealth thru increased govt control and taxes. you know the liberal and obama way. GG goe look where the mason dixion line is b/4 you complain about the constitional rights of others do a little soul searching most of these people are retired and some probably fought to protect your rights to complain. cant you give them the same courtesy. after all it is a protected right.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/10/09 - 07:40 am
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omnom, your 3:11 lacks

omnom, your 3:11 lacks thought. All of the tea party rallies are open to all that feel this administration is destroying the country. Your comment makes it pretty clear you can't be bothered to participate.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/10/09 - 07:41 am
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After the election results

After the election results last week, the federal congressmen that are up for election in 2010 are paying more attention to the tea parties. Speak up and make it clear to these politicians their jobs are on the line.

fred1217
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fred1217 11/10/09 - 07:52 am
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Meeting at 10:00 am? Don't

Meeting at 10:00 am? Don't these bums have jobs?

pah4r
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pah4r 11/10/09 - 08:18 am
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If one is not a fan of the

If one is not a fan of the madness of the current administration they are wackos, bums and even racists. Everything is fine if one agrees with government having control over or into every facet of one's life. Go figure America: what happened to free will, self thought and self reliability/responsibility?? Yes we know there are all too many who would rather sit on their duffs and have everything spoon fed them. Question is:WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL THE SANE JOIN THE LOONIES, THE GIMME CROWD????

Irish
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Irish 11/10/09 - 08:21 am
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poor ole justus can't seem to

poor ole justus can't seem to stand the idea that this event is funded by like minded people who fund their own events with their own monies. This is not one of the leftist demonstrations where a group of unemployed ( or union) people are paid to attend. These are actually people with convictions and the finances to back them up......sponsored by themselves....not govt. or special interest money...I love justus frustration level...it seems to be increasing daily .. but he is still the number one water boy for the O administration.....

slippery 25
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slippery 25 11/10/09 - 08:22 am
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No some of us have lost our

No some of us have lost our jobs.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 11/10/09 - 08:22 am
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Maybe their able to take

Maybe their able to take vacations from their JOBS (you know that 3 letter word: per GAFFE biden) or possibly retired from their JOBS. Why is it that libs protect the freeloaders (that don't have JOBS) but complain about others that do/or have worked? *** If you're not concerned - You're not paying attention...

dashiel
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dashiel 11/10/09 - 08:28 am
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These are mostly retired

These are mostly retired people on socialist security. If the Chronicle cared about their health, it would not promote "events" whose function is to elevate their blood pressure and threaten their congestive hearts. This is precisely the kind of patriotism Samuel Johnson had in mind when he called it the last refuge of a scoundrel.

pittsburg
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pittsburg 11/10/09 - 08:28 am
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justus i hope to see u there.

justus i hope to see u there. private sector money @ work. its a great thing.

Irish
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Irish 11/10/09 - 08:34 am
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Freds a hoot considering

Freds a hoot considering almost the entire base of his party is on public assistance or welfare.....

omnomnom
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omnomnom 11/10/09 - 08:37 am
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WhippingPost, I went to the

WhippingPost, I went to the Tea Party that was held earlier this year at the ampitheatre. Guess I must've missed you. I won't be going to this one because I work overnights, and I need my beauty rest. Plus its drizzly with a chance of obnoxious WASP.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 11/10/09 - 08:38 am
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These libs protesting the

These libs protesting the freedom of speech of those disagreeing with prezbho (his policies), his crooked admin, czars and dim controlled congress continue to prove why we should ALL be concerned...

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 11/10/09 - 08:55 am
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Maybe if we wrecked the malls

Maybe if we wrecked the malls and set the dumpsters on fire we would get more support from the goverment controlled kooks and the entitlement folks.

Irish
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Irish 11/10/09 - 09:08 am
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or borrowed the so called

or borrowed the so called "acorn volunteers" to sign up phony voters......

Irish
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Irish 11/10/09 - 09:09 am
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Fred and Justus....Think how

Fred and Justus....Think how big these rallies would be if the majority of supporters didn't have to be at work...Unlike the million man march where only 12 attendees had to take off......

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/10/09 - 09:45 am
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dashiel didnt your mamma

dashiel didnt your mamma bring you up any better than this. how dare you refer to theses people as scoundrels. you on the left will allow any bizarre protest to occur and celebrate the 1st amendment. but hard working folks retires, young and old who disagree with you and obamas socalist views do not have the same rights. these are true patriots a lot if them are retired military who fought for your rights and your right to be immature. no there is a growing number who will not blindly follow your messiah and we are the ones who pay the bills and protect yours and our rights so grow up******we will not be silent ***

alsway
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alsway 11/10/09 - 09:55 am
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justis is just worried that

justis is just worried that if these people spend their money in this way, there won't be any left for his leader to take to give to the "worshipers" of the "welfare system"!

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disssman 11/10/09 - 10:01 am
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I just hope when the dems

I just hope when the dems want to use the Augusta Commons and get free police support, there will not be a problem.

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 11/10/09 - 10:06 am
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Here's a good question for

Here's a good question for the [filtered word]s. One lump or two?

Irish
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Irish 11/10/09 - 10:10 am
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yo diss, there have been no

yo diss, there have been no reported incidents of violence at any of these meeting with the exception of SEIU union members arrested for inciting......public property is always available to anyone who applies for a petition to assemble and police protection is provided so yes it will be available to the dims also....

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carolina mom 57 11/10/09 - 10:12 am
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I'm taking a long lunch, hope

I'm taking a long lunch, hope you'll join us! I'm getting NO RAISE this year, but happy I'm working, while CONGRESS JUST VOTED THEMSELVES A RAISE! Think about it, they are not your friends!

3M3T1B
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3M3T1B 11/10/09 - 10:30 am
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ACE - "...running roughshod

ACE - "...running roughshod over the Constitution and your freedom..." You're about 8 years too late for that line.

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sid2279 11/10/09 - 10:31 am
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I, for one, applaud them for

I, for one, applaud them for exercising their right to free speech. I don't agree with what they're saying but at least we live in a country where I was able to help protect their right to peaceful assembly and free speech. No matter how much I disagree with the message.

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 11/10/09 - 10:52 am
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Are there any of these Tea

Are there any of these Tea Bagging events being held for any of us who felt that the Bush administration ran roughshod over the Consititution and our freedom? If so, sign me up!

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