A Tea Party protest, with over 400 protesters, was held on the Hardin County Courthouse Square April 15 2009, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The News-Enterprise
Organizer Debra Tennison said she does not think current representatives are speaking for the will of the people. Specifically, she mentioned President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan — actually calling it a “non-stimulus” — bailout spending and the proposed federal budget. “We’re just not in agreement with what is going on,” she said.
State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, and Republican Lisa Williams, who ran for the State House last year spoke at the event. I didn't see any Democratic officials there. Click here and here to view photos of the event. The video and more after the hump.
If you watch the video you will hear, comments about, activist judges, gun control, abortion, and yes the government spending and the debt was mentioned at the protest, but it seemed to me that this event was created to fire up the Republican base and from what I could tell it worked. I was confused by some of the signs that said no more taxes, when in fact taxes have been cut for most Americans. While shooting video and photos I just couldn't help but think, where were these folks when George Bush was running up the national debt, where were these folks when George Bush took us to war in Iraq, where were these folks when George Bush was listening to our phone calls and monitoring our emails, where were these folks when George Bush was water boarding prisoners? I took the time to capture this event, not because I believe in what the event stood for, but because I felt it was necessary to show the Kentucky Democratic Party what's going on in the rural areas of the state and sometimes video and photos speak louder than words. The Republican Party is gearing up for the 2010 election and we had better be ready for the fight of our lives, because these folks are serious.