by Ryan-Ashley Rodriguez,
for The Greeley Gazette
On April 15th, “Tax Day,” a large group of citizens spent their evening on the sidewalk at the 10th St. Post office in Greeley. These self described “regular folks” came out for the annual TEA party (Taxed Enough Already) rally. The young and old alike attended the rally to protest the current direction the government is taking.
During almost three hours of this upbeat gathering, American citizens took the opportunity to exercise their first amendment rights by holding signs against high taxes, the healthcare bill, and big government. A young girl rode a horse wearing a sign stating, “Stop horsin’ around with my freedoms.” Other sign slogans included “Ignore your rights and they will go away” and “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
Greeley 9.12 member, Barb Carranco, said “I’m here because I’m taxed enough and our freedoms are being taken away by the progressive government.” Another protestor, Penny Ramsey said she wanted to “make an impression on people who aren’t paying attention.” Many of the protestors shared their dismay for the direction the government is leading America, including Jeff Hartman who believes the government is “going too far from the constitution.”