tv C-SPAN Weekend CSPAN September 13, 2009 6:00am-7:00am EDT
i can say i was there, honey. i was there fighting all the way. every way i knew how. my question to you is this, what are you going to say? [inaudible] >> con that conference call was amy cramer. she is now the national coordinator of tea party patriots. amy cramer. >> i am so blessed to be here with all much you today and stand before you.
you see, i'm no one special. i am your average everyday mom like the rest of you who is tired of seeing what's going on at my government, tired of yelling at my radio and tv and decided to get off my couch and get >> there were about 22 of us that came together. we planned to have a round of tea parties. we didn't know it would grow into what it is today. that first round, we had 50 tea parties across the country. now because of all of you that was your tea party. today is america's tea party. this is the biggest tea party of
all. i congratulate each and every one of you. >> when our elected official $were on recess, they were not very hos pit al at these town halls. we are not sure where many of them where. you see in the south, hospitality is everything. we decided to bring the hospital at and the tea party to the capitol. they have no other alternative. i have been very blessed the past two weeks on the tea party express. you know about the tea party express! you know, somebody told me
before i left to go on that bus tour, i don't know why you are doing that, no one is going to show up. they were wrong. we started in sacramento, we have travelled across this koirpt and join you here today. i can't believe this crowd, i knew it was going to be big last friday after we left dallas, texas. we had a stop expecting 50-100 people. when we pulled up, we had to be escorted in by the highway patrol. there were 800-1,000 people at that rest area to i want to
congratulate each and every one of you for making this trip and journey. we are you will in this together. there is not any one person or organization that can fight this battle on their own. it isut going to take an entire grass roots army. i want to invite my friend and tea party express family member, debra dodd back up to the page. >> common america, we are the tea party express!
>> from the great state of tennessee, please welcome, representative march saw wine berg. >> i am thrilled you are here. i don't know sf there has ever been a larger conservative gathering in this city but to all 1.5 million that have travelled here, congratulations. you have redefined grid lock in washington, d.c. i am thiled to see you all and especially excited about those tennesseeans here.
i have spoken to you and you told me you felt caused to be here today. you told me you worry that america will soon cease to be what she has been. you are worried that our sxengs al purpose will be buried by thoughtless debt. you have been called to serve liberty and to defend the futures of our children and grandchildren. it is a noble calling. many of my colleagues and i share that calling with you. we have come to washington to answer that call. unfortunately, there are others here in washington who only feel called to your wallet.
to those in washington who exercise the government's first right of refusal on your paycheck. they would have you believe they are making tough choices. they must know spending more and more and more is not a top choice in washington. they are pushing the tough choices on to you. you have had yuf, not thoz cowering in their offices in the buildings behind me. let's stand together and fight for freedom. thank you. [applause]
>> please welcome the president of the institute for liberty, andrew langer. >> i want everybody on this side to yell out don't tread. and on this eye "on me. >> don't tread >> on me >> don't tread, on me. that's it. that's why we are here today. something has changed in the last few months. you've all made history today. this is the largest gathering of free market, limited government.
storm clouds are brewing on washington, d.c., and the storm has come. you are that storm. the fact is that they are scared. they are scared because you know more thaven what they do about the legislation they are about to pass. you see, this is not just about the members reading the bills but giving all of you the ability to read legislation and take it back. the turning point of america. i want you to take out your cell phone and text the word pledge
reach out to the spirit of the founding fathers and recap tur the ideas that is america. what is that idea? this country was founded on a moral principal, an ethical principal. on an individual right, each one of you to your own light. it's yours, not the neighbors. it's yours, not the person who didn't save social security. it's your right.
patriots. >> we have a firefighter that responded to the attack on the world trade centers eight years ago. please welcome vincent forest. >> is this a great day to be an american or what? >> you can probably tell my accent has the new york accent. for me to stand hereafter responding to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 on 12700 those people who want every single one of you dead.
just understand that. we lost so many great people in new york and continue to loose them to terrible diseases. for us 9/12, we didn't know it was6m go come up. when the sun came up, we had hope that america would survive this inkred inl attack we will stand together as americans. no one is going to mess with us. tomorrow is here for all of us. rally together, believe in america. god police you.
here, this capitol on this high ground, we are bound together. we will be sted fast, resolved in preserving america and her liberty. may today forever be known as the day we set together and said on one voice "don't tread on me." may the lord bless america. >> please welcome mario lopez. hello. it's a beautiful day in america
and to be an american patriot. it is beautiful to see so many people standing here. there's almost as many of you here as there are pages in the obama bill. some of the liberal bills do want to simplify our tax code. we should take a moment to highlight that. at this very moment, leader reid and pelosi are working behind closed doors to boil down the tax form. they want to make it two short lines. the first line, how much did you make, the second, send it in my
parents came this kwointer with a few dollars in their pocket and a dream to make a letter life for themselvesnd their children. i have been able to realize many of jo my parents would look at the paycheck and say, why does the government take so much away from us? it doesn't seem right. it is not right. it isn't right for the government to get in the way of the dreams and cleel now we are
enemy looked to wip out the american strength. how he under estimated the american people. i knew nothing but my military but i knew i would serve my koisht. i have had two tours in iraq. my story is one of many inspiring stories of an american willing to fight for a cause bigger then themselves. in world wars i and ii and korean and vietnam wars, men
left their families notifying if they would return home. we are free because of those who sacrificed much. i am thank fowl for here's like my house who have fought battles. eshgs i'm thank fowlful for my friends, first lieutenant nate chris to have who died for his country. he inspired his father to leave his medical practice. austin, nate's young brother have been in the middle east and performed our mission. nate would be very proud of his
fellow marines. i will never forget my friend who's lost their lives and limbs and those who have been severely sis disfigure. on september 12th, united we stand was not just a bumper sticker. we seem to have forgotten. it's time for us to come together and stand for the commitment we have for that day. pledging their lives and for opportunities and sak red hobor. god bless america.
[inaudible] >> authority of a new book entitled the end of america. >> hello great americans. we are so happy to see you here. we are all patriots. i don't recognize any of the people that are talking about small businesses. those 27 million engines of this great economy. i don't think any of them have made a payroll and an employee and how to add access to
healthcare. it's real simple. we don't net we agree with americans. that's not too much to ask. if the powers that be agree. we all want reform. yes, we do. but make no mistake. if what you are selling is more beurocracy, more regulation. more ration younging, more debt. less freedom to make our own choices. then repeat after me.
has a message that is special for all of these here interested in what we are doing. you know how to find him and his website. go there and see that speshlt message just for you. i'm not going to ruin it for you. go find it and see it, glen beck is talking to you. he sees what u are doing. he has a special message for you. it's been a long year. we started as grass fire resist.net making major plans for a march on d.c. a lot of people think we couldn't pull it off. we showed them, didn't we? >> i just want to say that this countries means a lot to me.
we shut down d.c.! i think everybody nose we are here. my hope from this day forward is that america will get back to what it was founded on. america will pay attention to the representative is, senators ♪ ♪ >> that's fun, i didn't know i was doing a dance in the middle of this. common, america. stand up. ♪ get up, stand up ♪ stand up for your rights. >> just remember that god has blessed america. that blessing hasn't ended. it's up to you to get out and make the changes america
requires to stay the land of the free. god bless you, your family, god bless 3?america. ♪ ♪ snaud [inaudible] >> we got a nasty call saying he had put a bomb in the building. we have evacuating right now. these guy also go to no end. >> they are so dangerous to america. you know what, we are going to
show up twices strong. >> healthcare alone, we are talking 17% of the economy and the government wants to cell it we are more annoyed than scared. >> what can they do to us? >> i think this is the next big brother activity. >> on the eighth anniversary of september 11th. >> straight from new orleans,
they say well, we are not really going to do that. you lie. when they say, we are all for using taxpayer money to use on abortions and then turn around and say no, we are not doing that. they lie. i thank god for congressman wilson who had the courage to say "you lie." [cheers and applause.] >> you need to read the constitution. r read it and obey it. that's what wer here to do. go to right march domenici and send that message. tell them to read the constitution and obey it. thank you very much and god bless you.
oppressors. young boys and girls live in fear that their school also be blown up any moment by the tally band. yes, we have a lot to be thank furl for in this land of ours. you have not lived under tir annie, you cannot grasp how lucky you are to live in the u.s.a. and how important it is to fight for our cherished way of life. i wrote a book called legacy of the white eagle. it is my story of growing up as a teenager in warsaw poland.
ingad. 180,000 civilians died in three months. the equivalent of the world trade center attack everyday for three days. nine months later, i escaped from a nazi prison or of war camp in germany. you would be just sfieed in asking, why did kids like me fight so hard during the war? war is a horrible thing. life is the precious gift.
it's because of our shared legacy of freedom. freedom! freedom! >> i urge you to visit arlington cemetery, try counting the headstones and remember these young men and women who laid down their lives for you. please, please remember the legacy of america. remember that the the most number of liberty.
let's keep the flame burning. thank you. god bless america. [cheers and applause.] >> we still need your help. it doesn't end today. we need to hear from you what you think are the biggest threats to freedom. if you haven't yet taken part in our pole, text freedom to my uas 89872. let us know what you think are the biggest threats to your freedom. thank you to all the volunteers who made this day possible for us. i'd like to ask you if you can
lower your signs and everybody -- everybody who sent out emails inviting other people, raise your hands. everybody who voul untiered. in their local organizations to make this ee haven't possible, raise your hands. let's give all of these people a huge round of [applause] . thank you, thank you, thank you. >> i want to encourage everyone
to get engaged and involved. not that you are not so far. but get out there. today is not the end of an event. today is a beginning of making a change in 2010 that will ensure freedom for everybody get involved. you've seen a lot of people from a lot of different organizations. do it. thank you all for coming out and sacrificing. we are so glad you did. god bless. >> this will be the last part of the evening -- the afternoon. this has been a long sda. i'm so grateful eastern showed
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