There are upwards of 1500 tea party organizers across the country who are working frantically making signs, coordinating car pools, and the myriad of other activities to make a demonstration successful.
San Francisco's organizer is Sally Zelikovsky, and she has taken time to write a few words.
On the eve of our first Tea Party, I feel as if I should say something profound, like a general the eve before a great battle. I don’t really picture myself as a general but I do see this as a great battle, a pivotal moment in US history.
I decided to take two quotes from Thomas Paine for all of us to keep in mind as we congregate tomorrow. Some of us might realize we don’t agree on much outside of this tea party and we might turn to anger; others might decide to stay home and not show up, feeling overwhelmed by what is happening to our country and feeling utterly impotent to effectuate real change. We’d all rather be at work or at home and yet we are going to take the time and make the effort to fight together for our country. I salute all of you, great patriots, each imbued with courage to be admired by all.
Simple words by a special man to keep in mind:
“If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.” Thomas Paine
“Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.” Thomas Paine
Don't forget that San Francisco's party begins at 11:00 at Polk and MacAlister (Civic Center Park) and we will be marching over to Princess Pelosi's office by noon.
Then I am heading down the Peninsula, and will be stopping briefly at the San Mateo demonstration, and then onto San Jose at 4:00 across the street from the Fairmont Hotel in Cesar Chavez park.
Everybody come out with your flags, your family and your love for our country.
And don't forget that Brian Sussman and Barbara Simpson from KSFO will also be hosting a party in Pleasanton and that all details are at www.ksfo.com
See you on the radio or in person on Tea Party Tax Protest Day!