Monday, April 20, 2009

Boston Tea Party

You may have heard about tea parties happening all over the country, especially around tax day. There was one in our home town, so M and R joined in the protest. M talks to our boys about these type of things and R wanted to go and use his constitutional right to protest high taxes. M took an American Flag to hold and R wanted a protest sign. He asked M to make him a "Don't Tread on Me" sign (he has recently studied early US history and knows about the origin of the saying .)

R shows me how he's going to hold the sign at the protest.

They were there for a couple of hours, listening to the mayor, a congressman, and a state senator speak. M had a roll of patriotic stickers that R passed out to 200 people there. He's so outgoing, that boy

It got a bit windy and the U.S. Flag that was at the podium blew over. R ran over to it (looking back at M to make sure that it was okay) and held the flag for the first hour of the speeches. I was so proud to here that patriotic instincts took over and he knew that the flag needed to be off the ground (his Cub Scout training helps.)

R held the flag during an hour of speeches at the rally. He told me that the bottom of the flag stand was empty and should have had sand in it.

This is just a general shot of the scene. Very calm -- a peaceful protest about high taxes.


CaliforniaGrammy said...

First of all . . . hip hip hooray, your blog made it to the TOP of my favorite bloggers list!

But what a great thing to do with kids . . . to be right there protesting rising taxes and teaching them they have that right! Way to go M. And hats off to R for saving our American flag from touching the ground!

Aunt Patty said...

What a neat way to "raise up" those kids, creating an interest in our government and the right and ability to protest peacefully.I love the respect R has learned for the flag. Great lessons from their Dad! Good going M.!!!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Just checking in since your blogs don't always make it to the top of my list . . . but, alas! You've been too busy to blog!