December 1773.

Fed up with taxes unfairly levied from thousands of miles away, hundreds of colonists stormed British ships docked in the harbor and poured loads of tea overboard in an act of defiance that would echo for generations to come.

Fast forward 236 years and the same American spirit that refused to accept tyrannical governance and oppressive taxation is still alive and well. And much like before, people’s voices are growing louder – albeit in a somewhat more civil tone this time around.

People from all across the nation gathered today for the National Tea Party Day in an effort to our country’s leaders that federal, state, and local government tax and spend policies have veered off course and we won’t take it lying down.

In Texas, tens of thousands of citizens gathered in virtually every major city and dozens of local communities throughout the state.

If anything, this act of peaceful protest should serve as a wake-up call for those in public office – we are mad as hell and we’re not gonna take it anymore.

April 15th never looked so good.

– James Quintero