The lefty bloggers have already gotten an early start panning the Fort Worth Tea Party but those of us who actually attended saw quite a different picture. Crowds of hopeful patriots of all ages filled La Grave Field stadium, home of the Fort Worth Cats. The local MSM was there to cover the event including the ever present news helicopter circling overhead. The 10PM local news on at least two stations estimated the crowd in Fort Worth to be at least 5,000.
Featured speakers were: Kelly Shackleford, Honorable Bill Zedler, Jim & Vickie Middleton, Mark Christopher Frimmel, Marshall Sherman, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Joe Barton, Adrian Murray, Eric Wey, Brenda Silcox, and Stephanie Klick.
ANNA M. TINSLEY of the left-leaning Fort Worth Star Telegram accurately reported that “Gov. Rick Perry says secession is on Texans' minds.”
Although Perry made it clear that he doesn’t see the need to secede and isn’t advocating it, he said there’s no question that it’s on the mind of some Texans. That was obvious at tea parties around the state, where "Secede" was a popular sign slogan.
"Texas is a unique place," the governor told reporters in Austin. "When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that.
"My hope is that America, and Washington in particular, pays attention," he said. "We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot, to boot."
Texas Patriot has provided an excellent overview and photos of the event held last night at Fort Worth Cats La Grave Field.