March 9, 2013
It is becoming increasingly clear that the public in the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida, are no longer looking to Washington to solve the nation’s problems. St. Augustine hosts people from all parts of the country. Town Criers are a committee of the St. Augustine Tea Party, which completed its 62nd outing on St. George Street, today. Over the last year or so, the subject material of the committee’s signage has varied. For the past seven weeks, however, the committee’s focus has been on the second amendment and the right to bear arms.
The dialogue is no longer about Republicans versus Democrats. And the public sees no reason to expect the two parties to resolve anything. With their liberties under constant attack by the Obama’s White House and the Congress unwilling to perform its responsibilities, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States becomes more and more significant, so say the Town Criers. “A nervous and anxious public is becoming increasingly aware that liberty cannot exist without the ability to defend it,” declared a Tea Party spokesman. Continuing, “What will Americans do if Washington impose new, gun control restrictions in the form of registration and confiscation? The answer is they will ignore them.”
An increasingly defiant American people are emerging. People seem to understand that liberty and freedom cannot exist without the second amendment. And at this point, they will not surrender to White House demands.
Approval of the Tea Party presence Widespread....
The Tea Party presence was well accepted by the public, and they were eager to participate. This reporter did notice one exception. A man sitting on a bench on St. George Street called a Town Crier person over and declared, “You people are sick.” The Town Crier thanked him for his comment and added, “But we are very effective.” At this point, several Criers assembled in front of the man, and waited for people to respond to them. The dialogue and photograph session that followed, clearly upset their opponent. The slideshow pictures are representative of the day’s activity.