Tea partiers hold tax day rally in Walla Walla

Red, white and blue were the colors of the day for both flags and umbrellas at a Walla Walla Patriots Tea Party tax day rally Monday in front of the Walla Walla County Courthouse. At the podium in background is keynote speaker Shahram Hadian.

Red, white and blue were the colors of the day for both flags and umbrellas at a Walla Walla Patriots Tea Party tax day rally Monday in front of the Walla Walla County Courthouse. At the podium in background is keynote speaker Shahram Hadian. Photo by Andy Porter.

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WALLA WALLA — Rain and cold failed to dampen the will of a crowd of about 80 people Monday who turned out for a Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots Tax Day Rally at the Walla Walla County Courthouse on Main Street.

Addressing the group was keynote speaker Shahram Hadian, a pastor who ran for governor in 2012. Hadian, who grew up as a Muslim, became a Christian after his family immigrated from Iran when he was 7, spoke on the threat radical Islam poses to the United States. He also said the the United States needs to return to its founding principles and spoke of what people can do to engage government and effect change.

This was the fourth annual Tax Day Rally held by the Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots.

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loplover 1 year ago

I find these theocrats-in-training to be the most frightening, dangerous force in the United States today. The GOTP is actually run and funded by unlimited corporate dollars, a fact that the rank-and-file seem not to understand. They obviously have never studied US history or government, either, because one of their platforms---along with wanting to end government regulation that keeps their corporate masters from poisoning the planet at will, the true agenda of the paymasters---is "the role of the church in government." The role of the church in government is zero, zip, nada, never, never, never. Our founders came from a continent that had been at war over religion for centuries, and they were determined that this new experiment in government would not suffer the same fate. Periodically, however, some group decides that the rule of law is not sufficient to make the people behave, and wants to change our secular government to a theocracy run by what is no less than a christian Taliban. Right now we are at a more dangerous point than ever before, as our media, owned by the corporations that want to end government "interference"----meaning regulation and taxes---that reigns them in, be it only slightly. Since corporations can't (yet) vote, they take the lowest-information voters, those who get their "facts" from the likes of Faux "news" and their religious masters, and persuade them to vote against their own financial interests by convincing them that this country needs to turn "back" to Jesus. Despite the fact that "back to Jesus" is an outright lie perpetuated by those who want dumbed-down religious folk afraid to question authority rather than educated citizens who know their history and shudder at the thought of this country resembling Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan under the Taliban. And that is what theocracies ALWAYS resemble.

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namvet60 1 year ago

loplover - did you get your rant while you were attending the Occupy Movement? If you look at the last 4 years you will see that this current administration has created more devastation to the great US of A than any terrorists. Progressive Liberals really are clueless and to prove my point read your post.

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pdywgn 1 year ago

Loplover-The Tea Party has nothing to do with religion. Instead of ranting for the MSM, gain a little knowledge. Adherence to the Constitution pretty much slaps down your religious rant.

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