It was a pistol-packing, flag bearing, poster waving rally as close to 200 people gathered on Grinnell Plaza to call for an end to the federal government overstepping its boundaries at the cost of individual liberties.
A quiet event with a subdued, polite crowd, most seemed to have a “wait and see attitude” as they listened to several speakers talking about a variety of subjects including gun control and the Wyoming 10A political action committee.
Event organizer Kristy Tyrney said, “This is just the start; it’s a call to action. Our liberties are at stake. I want my daughter to know I did my best to change the tide going on in our country. The government is taking over healthcare, we have aggressive taxation and the government is overstepping its constitutional boundaries. This is all about education and giving people the tools to make a change. We hope this sends a loud message to Washington D.C.”
The Tea Party movement began in 2009 and is part of a protest movement that promotes fiscal conservatism.