Best sign ever.
A band of folks answered the call to come take stand and be counted at the Rein in the IRS Rally Tuesday in Portland. We stood in the rain and protested the IRS’s targeting the political views of taxpayers and organizations. The story is well known. In anticipation of this event–which was called mere hours before (because that’s when I found out about it), the IRS hired a rentacop to quell the madding crowds.
Five people out of the 50 or so gathered had never been to a protest. In this way it reminded me of that first Tea Party organized by the father of the Oregon Tea Party, Geoff Ludt, in February of 2009. About 100 people came to the Federal Courthouse and walked to the Willamette to dump tea into the river. A few months later nearly 6000 people turned out for a Tea Party at Pioneer Square.