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RTPP’s 4th of July Celebration was a Great Success [with pics]

RTPP’s 4th of July Celebration was a Great Success [with pics]

Thank you to all of the great Patriots who helped with the Redlands Tea Party Patriots #4thOfJuly booth at Sylvan Park in Redlands: Victor & Carol Theotig, Scott & Ann Olson, Terri Boon, Carol Lohoefer, John Berry, Carolyn Hays and Greg Brittain.  And, when our E-Z Up became “Can’t Put Up,” Chuck Brummett went home and got his for us to use.

Carolyn made up great educational games for children such as name the states, fill in the blanks for Patriotic songs and the key parts of the Declaration of Independence.

We had the Declaration of Independence to sign with a genuine quill Sharpie, and this was very popular with children and adults.

We were next to our friends and allies in the Redlands Republican Women.  Together we drew far more people than the Dems.  Interestingly, when one the Dems stopped by, he refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.

We also passed out many cards with our Tea Party principles and got two pages of new email contacts.  

And even better, we had a great time.

Then we adjourned to the After Party at Doug & Jan Leja’s beautiful country home in Yucaipa for a great 4th of July BBQ.  Thank you Doug & Jan. 

Last but not least, thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. 


Let’s Remember the Reason for the Holiday.

From the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776:

–“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Abraham Lincoln recognized this in his Gettysburg Address:

–“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

President Donald J. Trump recently acknowledged this:

–“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator.”

This is “why” of America.  No other nation was “so conceived and so dedicated.”  America was thus the exception of human history and this exception made America exceptional.

The Declaration of Independence concludes:

–“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

They made the pledge to make America knowing that if they were caught by the British, they would be hanged.  Are we willing to make this pledge today to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain and keep the exception that makes America exceptional?

#4thofJuly #IndependenceDay


Here are the pics.




Gregory W. Brittain, Attorney at Law
Redlands Tea Party Patriots Cabinet Member
Unite IE Board Member
707 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-7335; Fax: 909-335-7337; Cell: 909-327-8813| | |