The El Dorado TEA Party was held at the historic El Dorado Courthouse from 5 pm - 6 pm. We had a crowd of 175+ (plus lots of kids and 2 dogs ;0). The crowd was an excellent cross-section of families, young people, seniors, elected officials, men and women. Vicki Tiahrt gave a fiesty, dynamic speech after whisking in from the Salina and Emporia rallies and then hurried off to the Wichita TEA Party. Senator Ty Masterson left no questions about where he stood on the bailouts and escalating property taxes; he read some quotes from the DHS document defining "right-wing extremists" and commented that if those things were the definition of a right-wing extremist to sign him up! The event began with an invocation, the "Star Spangled Banner" and the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Senator Masterson and Vicki Tiahrt. Several testimonies about property tax nightmares in Butler County followed with a rousing closing of "God Bless America."