Boise's Tea Party began at the Ann Morrison Park where a few hundred met to sing the National Anthem, listen to a handful of speakers (including Ben Franklin), pray and march to the next destination.
As the participants marched from one location to the next, a large copy of the Declaration of Independence was on display. Under the display was a paper, rolled up on both ends for expansion, where each person could sign his or her own name to state that they too would put their John Hancock down to state their belief in the document.
Upon leaving Ann Morrison, people wondered how many others would show up. The path led through a wooded area and under the main road into the city. As they popped up around the bend, they could see another crowd already gathered at Julia Davis Park (see above). Adding to this group, their numbers increase.
More and more signs began to crop up above the crowd. Some with in depth messages and some with simple words that meant far more than could be expressed.
The march from Julia Davis Park was straight on to the capitol building. Because it was under construction, people could not get closer than the park which sits in front of the building. The street was blocked off as the people marched towards their destination. It was obvious that the numbers were increasing and it was hard to fathom just how many people were there while participating as part of the crowd.
Arriving at the capitol building, people were surrounded by signs and others with like minded objections and a look of helplessness which seemed to slowly fade away as it became clear that they were not alone.
GUN CONTROL? HOW ABOUT CONGRESS CONTROL!!
People gathered together in the park and began singing patriotic songs as they waited for the sound system to be set up for the next small wave of speakers. They did not sing loudly... but reverently and almost with a hint of remorse as they worried where their country may be heading. Final total of those attending... 2,500+!!.
Perhaps politicians truly ARE alien invaders?
As the day progressed and the fellowship of the citizens was felt, a sense of self prophecy lingered in the air. Each person could continue with their lives as it was before this day or they could make this day the first day of a better tomorrow. Not an "easy" tomorrow... no... it will be a struggle.
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UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED
There were several different news casts regarding the Boise tea party but this one seems to be the most comprehensive and contains the best description of the "reason" for the event. By the way... I am actually in this video. :o)