Full house at Asotin Tea Party

Full house at Asotin Tea Party
ASOTIN - They say it's all about traditional values and pushing back against the government.

And there were some strong words spoken at Saturday's Tea Party in Asotin.

"How many of you have watched the movie Lonesome Dove?," asked one speaker from the podium. "What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd? What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd. He got hung. And that's what I want to do with Patty Murray."

Lewis and Clark Tea Party Patriots' co-chair Doug Schurman said around 500 people showed up for the rally at the Asotin County Fairgrounds.

"We are getting people together to try to tell the government that we don't like what's going on," said Schurman. "We don't like their spending, we don't like their unaccountability, and we want it to change."

Schurman said they are trying to get more people involved in order to, in his words, "save our nation."

Speaker Phil Teasley said more people need to step up and be heard.

"We have sat around for so long and the mess we are in is because we are so complacent," said Teasley. "So the better educated we are, the better educated the people can make a decision on the politicians."

Teasley spoke to the group about state sovereignty and education. He said federal agendas are pushing out state curriculum.

"I want to get the parents involved with their kids," said Teasley. "I want them to meet their teachers, I want them to get involved with the PTA, if they want to. I want them to run for school board because if you know what your kids are being taught then it's so much easier to find things ... coming in that we don't want."

For more more information about the LC Tea Party you can visit their website www.thelcteaparty.com