Freedom! rally planned

A tea party crowd is set to converge on Lincoln Park on Saturday with a lineup of speakers, booths and music.

The event — put on by Freedom! Colorado and held for the past five or six years in one form or another, organizers said — could attract a sizable crowd, this being an election year amid a charged political climate.

Kevin McCarney, one of the event’s organizers, said that eight or nine speakers are scheduled to address the crowd, beginning about 1 p.m. The rally starts at noon.

“The overall topic is how we’re being ignored over here,” McCarney said. “The job numbers are dreadful, and we’re next on the list when they start shutting stuff down,” he said, referring to some recent job cuts suffered in the Delta area.

“We’re going to talk about some solutions, too,” McCarney said.

Some 20 booths are planned, likely manned by political candidates and others pushing proposed ballot initiatives, along with music and activities.

A “Banned by Bloomberg” bake sale — made up of all the “fattening things being banned in New York City,” McCarney said — will raise money for local tea party efforts. Last year’s Bloomberg bake sale raised about $800, McCarney said.

Among the speakers this year is regional activist David Justice, who just returned from the Bundy ranch in Nevada, where a standoff between ranchers and federal employees made national headlines.

The event’s main speaker is Derrick Wilburn, founder of a number of African-American conservative organizations. Wilburn is also a regular contributor to the American Thinker website.

His last three columns were entitled, “Obama’s Minimum Wage Fallacy,” “The Real Problem with Health Insurance,” and “Gender Madness Taking Over the Military and Schools.”

The rally is free.


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