In mid November the call came in. It was Tea Party leader Sarah Bond who needed a Patriot to join the Northern Route of the Farmers Relief Relay traveling across the country to bring awareness to the government water restrictions that are crippling the state of California. With little hesitation I agreed to join the route and carry the message across the northwest.
Tea Party Patriot leader Jenny Beth Martin arranged for me to fly up to Spokane, WA where I joined her and two other patriots for the trek to Fresno. As we traversed the state it became clear that the water restrictions of the Central Valley in California are similar to other extremist environmental policies that are crippling businesses and family farms across the country.
At our first stop in Ellensburg, WA we heard from Tea Party patriots who have witnessed similar oppressions against the apple industry, loggers, and small family farms throughout the northwest.
It was an honor to receive such warm support and substantial donations to the cause, but their stories of the eco-tyranny against their apple and logging industries proved that we are fighting a widespread battle for our freedoms. They even have their own fish story. It is a shame when the fish story is no longer about the big one that got away, but about the little one that took down the dam.
These great Americans in Washington state stood steadfast in their support for California. It has become abundantly clear that our government has over-extended its authority into the private lives of its citizens.
At this stop, those in attendance gathered to sign the Declaration of Independence to stand up for our freedoms. Both young and old were proud to place their name into history by joining this struggle. They gave us great encouragement with both handshakes and prayers. America’s greatness comes from her people.
Jenny Beth Martin asked the crowd to contact their representatives as this is not just California’s issue. It is everyone in America’s freedoms that are at stake as environmental extremists push laws to subvert our Independence, steal our property, and place us under the control of a global governing body with no ties to the electorate. This relay rally went across the country from Maine to New York to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Iowa, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho before reaching the state of Washington.
After the rally we had lunch at a local family restaurant before crossing the snowy mountain pass that leads to Seattle. A Pacific winter storm was coming through, but we were on a mission. Our goal was to get to Fresno by Saturday night to meet the producer and director of the film “Not Evil Just Wrong.”
As we left and drove through the pass the words of Jim Applegate foreshadowed my meeting with Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. His words and the truth of the environmental movement is just beginning to reveal the economic destruction of the Climate Change Hoax.