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Where is the Northshore Tea Party Located?

Posted by northshoreteaparty on July 9, 2011 at 1:26 AM Comments comments (3)

The Northshore Tea Party is located on the northern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain in southeast Louisiana.

The majority of our members come from Washington, Tangipahoa and in particular St. Tammany Parishes.  The towns/cities of Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Abita Springs, Slidell, Lacombe, Goodbee, Pearl River, Bush and Folsom are responsible for more than half of the Northshore Tea Party's membership.  While most of our members are residents of the Northshore, it is certainly not a requirement for joining or attending a rally.  We have had attendees at our events coming from as far away as Metairie, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mississippi's Gulf Coast.

Anyone who shares our belief in limited Constitutional government, reductions in both taxes and spending and general fiscal responsibility is welcome to join our organization.

Most Northshore Tea Party events are held in western St. Tammany Parish, with the bulk of them occurring in either Covington or Mandeville.

Do you know of a good location for a Tea Party event? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments.

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Unofficial Tea Party Anthem

Posted by northshoreteaparty on June 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1)

By: Peter Egan Jr.

Having attended my share of Northshore Tea Party rallies, it has occurred to me that the loose-knit organization has been desperately lacking its own theme song. Needless to say, the little wheels in my brain started turning and I decided to do what I could to help fill the void.

I didn't have to look far to find my nominee to be the official anthem of the Tea Party. The first two songs appearing on one of my personal favorite musical albums of all-time are, in my opinion, perfectly suited to represent the Tea Party, and particularly its rallying cry of "Don't Tread On Me". That album, not coincidentally is Three Eleven's 2005 release by the same title (Don't Tread On Me).

The first two songs appearing on the album are Don't Tread On Me and Thank Your Lucky Stars. The former emphasizes the Orwellian nature of the current American political makeup. Where leftists are lauded for bankrupting the country and the Tea Party is blamed for seemingly all of society's ills, the song embodies the stance Tea Party members must take, acknowledging the inevitable ridicule that accompanies doing so.

Take the song's first line: "Before you point it at me, there is a possibility, you'd better turn that thing around." This line to me speaks to the finger of blame that is seemingly always being pointed right in the face of conservatives and the Tea Party. The left-wing media, college professors and Hollywood celebrities are always cutting up about how bad the Tea Party and conservatives in general are for the country. The first line of this song so astutely suggests those left-wing types reconsider their position, as the responsibility for plunging our country down the toilet lies with them, not us.

Thank Your Lucky Stars is a classic American patriotic anthem celebrating the blessing of being born an American. Because I could write a thesis paper going line-by-line, I am instead going to simply publish the lyrics beneath the video below.

Essentially, the song discusses the chronic negativity emnating from the political left, and puts into perspective how lucky those of us who were blessed to be an American really are. The song discusses the herd mentality essential to the left's success, and accurately points out that if the country continues heading down the same road, the freedoms we enjoy as Americans may be in serious jeopardy.

The song also touches upon the brave men and women who have given their lives so that those of us in America today can enjoy the freedoms we do, and goes on to stress that those of us living in America today owe those brave souls a debt of gratitude for their sacrifice.

Anyway, without further adieu, here are the two songs I hereby nominate to serve as the unofficial Tea Party anthem:

Three Eleven - Don't Tread On Me

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Because Don't Tread On Me is more a refrain-based anthem, I am not going to post the lyrics here. The words are easy enough to understand when listening to the song, so if you're interested in the lyrics, just play the video or run a web search for 'Don't Tread On Me Lyrics'.


Three Eleven - Thank Your Lucky Stars

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Three Eleven: Thank Your Lucky Stars Lyrics

I need a break something inside me said
From TV people counting the dead
A break from all the sadness is what I need now, yeah


I remain at a loss for words
For apathy I sense in the herd
I've followed 'em and it's senseless no questioning it

And what's the point nothing so dull
Could ever on earth be brightened in entirely
Just think about it

And what's the point nothing so slight
Could ever on earth be enlightened entirely
Just think about it

Ask me, I'm not blind
I can read all the signs
So many have died
So many out of their minds

Thank your lucky stars
You've got it good it's not hard
To be what you are
Thank your lucky stars

We're in a place I thought we'd never get
People devolved and fought or they fled
But I do not know how we're goin' to get out of it, woah

It's a mistake to be paranoid
A mental state that takes strength to avoid
All the hostility and fear should be challenged

Cuz what's the point of living that way
So many close their minds to what others say
Which ever feeling you voice

And what's the point, we're gonna pay
Sort it out one way or not we all have that day
So make your choice

Ask me, I'm not blind
I can read all the signs
So many have died
So many out of their minds

Thank your lucky stars
You've got it good, it's not hard
To be what you are
Thank your lucky stars

Ask me, I'm not blind
I can read all the signs
So many have died
So many out of their minds

Thank your lucky stars
You've got it good, it's not hard
To be what you are
Thank your lucky stars


As you can see from the lyrics, this one's a doozy. In addition to the things mentioned above, the song covers the fear and hostility associated with liberalism, the fact that it takes a strong person to overcome the pressure to blindly join up with the liberal mob, and suggests that we the thinking people of America should make it a point to challenge them --- and that our country and our freedoms may depend on it.