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New Jersey:  Thousands take part in ‘tea party’ protest against high taxes in Morristown

Some 2,000 people gathered in Morristown to mark the nation’s birth with an old-style political protest as part of nationwide anti-taxation protests fashioned on the Boston Tea Party.

Despite a hot and sunny break from weeks of rain, angry taxpayers skipped the beaches and crammed onto the Morristown Green — a historical site of revolutionary activity during the Revolutionary War — to express their frustration with increasing taxes and call for smaller government.

Though the tea party movement has focused on taxation, today’s event felt more like an old-fashioned free-speech protest, with flag-waving protesters carrying signs that read “America’s no longer free” and “Save our constitution!”

Texas:  Sen. Cornyn booed at Capitol “tea party”

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn drew boos from a crowd outside the Texas Capitol this afternoon as he spoke at a “tea party” rally organized by the Texas office of Americans for Prosperity.

Cornyn was booed at the start and close of his remarks, which assailed actions in Washington; there were no boos while he awarded a Purple Heart to a Copperas Cove resident injured in Iraq in 2006.

“You’re the problem,” a crowd member hollered.

Another crowd member yelled that Cornyn voted for the initial federal bailout of Wall Street approved by Congress last year, the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Dallas:  Thousands attend America’s Tea Party protest at Southfork Ranch

Celebrating Independence Day for one group means voicing their frustration with the government. Tea party rallies were held in cities across the country and one of the largest took place at Southfork Ranch near Plano.

Even the youngest generation got involved this Independence Day. They took part in America’s Tea Party, a growing and conservative grass roots movement trying to put a stop to what it calls a “tax and spend” government.

“This whole thing transcends party lines. It’s important for everyone to stick up for their freedom,” said 18-year-old Beau Brehm of McKinney.

Brehm and his friends recently graduated from high school, where they say teachers encouraged them to stand up for what they believe in.

“We are the people and these are our opinions and I just hope they respect our wishes,” said 19-year-old Trey Evans, also of McKinney.

Reno:  Fourth of July marked with ‘tea party’ in Reno

Hundreds of people, some with tea bags hanging from their hats or glasses, turned up for a Fourth of July “tea party” held Saturday in Reno to protest federal government spending.

In the Sierra Marketplace Center parking lot at Virginia and Moana streets, patriotic songs played from speakers on a stage and a tent adorned with American flags and patriotic bunting provided space and materials for participants to create their own signs.

People lined Virginia Street, holding signs with a variety of slogans such as “No cap and trade,” “Don’t tax me bro,” or “No public money for private failure,” and protestors cheered each time a passing car honked.

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