Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Helena MT school board NEEDS an earful!

Hello Patriots! The Big Sky Tea Party is holding a protest on Saturday July 17th in Helena. If you live close enough to attend please show up and support this cause. The values of the American family are being destroyed by actions such as those proposed by the Helena School District.

Action Alert
Protest Rally
American moral fiber is under attack. In Helena Montana, the school district has introduced what they call a Health Enhancement Curriculum. This program that was created behind closed doors, endorses sexual deviates in our schools indoctrinating our children beginning in Kindergarten.

Big Sky Tea Party Association is holding a rally this Saturday on the corner of Montana Avenue and Custer Street. We will gather at noon to send a message to the school board and others that the people will not stand for this to take place in our schools here in Montana.

Grab your friends and neighbors and join us to insure our kids of the future are not subjected to the immoral unethical practices of the few. Furthermore, this action is a violation of the Montana Constitution and cannot move forward.


The pending sex education curriculum the Helena Schools are wanting to implement is child sexual abuse . No young child should ever be exposed to such Garbage . Even High School age youth have better things to focus their minds on than Perverted Sex education !  Schools are supposed to be teaching children Math, Reading , Science , History , etc. Not Sex Classes regardless of whether these so called classes are part of the Health Class agenda or not .

How Smutty have our school systems become ? And in Montana ? This is a disgrace to all who live in this wonderful state . We are on the map , not for our clean air and beautiful mountains , but for smutty sex education because it is such an invasion of our children’s minds .

I’ve included the contact information for the school board members in Helena, MT.  Please contact them and let them know that we will not allow this to happen in our town, our state, and especially not to our great youth of Montana!

The one board member that everyone needs to support and stand with is “Trevor Wilkerson”  He is very opposed to this and needs our support.

Contact info for Helena Sex Ed proposal:

Michael O’Neil, Chair


Aidan Myhre,  Vice Chair

Terry Beaver,

Don Jones,

Trevor Wilkerson

Cherche Prezeau

Joe Cohenour

Libby Goldes

Robin LeNeve


Dr. Bruce K. Messinger

Chelsea Carlson

Kristen Ingman


2010 Recipient of Salvatori Prize

I am excited to tell you all that Montana Shrugged, TEA party patriots have been awarded the 2010 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship. This prize has been awarded to the citizen-patriots of the TEA party movement from the Heritage Foundation. It is awarded for our commitment to uphold American’s principles, exemplify the virtues of American’s Founders, and promote the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of American citizenship. Give yourselves a pat on the back! Great work patriots! Keep it up…..we have a long road ahead of ourselves!

If you are unfamiliar here are some historical details:

Born in Italy, Henry Salvatori founded the Western Geophysical Company, which he built into one of the most successful enterprises in the world.  He is best known as one of the original members of Ronald Reagan’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” having served him as a trusted advisor for over two decades.  Less known is Salvatori’s sustained patronage of academic institutions and programs supporting the education of American youth and the strengthening of American citizenship.

Henry Salvatori devoted his life to strengthening the foundations of American liberty that each generation of citizens much renew and fortify and which, to Ronald Reagan and millions of Americans, make this nation a “shining City on a Hill.”

Through the generosity of Mr. Salvatori, an endowment was created at The Heritage Foundation to promote our nation’s common dedication to the principles of the American Founding and encourage an enlightened patriotism in the United States.  The cornerstone of this endowment is an annual prize to be given to an American citizen who upholds these principles, embodies the virtues of character and mind that animated American’s Founders, and exemplifies the spirit of the independent and entrepreneurial citizenship in the United States.

Previous recipients of the Prize have included author David McCullough (2009), Princeton University professor Robert P George (2008), and the founders of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (2007).

So, I ask you all to continue your hard work and continue on down this long path towards freedom.  We have a ways to go but forward is the only direction that inflict real change for the good of our country and it’s citizens.

God Bless and congratulations!

Happy Birthday America! I’m proud to call you my home!

Happy Birthday America!  I know I’m proud to be an American.  I love my country and we tea party so that people like me can have a chance at the same future my parents did.  Our great country is 234 years old. In the larger picture of countries worldwide, America is relatively young. But if “We the People” don’t act and stand up for our great nation, she will die at a young age.

What do we do? To do nothing is not an option; America will be destroyed. We must do something, but what?

The answer is simple, but not easy: “We the People” must stand up and do what we know is right, and be true patriots in our nation’s time of crisis. We must go to the polls and throw out the bums in November; this cannot be done in one election cycle, but will take a few years to get that job done. But we must remain steadfast and committed to do that, or it will be the same old business as usual- tax, spend, redistribute, and then repeat all over again. Getting rid of the liberal progressives in government, every last one of them, is a must do mission. And the start date is November 2, 2010.

But that doesn’t fix everything. “We the People” must do our part to spread the message of Americanism. Americanism is not just a made up word- it is the essence of our nation. We have a rich history of immigrants coming to America and contributing to society, and becoming Americans. Becoming citizens, learning English, celebrating our holidays, and doing other civic duties are all part of being American. Every single one of us who is an American knows what it means to be an American, and how precious this is. But unfortunately our country is full of people who don’t know and don’t care about being American- they only want what we have for them to take, and don’t want to be part of the American culture.

“We the People” must enforce Americanism in our own communities. We must stop the welfare handouts, the so-called “sanctuary cities”. We must stop printing all of our signs, literature, and other printed information in several languages-ENGLISH ONLY. We must stop giving the option of pressing “1” for English- if the caller doesn’t understand English, they need to learn it NOW.

It is up to “We the People” to enforce Americanism- the government isn’t going to do it, and to be quite honest private companies are just as bad when it comes to catering to the “Unamericans”. We must make a conscious decision to enforce Americanism in our lives, our business, and our communities. It is essential to the long life of America, and I for one do not want to see her die a young death.

Whew, off on a tangent there.  Back to a recap of Independence Day in Laurel, Montana!

Head to Laurel at 6:30 am to set up our booth and get it ready for the day.  There was nothing difficult about that except the being in Laurel at 7 am bit.

Booth done so we did a little decorating of our Kodiak (parade float in this case).  We didn’t spend nearly as much time this year decorating as last year.  I will not be surprised when we do not take home the “Best Patriotic” plaque.  I was so excited to see ALL the patriotic floats!  WOW!  Somebody else must also be proud to be an American!  (Or it was all the complaints we got last year and those people decided to be patriotic so that we couldn’t win the plaque… decide…).  How are you TOO patriotic on the 4th of July?  Or any other day of the year for that matter?

Anyhow, we moved the truck over to our line-up for the parade and tea party patriots started showing up left and right.  We had about twice as many walkers as last year which was amazing!  We also have a patriot on a 4-wheeler and a custom built chopper who headed our float off.  Very  cool.  Might I add these people have it figured out (the ones who brought wheels) as this parade is just over 2 hours long.  That is a long walk!  Especially when it feels like its 100 degrees out.

This year we stuck to American Flags.  No tea party signs, just American Flags.  We had so many complaints last year that the Laurel Chamber was flooded with liberals.  We figured we’d save them that headache and only carry the flags which we figured nobody could complain about.

There was 1 nut job in the crowd.  That was the only negative comment we got (or at least that we heard).  He claimed that the 4th of July parade was no place for us to carry an American Flag…huh?  Really?  I wonder if he said that to all the floats…..or just the tea party?

We had applause from the crowd pretty much the entire way.  You could tell there was an enormous amount of tea party patriots in the crowd…..which also was told by the number of people who came by our booth afterwards and signed up to be a member if they were not already.

It was a beautiful day and a great crowd of people!

We met people at our booth all the way from Florida and South Carolina?  There were patriots from Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and all across the state of Montana.  It’s great to be united!  I even met 6 people from facebook!  Ah, what a small but great world it is!

And then, of course, by the time it got dark we were able to watch the great fireworks display put on by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department.  They did a great job!  I took some video on my phone that you can watch below.  Phone camera didn’t do it justice…..but hey, it’s better than nothing.

And the finale…..

We’ll be back next year… can count on that.

Happy Birthday America!

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