April 18, 2012
Craig teen Cheyenne Ossen delivers a speech about the U.S. Constitution during Tuesday’s Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots tax day Freedom Rally. Ossen compared the privilege of driving a car to the public’s responsibility to study the Constitution and serve their country by running for office, voting, enlisting in the Armed Services or participating in jury duty.
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More than 50 local residents and one visitor from Alabama braved the cool air Tuesday for an afternoon filled with protest, music and Constitutional education. The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots tax day Freedom Rally, an annual event intended to educate local voters about the dealings in Washington, D.C., and inspire change, was headlined by singer/songwriter Joyce Shaffer, of Loma. Shaffer, a Nashville recording artist and recent inductee into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, bases the bulk of her catalogue on recent events in America. Her songs include titles such as “September 11,” “America is Color-Blind,” “Tucson,” and “Takin’ Back Our Country,” which has received more than 340,000 hits on YouTube.