In January of 2011, shortly after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, a poster of Sarah Palin appeared on a San Francisco street. It was vile and vicious, the total opposite of who Sarah Palin is, and it offended someone so much that he decided to take action.
That person is Ray, and he turned to the community at www.hillbuzz.org for help.
Susan happened to read his plea and sent Ray a design for an upbeat Sarah poster; one that showed her as the shining light she is.
Early the next Sunday morning Ray made his way quietly through the streets of San Francisco. Furtively, he pasted up the joyous face of Sarah Palin, obliterating the memory of the hateful posters that had hung there days before.
It All Started With A Poster
This quiet act of resistance set off a flurry of press as the “Palin Poster Wars” became a national story.
It also began a unique partnership of activism and art.
“Essex and Orange 1773” exemplifies how a simple place and event can effect major change, for it was at this intersection in Boston that the Liberty Tree stood. In 1773, it was a gathering place for those Americans who stood against the tyranny of taxation, and struck a blow for independence at the Boston Tea Party.
We believe that we are now in the process of another battle for independence, and that this New Revolution will bring about a new era in America, an era of smaller government and more power in the hands of the people.
We also believe that our power stands in our willingness to stand up for our beliefs and show support for our principles.
In 1773 a small group made a big impact. Now, in 2013, our numbers are larger, and we’re beginning to find our voice again. It’s time to take an active role in the Revolution of 2014, when we take back our government from the elite establishment who care only for themselves and their cronies. We are the people, and we have a right to speak out, and a right to fight back, and a right to reclaim what was given to us by our heavenly Father. The rights that were so simple expressed by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We are dedicated to fighting for these rights and we hope that you will join us. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
See you on the battle lines!
Ray and Susan
My name is Ray. I am a supporter of Sarah Palin.
My life took a dramatic turn during the presidential primaries of 2008. I realized that all that I thought I knew turned out to be actually nothing at all.
I was a 30 year Democrat who supported and campaigned for Hillary Clinton. Through a series of jaw – dropping events, I was shaken awake to my own ignorance and to the forces which had taken over the Democratic party of my father.
Through my own research and re-discovery of our Constitution and the founding principles of our forefathers and their founding of this Republic, I became a part of the growing grassroots movement of average Americans known as the Tea Party. I seek out truth and honesty in our media and in our politicians. And, above all, common sense. I plan on being at the forefront of our next New American Revolution; one where honesty, truth, common sense, and obedience to God, not government, is the new norm.
I am inspired by the Patriots of 1773, those brave men and women who gathered under the Liberty tree at the corner of Essex and Orange. They made their way to Boston Harbor, and into the history books as participants in the original Boston Tea Party.
Today, a new generation of American Patriots are coming together to defend the liberties that were so hard won, and are at risk. I am proud to be one of them, and encourage you to join me.
As Thomas Paine famously wrote:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
My name is Susan and I’m a Conservative Christian wife and mother.
I grew up in a conservative home, and am proud to say that in my very first Presidential election I had the privilege of voting for Ronald Reagan. Since then I’ve seen the political climate in this country change to an almost unrecognizable form.
It used to be that you could agree to disagree, but now we are all expected to tow the liberal line, or else.
Being contrary by nature, and blessed with artistic talent, I’ve finally found a way to channel my menopausal rage into something worthwhile. Ray and I are on a mission, to take back the popular culture from the left and use it to achieve our goals of limited government and individual freedom.
I am a multi-media artist, specializing in event graphics. During my career I’ve had the privilege of designing presentations and working on events for such companies as Pixar Animation Studios, Focus Feature Films, Google, Yahoo, LucasFilm, the San Francisco Opera and Ballet, and numerous private companies and charitable organizations. My philosophy is that graphic design should be fun and informative, and never take itself too seriously.
My love of American history is paramount. We are an amazing people, blessed with so much, and fierce in the defense of our liberty. I believe we are on the cusp of a rebirth of freedom, and I feel privileged that I have the opportunity to play even the smallest part in it.
Together we can do amazing things!