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Members of An American Patriot Tea Party celebrated Independence Day in true Tea Party-fashion Saturday in Winnsboro with a patriotic rally featuring Rev. C.L. Bryant.
Bryant, one of the most recognized speakers in national Tea Party venues, was called "an American patriot" by Glen Williams, president of the local Tea Party chapter, before taking the stand to deliver a rousing call to action at Davis Park.
"You are protecting and planting the seeds of liberty right here in Winnsboro... if you will band together as one, out of the very heart here in Louisiana you will see a group grow of patriots that will fan all of this state and even this region," Bryant told the crowd.
Byrant urged members of the Tea Party movement to join together, stand up for American values and hold to freedoms for which brave men and women have fought, sacrificed and given their lives.
Tea Party members need to unite and send a message across the country to our leaders, "that the American people are tired of being lied to by the politicians and we will not tolerate it any longer," he said.
As flags waved in the cool breeze, other speakers also came forward to deliver speeches, including Rev. Carl Gould, a Desert Storm veteran, and local businessman, Kelly Martin.
A reading of the Declaration of Independence was given by District Court Judges Rudy McIntyre, Terry Doughty and Jimbo Stephens.
Bryant, who has recently appeared at Tea Party venues with Sarah Palin, is founder of "One Nation Back to God," and a pastor of a church in Grand Cane.
His speech can be read on page 2A.