Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
The Tea Party and the City Council have something in common: New signage guidelines. Last night the Worcester Tea Party sent out an email that those of you who plan on participating in the rally can use as a sort of “how-to-guide” for your protest signs. Here are a few of the items they want you to keep in mind:
1) Use a few short words-Long, rambling signs cannot be read from a distance.
2) Check your spelling-Our opposition will want to embarrass us by highlighting our errors.
3) Avoid ad hominem attacks. Attack the ideas, policies or system, not the individuals. Better yet, make your sign a positive message, not a negative one.
4) Focus on freedom, the constitution, the free market, limited government, fiscal responsibility, not the individuals who fail to protect these ideals.
5) Make signs that are provocative without being offensive.
6) Please do not bring any signs questioning President Obama’s birth certificate. This is not an issue for the Tea Party and damages our credibility.
7) If your sign has anything that would be considered racist or otherwise offensive to our cause we will request that it be removed from the rally area.
If you didn’t know already, the Worcester Tea Party will be protesting in Lincoln Square today from 4:00 to 6:00. Another local activist group, Stand up to Stupid, will be there counter-protesting.