Rochester NY Tea Party

Suggestions for Signs


Below is a running list of ideas for slogans to put on signs (as well as excellent historical quotes that are likely too long to put on signs, but we thought we'd post them anyway!).


Feel free to make your own (within the bounds of decency!)



Congress shall make no law without reading it first.


STOP SPENDING.  Our liberties are drowning in all your red ink.


Find me a nation that taxed and borrowed itself to prosperity.


Recession is when your neighbor loses his job...

Depression is when you lose yours...

Recovery is when Congress loses theirs.




"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."  –Thomas Jefferson


Welcome back, Carter!


“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”  –Thomas Jefferson


We the People


What happened to when LIBERAL meant supporting LIBERTY?


Let Congress eat cake.  I'll have my liberty.


Your library records are private but your medical records won't be


The Soviet Union had single-payer everything


“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”  -Milton Friedman


1913.  Worst.  Year.  Ever.


When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.


Keep Speech Free.


We want our liberty not your tyranny.


Lib ∙ er ∙ tar ∙ i ∙ an    (noun) One who advocates maximizing of individual rights, minimizing the role of the state, and the non-initiation of force.


Congress works for us, not the other way around.


"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."  -Thomas Jefferson


"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."   -Ben Franklin


“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nation—entangling alliances with none.”  -Thomas Jefferson


Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


“Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress…But I repeat myself.”  –Mark Twain


“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.”  –Publius, 1787


“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”  –Thomas Jefferson


To: Media

Re: Climategate



Apparently, reading the bill was too much to ask.


Less Government.  More Common Sense.







Socialism hasn’t worked anywhere so don’t bring it here.


I support welfare.  Oh, wait, I have no choice.


“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”       -John F. Kennedy


LIBERTARIANISM is the radical notion that you don’t own other people.


“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson


"If you put government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand."  -Milton Friedman


“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”  –Thomas Jefferson


“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”  –Thomas Jefferson


“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”  –Thomas Jefferson


Warning: Police State


Free markets, not free loaders


Give me liberty…NOT DEBT!


Government, killing freedom since 3000 B.C.


“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”  -Mohatma Ghandi


“Most bad government has grown out of too much government.”  –Thomas Jefferson


“Government isn’t the solution to the problem.  Government is the problem.”  –Ronald Reagan




“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”  – Thomas Jefferson



Look decent, Big Brother is watching.


“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  -George Washington


I believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of all who don’t.


Stop political censorship


"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."  -R. J. Wiedemann Lt . Col. USMC Ret.


End the Fed.


The United States Federal Reserve:  Charging America interest to destroy the U.S. Dollar.  Abolish the Fed, save America.


Stop Big Government.


“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” –James Madison



…the RIGHT to bear arms

…the RIGHT to speak freely.

…the RIGHT to worship freely.

…the RIGHT to pursue happiness.


Let it not be said that we did nothing.


“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable that on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”  -Thomas Jefferson


More LIBERTY bell!


Trust your government, just ask an American Indian.


That’s alright, I wasn’t using my CIVIL LIBERTIES much anyway.


Your forefathers died for liberty in 1776, what will you do for it in 2010?


“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”  -Thomas Jefferson


The Few, The Pissed, The TaxPayers.


“If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.”  -Sir Winston Churchill


You can’t get a good education if they’re only telling you half the story.


“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only defense.”  –Mark Twain


End the Nanny State


Read More Orwell!


"I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."  -Harry S. Truman


I’d rather see someone wrapped in the Constitution burning the flag than someone wrapped in the flag burning the Constitution.


Woodrow Wilson SUCKS!


"Disobedience is the foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves."  - Henry David Thoreau


"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."  -Thomas Jefferson


Hands off my health care you fascist control freaks!


Amendment IX.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


“The legitimate powers of government reach actions only and not opinions.”   -Thomas Jefferson


I want a hamburger... no, a cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake... “   –Obama voter


Someone never told Congress that Crack is Whack!  Ditch the habit Louise!


I guess wisdom doesn’t always come with age…eh, Louise?


“That no free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”      –George Mason, 1776 Virginia Declaration


Why should I pay for your health care?


“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”  -John Fitzgerald Kennedy


“Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done."  –James Madison


The most terrifying words in the English language: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  –Ronald Reagan


“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”  –Thomas Jefferson


"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."  –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Government does not cause problems, it subsidizes them."  -Ronald Reagan


“One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.”  -Ronald Reagan


"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army" - Gen. George Washington, to his troops before the battle of Long Island


ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, FNC are all four letter words.

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