CLEVELAND, Ohio -- They carried signs, flew flags that said "Don't Tread on Me" and listened to speakers who delivered a message of smaller government, responsible spending and lower taxes.
A crowd or more than 400 gathered Thursday afternoon on Mall C in downtown Cleveland to support the Tea Party Tax Day rally, the second year for the event.
Signs with slogans such as "Obamacare = tax payer funded abortion = death of our future," "Go Green, Recycle Congress" and "Remember Me? I am the taxpayer?" were raised.
"God did not create us to be wards of the state," said Colleen Holmes, a former Lakewood resident who is now the executive director of Eagle Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based political-action group.
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