ISSN 2330-717X

Patriots Unite: Picket Across America – OpEd


Hi Patriots. Please meet Tina Sims, a true patriot living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Tina wrote me the following note.


“I started PICKET ACROSS AMERICA because I am scared. I am a 47 year old female, unemployed for a year and a half. I am so angry I feel like I’m screaming on the inside. I love this great country and feel an overwhelming desire to defend her. I am asking every American Citizen of all political parties to stop what they are doing at 9am on Sept 17th; step outside and hold a picket sign that reads, “CAN YOU HEAR US NOW.” The idea is to line the streets of America.”

Upon reading Tina’s heartfelt note, I thought, “Her idea of patriots across America holding signs together is nice. However, the media will not cover our protest and it will not effect one bit of legislation in DC. So what would be the point? What difference will it make?”

Then I thought, “It will make a difference to Tina and other fellow patriots. Tina’s fear and frustration represents the feelings of millions. By holding a sign outside 9am, Sept.17th, we are sending a message to each other that we are all in this together. We have each others backs in solidarity fighting to save our country.”

In that regard, PICKET ACROSS AMERICA is a brilliant idea; inexpensive and a minimal time investment while sending a powerful message of unity. I LOVE it!

Tea party groups and organizations across America are responding to Tina’s call to action. She has made it extremely easy to participate. All you need is a sign.


As I said, the media probably will not care. But, this is not about the media. And, it will not directly effect the craziness going on in Washington DC. PICKET ACROSS AMERICA is about us, We The People, taking a moment to say we support each other.

In my travels attending over 200 tea parties nationwide including Alaska, I am blown away by you, the American people; your love for our great country and willingness to do your part to save her. You’re awesome and I love you.

So, I made a sign as Tina requested. September 17th at 9am, I am going to stand on the busiest intersection in my town and display it.

Patriots, please join us. Sign up for Tina’s picket line on Facebook at PICKET ACROSS AMERICA.

Our ultimate goal is to end the tyrannous reign of Barack Hussein Obama in 2012. The Obama media is relentless in their efforts to discourage and dishearten us. Staying encouraged, diligent and united in our efforts is crucial to our victory.

Let’s exhibit our solidarity. Let’s PICKET ACROSS AMERICA.

Lloyd Marcus

Lloyd Marcus is the songwriter and vocalist of the "American Tea Party Anthem." He currently serves as president of NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color). Visit his website at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.