A couple thousand people gathered at Miller Park in Bloomington for the arrival of the Tea Party Express National Bus Tour.
Congressional Candidate Adam Kinzinger says, "This event is kind of a culmination of a whole bunch of Tea Parties that have sprung up all over the country. And basically its people that are upset and they want something to do."
Tea Party Supporter David Fry says, "Supporters of the Tea Party Express movement say their goal is to speak out against what they believe to be excessive government spending, tax increases as well as healthcare reform."
An agenda to totally transform America into a socialist, government run it all society.
David Fry says he was surprised to find out the Tea Party Express scheduled a stop in Bloomington.
He says he's eagerly awaited his chance to show support for 13 reasons, 10 of which, he says, are his grandchildren.
Tea Party Supporter David Fry says, "I am deeply concerned for the future of those grand children when we have a government that already has put us so deeply in debt."
Congressional Candidate Adam Kinzinger says, "The republicans got kicked pretty hard in 2006 and 2008 for our spending and I think the message is there. We can't spend what we don't have."
The tour bus began its 33 city journey in Sacramento, California over a week ago.
Central Illinois was the 19th stop the group has made, the culmination of the trip is next week in Washington D.C.
Tea Party Supporter David Fry says, "I really believe that the hope for the world in terms of freedom of liberty is the US, and the course we're on isn't going to take us there."