A timeline slide show of our photos taken at the first
Tea Party Protest in Washington DC, 9/12/2009.
If you click on the (i), you will see the captions and time line.

Our Approach: Citizen's Journalism

Our website was created because American political discourse now primarily uses opinion, distortion and defamation to make points. It's both a propaganda and political organizing technique. It is, unfortunately, used by all sides of the political spectrum.

Citizen's journalism is a new social media movement to provide to others what we have learned and discovered as fact; so that you can use those facts when the situation has been distorted or misrepresented and so that the truth might set us free. Social media became the “public square” organizing a national movement, the tea party. The Supreme Court agreed in 2017. The concept of citizen journalists was created by Andrew Breitbart. He envisioned it filling the void left by the departure of the mainstream media from journalism.

Our Story

Ken has lived and worked all over the world. He founded a company in the Netherlands taken public on the English stock market and another sold to General Dynamics creating jobs and defending our nation. A third nearly went public on Wall Street but was caught in the dot.com crash before its IPO. The technological specialty behind all this is a discovery in how to evaluate and relate huge data masses into structures that support making decisions on tiny processing platforms. Lynne and I were among the original members of the tea party movement. We were the medical directors of and wrote the emergency plan for the permit of the first national tea party protest in Washington DC on 9/12/2009. We founded the Vista Tea Party Patriots when we came back. We have spent years working in politics. We built big data and election analysis tools and won some twenty elections out of thirty we assisted in four states.

Today our country needs us even more than than then. Will you help?

The National Park Service used to use an estimation method based upon the amount of area filled. USA Today published a version for the inauguration. Based on that method the crowd was certainly more than two million strong. The red outline is my estimation of the area filled by the crowd but does not include the the whole of Pennsylvania Ave. and the area to the train station both of which were standing room only.
2 million at Tea Party Protest Washington DC on 9/12/2009

The Crowd Estimator

The National Park Service used to use an estimation method based upon the amount of area filled. USA Today published a version for the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson. The area estimates are for the yellow areas only. The red outline is my estimation of the area filled by the crowd but does not include the the whole of Pennsylvania Ave. and the area to the train station both of which were standing room only. Park service. Later satellite photo methods put the number above 1.9 million. News media including Fox News put the number at 60,000.

Meet the Team

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Kenneth M. Happel

Administrator & Editor

Christian, prayer minister, founder and CEO of several companies - one a public corp., mathematician, defense technologist, economist and believer in our unique constitutional republic.

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Lynne C. Happel

Administrator & Author

Christian, prayer minister, Sr. RN psychology in psychiatric hospitals, San Diego County Aging & Independent Services & San Diego County Mental Health until a patient attack forced her retirement.

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