Will the Tea Party be allowed back in the Parade of Lights this year?

Grapevine, TexasThe annual Parade of Lights is coming up this Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm.  One thing we have been wondering is if the Tea Party will have a float in this years parade.  If you remember from last year, the Tea Party being allowed into the Christmas parade created quite a stir around Grapevine.  Complaints were filed with the City and with the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce (who actually run the parade).

We are interested to see if the Tea Party will choose to be in the parade this year. And if they do if they will be allowed to participate.  It is hard to imagine excluding people from a public event.  If you are going to exclude people because of their political beliefs what is next?  It is a bit of a slippery slope when you start excluding people.

We are looking forward to the parade and will be on the look out for the Tea Party float.



  1. OK, I guess you should say if it’s the Tea party why not the KKK, the Nazi party, or maybe the Communist Party. Should the “Occupy” movement Float be allowed?

  2. Well if they let the folks have a float that says Obama for America why not the Tea Party. I hardley think you can compare them to the KKK or the Nazi Party. Get a clue.

  3. Parade applications by the Tea Party and the Obama for America organizations were accepted by the Grapevien Chamber of Commerce. The Tea Party had a great float last year and this year the Obama for America float was great.
    Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/easyaim/6461052503/in/photostream