Posted: February 07, 20103:00 am Eastern
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NASHVILLE â€“ Sarah Palin received a rousing welcome from a crowd of more than 1,000 tea partiers last night at the first national tea party convention as she sent a strong message that she supports lower taxes, smaller government, transparency, energy independence and strong national security.
A large banquet room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel was crowded from wall-to-wall with energized tea partiers and as many as 120 press organizations from around the world â€“ including broadcasters from Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and Japan.
"I'm a big supporter of this movement," she said. "America is ready for another revolution."
Palin applauded Scott Brown's recent Senate win in Massachusetts.
"Scott Brown represents what this beautiful movement is all about," she said. "He was just a guy with a truck and passion to serve our country. It took guts, and it took a lot of hard work. But with grass-roots support, Scott Brown carried the day."
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Palin warned tea partiers not to let the movement be defined by one leader or politician.
"The tea party movement is not a top-down operation. It's a ground-up call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way that they're doing business," she said.
She said Americans are discouraged by what they see in Washington, and the "Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda" is leaving the nation less secure, deeper in debt and more submissive to big government.