GILBERT, Ariz. (FOX 10) - A group gathered in Gilbert Monday evening to rally for Patriotism over Socialism.
The event was put on by the Tea Party community.
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs and state GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward spoke at the event.
Many in attendance say that capitalists are being painted in a bad light and just want the country to prosper.
"I do firmly believe that quote the elders think the young are going to take this lure that's being offered, free college, free this, free that, and honestly the elders need to speak up and simply say, nothing's free, you gotta work for it, and if you do you feel so satisfied too," said Suzanne Bird, event attendee.
The event has received some backlash after reports that some extremist groups planned on attending.
Fox 10 reported this story from Phoenix