Skip to comments.Conservative Grassroots Organizations Will Mark April 15, 2009 With Nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties
Posted on 03/02/2009 11:20:49 AM PST by JulianaJohnson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2009
CONTACT: Juliana Johnson (312) 575-9500 (office) (847) 691-9278 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservative Grassroots Organizations Will Mark April 15, 2009 With Nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties
Building on the success of the Nationwide Chicago Tea Parties held last week in multiple cities around the nation, conservative grassroots organizations and free market activists will once again come together on April 15th to protest out-of-control government spending. Timed to coincide with the date by which Americans must pay their federal income taxes, the Tax Day Tea Party effort will be coordinated by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter and the DontGo Movement (www.dontgomovement.com), in addition to other center-right activist groups.
Plans are under way for rallies to take place in nine American cities, with more sites to be added in the coming weeks. The goal of these protests is to call attention to the unprecedented wasteful spending by Democrats in Congress and the Obama Administration.
When asked about the need for nationwide rallies based on the Boston Tea Party of 1773, Eric Odom, Chairman of the DontGo Movement, remarked, Building on the free market ideas of our founding fathers, and embracing the passion they shared to bring them to light, the Nationwide Tea Party Movement is giving voice to tens of thousands of Americans. Added Stacy Mott, President of Smart Girl Politics, Average Americans do not support mortgaging away our childrens futures, and the time to speak out against it is now.
Information on The Tax Day Tea Party can be found at http://taxdayteaparty.com.
# # #
Great, a Wednesday.
By: Creighton H.C.R. No. 50
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the
States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”;
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of
federal power as being that specifically granted by the
Constitution of the United States and no more; and
WHEREAS, The scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment
means that the federal government was created by the states
specifically to be an agent of the states; and
WHEREAS, Today, in 2009, the states are demonstrably treated
as agents of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, Many federal laws are directly in violation of the
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of
the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union
of States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal
government may not usurp; and
WHEREAS, Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution says,
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a
Republican Form of Government,” and the Ninth Amendment states that
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not
be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”;
WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has ruled in New
York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that congress may not
simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the
WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations
and some now pending from the present administration and from
congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the 81st Legislature of the State of Texas
hereby claim sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise
enumerated and granted to the federal government by the
Constitution of the United States; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That this serve as notice and demand to the federal
government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective
immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these
constitutionally delegated powers; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That all compulsory federal legislation that
directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal
penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation
or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed; and, be it
RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to
the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the
senate of the United States Congress, and to all the members of the
Texas delegation to the congress with the request that this
resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a
memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.
I will be celebrating by not sending a dime in tax money to Washington.
I plan on stapling a Lipton Tea wrapper to my check this year if I owe them money..
if there was a symbol i could put on the back deck of my car, i would (i have NO bumper stickers on my car... THIS i would display)
Call it “WE DON’T WORK FOR YOU!” day and everyone stay home from work.
Many, many times on FR, when I've seen a posting for (what could be) huge public rallies, I've seen members reply with comments like yours, or "The real producers have to work on Tuesdays" etc.
Those statements are true -- I understand and agree with them. However, if the cause is important enough -- can people consider taking a vacation day or a personal day to participate? Otherwise, the public sees tens of thousands of non-working liberals showing up for their maggot-infested rallies, but only handfuls of conservatives showing up for very serious and substantive demonstrations.
Two cents and some food for thought.
Well said! (much nicer than I would have been) ;*)
Does anyone actually believe that Washington DC is paying attention or really cares?
Good link with good suggestions. Could I add that a current popular rock band would draw in some younger people? That’s how Obama got them to his election rallies—free entertainment. The MSM rarely mentioned it.
Thanks. Sometimes I get the impression (not from the person on this thread, but on others) that some of these folks will publicly say “I’ll die to defend my rights,” yet are not even willing to take a day off from work for the exact same purpose. I find the logic (?) baffling.
(It's convenient to have all suggestions on one thread, than trying to remember what someone posted somewhere else. Thanks!)
They will if we can get enough people together they can no longer afford to ignore!
Do communists really care what people think? I think not.
When they come for you and there’s no one left to help...
ARE WE GOING TO MEET ON THE NATIONAL MALL; like was planned yesterday? With big guests & thousands of people?!!
They may not care, but if enough of us gather and ROAR LOUDLY, they will HEAR us. We have to make them hear us.
They don’t care about how we feel, but they care about our votes.
Is there a Tea Party Central somewhere on the web?
WONDERFULLY WRITTEN NATIVE TEXAN!!! DID YOU SEND IT TO PERRY AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES? I AM IN HOUSTON AND WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH YOU.
Here is the link to do it:
I’ll probably attend the Chicago party. I live in Northfield, and I work in downtown Chicago.
“They dont care about how we feel, but they care about our votes.”
Not really. As soon as the illegal aliens are given amnesty, they won’t need our votes. And as much as I like the tea party idea, it’s going to take a whole lot more than just tea parties and a day off from work to prevent the “change” that is coming.
You think what you want, Noob. The tea party will go on with or without the likes of you and your negative attitude.
You have no idea how many websites we shut down freeping in the old days. Be a part of the solution, or be a part of the problem. Your choice.
I like the idea of stapling a tea bag to tax returns. I think it would be interesting if we flooded our congressmen with tea bags via the mail in protest. Send them to the white house, our local offices, whatever.
Would you like to keep up with what's going on with the 10th Amendment/States Rights movement? I'll add you to the ping list.
I would advise ^against^ send tea bags. Having a foreign substance in an envelope will set off all kinds of security inspections, including one at your home!
Send the bag wrapper, only.
Sorry to be so late in contacting you...What I wrote is simply a copy of Creighton’s H.C.R. No. 50.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.