Richmond Tea Party

16 Apr

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7 Responses to “Richmond Tea Party”

  1. Cargosquid April 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Where were you? I need to get a UCV banner or something. We need to coordinate better, if only so we can go get a few beers….

  2. Michael April 16, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    We were about 50 yards straight back from the main tent, but we couldn’t see the stage. And the sound was pretty bad.

  3. Chester Patriots April 17, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    Chester Patriots continue to work in their community after Richmond Tea Party Success.

  4. Kyle April 18, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    Mr. Patriot, sorry if this sounds rude, but what are you going to do when you realize that you represent a small minority and the majority disagrees with you?

    A failed revolution is treason. You might want to make sure you get it right the first time.

  5. Chester Patriots April 18, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    Our founding fathers understood majority and minority power. They understood how the majority can tyrannize a minority, and they built protections against that kind of tyranny into the Constitution. That’s why there are three independent branches of government instead of two.

    From Jefferson’s first inaugural address…
    “All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possesses their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”

    Kyle: You better get your arguments together… because the constitution is coming after you… You may want to get it right the first time…

    The first thing to do is wake up!

  6. Commonwealth of VA May 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    A group of over 30 Americans, who reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia, hand delivered to their federal citizen representatives’ Richmond offices a Petition for Redress of Grievances. A copy of the Petition can be found hereā€¦

    The results and reactions varied by federal office. It ranged from a cordial and frank conversation about the status of our country to muffled conversations behind a bank teller window.

    The bottom line is Americans deserve answers and these citizen representatives were formally asked to respond in a forum that is appropriate to reach their constituents.

    Here is a copy of the cover letter submitted with the petition.

    May 8, 2009

    To:Citizen Representatives
    Citizen Rep. Eric Cantor
    Citizen Rep. Randy Forbes
    Citizen Sen. Mark Warner
    Citizen Sen. Jim Webb

    From: Your Constituents

    Subject: Our Petition for Redress of Grievances

    On April 15th of this year, We the People posted in our local paper, the Village News, our Petition for Redress of Grievances. We addressed it to you as our citizen representatives. As this practice is protected by First Amendment, we expect your thoughtful, written response to each of our concerns.

    We the People are watching and are taking steps to protect our liberty. We wanted to make sure that our citizen representatives heard our concerns loud and clear. Therefore, we decided to hand deliver our message to you such that you make no mistake about our grievances and our unwavering mandate. We are requesting the following four actions:

    1.To cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of the constitutionally delegated powers;
    2.To formally and publicly recognize the natural and Constitutional rights of the American People in a manner appropriate to your branch of government;
    3.To answer, point by point the questions contained herein;
    4.To honor your oaths to support the Constitution or resign immediately from your positions.

    We the People will continue our march toward liberty, not looking left or right, until they are heard and responded to.


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