Tax Day Tea Party
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Washington, DC

What the Tea Party wants:
(1) Fiscal Responsibility
(2) Constitutionally Limited Government
(3) Free Markets

That Government Is Best Which Governs Least.

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Maria Lopez, Ray Burns, Barbara Cepink & Stephen Grande

Afternoon Fair Tax Rally
Freedom Plaza

Tax Day Tea Party
Rally at Washington Monument
Starting at 6pm

Estimate is that 40,000 people attended.
The crowd stretched past the Washington Monument as far as the eyes could see.

Our Hotel Room at the
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Washington, DC
April 14 - 17, 2010

T-Shirts From 09/12/09 Prior Tea Party March On Washington

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It is really quite simple:

Government has no inherent right to control you.

The ONLY power the government has any moral claim to is that power which each of us individually has delegated to the government.

The U.S. Constitution is an enumeration (a list) of specifically what powers the people have delegated to the federal government. The 9th & 10th Amendments to the Constitution clarify that the individual retains all rights that have not been delegated. That is what is meant by a CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED GOVERNMENT. For years, and especially under Obama, our government has been creating laws that are beyond the power that was delegated to them and are in direct violation of the Constitution. The Tea Party wants to restore our Constitutionally Limited Government that was created by the founding fathers of this nation.

The government collects, borrows, spends and prints money in ways which are not Constitutionally authorized. That leads to FISCAL IRRESPONSIBILITY.

The borrowing has resulted in a debt so large that our children and grandchildren will be paying taxes for generations in order to pay on this debt. Since they are not yet of voting age, or haven't even been born yet, we are imposing taxes on them for which they have no say. That is TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. That was one of the main causes of the American Revolution and a violation of the most basic principles of our nation.

We are a nation of free men that have every right to engage in trade with any other free man. As long as such trade is done without theft, threats, blackmail or other means of force, people should be able to engage in trade without interference by government. That is the FREE MARKET.

That is all the Tea Party is seeking: (1) Fiscal Responsibility, (2) Constitutionally Limited Government, and (3) Free Markets.

This massive borrowing and spending beyond all historic proportions by Obama and the Democratically Controlled Government is the most Fiscal Irresponsibility ever seen by our nation. Obama and the Democrats are ignoring the Constitution and creating laws and exercising powers they do not possess that dictate and meddle in aspects of the lives of individuals that has never been seen to such an extent in the history of our nation. And last, Obama and the Democrats have interfered with our free markets to the point of crippling them, and then turn around and blame the free markets for not functioning right.

These problems were present and growing under prior government administrations, both Democrat and Republican. But they have gotten so bad since Obama and the Democrats took control of government that it has come to the boiling point and hence creation of the Tea Party Movement to Take Back Our Nation!

"That government is best which governs least" is sometimes attributed to either Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, but was actually first found in a Thoreau essay where he was paraphrasing the motto of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review: "The best government is that which governs least." Look up "That government is best which governs least" in

That Government Is Best Which Governs Least.