Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Culpeper Tea Party: Saturday, May 23, 2009

Come join us for a Patriotic

Taxed Enough Already Memorial Weekend TEA Party!

Saturday, May 23

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

at Yowell Meadow Park

Route 522 North & Gardner Street

Culpeper VA 22701

Music, patriotic readings and special appearances by General and Mrs. "Stonewall" Jackson, Patrick Henry. Remarks by invited guests. Forrest Whorton will ride his patriotic horse Zeke. Shenandoah Springs singer Beth Poplin's lovely voice will accompany national sing-along songs, The Statue of Liberty and Press On.

Special chalk drawing: "The story of the Star Spangled Banner”

Come rain or shine!

For more information email ccteaparty@gmail.com

This event is sponsored by American Family Association, organized by Rita Grace

AFA TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party

Families are invited to bring picnic lunches for their family and friends attending. Please invite others to this special event at a crucial time in our nation’s history.

Pre-event photo ops with Living History characters.

Carry your message with flags, signs, posters and TEA bags!

An opportunity to unite with a petition and to let your voices be heard.

Let's come together in remembrance of Memorial Day. This is an American Family TEA Party. Bring family, friends, flags, TEA bags, lunch, blankets, chairs, poster signs & smiles!

Don Wildmon, Chairman of American Family Association, reported:

"On April 15, concerned and caring individuals held TEA Parties in over 2,000 cities. Hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in the TEA Parties. Despite those numbers, the liberal media practically ignored the event. When asked if he knew about the TEA Parties, President Obama said he was unaware of them."

He made this request:

"Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren need you to support this movement. Please support, attend and/or help organize a TEA Party rally in your community. Please encourage others to do the same."

Take a stand for your children and grandchildren. Come voice concerns at local area TEA Party events.

This Saturday, May 23, be part of the AFA Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party in our community.

Help us organize our July 11 local TEA Party.

AFA excerpts: President Obama added 78,000 new employees to government payroll

2009 budget grows to a deficit of $1.8 trillion, more than four times higher than last year’s all time high and 50% of total budget

With the national debt already out of control, President Obama has added 78,000 new government jobs to the federal payroll since he took office. Obama’s increase in the number of government employees will add hundreds of millions of dollars to our debt. If history is any measure, these jobs will never be eliminated. They will simply add to the mountains of debt we are leaving our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Government spending is filled with pork earmarks like this: The National Institues of Health will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

Obama and Congress continue to spend money the government doesn’t have. The deficit for the current year will be $1.8 trillion, 50% of the total budget. In order to pay interest on the debt, the government will have to cut spending, raise taxes, print more paper money or borrow from another country like China, which already holds billions of U.S. debt. With no end of spending in sight, some estimates project that our national debt could reach $8 trillion by the year 2014.

Our President and many in Congress are taking us down the road to socialism, seizing control of key banks, insurance companies, the automobile industry, etc. They are currently working on a government funded national health care program which is expected to cost roughly $2 trillion while rationing services.

Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who:

  • vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?
  • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
  • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
  • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
  • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
  • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
  • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
  • want government controlled health care?
  • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
  • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
  • appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?
  • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
  • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels?
  • want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts?
  • take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget?

If so, help organize and/or participate in a Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party in our community this Memorial Holiday weekend Saturday May 23 at Yowell Meadow Park 11 AM- 2 PM and help us organize around July 4th. Yowell Meadow Park will be the site for an evening event on Saturday July 11th. More events to follow.

So please mark your calendars. Culpeper TEA Party will share a booth at The Taste of Madison on Saturday September 5th. Only our July 11 event in case of summer thunder storms will have a rain date of July 25th. So keep the dates saved.

Our July TEA Party will be in the evening from 5 to 7 PM. There will be many TEA Parties in our local surrounding areas on July 4th. The American Family Association goal is to double the number of AFA sponsored TEA Party events from over 2,000 on April 15th to over 4,000 this July.

There will be several large TEA Parties on September 11 and 12th in Washington DC with hopes to get our nation back to the unity we shared on 9-12 in 2001.

Continue to write, petition, call and email your elected officials. Ask them to legislate responsibly and rescind laws that are objectionable to our consciences.

The government will have to borrow about $1.2 trillion to pay for President Obama's new $3.4 trillion budget. Do you favor this action?
Yes: 1,028 (1.28 %) No: 79,146 (98.72 %)

To cut wasteful spending, President Obama has ordered his department heads to cut $100 million, which represents 0.0029% of his budget. Will this action help the economy?
Yes: 6,600 (8.27 %) No: 73,203 (91.73 %)

Do you think the Constitution should be amended to require a balanced budget each year (except in times of war)?
Yes: 66,462 (84.18 %) No: 12,493 (15.82 %)

Would you be in favor of instituting a flat tax, national sales tax or some other form of radical tax reform?
Yes: 63,001 (80.08 %) No: 15,671 (19.92 %)

If one million people stopped paying their income taxes in protest, would you join them?
Yes: 32,139 (42.24 %) No: 43,949 (57.76 %)

President Obama and other liberals in Congress are taking us down the road to socialism, seizing control of key banks, insurance companies, the automobile industry, etc. Is this a good thing?
Yes: 1,031 (1.29 %) No: 79,058 (98.71 %)

We are told that the federal budget deficit will continue to grow as far as the eye can see into the future. Do you think our government will ever get out of debt?
Yes: 3,729 (4.69 %) No: 75,858 (95.31 %)

Do you think those participating in TEA Day rallies should be classified as potential terrorists by our government?
Yes: 865 (1.08 %) No: 79,128 (98.92 %)

Saturday May 23 TEA Party at the Park will be RAIN or SHINE. Our event will begin earlier than the April 15th TEA Party. Be sure to come for 11 AM pre-event dramas, bring a lunch and something to sit on over at the Gardner St. side of Yowell Meadow Park via Rt. 522.

This will be different in flavor, variety and routes for action. Constructive comments and suggestions are welcome: email ccteaparty@gmail.com Thank you.