There is virtually no area of the Commonwealth of Virginia that does not have a Tax Day Tea Party scheduled. From Richmond to Roanoke and Heathsville to Harrisonburg, from Winchester to Woodbridge . . . OK, you get the idea. Really, there must be one within an hour's drive of everyone in Virginia — 19 in all tomorrow, April 15, and a 2oth was held on April 11 in Williamsburg. No excuses, then, right? Speaking of the Williamsburg Tea Party, seems that something good finally happened at William & Mary, as a reported 300-400 people attended on campus, a stone's throw from where Patrick Henry started this nation's tax revolt with his "Ceaser had his Brutus" speech in 1765, words considered treasonous. The Daily Press has an account here.
Amazingly, some local governments have tried to stop these events from taking place either by not giving permits or using bureaucratic shell games in hopes that citizens will give up. One case was in Abingdon, but there is a location certain, there, now. We don't expect bureaucrats to get it. Most don't want to. But Virginians and Americans of all backgrounds across the country have had enough and no local government officials are going to stop this grassroots effort from taking place . . . and growing.
This is one of those movements that gains traction innocently enough, then becomes a wave that changes the course of the nation, sweeping out the unreponsive who ignore the foundation of our country. It is, as Thomas Paine wrote, about beginning anew. We urge you to join thousands of your fellow Virginians — indeed, millions of fellow Americans, as countlesss events are scheduled across the country — tomorrow, Tax Day, April 15, at your local Tax Day Tea Party. Be a part of a new beginning. Express your frustration over out of control government and its redistributive economic policies; meet and network with new people and develop grassroots connections. Then, when you go home, it won't be only a collective vent. It'll be the beginning of connecting with like minded people and educating others to the affects of redistributing, borrowing, over taxing, spending and printing money. More important, it'll be the beginning of letting those in elected office who do the redistributing, borrowing, over taxing and printing that they do so at the country's — and as their own electoral — peril. It'll be a beginning that you will want to look back upon and know that you helped start.
Below is a list of the most recent confirmed Virginia Tax Day Tea Parties, including the updated Abingdon information. If you don't see one near you, click here for parties previously scheduled. You may also click here for TaxDayTeaParty.com for more information or to volunteer.
Abingdon Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Farmers Market Pavilion off Cummings Street Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloucester Time: Noon-2:00 p.m. Location: Old Gloucester County Courthouse at 6467 Main Street Contact: email@example.com Other Info: Speakers are Chuck Davis and Del. Harvey Morgan
Harrisonburg Time: Noon-6:00 p.m. Location: Court Square, Main Street Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heathsville Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Location: Northumberland County Courthouse Contact: email@example.com
Merrifield Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Merrifield Post Office; 8409 Lee Highway
Montross Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Courthouse Green Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince William County Time: Noon-1:00 p.m. Location: McCoart Admin Center, next to Prince William Parkway
Staunton Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Gypsy Hill Park, near the old armory Contact: email@example.com
Urbanna Time: Noon Location: Upton Landing on the Rappahannock River Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodbridge Time: Noon-2 p.m. Location: Next to Prince William Parkway on the grounds of the McCoart Administration Center, 1 County Complex Court Map: Click Here Contact: 703-494-3921