Archive for June, 2009

Perriello Protest

June 27, 2009

As you are probably aware, Friday night the Congress of the United States of America passed one of the largest tax increases in our history. They didn’t call it a tax it was called the Clean Energy and Security Act or Cap and Trade. But make no mistake this is going to be the costliest piece of legislation to affect the American public in decades. This bill will cost millions of jobs and over the next 10 years energy costs will go through the ceiling. Because of this bill and its’ amendments home owners in the future will not be able to sell their homes until they have an energy audit to make sure the house meets government standards.

Our 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello despite thousands of phone calls voted for this unconstitutional piece of legislation. Because of this vote I am asking anyone who is available to join me at Perriello’s Charlottesville office at 313 2nd Street SE, Suite 112 on Thursday July 2nd at 4 PM to show the Congressman that we will not put up with his destruction of the American way of life. Bring signs and an attitude.

Also don’t forget to register for the July 4th Tea Party further down this page.

FYI: Here is a link to the top twenty donors for Tom Perriello’s Campaign.

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July4th Update!

June 26, 2009

The Independence Day Celebration and Tea Party is just a week away. We have scheduled seven speakers who will be covering a variety of issues from health care to how to become more politically active. Cynthia Murray will be opening up the event with the singing of our National Anthem; Meredith Blankenstein will be closing the rally with God Bless America. Lisa Mei Norton will give everyone a short break from the speeches with some of her own music celebrating the Tea Party Movement. We will be offering homemade ice cream from Chaps, Vocelli’s Pizza will be selling pizza by the slice as well as drinks, there will be a hotdog vendor selling dogs, chips and drinks however feel free to bring your own refreshments if you so desire. Remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

There is some on street parking in the area but there are two parking garages and two parking lots within several blocks. The closest garage is one block away on the corner of East Market Street and 5th St. NE, from here go north on 5th St. one block and that will take you to E. Jefferson St and the park is to your left. The other garage and parking lots are on East Water Street, from these locations take 3rd St north three blocks and take a right on E. Jefferson and the park is one block east.See map

Don’t forget we are having a poster contest for the adults and a Passport to History challenge for the kids. We hope this event will be a learning experience for everyone and a chance to celebrate our hard fought freedoms. Don’t forget to register below as to whether you will be attending or not.

Independence Day Celebration Attendance Poll

June 17, 2009

First Annual Independence Day Celebration and Tea Party

June 15, 2009

It’s official! The Jefferson Area Tea Party will be hosting their next major event on July 4th at Jackson Park on East Jefferson Street in Charlottesville. The rally will begin at 1 PM and continue until 3 PM. We are in the process of scheduling a short slate of speakers which will be announced in the coming weeks. We will also have some entertainment, Lisa Mei Norton singer song writer will be performing her song “A Revolution’s Brewing” as well as some of her other songs. There will be activities for the younger generation as well. We will also have information tables and announcements of several upcoming events. We are attempting to bring in a couple of food vendors but feel free to bring your own refreshments. The JATP has had t-shirts printed and will be making them available at the rally for a $15 donation. They are great looking navy blue T’s with the TJ logo on the front and Jefferson Area Tea Party, We The People on the back, printed in white.

Our plan is to celebrate our freedom and discuss ways in which we can work to maintain those freedoms. We look forward to seeing everyone there. More information will be posted as it becomes available. There is a link to a map showing the location of the park in the right hand column.

Local Patriot’s Unpublished Letter to The Editor

June 15, 2009

“While we are witnessing the death of democracy at the hands of our own federal government, Tom Perriello is refusing to support an act that would require congress to uphold our Constitution ! The “Enumerated Powers Act” would simply require congress to specify what part of the Constitution gives them the authority to enact a law. Many states are concerned about the socialist direction of our Federal government so they are supporting this resolution to protect the rights of their citizens under the 9th and 10th Amendments. Apparently, Mr. Perriello isn’t as interested in protecting our rights as he is in spending our money. He has been very busy running up debt for expensive socialist policies, giving free health care to illegals and taxing our tobacco farmers out of business during an economic recession. There are too many reasons to be upset with Tom Perriello, but as the voice of the 5th District of Virginia, his refusal to support our constitution and our rights as Americans is unforgivable.

The state of Virginia will not defend democracy. According to “Freedom in the 50 States” published by George Mason University, Virginia “lags far behind on both economic and personal freedom.” The fact is many of Virginia’s elected representatives in both parties don’t believe in personal freedom or democracy for our state or federal government. Tom Perriello, Jim Webb, Mark Warner, and Gov. Tim Kaine consider themselves Progressive socialists and we can not expect any of them to defend our rights when they have been taking away the freedom of Virginians for many years. As the people of Virginia, we must start defending ourselves.

We are witnessing the socialist takeover of our country but our federal and state governments are hoping we wont notice until it’s too late to stop them. Once liberty dies, we will not get it back. Using bailouts and stimulus the federal government is taking over our economy. They are purposely using the economic crisis to massively expand government control in the name of “stimulus.” All federal government “gifts” come with strings attached, allowing government control into every aspect of our lives. It is a fatal mistake to consider any of this as free money or benefits for the American people. “We, the people” will be paying historically high taxes for generations to come, just to keep up the monster our government has created.

Right now, our government is spending 400 million dollars just to find more ways to tax us. Federal taxes will be going up and it could reach as high as 50% of income for our children and grandchildren. Added to this will be a “Value Added Tax”, a 25% Federal sales tax added to EVERYTHING we buy. They are also adding an energy tax called the “Cap and Trade ” which will be added to the cost of gasoline and will increase your utility bill 2000 to 3000 dollars a year. It is not difficult to see how our socialist government plans to enslave us all with these excessive taxes to feed their monster. When Mr. Perriello brings home “stimulus,” shouldn’t we weigh it against the costs to our freedom and prosperity. This isn’t a fair trade, and it is morally wrong to pass this legacy of socialism and debt to our children and grandchildren.

We are a socialist country now, but our government is quickly moving toward fascism. They are threatening our gun rights, free speech, health care and Christianity. By next year, we will not recognize America anymore and it may be too late to stop them. It is time to draw a line in the sand and fight back. Our battle begins with Tom Perriello. ALL of us need to call Mr. Perriello’s office in Washington DC at 202-225-4711. Tell his staff that we, the people of the 5th District of Virginia demand he support our constitutional rights and the Enumerated Powers Act. And, we will not tolerate any of their plans to raise our taxes to pay for this governments out of control spending. We all need to call back often, until he hears us. Please talk to your friends, family and coworkers about the future of our country and the choice of socialism and fascism or democracy. If you decide to choose democracy, offer your talents and voice to the cause and join the revolution. Go to The Jefferson Area Tea Party at vateaparty.wordpress.com and take part in the many battles underway for our freedom. To stay informed, send your requests for email updates on the Virginia revolution to vateaparty@gmail.com We are urging everyone especially veterans, church groups and college students to plan to attend the march on Washington DC on July 4th, our Independence Day.”

Letter to the Editor
Written by Concerned Citizen Patricia E.

Note:Patricia has attempted to have this letter published in several newspapers in the southern part of the 5th district and was told by one editor that her letter was of no interest to her readers. I encourage everyone to become involved through phone calls, faxes, letters to the editor as well as local and regional rallies. Don’t forget about the Charlottesville Independence Day Celebration and Tea Party, tell your friends and neighbors. Since our representatives will not be in Washington we will be inviting them to our Tea Party, to hear the people not to speak at it.

United Nations To Decide How You Should Raise Your Child

June 1, 2009

The Federal Government is continuously overstepping its’ Constitutional mandate by taking away our God given rights. A great example of this is a treaty signed by President Clinton in 1995, this UN Treaty, Convention on the Rights of the Child is still waiting to be ratified by the Senate. President Obama has indicated his support of this document that will strip away a parents’ right to raise their child as they see fit.

Because of the way article six of the Constitution was written treaties that the United States signs and ratifies override all state and federal rights and are treated as a Constitutional Amendment. States will be required to adhere to all aspects of this treaty and as parents you can kiss goodbye many of your parental rights.

This treaty would outlaw a parents’ right to administer reasonable spankings of their children. Christian schools that do not teach “alternative world views” will be in jeopardy. Parents will not have the right to have their children opt out of sex education; children will have the right to reproductive health services including abortions without the consent of their parents.

There is a movement to adopt a Constitutional Amendment that will guarantee parental rights, for more information go to Parentalrights.org.

In the meantime our Senators have indicated support for this treaty, please call them and insist that they vote against this attempt by the United Nations to seize your right to raise your children in ways that you deem necessary. Here are the contact numbers for our Senators and 5th District Congressman.

Senator Jim Webb
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363

Senator Mark Warner
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295

Congressman Tom Perriello
1520 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4711
Fax: (202) 225-5681