South Bay Tea Party - "By land and by sea"
This press release was submitted to me by South Bay Tax Day Tea Party:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friends! Brethren! Countrymen! “By Land and By Sea” South Bay Tax Day Tea Party Protest Dockweiler State Beach (off Imperial Highway), El Segundo, CA April 15, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. El Segundo, CA April 7, 2009 – The South Bay Tea Party, a bipartisan group of concerned local citizens working in conjunction with the national FreedomWorks organization, invites all residents of the South Bay and its neighboring communities to join us on Wednesday April 15,2009 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m at Dockweiler State Beach to peacefully petition our elected officials, and particularly Congresswoman Jane Harman who is a self-described Blue Dog Democrat and fiscal conservative, to stop the irresponsible bailouts and out of control spending by the Federal Government. Join us for a unique “by land and by sea” reenactment of the original Boston Tea Party as an expression of our liberty and a cry of protest that our state and federal representatives ignore at their political peril. In solidarity with Americans attending hundreds of Tax Day Tea Party protests around the country the group today announced its strong opposition to government spending in Washington and Sacramento and to an increase in taxes that will limit the freedom and threaten the livelihood of nearly every American. Nathan Mintz, on behalf of South Bay Tea Party, said: “In recent months our elected officials in Sacramento and Washington have disregarded the voice of the People and acted with reckless abandon, sacrificing the future of our children and our country.” Tea Party organizers believe that economic and personal liberty are under severe attack from California State Legislators, the U.S. Congress and the other branches of the Federal Government. California’s Proposition 1A has burdened state residents with obscene levels of new taxation. The Federal Government’s Stimulus, recent Omnibus Spending Bill, and Budget all passed by congress are borrowing or printing unprecedented amounts of money. Yet, the Congressional Budget Office predicts that the Stimulus Bill will create few jobs in 2009 and 2010. Instead it will cause dangerously high levels of inflation as the Federal Government writes blank checks that our children and grandchildren will have to repay. “We can no longer stand by quietly and allow this to continue unabated,” Mr. Mintz continues. “Today is the day the silent majority rises up to demand its elected officials balance the people's checkbook. The people have had enough. The time to voice displeasure with the current political climate, discuss alternative solutions and demand constitutionally guaranteed rights is long overdue. That worst of plagues, the host of confiscatory taxes levied on the People by the Government, are due this day, April 15, 2009, and We the People will no longer remain silent.”