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Tea Party having statewide rally on Independence Day

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Tea Party will conduct a statewide rally Saturday, July 4, "declaring independence from our non-representing representatives," announced Richard Behney, organizer of the Indianapolis Tax Day Tea Party.

"A revolution started on April 15, 2009, which spread from the west to the east coast," Behney said. "WorldNetDaily Exclusive reported that more than 1,000 tea parties were held nationwide with over one million Americans who came together with a resounding enough."

Behney said his grassroots organization of volunteers will host the July 4 event in Indianapolis. The protest rally will take place at White River State Park at the Celebration Plaza in th evening.

"We are still developing our plans for the day," Behney said, "and we've had a groundswell of volunteers who have come forward who were inspired by our April 15 Tax Day Tea Party.

"In April, freedom-loving Americans joined together for a common purpose which was to say, 'Enough' to our non-representing representatives. Our last even was strictly non-partisan. We were approached before the event by several local and national politicians looking for a forum and we said, 'no thanks.' This is our time to talk and your turn to listen.

"On Independence Day, citizens will come together again declaring independence from our non-representing representatives. Our very liberties and freedoms are being stolen from us. There is too much to lose if Americans do not stand up and fight for capitalism. There is too much to lose if Americans do not stand and defend our Constitution."

The Indiana Tea Party is a grassroots organization of citizens committed to advancing everyone's right to economic freedom.

Its mission is to restore limited government, fiscal responsibility and accountable representation through citizen activism and education in order to preserve the Constitution of the United States of America.

For more information, log on to www.indianapolisteaparty.com.

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How about the rights that were taken away from us during the previous administration? As for the "non-representing representatives," Just because during a free democratic election, which the constitution ensures us, the person that you didn't vote for won doesn't mean that they aren't representing the will of the people. Granted, that may not be what you necessarily want, doesn't mean they are not doing their jobs. I find it amazing that when people would speak out against the practices of the Bush administration that they were called all sorts of horrible things, but now those same people were calling people "unpatriotic" and "freedom hating" are calling themselves "patiots" and "freedom-loving" HA.

The word "capitalism" wasn't even mentioned in the Constitution by the way. A history professor named Forrest McDonald stated it effectively when he wrote:

"The kind of economic order contemplated by the framers of the Constitution is a considerably more subtle and complex question than one might suppose. To be sure, the framers clearly regarded the protection of such rights as a primary purpose of government. The English philosopher John Locke, whose views were familiar to virtually every American of the founding generation, had taught that the ownership of property was a God-given natural right, antecedent to civil society; and the revolutionary state constitutions and bills of rights had given ringing approval to that dictum. James Madison, in the Constitutional Convention, cited "the security of property "the primary objects of civil society," and other delegates echoed that sentiment.

But one cannot leap from the framers' belief in the sanctity of private property to the conclusion that they advocated either capitalism or a free market economy. Neither of those had yet emerged, the word capitalism was yet to be coined"

Sorry if I don't believe that defending capitalism is defending the Constitution. Defending capitalism is just that, defending capitalism. I do believe in capitalism and a free market economy, but believe it is the governments role to regulate. Look where all the deregulation got us today. Just don't lump it all together with the Constitution to make it seem more patriotic...

Just a few thoughts.

-- Posted by washdcfan on Thu, Jun 25, 2009, at 4:13 AM

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