Where In The World?

Richmond Tea Party will have a booth at the 26th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show this Friday, August 7th thru Sunday, August 9th. Come visit us directly across from the Food Court (could be the best location in the place!)

The Richmond Showplace is located in Mechanicsville at 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike.

We will be passing out fliers and collecting signatures for our petition against government takeover of our health care.

Information about the show can be found here. This is an excellent community outreach opportunity!


Isn’t this exponentially more of the same handling that Bush 43 did? That was one of the chief complaints about W is the deficit he was running up, right?

The U.S. federal budget deficit broke through the $1 trillion mark in June, potentially complicating the Obama administration’s efforts to revive the economy and enact its longer-term policy agenda.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday said the government’s annual deficit reached almost $1.1 trillion by the end of June, a once-unthinkable level that could threaten any nascent economic recovery by undermining the dollar and driving up interest rates.

Surging deficits could also tie the administration’s hands in responding to the economy’s problems, by eroding support among voters and making Congress leery of adopting policies — such as an overhaul of the health-care system — that the administration believes are necessary for sustainable growth.


Something To Ponder Over

I don’t know too much about the background of the video below other than the group, Young American’s for Liberty dared to speak out without the proper permit in Washington DC.

Are permits to assemble really the best route to go regarding the right to free speech and assemble? It’s one way to help filter the system. If you need a permit to protest on the steps of City Hall, then it sorts out more of the random mob mentality. Takes planning in advance to get the permit and a chance to get the people organized as to where and when. But it also gives the Public Servant (Mayor, Senator, whoever the Public Servant is. And they are Servants to the Public) knowledge before hand so that they can be away.

There is a need to assemble sans permit. Say Senator Richard Head (State Notarealname) is called back to his home office for a day or two. What city bureaucracy can possess a permit to assemble in that amount of time? The same Sen. Head has been ignoring what his constituency has been telling him how to vote as Senator in this representative Republic. At that point, it wouldn’t be an assemble but more of a spontaneous gathering of concerned and informed citizens who want their viewpoint heard.

Permits for speaking is a controlling issue. When government — whether local, state or national — is dictating who and who can’t speak and assemble in a public area, is that still free speech anymore?

Cross posted here.

Which Obama would you believe? The one where he’s speaking to the SEIU crowd a few years ago or the Obama that has been making the rounds the past few weeks?

Via Hot Air.

Cross posted here.

Thanks to Mickey for finding this.

For those of you who didn’t make it to Liberty 101 this past Saturday, you missed Adnan Barqawi speaking. Good thing there is YouTube. I’ll get more speakers up as they become available.

Cross posted here.

Tomorrow: Liberty 101

This Saturday. Be there.

At the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.

Sure most people vote every four years or so. That’s not enough anymore. If you want to get involved beyond your vote to have your voice heard by the people in Washington who are elected to represent us. This is one way. Stop by and mingle with some of the activists groups. See what you have in common. Contrary to what the DHS would want the average person to think, not everyone there are “Right wing extremists”.

For starters, most everyone here would love to have a fiscal responsible government. Sadly, it didn’t happen with George W. Bush. It’s painfully obvious that it’s not happening with Barack Obama.

If not you, then who?

Main Stage Schedule

Note:  All times are approximate
12:45-1:15 Green Giant Band
1:25-1:55 Mean Dean
2:00-2:10 Presenting of Arms-Pipes of Argyll
Introduction by Doc Thompson
National Anthem sung by Jewell Booker
2:15-2:30 Edward Cline
“The Original Tea Party and Ours:
Where the Parallels Stop”
2:35-2:50 Tito “The Builder” Munoz
“Socialism-My Experience”
2:55-3:10 Pat Webb (Second Amendment Sisters)
“What Does the Second Amendment Mean?”
3:15-3:30 John Taylor
Taking Back Our Country
3:35-3:50 Jamie Radtke
“Restoring the Founder’s Vision”
3:55-4:10 Robert Stacy McCain
“Don’t Get Angry, Get Organized!”
4:10-4:25 Tabitha Hale
“Micropolitics for the Masses”
4:30-4:45 Benjamin Marchi
“How We Can Stop Nationalized Health Care”
4:50-5:15 Dr. John Lewis
The Rights of Man: The American Founding Principle”
5:20-5:45 Adnan Barqawi
“Living the American Dream of Life, Liberty,
and the Pursuit of Happiness”
5:50-6:20 The Gentlemen
6:25-6:55 Jim O’Ferrel Band
7:00 Closing Remarks by Doc Thompson

Seminar Schedule
**Note all Times are approximate. Schedule/Titles subject to change

1:00-1:45 Philip Van Cleave-Virginia Citizens Defense League-“The power and techniques of grassroots activism – the VCDL approach”
1:50-2:35 Jeff Horgan-Fair Tax- “Fair Tax Made Simple”
2:40-3:25 Ned Ryun-American Majority-“Top Ten Ways to Be An Effective Activist”
3:30-4:15 Donna Holt-Campaign for Liberty- “Politics in the Margins”
4:20-5:05 John Taylor-Virginia Institute for Public Policy-“Battle for the Soul of America: The Philosophy of the Founding Fathers vs. Progressivism
5:10-5:55 Roger Pogge-Family Foundation Action-“Truth Project”
6:00-6:45 Paul Saunders-w/ Dr. John Lewis “The Global Warming Crisis: A Myth for Violating Rights (Cap & Trade)”
Seminars will be held inside the exhibition building,
seating will be limited.

If you haven’t heard the name Adnan Barqawi yet, you soon will be.

At the RPV Convention this year, he electrified the crowds as to what it means to be an American. And he will be at Liberty 101 this Saturday.

For a refresher, here are part I and part II of his speech.