The corporate news media is stoutly deaf, dumb, and blind to the fact. Nonetheless, patriots are gathering and organizing in Richmond, Virginia on January 18, 2010. Google the web for Richmond Virginia “tea party” “january 18, 2010”. See for yourself. Then google the news.
What is it about? The goal is to defend the 10th Amendment. Why is that important?
The Lynchburg Tea Party, for example, puts it this way.
This Rally has been organized by Virginia Campaign For Liberty and Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution in support of the final item in the original Bill Of Rights – one crucial to the freedom and liberty intended by our Founding Fathers:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
This right was enshrined in our constitution to prevent the sort of overreaching federal government which now threatens so many personal freedoms, including the right to make individual choices with regard to health care. (from here)
The Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution Lobby Day/Rally is to be held on capitol grounds in support of 10th amendment legislation to challenge the powers of the federal government not delegated to it by the states. Lobbying will begin at 9:00AM and go on throughout the day with a Rally hosted by Virginia Campaign for Liberty at the Bell Tower from 10 – 11AM. Patrick Henry impersonator, Mike McHugh of the Virginia Gun Owners Coalition, will emcee the event dressed in period costume and will give the famous Patrick Henry speech.
Keynote speakers include: Attorney General Elect Ken Cuccinelli, Delegate Charles (Bill) Carrico, Delegate Robert (Bob) Marshall, and Senator Jill Vogel.
Note that those attending this rally will have the opportunity to lend their support to a concrete proposal, HB 10 (See WHAT CAN WE DO TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH CARE? for details.). Additional explanation of HB 10 is available at Virginia Tomorrow, Delegate Bob Marshall: Questions and Answers About My Health Care Freedom Bill. H/T to Tertium Quids (see here).