January 18th. 10th Amendment Revolution Lobby Day/Rally. Virginian Patriots Unite!on December 7th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
During the American Revolution, Virginia was always seen as a leader. Without the brilliant written eloquence of Thomas Jefferson, the iron will and wisdom of George Washington and fiery oratory of Patrick Henry, American independence may never have been won.
It’s time once again for Virginians to take the lead in saving our country. The people have already spoken and installed Conservatives into positions of power in Richmond. It’s now time for Virginia to take the lead in fighting for our state rights that are guaranteed by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.
There are 2 bills that will be brought before the House of Delegates in 2010. One asserts the rights of Virginians to choose their own path with health care and will invalidate insurance mandates passed by the Federal government. The feds are using interstate commerce as the excuse to apply Federal rules to health care. But if a person chooses not to purchase health care insurance, there is no interstate commerce to regulate. Mandating health insurance is patently unconstitutional. This law defends our rights to choose.
The second will assert that guns that are manufactured and sold in Virginia are not subject to any federal regulation. Since there would be no interstate commerce, the 10th Amendment would allow Virginia to regulate these guns in any way we see fit.
These laws will require politicians to take a stand against the Federal Government. It will require courage. The bills are written and the governor and Attorney general have pledged their support.
It will require pressure from We The People on those legislators that might not have the intestinal fortitude for such bold action. It is my understanding that rallies outside of the state house rarely see more than a few hundred protesters. If we can harness the power of the Tea Party movement, we can bring thousands of supporters for these measures.
Not only will we be rallying, but we will be attending meetings in the State House, going into the house offices to lobby our legislators etc. The DC elites may be too insulated for marches to “matter.” After the turnout for the 2009 elections, it’s hard to see how very many VA politicians won’t be influenced by a massive showing on January 18.
Here is some more information. If you are interested in helping organize/participate in this trip. Please contact me at email@example.com
01/18/2010 9:00 am
1 Capitol Square
Richmond, VA 23219
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.
Other confirmed speakers:
Philip Van Cleave, VCDL
David Alan Carmichael, Freedom Minitries
Josh Eboch, FreedomWorks
Jamie Radtke, Virginia Tea Party Patriots
Ben Marchi, Americans for Prosperity
John Taylor, Tertium Quids
Donna Holt, VA Campaign for Liberty
Patrick McSweeney, Constitutional Lawyer
Attorney General Elect Ken Cuccinelli
Delegate Charles (Bill) Carrico
Delegate Robert (Bob) Marshall