Updates: The Rally is Postponed and so is DISCLOSE…for now…on July 27th, 2010 at 5:23 pm
The protest in support of the 10th Amendment Foundation’s lawsuit against the Unconstitutional aspects of the Health Care Reform Law has been postponed.
The lead council on the 10th Amendment Foundation’s legal team has been beset with a serious medical condition. There will be another date planned soon. We will work with the Foundation to give us more lead time for preparation this time.
Good News; the Democrats lost a cloture vote by 2 votes today to do a straight 50+1 vote on the DISCLOSE Act. DISCLOSE is patently unconstitutional and is designed specifically to silence groups like the Tea Parties from becoming involved in the political process.
Not only is it a blatant infringement of the 1st Amendment, it carves our exceptions for groups like Unions and the NRA, which is an obvious violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Both Warner and Webb (predictably) voted for Cloture. In a procedural move, Harry Reid voted against his own bill so he could reintroduce it at a later date once they have bought off the required 2 votes necessary to force a 50 + 1 vote.
Here is a great analysis that correctly equates DISCLOSE to the Alien and Sedition Act, as so blantantly infringing upon Civil Rights, that it must be opposed.
The Roanoke Tea Party will not yield to this law if it is passed and will express our 1st Amendment Rights in complete disregard to the DISCLOSE Act.
We are free men and woman and we will not be cowed by the Tyranny of the Federal Regime. We have rights, conferred by our maker. Reid, Pelosi and Obama have no standing to usurp these rights and we WILL NOT BE MOVED.
JOIN THE RESISTANCE. JOIN THE ROANOKE TEA PARTY.