Posts Tagged ‘Tax Day Tea Parties’

Libertarian “Prosperity Plan” repeals income tax, ends corporate welfare | Libertarian Party-April 14, 2009

April 19, 2009


WASHINGTON — The Libertarian Party seeks to abolish the income tax, enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and eradicate corporate welfare under an ambitious three-point legislative plan unveiled by America’s third largest party Tuesday.

“Tens of millions of Americans are angry, fed up and demand real reform,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chair.  “The Libertarian Party is the only party that agrees with those tens of millions of Americans that government should stay out of both their pocketbook and their personal decisions.”

re: Tax Day Tea Party – Time For The Politicians To Listen

April 14, 2009

The following is a letter K. Hargis submitted to in response
to a letter by a detractor of the Tea Party Movement via John Michael Bond:

re: Tax Day Tea Party – Time For The Politicians To Listen

Leave it to a statist to want to suppress free speech and deter
peaceful protest. Mr. Bond seeks to associate the upcoming Tea Party
with FauxNews and partisan politics. Nothing could be further from the

The Tea Partyis, in fact, about the struggle for power (i.e. pure
politics, in the classical sense); it’s about the governed revoking
their tacit consent; it’s about the abolition of tax-slavery.

When government seizeswhatever portion of an individual’s wageit
desires, the people cease to be free, and become slaves to the
government which was founded to serve them.

This is not to protest “taxes raised under Obama”. It is to protest the
existence of a system which taxes production, rather than consumption,
and to assert that the rightsof “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness”necessitate an includedright to the fruits of one’s labor.

These tax protests have been occurring annually, for decades, on the
15th day of April, at U.S. Post Offices nationwide. They are not
new.Real Republicans (not neocons), fiscally conservative Democrats
(yes, they do exist), Libertarians, Independents andcontrarians in
general have long engaged in this protest. Now, they are drawing more

Considering that just over 1.6 million people voted for an independent
or third-party candidate in the last presidential election, this only
makes sense. We will not abolish the 16th Amendmentby April 16, nor by
August 16, but support is growing. Even Zach Wamp recently signed on as
a sponsor of the Fair-Tax.

For a better understanding of the tax system wewere intendedto have, I
suggest you read Jefferson’s Second Inaugural Address. In it, Jefferson
poses the question “what farmer, what mechanic, what laborer ever sees
a taxgatherer of the United States”. Sadly,today’s answeris that All
do, on their first day of employment, when they fill out a W-4.

Despite what Mr. Bond thinks, the people attending theTeaPartyare
protesting “something that actually matters and actually affects” them.
They are protesting a tax system which is nothing more than a tool
bureaucrats use to reward those who support them, punish those who
oppose them, and redistribute wealth in a manner that benefits the
incumbent. I can think of little which is more important.

I also noticed that, in his defense of Obama, Mr. Bond draws parallels
betweenObama and Bush 43. It is amazing then, that he fails to realize
that the most significant differences between themare skin tone, and to
which demographic they market themselves. Perhaps marketing has blinded
him to the importance of the issue of taxation, or maybe the issue is
just too complicated to be cool.

K. Hargis

Chattanooga Tea Party » Tax Day Tea Party Set for Ross’s Landing Wednesday, April 15

April 14, 2009

Pass this link around to everybody you know.

The Flat Tax Is Not Flat and the FairTax Is Not Fair – Laurence M. Vance – Mises Institute-April 03, 2009

April 3, 2009

From: Tax Day Tea Party » Tea Party links you’ll enjoy

April 3, 2009

Lumping Patriots and Nazis Together? comment 18 Written – by Eric Odom on March 31, 2009 – Tax Day Tea Party

April 1, 2009


Videos – Tea Parties Sweeping the Nation – March 30, 2009-Update

March 31, 2009

Update: I found a few more video links of Tea Parties. Remember, we still have two weeks to go. For April 15th events go to:

See the “Tea Party Map”  Here


There are about 300 scheduled (so far) for April 15th  around the country. It’s about time.

Stay tuned