Capitol Hill Update: 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington Should be Recognized


The so-called "Tea Party Movement" has been disparaged by countless left-wingers including those in the "news" media who call them racists or "Un-American" and of course, the media underestimate their numbers when they march on Washington D.C. as they did earlier this fall, dropping hundreds of thousands of protesters off the actual numbers when reporting crowd size.  

To offer important support for the goals and ideals of the Tea Party Movement, the Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have stepped forward to sponsor a House Resolution.   

Members of the House of Representatives are being encouraged to co-sponsor House Resolution 870 which praises the 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington D.C.  Thus far, there are 79 Members who have co-sponsored the Resolution.   

H.Res.870 begins by saying:   Expressing gratitude and appreciation to the individuals and families who participated in the Taxpayer March on Washington on September 12, 2009.   The Resolution then has a number of "Whereas clauses" which are listed below:

Whereas on September 12, 2009, hundreds of thousands of American patriots, who refuse to sit idly by as the federal government advances skyrocketing deficits, taxpayer-funded bailouts, pork-barrel projects, burdensome taxes, unaccountable policy czars, command-and-control energy policy, and a government takeover of health care, came to Washington, DC to show their disapproval;

Whereas individuals also wanted to convey their displeasure with the future tax increases that will be required to pay for deficit-financed spending;

Whereas these individuals understand that our fundamental American principles of limited government and personal liberty are under direct assault;

Whereas this dedicated group of freedom-loving Americans believe in open, accountable, responsible, constitutionally-based government;

Whereas hundreds of buses, multiple caravans of cars from across the country, and many individually-chartered flights, as well as thousands of lone-traveling cars and trucks, brought these patriots to Washington, DC solely for this event;

Whereas these individuals endured considerable personal expense to get to the march, including transportation and lodging expenses, as well as lost wages in many instances;

Whereas estimates of the number of people who peacefully marched from Freedom Plaza to the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on September 12, 2009, range as high as 1,700,000 marchers;

Whereas all 50 states were represented in the march;

Whereas this event is considered to be the largest ever gathering of fiscal conservatives in Washington, DC;

Whereas special accolades are due to the grassroots citizens organizations across the country who helped individuals exercise their constitutionally-protected First Amendment rights in the nation's capital; and

Whereas when the current trends of government expansion and freedom retrenchment are reversed, it will be due in large part to the efforts of the hundreds of thousands who marched on Washington, DC on September 12, 2009:

And the Resolution ends by saying:

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved That the House of Representatives--

expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the hundreds of thousands of people who marched on Washington, DC on September 12, 2009, to show their love of liberty and their grievance with recent government actions.

It behooves all Americans to make sure that their Member of the United States House of Representatives co-sponsors this Resolution honoring the Americans who have stood up and said a resounding NO to the big government intrusiveness of the federal government and to those in the United States Congress who are voting to expand the federal government bureaucracy and who are putting generations of our children and grandchildren into monumental debt.   

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