Last week I mentioned that the National Taxpayer Protest is scheduled for September 12. Hosted by a variety of right-wing and anti-tax groups like the National Taxpayers Union, Americans For Tax Reform, Young America’s Foundation, The Club for Growth and many others, the effort seeks to bring millions of Americans to Washington D.C. for an organized and centralized TEA party-like protest:
It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!
We’ve had enough of the out of control spending, the bailouts, the growth of big government and the soaring deficits. And we reject the future tax increases to pay for all of this spending and debt down the road. We are gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!
And they have some pretty big plans:
“Our mission is to present a unified voice of concern over the current administration’s policies regarding taxation, our economy, foreign and domestic policy, as well as our individual constitutional rights as American citizens,” said Grassfire national coordinator Darla Dawald in an open invitation to the public to join the Sept. 12 taxpayer march in Washington, D.C. “America is in trouble, the problems and issues are broad and complex and it will take a monumental effort to stop, change and reverse the destructive course that this administration and Congress has put us on. Together, We the People can effect that change!”
On Sept. 10 and 11, the groups will host grassroots training seminars and Sept. 11 “We’ll Never Forget” memorial. The taxpayer march is scheduled to begin at the Lincoln Memorial at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 and culminate with a rally at 1 p.m. in front of the Capitol.
The National Taxpayer Protest website offers detailed information on travel and hotel accommodations, including directions to the event. Tea party attendees may RSVP there as well.
More than 9,000 people have already registered through the protest website, and the number is growing rapidly.
“Obama managed to have 4 million show up at the Capitol grounds,” Dawald told WND. “We need to do the same if not more. The financial situation is dire, but as one gentleman said, ‘If I have to sell my belongings and crawl there, I will – because it’s that important!'”
I assume that when Dawald says Obama had 4 million show up at the Capitol, she’s referring to the crowd that attended his inauguration, although the estimated size for that event was actually only 1.8 million.
But heck, if they want to set 4 million attendees as their goal, who am I to complain?
And frankly, with a thrilling proposedl line-up like this, I can’t see how they could possibly fail to reach that lofty goal:
Invited Speakers and Guests (for the 3 day event) Include:
Dick Armey – FreedomWorks (CONFIRMED)
C. Boyden Gray – FreedomWorks (CONFIRMED)
Steve Forbes – FreedomWorks Foundation
Yaron Brook – Ayn Rand Center for Individual Liberty
Chris Chocola – Club for Growth
Grover Norquist – Americans for Tax Reform
John Tate – Campaign for Liberty
Mike Tanner – Cato Institute
Dan Mitchell – Cato Institute
M. Stanton Evans
Penn & Teller
Sen. Jim DeMint
Rep. Ron Paul
Rep. Jeb Hensarling
Rep. Jeff Flake
Rep. Doug Lamborn
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Rep. Tom Price
Rep. Scott Garrett
Rep. Mike Pence
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Rep. Paul Broun
Rep. Todd Tiahrt
Rep. Tom McClintock
Glenn Beck – Fox News
Neil Cavuto – Fox News