Come Join the
Largest Tea Party in History
Friday August 28, 2009 – Noon – 5 p.m.
Capitol Building – Sacramento
Help Save California’s Economy
From its Own Government
In California’s vast and fertile central valley, the federal government
has shut off the water to farmers. Fields lie fallow, and once
thriving orchards are dry and dead. After generations on the land,
families are losing their farms. In some areas unemployment
exceeds 40%. All this to protect a “minnow.”
Generations of human effort and dreams destroyed, we become
more and more reliant on imported food,
and prices rise for all of us. The government is putting fish before
families. This insanity must end.
In the mountains, family owned timber operations, working and
managing our forests for generations, are being forced into
bankruptcy by the state. The government has made their equipment
illegal, and regulations are so onerous that it now costs 30% more to
bring a standard 2×4 to market in California than it does in Oregon
or Washington. Even the large timber companies struggle
In a state rich with timber resources, we import the vast majority of
our building materials from other states, because the cost of local
production is simply too high due to severe over regulation. The
timber industry is literally being driven out of business by the
politicians and bureaucrats in Sacramento.
Industries from mining to construction, transportation to ranching,
and farming to concrete are suffering under impossible burdens
placed by unaccountable bureaucrats and arrogant politicians
intent on the complete destruction of California’s once world class
economy. When politicians in Washington DC decide that minnows
are more important that the lives of California farmers, something
is terribly wrong. When bureaucrats in Sacramento regulate the
California timber industry to the brink of extinction, without
concern for the families, towns and entire regions they are
devastating, something is terribly wrong.
Yes, something is terribly wrong. Our politicians and their
appointed cronies are strangling this great state.
Businesses are leaving California in an unprecedented exodus
of capital and talent. Productive citizens and their businesses
are fleeing to places like
Texas and Nevada, which tout more business friendly policies,
less regulation and lower taxes. Meanwhile, California’s
unemployment rate skyrockets, our cost of living increases, and
our politicians respond by passing even more stringent legislation
and higher taxes…even when we vote against it!
The laws may be different for each industry. The regulations may
vary, but they are all symptoms of the same disease. We are all
being crushed by burdensome regulations and taxes imposed by
politicians who care more for causes and political gamesmanship,
than people. This is our battle; all productive people belong in
this fight. When the loggers suffer, that is the farmer’s battle too.
When the farmer’s have no water, and food prices rise, that is
everyone’s problem. For too long the politicians have divided us,
and used our division to keep us down. But we will be held down
no longer. But the game is up. Now we understand what they
are doing, and we see where it leads. We are the productive
Americans, and we will stand together, shoulder to shoulder,
ready to face the politicians who stand in the way of our productivity.
The time for change is now.
We simply aren’t going to take it anymore.
On August 28, 2009, in true Tea Party Patriots tradition, we will bring
together people and groups who have never come together before.
Farmers, ranchers, miners, loggers, trucking companies, cement
makers, builders…productive, hard working people from all political
parties, social affiliations and industries will descend on the
state capitol in Sacramento. In association with organizations who
are leading the fight against onerous taxes in California, groups
dedicated to the preservation of farming in California’s central valley,
rancher’s organizations, business and industry associations, we will
bring thousands of California’s hard working, productive citizens to
the Capitol, to tell the legislators in Sacramento and DC to back off.
It’s a simple message; leave us alone. We’re tired of your intrusion
into our lives and your ever expanding greed for the fruits of our
labors. It’s time for real change. You can change,
or we’ll get rid of you. Your choice.
It’s time that the politicians and bureaucrats got off the backs of
California’s productive people and freed them to produce the
innovation, wealth and jobs that only they can. Government is
not the solution; government is the problem. It’s time to
repeal AB 32, which is essentially California’s experiment in
controlling global warming. It is devastating California’s economy,
and studies show that over a million jobs will be lost by the time it
is fully implemented. And it’s time for the federal government to
stop worrying about minnows and to start letting California’s farmers
take care of themselves by providing high quality food for the rest
of us. It’s time for them to rescind the Endangered Species Act, or
at least provide a hardship exemption to California’s central valley
farmers. For the sake of our farmers and our state…turn on the
water and let them farm!
But those things are just a start. If California and the country are to
rebuild, then the government needs to get out of the way. Lower
taxes, reduce regulation, and set Californians and all Americans free
to produce prosperity for the nation. Our message to the
government is clear and simple; we don’t need your help, and we
don’t need your bailouts. Set us free from burdensome taxes and
regulations and get the hell out of our way. We’re the productive
people of the state of California, we’re Americans, we’re Tea Party
Patriots, and we’ve had just about all we’re going to take from you.
Fix it. Fix it now, or we will get rid of all of you.
Government is not the solution. Government is the problem.
Our relatives, loved ones, children and friends have paid the ultimate
price for Freedom in wars and battles over seas and to think that our
elected Representatives seem to be ignoring the constitution and the
will of ”We the People” is Unacceptable. So we are mounting in numbers
and are excercising our right to peacefully assemble and protest.
They NEED TO PAY ATTENTION to the will of the people.
Join us as we send that message to Sacramento and Washington DC.
From Sacramento on August 28th, we’ll be launching the Tea Party
Express. In association with Our Country Deserves Better, the
Tea Party Patriots will be participating in a cross country bus tour
with tea parties scheduled for stops across the country, culminating
in a massive march on Washington DC on September 12, 2009.
If you are a business owner affected by insane government
over regulation, and you’re interested in helping us with
this event to unite business against government intrusion,
with the words “I want to help” in the subject line.
Many years from now, children will ask,
“What did you do during the revolution?”
What will your answer be?
Come join us on August 28th from noon to 5 p.m. at the state capitol in Sacramento.
We’re the Tea Party Patriots…and a revolution is brewing.
More details to follow, or visit the following sites to stay up to date.
Bring Your Family and Friends. Tell all the business owners
you know. It’s time to get governmet off our backs and
set California businesses free to create jobs and prosperity
Here it is my fellow patriots, the Aug. 28th Tea Party.
As you can see, this will be no small affair, and the more
we have present, the greater the impact. We will depart
from Oroville at 0930. Please try to arrive at Riverbend Park
by 0900. The caravan of cars with signs protesting
government largess will make a pit stop here, then continue
the trek to Sacramento. We’ll stop in Marysville/Yuba City
to pick up more. When we get to Sac. it will be up to you
drivers to find parking. This is where the rubber meets the
road. If there is anyway that you can make it, please try to
do so. We want them to know in Sac. and in Washington, D.C.
that we are not astro-turf. E-mail me if you are planning to
come. Thanks for all your support.