Libertarians and fiscal conservatives might want to know just who takes the Tea Party movement seriously. Just which candidates are fiscally conservative and don’t support all the wasteful federal spending and bailouts. Having been to the Tea Party in Chesapeake on June 26th, I can tell you that the ONLY candidate to have a booth there was Ken Cuccinelli, candidate for Attorney General. There were some operatives from other Republican campaigns that dropped off signs and lit. Would’ve been nice if they stayed and did some work.
What else went on at the Tea Party?
Most of the speakers brought up wasteful spending, the harm of over taxtion, over regulation, and bailouts on the federal level. In a bit of a departure from the federal theme, Reid Greenmun, Chairman of the Tidewater Libertarian Party and Transportation Chairman for the VBTA, reminded us that same type of bloat and financial mismanagement goes on here at the state, regional, and local levels.
There were of course many signs carried or posted. There were great ones seen on automobiles. There were a LOT of pictures that I would have liked everyone to see. This Tea Party was neat in that there was entertainment (live music), booths, propagandized porta-potties, food, and a family picnic type atmosphere. I was so busy soaking it in and taking piictures that I neglected my duties as a good lil’ local Libertarian that should have helped manning our booth. Hats off to all the dedicated local Libertarian Party members that rented the booth, provided materials, spoke, and gave our party/political view a face for all the concerned citizens to view. Great job!
– Britt Howard