Area tea partyers to rally again

  • Follow Latest News

This April 15 won’t pass without a downtown demonstration and rally by Augusta-area tea partyers.

Organized by local talk radio host Tony Powers, the third annual event begins at 5 p.m. April 15, and returns this year to the Riverwalk amphitheater.

Organizers have extended invitations to congressmen Paul Broun, Joe Wilson and Jeff Duncan, as well as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who spoke last year, but haven’t confirmed the rally’s entire slate of speakers, Powers said.

Confirmed speakers include Augusta Chronicle Editorial Page Editor Michael Ryan and tax reform advocates Pat Van Hooser and Jeff Annis.

“This year, as opposed to during an election year, we’ll concentrate on how people can get people to run as constitutional conservatives,” Powers said.

Such a candidate would believe in limited taxation, fiscal responsibility, smaller government and term limits, he said.

“We’re not that big on social issues, we just want a constitutional form of government,” he said. “It’s incredible how 'off the reservation' our elected officials have gotten.”

Comments (16) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
follower
59
Points
follower 04/05/11 - 01:23 pm
0
0
Let the shooting commence.

Let the shooting commence. Fire at will.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
33
Points
Crime Reports and Rewards TV 04/05/11 - 01:45 pm
0
0
Thank you Tony and all the

Thank you Tony and all the other rare endangered specie of Taxpayerus Aramus. If not for you guys and gals the rest of the world may have already called in our notes. You guys give our creditors the ONLY hope they have of ever getting paid back all the Billions we owe them. If you see a Tea Partier thank them for saving America cause the Tax Users sure don't care.

msgret92
121
Points
msgret92 04/05/11 - 02:52 pm
0
0
We need a local tea party in

We need a local tea party in Columbia County to stop some of the taxing and spending. The reform needs to start at the local levels and expand to state and federal, it will never be fixed from the top down.

mickl
0
Points
mickl 04/05/11 - 06:22 pm
0
0
I hope to be there. Everyone

I hope to be there. Everyone come and join us.

corgimom
27738
Points
corgimom 04/05/11 - 07:03 pm
0
0
Remember when the AC

Remember when the AC predicted that tens of thousands of people would attend it?

Chillen
17
Points
Chillen 04/05/11 - 07:24 pm
0
0
I'll be there for sure! We

I'll be there for sure! We made a huge difference in 2010. Imagine what can be done for 2012. Endless opportunity.

DanK
779
Points
DanK 04/05/11 - 09:19 pm
0
0
"Constitutional

"Constitutional Conservatives" hahahaha
They scream at the top of their lungs about the few lines in the Constitution that support a particular ideological viewpoint they prefer, and remain steadfastly ignorant and silent regarding the parts of the Constitution that do not support their dogma. Why not just cvall them what they are -- extremists. Michael Ryan being one of the most radically right wing of the bunch.

Alex Delarge
0
Points
Alex Delarge 04/05/11 - 10:11 pm
0
0
DanK.....what part do you

DanK.....what part do you claim conservatives are ignorant about? Be specific, please. Try backing up your accusations with facts.

dani
12
Points
dani 04/05/11 - 10:47 pm
0
0
I don't think you can accuse

I don't think you can accuse TEA Party members of being silent on anything and as Alex says, they are certainly not ignorant.

I haven't attended one in the past but I plan to be there this time.

corgimom
27738
Points
corgimom 04/06/11 - 09:17 am
0
0
I'm still waiting for the

I'm still waiting for the sweeping changes that the Tea Party members will make. All I can figure out is that the government is about to shut down because they can't agree on cutting a part of the national budget. I guess that's sweeping change, all right.

Although I guess phasing out Medicare would be considered sweeping change, though. Too bad they were elected on the premise that Medicare wouldn't be cut.

It'll be interesting to see Sarah Palin's take on this, since she so strongly opposes Medicare cuts.

Riverman1
79223
Points
Riverman1 04/06/11 - 09:27 am
0
0
Medicare cuts will only

Medicare cuts will only affect those under 55 right?

justthefacts
20327
Points
justthefacts 04/06/11 - 09:38 am
0
0
Good to see people are being

Good to see people are being elected who have the courage to face the facts.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
33
Points
Crime Reports and Rewards TV 04/06/11 - 03:33 pm
0
0
No money to essential NEEDS

No money to essential NEEDS will be cut unless we fail to reign in the waste then EVERY SINGLE DIME GOING OUT WILL END... The ones griping are the ones who can easily go get a job and or already make lots of money on the side too and they are ALL under 55.. Our creditors have already cut U.S. off. Who are we supposed to borrow from now? We've been cut off by the whole world. So tell us who are we gonna borrow more money from?
crickets... crickets... crickets.. that's what we thought...NOBODY is willing to loan U.S. any more money. Would YOU loan U.S. more money knowing you'll most likely never get it back? crickets... crickets... crickets.. that's what we thought…

PCnomo
1
Points
PCnomo 04/06/11 - 06:52 pm
0
0
I welcome any attempt to rein

I welcome any attempt to rein in the pace of government spending, no matter from which side of the aisle. The truth is both political parties are to blame, yet once again the discussion degenerates into finger pointing
over who is the 'wrongest'.

Alex Delarge
0
Points
Alex Delarge 04/06/11 - 07:06 pm
0
0
I'm still waiting for DanK to

I'm still waiting for DanK to back up his libel.

seenitB4
81170
Points
seenitB4 04/07/11 - 07:21 am
0
0
Did Donald Trump join the tea

Did Donald Trump join the tea party movement?

Back to Top

Top headlines

Azziz: Consolidation made us better

Bigger is better, and that is why the consolidation that Georgia Regents University underwent is really part of a larger trend, President Ricardo Azziz said.
Search Augusta jobs