Dear Readers: I have the following information to share with you on the rally held yesterday in front of Congresswoman Susan Davis’ downtown San Diego office yesterday. The following is from Cub Blogger, Charles:
SoCal Tax Revolters gathered on University Avenue at Noon, Tuesday Oct 27th outside Rep. Susan Davis’ office waving flags and opposing the growth of government. The concerned citizens were joined by congressional hopeful Mason Weaver, who is deeply involved in the surrounding community. The group gathered to collect signatures asking Rep. Susan Davis to oppose Cap and Trade, illegal immigration, and the public option in the current healthcare reform proposals.
Drivers honked, and a few parked, and walked over to show support. Although the protest was small, there were several new faces and judging by signatures gathered, the movement is growing. Expect new faces as people, especially military families, are becoming particularly disenchanted with the direction of government.
At the end of the lunch hour protest, I delivered a few dozen signatures to Rep. Davis’ office.
Dawn Wildman also noted that she appreciated Mason Weaver’s presence at the rally, as he has been very supportive of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition and its initiatives. The following is a clip of Mason’s appearance at the Aug. 28th Sacramento Tea Party. (hat-tip to Fight for California).
Dawn said there was only one incident involving a “counter-protest”: “One car stopped, and the driver got out to shout that we were only supporting the wealthy, money-grubbing health insurance companies. I think that this shows we are making headway in getting the truth out about the real impact the congressional proposals will have on American families if they get passed”.
This counter-protester’s arguments are even more laughable, as the real profit margin of insurance companies are now known (this report from the Associated Press, hardly the bastion of rightist conservative thought):
Profits barely exceeded 2 percent of revenues in the latest annual measure. This partly explains why the credit ratings of some of the largest insurers were downgraded to negative from stable heading into this year, as investors were warned of a stagnant if not shrinking market for private plans.
Dawn was especially touched when the wife of a serving Marine came up and asked about joining our merry band of agitators. It seems this wife wants to support the U.S. Constitution in her own fashion, as her husband defends it in his way. Dawn said, ” that moment was the best in a really great day”.
While only 20 people were able to join the rally yesterday, there was a lot of honking and camaraderie. Dozens of protest signatures were gathered, too! For some reason, many citizens are not keen on DMV-style medical treatment!There are plenty of free-market based reform ideas that should be explored and implemented!
Dawn noted that many people came up to her and asked about future events. She said there is a national-level event being planned for mid-November, that will focus on Cap-and-Trade, Copenhagen, and other aspects of Eco-tyranny. She also indicated that the state specific Tea Party Proposition would be a highlight of upcoming events (a synopsis is below; further details can be found by clicking HERE).
Dawn Wildman, the President of our local Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition, LLC and Mark Meckler, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, signed as two of the five citizen proponents to begin an initiative process. Their proposal will ultimately insure that monies from California state employee union members are no longer automatically extracted to be placed in the accounts of union bigwigs for political purposes. This proposition is based on similar legislation implemented in Idaho, which reduced the political contributions of unions by 85% and leveled the playing-field so that regular constituents would be able to effectively and fairly influence their own representatives.
On a local note, check out Kimbery Dvorak’s piece: Migrant camps with drug paraphernalia discoved in Northern San Diego County.
Nestled in the canyons of San Diego are well-hidden migrant camps complete with fire hazards, drug paraphernalia and evidence of prostitution. These third-world living conditions are located next to a small creek quaintly named “Little Gopher Canyon” and a large strawberry field.
Imagine taking a hike in a scenic canyon looking for wildlife or wild flowers and you stumble upon a migrant encampment with so much trash and fecal matter the smell is nauseating. This sight is totally out of place with the large country homes and estates dotting the nearby hillsides in the rural area of San Diego.