Thursday, January 24, 2013

HB 1430 Update: Pitchfork Protest in Richmond

Here is the official invitation from Patricia Evans. I'm 100% sure that the "sound of the guns" mentioned below is meant to be metaphoric. Tea Party demonstrations should be lighthearted yet sober...

"Pitchfork Protest in Richmond on Monday, 28 Jan in SUPPORT of HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

We need hundreds of people at the Virginia State Capitol in support of our farmers. We will be meeting at 3:30 pm on the corner of N 10th St and Bank Street. Signs, banners and pitchfork facsimiles are permissible on the public sidewalk and no permit is needed.


Original Announcement Posted on Fauquier Free Citizen:

Don’t Mess With Farmers!

HB1430 protects the rights of farmers to engage in commerce for the sale of agricultural products and byproducts without interference and over-regulation by local government.

Supporters of HB 1430, the Boneta Bill introduced on January 8th by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, will bring the Pitchfork Protest to the State Capitol in Richmond on January 28th.

Organizers expect to garner significant media attention as well, since this bill has quickly become the most controversial bill of the legislative session, and indeed this legislation is being watched closely by property rights groups all across the nation.

The following announcement has gone out to farmers, property rights supporters, and other organizations Statewide.

Pitchfork Protest Comes to Richmond!

The Boneta Bill, H.B. 1430, will be heard Monday, January 28 at 5 pm by the Virginia House Ag Committee.

We need hundreds of people at the Virginia State Capitol. We need the original Pitchfork Protest (from August in Warrenton) on steroids!

Tentative plan subject to change: Rally to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Capitol and press conference at 4 p.m. so we can then get through security for the hearing.

Please ready announcements to your lists, on your websites, social media, etc. Alert your press contacts.

Get people there. Be like Fauquier County zoning Czar Kim Johnson; tell people they are “out of line” and threaten them with $5,000 fines if they refuse to go.

Be ready to sing Happy Birthday to the Fauquier County supervisors who will be there to testify that they need more power to regulate birthday parties for little girls and the sale of organic herbal tea.

Don’t wait for instructions. “Rush to the sound of the guns!”

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson Virginia Tea Party Patriots Danville Patriots "