Informed (and angry) Virginians have an incredible opportunity in January when the Virginia General Assembly convenes to discuss the budget, consider new legislation of all types, and deal with the threat of an out of control federal government. "Lobby Day" is Monday, January 18, 2010 (MLK Holiday) which is a prime lobbying/protesting day for many conservatives who would otherwise be working. It's not often we get such a "free day" to make a difference in effecting meaningful change in our government.
Because we have the country’s gross domestic product to tend, conservatives aren’t free like the typical dregs of society herded around to events like the G-20 summit. At this year’s Pittsburgh summit, 300 protesters assembled without a permit. Greeting police with rolling trash cans, blocking roads with pallets, the protesters were subjected to teargas. Some would argue that the world’s “capitalist pigs” that comprise the G-20 are to blame for these jobless protestors’ plight, instead it’s entirely something else – socialist malaise – why do for oneself when the government is writing unemployment checks, eh?
Anyway, just so you know, conservative protests in the year 2009 have resulted in no police action, no violence, no trash-covered National Mall. These protesters not only pay their own way to attend, they even clean up after themselves.
So, mark your calendar for a terrific (and peaceful) day of gaining the ear of our Virginia lawmakers. You won't be hauled off in handcuffs, teargassed, or otherwise punished because of a recalcitrant crowd....we know how to behave. Your voice and presence are needed on this most important day!