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Monday, April 15, 2019 is the tenth anniversary of the first Tax Day Tea Parties. In recognition of this anniversary, across the country over 400 people have stepped up to help Tea Party Patriots organize “Stop Socialism Choose Freedom” rallies.

To find a rally near you go to https://www.facebook.com/teapartypatriots/videos/2231176600479805/
or  https://twitter.com/jennybethm/status/1116855770258268161

As part of the Stop Socialism Choose Freedom rallies Tea Party Patriots has launched a petition to Congress, saying in part:

History shows that socialism has failed everywhere it has been implemented, because it rejects a fundamental ingredient of what makes capitalism successful – private property. The more aggressively socialism is pursued, the bigger the failure that results. History also shows that capitalism is the economic system that has brought more people out of poverty than any other system. Finally, history shows that you cannot have political freedom without economic freedom. The moment you begin to limit economic freedom, you begin to limit political freedom; the goal of socialism is to limit economic freedom, meaning the result is limited political freedom. We have seen this happen throughout history, from the Soviet Union to Venezuela, and now we even see the middle class revolting against the high levels of taxation (i.e. limit on economic freedom) required by socialism in Paris, France.

As Joshua Nelson of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal reminded us, the taxpayer rallies in 2009 were born of resistance to the Temporary Assistance Relief Program, a government bailout of financial institutions passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2008. Signed into law by President George W. Bush, a Republican, it was designed to counter the Great Recession that began in December 2007.

Ever since, the tea party movement has stood for economic and personal freedom and a debt-free future, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, told The Daily Signal.

“In 2009, we saw Obamacare move through Congress, watched as our government took over health care and moved toward a more socialized health care system,” Martin told Mr. Nelson.

In the 2010 midterm elections, voters chose a historic number of Republican candidates—including so-called tea party conservatives in favor of lower taxes and limited government—for Congress, governorships, and state legislatures.

“What we’re seeing right now from many liberals in Congress is a call for socialized, single-payer health care,” Martin said to Martin.

Martin also singled out the Green New Deal proposed by Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (NY-14), and Senator Ed Markey, (D-MA).

Their proposal, embraced by many Democrats, “would remove economic freedom, increase our debt, and infringe on personal freedom,” Martin told Nelson, decrying what she called “more and more calls for socialist programs and championing of democratic socialism.”

In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the first Tax Day Tea Party, Martin said the “Stop Socialism, Choose Freedom” rallies will focus on the difference between socialism’s past in America and the path of freedom.

With 400 rallies already planned, the goal of Tea Party Patriots is to reach 500 rallies nationwide.

“So far, we’ve had nearly 400 people who have signed up to host rallies,” Martin told the Daily Signal. “Now, dozens of these people have never hosted a rally before, so we are helping them get started and get organized, and we still have to get all those details nailed down to actually pull off all the rallies.”

Martin said some rallies will be formal, with speakers lined up, and others will be simpler, smaller, sign-waving events held by friends who want to show their communities that they choose freedom for America.

“I expect a decent-sized crowd like in Gilbert, Arizona, outside of Phoenix; [in] Sugar Land, Texas, outside of Houston; and in Atlanta, Georgia,” Martin told Nelson. “In 2009, the largest rally that we had on Tax Day was in Atlanta, where the crowd size exceeded 20,000 people.”

The Tea Party Patriots leader said those interested in holding or attending a rally can find information and resources at the group’s website.

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