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Another 'tea party' scheduled Saturday at park

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A local group that is "tead-off" about the current state of their government will be holding another "tea party" event this Saturday.

The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. at H.V. Griffin Park and is being organized by the same group of citizens who put together the previous "tea party" event earlier this year.

At 7:15 p.m., David Evans, who has said he will run for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon in 2010, will speak, and patriotic songs will be performed by Tres Marshall at 7:40 p.m.

On tax day -- April 15 -- about 100 people gathered on the Shelbyville public square for the first of the "tea parties" that were held nationwide.

They used the income tax filing deadline to take issue with government spending since President Barack Obama took office in January.

"There are a lot of things that have been done that are unconstitutional," said organizer Donna Eyman Tuesday. "That's why we are doing this again."

"Our representatives are not following the rule of law," she said. "They are shredding the constitution and that's not acceptable."

A large "tea party" event was held Monday in Nashville that attracted thousands and a similar event was held in Tullahoma last weekend.

Organizers are encouraging those who wish to participate to bring signs to the protest event. Information will be distributed at the event, as well as how to join future events.

For more information, call Eyman at 684-1764.

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