At 8AM on Saturday, September 12, 2009, eleven motorcoaches filled with close to 600 freedom-loving citizens will leave from Bel Air to take part in the 9/12 March on Washington.
Since the first Tea Parties in April momentum has been building for an event on the national stage.
Hundreds upon hundreds of citizens of Harford County have come forward and participated in multiple rallies to demonstrate support for smaller, responsible government and fairer taxation.
The Tea Party movement is a grassroots effort with no central organizational structure. The Tea Party attendees rally behind a message supporting a responsible, representative government, fairer taxes, and the defense of individual liberties.
The March on Washington is a symbolic event to show that the citizens of the United States of America are unified behind The Constitution and will fight for the liberties that are laid out in that document.
The rally in Washington is being promoted by the website www.912DC.org. The National Sponsor of the day’s events is the Freedom Works Foundation. Many other liberty-minded groups are involved.
The Bel Air bus trip is being planned by Mr. Tony Passaro of Bel Air. Many attendees are members of past Harford County Tea Party sponsor groups including the Campaign for Liberty, Route 40 Republican Club, and Americans for Prosperity.
The caravan to DC has been entitled the Old Maryland Line, a reference to General George Washington’s most effective militia comprised of Maryland citizens. This group of citizen-soldiers is honored by the official Maryland State Nickname, the Old Line State.
Once the Old Maryland Line arrives in Washington, DC the march will begin, culminating in a Tea Party of inestimable proportions.