Tea Party vs Occupy mob: permits and licenses and fees

In Richmond, the Tea Party organization noted that the Occupy mobs were getting for free what the Tea Party paid for. They inquired about this and that put them in the city’s cross hairs.

The Richmond Tea Party stands for constitutional adherence, and clearly this has been unequal treatment under the law. We stand for fiscal restraint, and this is a case where a mayor used taxpayer money for his personal agenda. We stand for virtue and accountability in government and that is why we have taken a stand. We will be submitting a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for all city correspondence pertaining to our Tea Party and its decision to audit us. We will not be intimidated and we will not back down. A Richmond attorney and fellow Tea Partier is currently reviewing our situation. Also, the ACLU has also contacted us inquiring about this matter.[big government.com]

Community Organizing of a particular sort is getting other support as well – even when Congress has said “no”. ACORN has made some adjustments to attempt an out for the Administration in skirting the direction of Congress. Jay Tea sees this latest as a part of a pattern.

… Congress actually passed a law forbidding any government funding for ACORN, its affiliates, subsidiaries, or felonious accessories? It’s OK if you don’t, because apparently the Obama administration didn’t, either. … Obama’s National Labor Relations Board ruled that Boeing couldn’t open its brand-new, $2-billion plant in South Carolina? That same board has some very specific rules about how it can operate, and how certain agents of that board need to act independently from each other — and not collaborate, coordinate, conspire, or confer over certain matters. This is a rather odd rule, but it makes a certain sense when you look into it — the NLRB is set up as a “mini government,” taking on aspects of all three branches of the federal government (executive, legislative, and judiciary). Under that principle, it suddenly becomes clear how each segment must be kept separate, to avoid gross abuses of power.

Well, that rule apparently got tossed out the window in Boeing’s case, where several of those legally-separated individuals swapped e-mails to coordinate their actions in killing about 2,000 new, well-paying jobs from being created.

It seems the stakes keep getting raised.

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