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Anthony Riedel Attends King George TEA Party

Yesterday, June 5th, Anthony Riedel spoke to a crowd of 34 people at the King George TEA Party. He is running in the Republican Primary in Virginia’s 1st District against Congressman Robert Wittman. Robert Wittman, who’s biggest campaign contributor (equal at a $10,000 maximum) is Eric Cantor’s Political Action Committee (Every Republican Is Crucial: every republican except conservatives, constitutionalists, libertarians, and people with any semblance of common sense) seems to be sailing forward toward certain victory on June 10th. That said, Anthony Riedel is just one member of a larger Freedom Movement in Virginia and across the United States. At the very least, he is a shot across the bow of a Congressmen that has, unlike Eric Cantor, always been very active within his district, but who still seems more endeared to the Republican Leadership in the House of Representatives than to his constituents.

Anthony Riedel spoke about the importance of the Constitution, of protecting our civil liberties, and of reducing the out of control spending and debt that has plagued our nation for the last fourteen years. He works for the National Right Work Legal Defense Foundation in public relations, helping businesses and employees craft a message of economic and workplace liberty.

Mr. Riedel worked on Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential Campaign and represents the Ron Paul, Justice Amash, Thomas Massie wing of the Republican Party. When asked whether or not he supported Article V and the Convention of the States, he noted that what is currently a movement within the States to produce a Balanced Budget Amendment is a good idea, that it is more likely that such an amendment would come out of a Congress more in touch and beholden to the wishes of the American People. Now, I’m an avid supporter of Article V, but the question in this election is not about tactics. It is about principles and Anthony Riedel has all the right principles in place to offer an alternative to the First Districts current Representative.

While Congressmen Wittman does support some extremely good ideas like the Fair Tax, we are still waiting for his leadership on the issue. My hope is that, even though Riedel’s candidacy is a long shot, that those who wish to see Congressmen Wittman embrace a more fiscally conservative and constitutional philosophy would consider casting their votes for Anthony Riedel. Congressmen Wittman, by no fault of his own, finds himself in an environment that is utterly unfriendly toward the American People; and while he hasn’t lost touch with us like many of his colleagues, we need to know that our Congressmen represents us and not Eric Cantor, not John Boehner, and not the Chamber of Commerce.

One way to encourage our Congressmen to distance himself from truly contemptible politicians like Cantor, is to demonstrate our support for a more fiscally conservative and constitutional candidate, even if that candidate is unlikely to win.

Ladies and Gentlemen, if the truly depressing occurs and Eric Cantor defeats Dr. Dave Brat in the June 10th Primary, Eric Cantor stands to continue to wield excessive influence over all the other Congressmen in Virginia. Let’s remind Congressman Wittman that we want him to represent us, not Eric Cantor For Speaker.


About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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