Last night several hundred people gathered at the Augusta County Government Center to hear about the issue of property rights and the UN’s Agenda 21.
Hosting the event were the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party, the Rockbridge Tea Party, and a surprising addition, the Augusta County Constitution Party. Until last night, I was completely unaware that the Constitution Party was organized on the county level here in Virginia. Apparently they currently have a couple of chapters around the state right now.
In addition, there were a good number of General Assembly legislators in the audience. Representing the Virginia House of Delegates, I saw Dickie Bell (20), Ben Cline (24), Steve Landes (25), Tony Wilt (26), and, of course, Bob Marshall (13). Emmett Hanger (24) was the only Senator I observed.
All in all, the program lasted a bit over two hours. Delegate Marshall primarily spoke about local, state, and national efforts to both help or hinder property rights while Donna Holt of Virginia Campaign for Liberty focused on the UN and its plans for global control. Although Marshall and Holt took the bulk of the program, there were also two other speakers, Charles Kraut from Lexington and someone else whose name I didn’t catch.
Overall the audience seems fairly receptive to the message. Apparently this meeting is just one of several coordinated across the state. The most important question is, what sort of impact will this event have on regional and state politics? Only time will tell.