EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) – Making their voice heard in downtown Eugene on Saturday, a large rally for members of the Lane County Tea Party.
The 9-12 Lane Tea Party group put together its annual “Tax Day Rally” at the Federal Building on 7th Avenue and Pearl Street on Saturday, April 14th, 2012, just a few days away from tax day.
The group says government has gotten too big in the United States as it stands today, leaving less money for the people and crucial programs to support the people.
Organizers say event's like Saturdays are chance to connect on core principals, including a belief in God, the U.S. Constitution, small government and freedom.
“I know that people get rallied up about the whole thing that, 'oh, well we need somebody to watch Wall Street, we need somebody to watch the rich." Well, who's going to watch them?” said Monty Luke, one of the organizers of Saturday's rally and a volunteer with the 9-12 Lane group.
“People of evil intent will always work their way in to positions of leadership. So sure, you can turn over (to) the government and say, let's give all of the power to the government to control the rich and powerful, but then what's the government going to do? They're going to become those very people,” says Luke.
Organizers hoped to get around 1,000 people out to Saturday’s rally.
For more information on the 9-12 Lane group, visit their website at the following link: http://912lane3.ning.com/.