To the editor:
On this Wednesday, April 15, citizens across our nation will not only be finishing up their last minute taxes, but will also be standing up county by county for the National TEA Party. There are multiple events scheduled locally in San Marcos, with an event at the county courthouse.
Average people will be making signs and waving them to draw light on the skyrocketing national debt, the corporate bailouts, and to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right of peaceful assembly and free speech.
But, I have received word that the county commissioners may not want to support these rights, and to deny a group of Hays County citizens the right to peacefully assemble. I am hopeful that this is not substantiated, and that the comissioners realize that San Marcos and Hays County citizens can peacefully raise their voices, and let our elected officials know our feelings on what is affecting us (and our children) the most.
I have seen first hand in March how a group can come together to let the San Marcos City Council know that their citizens care about their rights. Over 250 people came, peacfully assembled, and won the right for a choice in their own home and property. I hope the comissioners court can see the wisdom is following the lead of the San Marcos City Council and city police.