The People Speak — Will Congress Listen?
PROTESTING THE DEMOCRATIC HEALTH-CARE BILL: I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 20, 2010, and photographing the “Kill the Bill” Tea Party rally that was held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The purpose of the rally was to entreat members of the House not to pass the Senate’s health-care legislation.
When I initially published this post on Sunday evening (3/21/10), the U.S. House of Representatives was scheduled to vote a few hours later on the passage of the Senate’s bill. Unfortunately, that bill passed late that same night.
This article includes only a few select photos of the 3/20/10 “Kill the Bill” Tea Party rally. Check out ADDITIONAL PHOTOS via the links at the BOTTOM of this article.
Citizens Passionately Entreat Congress to Listen to Them
The sign "Listen to Me!" is raised by a citizen at a Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Thousands of citizens gathered on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to protest the Democrats' proposed health-care legislation.
One of many signs lifted by rally participants addresses the exorbitant costs mandated in the Democrats' health-care legislation.
A young woman standing at the front of the Tea Party rally holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution, reflecting the view of many that the proposed health-care legislation violates the Constitution.
Doctors publicly express their opposition to the Democrats' proposed health-care legislation.
"Kill the Bill" — Many citizens believe our country's Founders would be vehemently opposed to the massive government expansion and intrusions mandated by the health-care reform bill.
American citizens were prevented by Capitol Hill police from crossing the street to enter the Rayburn House Office Building.
Despite the police line, a large contingent of citizens were able to storm the front of the Rayburn House Office Building, though most were denied entrance.
A huge crowd of Americans in front of the Rayburn House Office Building chanted sentiments against the health-care reform legislation, appropriately represented by the "Don't Tread of Me" flag waved above them by a fellow citizen.
Visit the Photo Gallery
The edited collection of 145 images is available for online viewing in the 03/20/10 Washington, DC Tea Party photo gallery. Just CLICK on the “Slideshow” link on the gallery’s menu bar, and then sit back and enjoy a view of the Tea Party movement that’s been denied by the mainstream media.
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