September 10th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement in response to numerous national, limited government rallies taking place in Washington, D.C.:
"Advocates of limited government are making a big mistake holding rallies in Washington, D.C. now, when the real work to be done is locally in home districts to change Congress.
"Tea parties and other citizen activists that could be knocking on doors, making phone calls, or helping to raise money locally to educate the public on the value of limiting government are instead being diverted to national marches on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile their opponents, the public sector unions, are already organizing and implementing their ground games in districts across the nation for more taxpayer-funded handouts in 2011 and beyond.
"It's time to get work — locally. The nation will not be restored to constitutional, limited government through mere protests. The frustration expressed at national rallies can be useful, but timing is critical. Right now, activists need to be working locally to fundamentally change government. That is the most urgent priority."