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Members of Montross Tea Party celebrate Constitution Day

Members of the Montross Tea Party, which believes the federal government should be limited to exercising only those powers authorized by the Constitution, made that point Saturday by reading the Constitution on the steps of the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

“The Constitution is an important part of America- It represents the code of law,” said Rodger Meredith, President of the Montross Tea Party.  “It is an operating manual for America.”

“The Constitution is under attack today, and we want to remind people of its importance,” Meredith said. “Unfortunately, much of Washington has forgotten about this document and how it is the basis for our great history.”

About 50 citizens gathered at the Courthouse Square in Montross, as members of the Tea Party took turns reading the entire Constitution on the Courthouse steps.. There was patriotic music, and refreshments were served as the small crowd sat in lawn chairs and listened to the readings by citizens.

The Constitution was divided into printed sections for each of those reading from the courthouse steps. The celebration, which took almost two hours, was labeled as a non-political event by the Tea Party.  It is the third year the Party has held an event honoring the Constitution.   “We wanted to show our children and our grandchildren how important the Constitution is,” Meredith said.  “If we allow our government to abandon the Constitution, we are really in trouble.”

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