From the Washington Times:
A large force of conservative and libertarian organizations is helping sponsor the event, including Tea Party Patriots, ResistNet, the National Taxpayers Union, Young Americans for Liberty, the Ayn Rand Center, Heartland Institute, Free Republic, Institute for Liberty, the Tea Party Express, FreedomWorks officials said.From the UK Daily Mail:
Demonstrators held banners identifying themselves as part of a broad anti-Obama coalition of independents, libertarians and Republicans.From the Raw Story:
On his blog, Matthew Yglesias notes that the protest had a distinctively libertarian feel to it, with some signs quoting Benjamin Franklin's famous line, "He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither."From Mathew Yglesias, Think Progress:
Probably the weirdest thing about the Glenn Beck / Tea Party nexus to me is that it tends to rely so heavily on libertarian rhetoric and fear of incipient authoritarianism.From the Worcester Telegram, Mass:
Ken Mandile, 50, of Webster, one of the main organizers of the Worcester Tea Party group...From the Greensboro, NC News-Times:
“We have lots of people who are independents and libertarians, and we have a lot of Republicans and some Democrats, too,” he said.
Anne Weaver, 31, a single mom and paralegal from Gastonia...
“If you ask anybody who is going, the consistent answer is going to be there is too much government,” she said. “The government is now in our face, in every aspect of our life.”
The march itself is being coordinated by a coalition of groups that promote conservative-to-libertarian causes. They include FreedomWorks, National Taxpayers Union and Grassfire.org.