Thursday’s Lynchburg Tea Party meeting will be a time for celebration and thanks-giving, hear from State Senate candidates, and a time to prepare for the fast approaching VA Legislative Session.


  • When:  Thursday, December 1st, 6:30 pm refreshments, 7:00 pm meeting.

  • Where:  Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501 (near EC Glass High School).


  • Candidate Forum for Ken Peterson and Mark Peake who are running for State Senate District 22.  Each candidate will get 10 minutes to field our questions.

  • VA’s Legislative Session is right around the corner!  Americans for Prosperity will speak about what’s coming up during Session, and how they can help us with local government issues.

    (Tyler Foote, State Director, and Debra McCown, Southwest Virginia Field Director)

  • Praying for our nation and giving thanks for the opportunities before us.

Be sure to come at 6:30 for refreshments and to celebrate dodging a bullet.  That bullet was a Hillary Clinton presidency.  We know what we would have gotten if she was elected.  An acceleration of the push for big government control.  After so many years of Progressives (Rs and Ds) ruling our country, our culture and economy are like an out-of-control train that is precariously close to plunging off the broken bridge over a deep gorge.  Certainly Hillary, and all of the corrupt creatures she would bring into her administration, would have floored the accelerator on our train.

Here’s a partial list of Clinton’s “bullets” that were directed towards us:

  • a permanently liberal Supreme Court who makes laws and interprets the Constitution to fit their agenda,

  • completing the transition to government-run healthcare as our only option (this is what Obamacare was designed to do),

  • international trade deals like the TPP that surrender our sovereignty to foreign courts and bureaucrats,

  • wide-ranging amnesty,

  • open borders with great increases in “immigrants” and “refugees”, and

  • Common Core and more federal control on education.

Did we dodge all these bullets?  I would love to think so but I am realistic.  I certainly am not saying our country is out of danger.  But I do think we have been given an opportunity to at least slow the head-long rush over the cliff and hopefully start to change course.  I am just thankful for the opportunity.  We have to be vigilant and remind Trump that we are expecting him to deliver on his promises.  Same goes for State and local politicians, including the Congressmen we just elected and the soon-to-be-elected State Senator for District 22.

We have a lot — a lot — of work ahead of us.  Now our hard work begins.  Buckle up.

I am especially thankful to the Lord for giving us the salt-of-the-earth people who stepped up and rejected Hillary and the R and D progressive / establishment candidates around the country.  They are not the Elites or the indoctrinated masses who are currently rioting, but the common sense, hard working, salt-of-the-earth people who got out and voted because they see the cliff ahead for what it is and are not fooled.  I raise my glass to them, and pray the rest will rouse themselves out of complacency, indifference, indoctrination, or wavering and wake up.

Lyrics from “Salt of the Earth” (Rolling Stones)   (Here’s a good video for the song with old pictures of true salt-of-the-earth folks, many from the Great Depression.)

“Let’s drink to the hard working people
Let’s drink to the lowly of birth
Raise your glass to the good and the evil
Let’s drink to the salt of the earth

Say a prayer for the common foot soldier
Spare a thought for his back breaking work
Say a prayer for his wife and his children
Who burn the fires and who still till the earth

And when I search a faceless crowd
A swirling mass of gray and
Black and white
They don’t look real to me
In fact, they look so strange

Raise your glass to the hard working people
Let’s drink to the uncounted heads
Let’s think of the wavering millions
Who need leaders but get gamblers instead

Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
His empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
And a parade of the gray suited grafters
A choice of cancer or polio

And when I look in the faceless crowd
A swirling mass of grays and
Black and white
They don’t look real to me
Or don’t they look so strange

Let’s drink to the hard working people
Let’s think of the lowly of birth
Spare a thought for the rag taggy people
Let’s drink to the salt of the earth

Let’s drink to the hard working people
Let’s drink to the salt of the earth
Let’s drink to the two thousand million
Let’s think of the humble of birth”



Hope to see you at our meeting this coming Thursday.

President, Lynchburg Tea Party


Put on your Calendar:

LTP General Meeting Thur. Jan. 5th 7:00pm – 8:45pm
LTP General Meeting Thur. Feb. 2nd 7:00pm – 8:45pm
LTP General Meeting Thur. Mar. 9th 7:00pm – 8:45pm  (CORRECTED)
LTP General Meeting Thur. Apr. 6th  7:00pm – 8:45pm
LTP General Meeting Thur. May 4th 7:00pm – 8:45pm
LTP General Meeting Thur. Jun. 1st 7:00pm – 8:45pm

and 6:30 to 7:00, 8:45 to 9:30pm Free Time.
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501

There will be coffee and some refreshments available for our guests. There
will always be someone at the front door to greet you – should anyone arrive late.

We look forward to seeing each of you Thursday evening!

Come get involved, get informed and bring a friend.
LTP Communications

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From the people of the Lynchburg Tea Party we wish you the very best for a Happy Thanksgiving.  As you gather around the table today maybe you can share with each other what you are really thankful for.   For me, I’m thankful for the Lord leading a group of Pilgrims across the Atlantic Ocean during the worst time of the year only to be blown off course and land inside a little cove for protection.  It was there during that first year they lost half of those pioneers that came to America. They came to share the gospel message and start a new life with a new covenant known as the Mayflower Compact. They came seeking the freedom to worship God as they wished. This is how our country began and I thank God for those loyal souls who braved the storms and the harsh winters that would be heartbreaking and devastating. And God honored them in their dedication and as a result we have the greatest country the world has ever seen. 

As the name implies, it is about giving thanks to God for the blessings we enjoy today.


And may God richly bless America again,
LTP Communications



By The Glenn Beck Program

As president, Ronald Reagan understood American exceptionalism and the country’s special place in the world. Today, unfortunately, our leaders speak less and less about these unique qualities, failing to convey to citizens the fortunate circumstances of their birthright. To lift you up this Thanksgiving season, we turn to President Ronald Reagan’s Thanksgiving message from 1985. Share this with family and friends so they never forget how blessed they are to be citizens of the United States of America.

To read more:

Ronald Reagan talks to America on Thanksgiving Day 1985 video


The election count down is on!  What an election season this has been!  Let’s come together this Thursday night and earnestly pray for our nation.

When:  Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm refreshments, 7:00 pm meeting.

Where:  Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501 (near EC Glass High School).

Regardless of who wins the various election races, our government and civil society have been seriously eroded.  The corruption exposed during this election cycle is breath-taking!  Can we rebuild and restore considering how far off-track we are?  Thursday night, we will hear how another people long ago faced the challenges of rebuilding their broken society.  Tim Griffin will walk us through the biblical account found in the Book of Nehemiah.  After long years of exile in Babylon, the Jews reclaimed Jerusalem, rebuilt the city and its walls, and re-discovered the Law and their heritage.

Also, we will discuss how the Progressive ideas of centralized government control and personal reliance on the state have infected all of us to some degree, and this hampers our efforts to limit government power / control and rein in spending in our counties and cities.

See you this Thursday!

The Lynchburg Tea Party