Among them were the Chicago Tea Party Patriots, an organization who states its goal is educate the public and promote the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.
Other speakers included former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, conservative blogger and troublemaker Andrew Breitbart, Congressman Aaron Schock and Tea Party leader Herman Cain.
Kevin Chalfant, former lead singer for 1980s rock band Journey, was also on hand as he performed his song All for One.
Meanwhile, Beck has issued a statement responding to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert‘s plan to hold rallies in Washington D.C next month.
The Comedy Central hosts’ rallies are expected to draw thousands to an event that essentially spoofs the Fox News host’s ‘Restoring Honor’ event August 28.
“8/28 was a historic event for a lot of Americans,” Beck says. “I hope that Ed Schultz, the AFL-CIO, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and whoever else wants to plan a march in DC have the same great success that we had with Restoring Honor.”
Stewart and Colbert’s rallies will take place October 30 on the National Mall and have yielded more than 100 000 collective RSVPs on Facebook. For his part, Beck’s event attracted between 87,000 and 300,000 supporters, depending on which estimate you believe. THe real