Amarillo Tea Party Protest

Amarillo -

As the health care debate continues in Washington, Amarillo steps into the fray.

About two hundred people attended a tea party rally this morning at the Randall County Annex to voice their opposition to the Obama administration's policies.

The Amarillo Tea Party says their main concerns are the unchecked growth of government power, excessive taxation, and wasteful spending.

Organizers say today's date holds historical and symbolic significance in the United States, as Bill Sumerford says, "We need to remember that on 9/12, the country came together after we were attacked. That's what we're doing today; we're coming together as Americans, letting our politicians know, letting everyone know what we represent."

The protest started at ten this morning and wrapped up around noon.