Tea Party rallies set for Tax Day

While citizens across the country file last-minute tax returns Thursday, members of the nation’s Tea Party organizations, including those in Columbus and Starkville, will rally to voice their displeasure with the federal government.

The Starkville Tea Party will hold a rally Thursday at noon in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. The Columbus Tea Party will hold a rally Thursday at 5:15 p.m. on the Lowndes County Courthouse steps.

Russ Latino, a conservative commentator, writer and attorney from Jackson, will be the featured speaker at the Starkville rally. Robert Allen, a conservative author and speaker, also will address the group.

In Columbus, Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, is one of three scheduled speakers. The American Family Association “represents and stands for traditional family values and exists to motivate and equip citizens to reform our culture to reflect Biblical truth on which it was founded,” according to the group’s Web site.

Henry Ross, who, in the past, has served as mayor of Eupora, assistant district attorney and circuit court judge, also will speak at the Columbus rally. Ross is running for Congress in Mississippi’s First Congressional District as a Republican.

The Dispatch