The Richmond Tea Party does not suggest, condone, promote, incite, overlook or tolerate acts of violence towards any persons or property. The Tea Party movement believes in, and abides by the rule of law as embodied in the Constitution of the United States. It is that very Constitution which provides for the proper and peaceful means for the expression of political opinion and the transition of political power.
The Richmond Tea Party regards any reported incidents of violence or destruction of property very seriously. The Richmond Tea Party however does not engage in unproductive speculation or rush to judgment. The Richmond Tea Party relies on the results of an official investigation by authorities before issuing a specific statement relative to any reported incident.
In the meantime, we strongly encourage all individuals concerned about any reported incidents to rely solely on reliable factual information before forming an opinion. To do otherwise, we believe, would not serve to foster an atmosphere of civil discourse and responsible actions beneficial to all.