MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally protesting government-run health care was held Friday afternoon in front of the federal building on King Street in Martinsburg.
The Blue Ridge Patriots of Berkeley County and the Jefferson County TEA Party joined forces for the rally, said Barb Miller of Gerrardstown, W.Va., who organized the event.
About 60 people attended the rally, many of them carrying handmade signs protesting health-care nationalization. Some asked motorists to "honk for freedom," which was done in abundance.
Miller's sign read "Health Care Reform NOT Health Care Takeover. My Uncle Sam is Not My Doctor."
Some of Miller's concerns with government-run health care are the quality of care, government rationing of care and the costs through taxation that will be passed on to consumers, she said.