Skip to comments.Announcing Free Republic's MARCH for JUSTICE II, April 7, 2005, Washington, D.C.!!
Posted on 03/15/2005 10:03:13 PM PST by Jim RobinsonEdited on 03/15/2005 10:05:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
In October 1998, Free Republic marched on Washington demanding the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Thanks to our efforts, Clinton was impeached less than two months later.
Then, as now, our country stood at a Constitutional crossroad. This year we stand at the crossroad of what kind of judiciary we will have: One that is restrained by the Constitution, or one that abridges our rights by making it up as they go along.
President Bush and the Republicans in the Senate are gearing up for a showdown with the Democrats over his judicial nominees. The Democrats have used the filibuster in an unprecedented way to block judicial nominees from getting an up or down vote. Republicans, led by Majority Leader Bill Frist are getting ready to employ the Constitutional option--most likely in mid-April.
A simple majority is needed to implement the Constitutional option. However, even with a 55 vote majority, a victory by the Republicans is in doubt. Democrats, unswayed by their ever-diminishing numbers in the Senate, have threatened to almost totally shut down the Senate if the Republicans succeed.
The Democrats are desperate because the judiciary is their last hope to force their liberal, unconstitutional agenda on the American people. If the filibuster is broken, they know that President Bush will be able to nominate and get confirmed Supreme Court justices in the mold of Scalia and Thomas. If the filibuster holds, we'll get justices like Anthony Kennedy who look to foreign law and opinion to support their unconstitutional rulings.
Therefore, in order to support President Bush's judicial nominees, and to put the Senate and the courts on notice that We the People demand the Constitution be respected and maintained, we will march on Washington on Thursday, April 7, 2005.
We will rally at Upper Senate Park, directly across the Capitol between Constitution Avenue and Union Station, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Immediately after the rally, we will march on the offices of all 100 senators in groups of state citizens to impress upon them the seriousness of our cause.
We will be working to bring other conservative groups in to co-sponsor the rally. Speakers and co-sponsors will be announced as they confirm.
We will need to raise funds for the rally. The estimated cost is $8,000. Capitol Police rules do not allow us to seek donations at the rally, so we will have to raise the funds before. Click here to help out.
Lord willing, I'll be making the trip from California to D.C. for the rally. It's short notice, but this is too important to stand back. Our rights are at stake. Defend them now, or watch a justice like Anthony Kennedy look to foreign law and opinion one day to take away your Second Amendment and other rights.
My line in the sand has been drawn on this issue. I will donate if I can't make it in person.
Thanks Jim for organizing this critical effort.
I'm all in favor of the idea. The only thing that bothers me is that the term "march for justice" has more of a liberal connotation. If we can call the effort by some other name or slogan, I think it will be more clear to more people what this is all about.
I'm in. Budge, are you paying attention?
Excellent. Time for a good old fashioned PROTEST!!!!!
Damn, that's not much time.
Gotta strike while the iron's hot (so to speak).
This will be the 2nd march
I wasn't on FR for the 1st March .. but rumor has it that it was a big success :0)
Let me (us) know how I (we) can help. This is gonna' be tight.
Not sure I can make it due to the kids
But I'll be more then happy to donate to a great cause
The rules must have changed recently because I can recall at least 3 seperate instances where rallies in D.C. by leftist/rat mobs such as MoveOn.org had losers in the crowd passing around red buckets seeking donations to fund their traitouros hate speech.
Regardless, I'll be with you, if not physically, then spiritually and certainly monetarily.
It was breathtaking to see.
If I recall .. it was on C-span too
We'd talked about going, but a Sunday seems out of the picture.
We the People are the final arbiters!!
"I wasn't on FR for the 1st March .. but rumor has it that it was a big success"
That may well be the case. I still think perhaps "March for Justices" or "March for Judges" might get the point across better.
March for Honest Judges, for instance? After all, an honest judge knows that legislatures WRITE the laws but judges ENFORCE that law on the parties in any court case. An honest judge would not think or write a decision like Justice Kennedy's in Roper v. Simmons.