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.
Sorry, I put a 1 in the date that doesn't exist (must be the lack of coffee tonight!) It's a Monday which is even worse. What do you think?
Still has the same meaning either way
Spread the word .. the more that attend .. the better those on the Hill may pick up the hint
Why not on a Saturday or Sunday?
Don't know if I can make it, but I'll donate.
Now I'm looking at the wrong calendar. Thursday might be do-able. We'd have to drive all night on Wednesday, but we've done that before.
We're also hoping we can get delegates from all 50 states to the march. And we should bring the state flags from all states. The flags will help us organize by state for the march on the Senate offices. We want all 100 senators to hear from our people.
Jim, I'm in full agreement with your sentiments. Just the term "March for Justice" sounds like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will be the main speakers. But if you say it was very successful getting the job done the first time, who am I to argue?
How about a line in the dirt? Or the rocks? Or the loam? Or in concrete? Or in clay? Or even in granite? Anything but the line in the sand.
Great! Thank you very much!!
Good luck with your call to arms, but, personally, I'd like to see them "shut down" the Senate.
1. I truly believe the public won't buy into the bad Republicans MSM story...simply because of alternative news outlets. Think of the bad publicity.
2. I would LOVE to see the RINO's finally grow some cojones and fight the libs. If they don't, they lose the next congressional elections.
Well, we were thinking of calling it the "Red, White and Blue Revolution!" but thought we might be accused of vigilantism so backed off a bit. LOL
Great! See you there!!
Pinging the list for an FYI only!
That's the spirit. Hope to see you there!!
Zis ist nut in zay Constitution! Only zay left ving moon-bats are allowed to exprrrrress zemselves! ROOT BADDER GINSBURG SEZ ZO! Unt she ist zee preeminent legal scholarrrr!
How about the Red Revolution? Nah, on second thought that sounds like we're staging a Marxist rally. I still recommend "March for Judges". LOL
Just so you know...the original FR sponsored "March for Justice" in 1998 was a great success and Representive Bob Barr (who spoke at the rally) said it had much influence on the impeachment of clinton.
I have forwarded a link to this thread onto about 20+ bloggers so far. I encourage everyone else to do the same.
This one is justice for the Constitution and for We the People! Our battle cry at the first March for Justice was, "Fire the Liar!" For the March for Justice II it should be, "Down with judicial tyranny!!"
I hope Cspan covers it
March For Justice I, was for me, quite moving. I will NEVER forget the feeling of empowerment and inspiration it gave me and so many others including the House Managers. After all those years as a grassroots conservative, we as a group, finally established a momentum that has continued ever since!
My funds have been sapped, so I will throw up a prayer for all who are attending.
Great idea about the Flags
"Down with judicial tyranny!!"
PS Just rememeber there are only 99 legal US Senators and 1 traitor
-good times, G.J.P. (Jr.)
April 7th is also the 34th anniversary
of Hanoi Kerry's lies in the US Senate.