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.
A few bucks in from GA, some more to come when payday hits.
Why not on a Saturday or Sunday?
For the most impact on the politicians, a weekday - when rally attendees can also visit their pols' offices - a weekday when they are in town is best.
For the best media coverage, a weekday is better.
It inconveniences us, and probably will preclude some from attending; but if we were to do it on a weekend the politicians and the media would have a great excuse to ignore us.
After reading through the thread, I'm going to take a suggestion from of the posts and mention this to the County Republican Women's Committee.........we have a meeting Saturday morning. I can't make the drive on my own, but if I can convince a couple of the other ladies.........well, just maybe we can join y'all.
I think it's a great idea. Tell 'em the cherry blossoms should be in bloom. :-)
LOL! That was the "hook" I was planning to use!
Jim, I can't make that date due to earlier commitments but I want to contribute $200 to help out. My question is will the $200 one time mess up my $32/month? Please advise.
Here's a hopeful BUMP that I can somehow get off of work and make the trip!
I am so excited that this is being planned! Go conservatives! Take back America!
Hey smokey. See my question to Jim. Do you know the answer?
As far as I know, a one time contribution has no impact on monthly donations.
On the secure form there is a box to check for "1 time" contribution and you write in what the contribution is for.
It's my understanding that the monthlies are automatically programmed to hit your account until you initiate a request to turn them off. So a credit card or other donation in to Jim should not impact your monthly at all.
A big thank you and a big BTTT!
My monthly is set up on my Master Card and is automatic. I was just afraid that a one time would be consrued by the system as a change and delete my monthly.
No need to be afraid, dear.
You could use another credit card, if it makes you feel better. But what's the worry? You can afford $200+/month after your Mel Gibson/Julia Roberts movie. :-)