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.
Get the day off?
OK guys. I'm chipping in $200 for the March in April. If it Springs my monthly donation, I May get upset.
That was the "hook" I was planning to use!
It worked for me! :o)
I was more than happy to offer my free advice. But remember! You get what you pay for. :-)
Money sent. Wish we could be there.
Free advice is worth every penny. I like the way I used March, April, and May in my reply.
I will be able to join the march. My calendar is marked.
Would be nice to make it. I figure it would be about $200 and 800 miles for me. If I can't, I'll be there in spirit and some cash.
I routinely punch through additional one-timers during FReepathons, and my monthly stays at what it should be.
That takes care of the next three months :-)
It's too early for me to think of something for the summer (it's 28 degrees and there's still snow on the ground here).
Marking thread for when I get home.
Will try to do all I can to be there. If not, definitely will support monetraily!
I'm in and Budge, I can't wait to see you there.
I finally did. I think it will work.
It's nice off and on in Alabama. Down heah we have 4 seasons all year long. 70's over the weekend and sunny. Rainy mid 40's today. It is not unusual to have a 50 degree spread in a single day.
You are clever Conspiracy Guy. Next time use CAPS or Bold or italics for this slow, but appreciative FReeper. I don't want to miss a thing.