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Announcing Free Republic's MARCH for JUSTICE II, April 7, 2005, Washington, D.C.!!
Free Republic | March 15, 2005 | Kristinn, Jim Robinson

Posted on 03/15/2005 10:03:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited 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.


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KEYWORDS: activism; judicialnominees; marchforjusticeii; meninblack; scotus
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To: Gabz

I'm skeeeeert


201 posted on 03/16/2005 5:11:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: sauropod

Get the day off?


202 posted on 03/16/2005 5:11:37 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Coop; Gabz; Jim Robinson

OK guys. I'm chipping in $200 for the March in April. If it Springs my monthly donation, I May get upset.


203 posted on 03/16/2005 5:14:46 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: Gabz; Coop
Tell 'em the cherry blossoms should be in bloom. :-)

That was the "hook" I was planning to use!

It worked for me! :o)

204 posted on 03/16/2005 5:15:29 AM PST by NautiNurse (Osama bin Laden has more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Gabz
OK guys. I'm chipping in $200 for the March in April. If it Springs my monthly donation, I May get upset.

I was more than happy to offer my free advice. But remember! You get what you pay for. :-)

205 posted on 03/16/2005 5:16:42 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Jim Robinson
I have a very important meeting scheduled for April 7 that I absolutely can't miss. I'll be with you in spirit and will try to help in other ways.

BTTT

206 posted on 03/16/2005 5:16:46 AM PST by Misty Memory
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To: Jim Robinson

Money sent. Wish we could be there.


207 posted on 03/16/2005 5:17:19 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: NautiNurse

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!


208 posted on 03/16/2005 5:17:23 AM PST by Gabz (Wanna join my tag team?)
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To: Coop

Free advice is worth every penny. I like the way I used March, April, and May in my reply.


209 posted on 03/16/2005 5:19:53 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I will be able to join the march. My calendar is marked.


210 posted on 03/16/2005 5:20:52 AM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ
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To: NautiNurse; Gabz

211 posted on 03/16/2005 5:24:36 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


212 posted on 03/16/2005 5:26:37 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I routinely punch through additional one-timers during FReepathons, and my monthly stays at what it should be.


213 posted on 03/16/2005 5:28:01 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Do not dub me shapka broham; Jim Robinson
Decks cleared, donation sent.

Godspeed.

214 posted on 03/16/2005 5:29:47 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
OK guys. I'm chipping in $200 for the March in April. If it Springs my monthly donation, I May get upset.

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).

215 posted on 03/16/2005 5:31:05 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Marking thread for when I get home.

Will try to do all I can to be there. If not, definitely will support monetraily!


216 posted on 03/16/2005 5:32:31 AM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Jim Robinson; Budge

I'm in and Budge, I can't wait to see you there.


217 posted on 03/16/2005 5:34:06 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: steveegg

I finally did. I think it will work.


218 posted on 03/16/2005 5:34:09 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: steveegg

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.


219 posted on 03/16/2005 5:36:03 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

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.


220 posted on 03/16/2005 5:38:59 AM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ
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To: Coop; Gabz

221 posted on 03/16/2005 5:41:23 AM PST by NautiNurse (Osama bin Laden has more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Jim Robinson; Poser

I will be with you Lord willing, Jim. (camera in hand).

We need to get the protest warriors on thw with us. Who knows, maybe even Belly Girl will make it! We have a local group of Protest Warriors who might make the trip


222 posted on 03/16/2005 5:41:35 AM PST by DollyCali (It's time to start thinking G-R-E-E-N .... in more ways than one !)
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To: Jim Robinson

Financial support bump.


223 posted on 03/16/2005 5:41:40 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ

I'm one silly dude.


224 posted on 03/16/2005 5:43:36 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: NautiNurse; Coop

For 20 years I lived only a bit over 2 hours ffrom DC.............and yet haven't ever seen the cherry blossoms, except on TV. of course I was spoiled as a kid - saw them every year in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.


225 posted on 03/16/2005 5:46:39 AM PST by Gabz (Wanna join my tag team?)
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To: Jim Robinson
It would be great if we could have Laura Ingram or Rush or Glenn Beck broadcast a live "remote" during the rally... their pre plugs would be invaluable in public awareness of not only the rally but the issues.
226 posted on 03/16/2005 5:56:19 AM PST by DollyCali (It's time to start thinking G-R-E-E-N .... in more ways than one !)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTT


227 posted on 03/16/2005 5:59:08 AM PST by Smartaleck
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To: Jim Robinson
I attended the first "March for Justice" but due to economics I will not be able to do so this time. Even though I know it is as important, if not more so, this time around - I have more immediate needs and concerns.

I was making almost $40 an hour in 1998 and had my pick of many jobs. Now I am making $12 an hour and lucky when I can find a job. I am not unique in this position.

I have had the (misfortune) of meeting others who are also in the same position and there is no immediate way out of this hole we are in financially.

Some have noted that the unemployment level is not that much greater but they don't realize that many of those working at McDonalds and Walmart (were) working for High Tech companies and doing quite well 6 years ago.

9/11 killed more than the people in the twin towers and pentagon. It (and illegal immigration) killed the base of employment for years to come and we may not recover from those two factors anytime in the near future.

Sorry folks. I would love to attend so you will have to work doubly hard to represent those of us who struggle for basic necessities.
228 posted on 03/16/2005 6:00:49 AM PST by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gultch.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have sent the information to Laura Ingram.


229 posted on 03/16/2005 6:03:16 AM PST by DollyCali (It's time to start thinking G-R-E-E-N .... in more ways than one !)
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To: jongaltsr

Hang in there FRiend. and good luck with all. I too am in astruggling situation. Will try to share ride/room & make it a quick one night trip. We know your heart is with the group if not your presence. God Bless!


230 posted on 03/16/2005 6:05:44 AM PST by DollyCali (It's time to start thinking G-R-E-E-N .... in more ways than one !)
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To: Jim Robinson

There is no way I can participate in this most important march. However, Free Republic will receive a donation for sure. I am very proud to be a member of Free Republic and your plan is awesome. I will be there with you all in spirit.


231 posted on 03/16/2005 6:24:55 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust and admire Rush. He has done more for this country than he will ever know. God bless him.)
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To: Jim Robinson

We are SO in for this one. See ya there!


232 posted on 03/16/2005 6:35:17 AM PST by nina0113
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


233 posted on 03/16/2005 6:35:41 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; SJackson; Alouette; Dad yer funny; Yehuda

bttt


234 posted on 03/16/2005 6:37:09 AM PST by Yehuda (AMERICA: LAND OF THE FREE, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: SittinYonder

Our oldest will be out of town with trip. Babysitting situation? We gotta act now to get a hotel.

I'd love to go, you know that! I'll drive!


235 posted on 03/16/2005 6:38:31 AM PST by eyespysomething (Vous pouvez vous rendre au garde de securite!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Thanks for the ping
bttt


236 posted on 03/16/2005 6:44:31 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Jim Robinson

Count in 2 from Michigan. Our senators are ruthless. Time they took some notice.


237 posted on 03/16/2005 7:05:41 AM PST by queenkathy
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To: BillF

Bump!


238 posted on 03/16/2005 7:08:04 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Jim Robinson
I will be there JimRob!  Hopefully, with the little Eagles in tow!  Never to early to teach a civics lesson and serve as an example of a Patriot!
 
Owl_Eagle

"You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being"

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

239 posted on 03/16/2005 7:17:40 AM PST by South Hawthorne (Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts. "Aww. not even a little?")
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn

I cannot be present in person, but I shall be with you in spirit. If there is a support fund, please let us know how to contribute.

I saw Justice Scalia on CSpan a few days ago, speaking on the topic of interpreting the constitution. He made what I would consider an inarguable case in favor of Originalism. He also pointed out that the very terms of the present crisis - brought on by the (perhaps) well-intentioned fools who buy the "living document" fallacy - clearly indicate that the selection of judges has become instead a selection of the authors of a revised constitution.

This is, in iteslf, completely illegal. As you, I, and everyone else on FR knows, there are only two legal means for revising or re-writing the constitution: the amendment process; convening a constitutional convention.

Our federal representative legislature needs to be sharply reminded of this fact.

Go get 'em!


240 posted on 03/16/2005 7:53:03 AM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: Jim Robinson; writer33; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; ...
Pinging my General Interest and Texas lists here!
(Apologies to those that have already been pinged).

Announcing Free Republic's MARCH for JUSTICE II,
April 7, 2005, Washington, D.C.!!

Excerpt:

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.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

Full Texas Ping List


241 posted on 03/16/2005 8:01:23 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Put me down as a probable attendee. I'll round-up some new Alabama flags for the occasion.


242 posted on 03/16/2005 8:17:46 AM PST by blam
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To: Brad's Gramma

Will you be there? I'm going.


243 posted on 03/16/2005 8:25:58 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: anymouse; GulfBreeze

Donated and Bumped!


244 posted on 03/16/2005 8:27:15 AM PST by BellStar (Pray for our heroes...)
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To: Texas Federalist

Ping.


245 posted on 03/16/2005 8:27:16 AM PST by Texas Federalist (If you get in bed with the government, you'll get more than a good night's sleep." R. Reagan)
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To: Texas Federalist

Sendin' 'er up!


246 posted on 03/16/2005 8:32:35 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: timestax
Ben Shapiro column -- related subject
247 posted on 03/16/2005 8:41:59 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sounds like fun - and extremely necessary. Politics 101.


248 posted on 03/16/2005 8:54:54 AM PST by Puddleglum (Thank God the Boston blowhard lost)
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To: Jim Robinson

Today Rush announced that on Tuesday the repubs held a "secret" meeting - and only one item was discussed - WHEN AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE "CONSTITUTIONAL OPTION".

So .. it looks like all our screaming has had some effect - and was re-fortified yesterday when the Rush listeners inundated McConnell's office re the Boston Globe story.


249 posted on 03/16/2005 10:00:08 AM PST by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Jim Robinson

What a great platform to start demanding term limits for the Supremes---an well as Congress. Mark Levin likes 12 years for SCOTUS and so do I. I think 12 also works great for both the HOUSE and SENATE. We have plenty of poster children making the case for term limits. Fill in your favorite example here-------


250 posted on 03/16/2005 10:06:01 AM PST by cherokee1
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