Skip to comments.After the Tea Parties: A 'We The People' Party in D.C.!
Posted on 03/01/2009 10:36:56 AM PST by DTogo
OK, thanks to Rick Santellis rant weve all had our symbolic tea parties around the country, then CPAC, and are feeling pretty good. Some have protested in public before, others havent but enjoyed getting out and meeting other outraged citizens, and others couldnt make it because it was on a Friday and they still have a job.
So, whats next many are asking. Heres a suggestion, with some built-in skepticism, expounded upon by a recent post by FReeper LS It's Not Time Yet, But . . .. Turn the proposed Bonus Army massing of people in DC into a We The People event, or Woodstock if you will on the National Mall!
Skeptic: Woodstock wasnt that for hippies?
Bear with me a minute. Say were able to amass a couple hundred thousand people or more into DC for several days. Interesting idea! But what would we do; march all day, shout all day, simply mill around? No, we should organize some activities to not only occupy the time, but also draw even MORE people/attention to D.C.:
1) Encourage Talk Radio hosts to broadcast live from the Mall! Imagine Laura Ingraham at one end of the Mall and Glenn Beck at the other in the morning, just talking out a parked RV or bus equipped to do so. Rush Limbaugh, Publice Enemy #1 from noon (would the Maha show up?). Hannity from 3pm and Levin and Savage from 6pm at either ends where Laura and Glenn were in the morning. And whoever has a daytime or evening TV show, like Beck/Hannity, could also do their shows man-on-the-street style.
Skeptic: What, stand around and listen to our favorite radio host yack into a mic?
2) Additionally, invite conservative musicians to come play, motivate the crowds, mingle, etc. No fancy stage set-up, just start playing where you stand and let the crowds gather. Charlie Daniels, Lee Greenwood, Ted Nugent, etc.
Skeptic: Hmmm, The Nuge on the Mall?!
3) Also, invite conservative celebrities/politicians to come speak and mingle with the crowds. Chuck Norris was just on Glenn Becks show the other night and seemed pretty fired up. How about Melanie Morgan and Michelle Malkin whove been making the rounds recently. Expound on that with invitations to Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Joe the Plumber, and political insiders like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, etc.
Skeptic: I dont like all those guys, and would any celebrity even show up?
Yeah, we dont all see eye to eye on every issue. It's time to unite and use their gravitas on site to attract media attention and motivate even more folks to attend. Im not saying theyd all show up, but their absence might speak volumes and diminish their own future ambitions. And if 2~3 did show up, you'd think they have others on speed dial. Hey, there are no celebrities in the trenches of this 'war' for the Constitution!
4) Notify and invite local and national media outlets to the event. LS himself is a regular on Fox & Friends and other long-time FReepers have connections to the media and perhaps the folks in #3.
5) In addition to the media, wed need some web savvy folks on site to quickly package clips on to Youtube and other web-based outlets so as not to let the MSM marginalize the event and the message.
Skeptic: Yeah, but you need a permit to do this kind of stuff
You dont need a permit to go to Washington D.C., and you dont need a permit to walk around with a guitar over your shoulder or a fiddle in your hand, and play to whoever wants to listen. Pan-handlers strumming for a buck don't have permits, why should Ted Nugent or Charlie Daniels?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Skeptic: Yeah, but if they knew in advance theyd call out the police and shut us down.
Shut what down? People visiting the Mall? A musician playing to some folks who stop and listen? And how many D.C. policemen would probably rather hear Charlie Daniels or meet Chuck Norris as opposed to shoot tear gas at them? (Tear gas to Chuck Norris is actually laughing gas, isnt it?)
Skeptic: OK, then theyd block off the Mall to begin with.
Then youd have several hundred thousand people on the streets of D.C., blocking traffic, walking to different parks looking to hear whos playing or whos speaking. Is that better? Whats next, martial law?
Skeptic: Well yeah, what if they declare martial law?
Fine, then we win as they shut down the District of Corruption for a non event. And we can all stay home and shout Ha HA! at the TV. In the city named after one of the Founding Fathers and our first president, where the very Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are enshrined our government calls out the police to deny We The People our first and most fundamental Right. Would they dare?
They will have demonstrated for the entire nation their absolute disdain and disregard for the Constitution, and distrust of We The People. Stay home, shut up, and pay your taxes it is no longer your country and you no longer have rights. Well be stopping by for your guns later this week.
We all talk a big game about the Constitution, here on FR, on Talk Radio, and recently at CPAC. Well, when are we going to walk a big game?
FYI, what I suggested the other day on the Glenn Beck thread.
Personally, I think it’s a great idea. You probably need to get input on the length of the activity. What would send the message and what would be overkill. Also, whatever mass gathering could eventually come about, I think July 4th says it all for a date.
Great idea! And kudos for just spending the time to get your message out. I would plan to be there, for sure. Keep me posted please, pingwise.
So it wouldn't really 'inconvenience' DC as was originally suggested. And our message might get lost in the shuffle...
We must fight back the way the left did in the sixties - a tall order for conservatives, busy with responsibilities, I well understand.
Thanks for the support! Spread the word.
Oops, post 4 was for you, no Kenny...
You *do* know what happened to the Bonus Army, don’t you?
NOT Kenny.... AARGH dam fat fingers..
A great re-election commercial for Obama: Crushing the 1st Amendment in D.C.!
Music would help
I was actually thinking about something like this. Cover about 10 or 12 songs towards the heavier spectrum, but which nonetheless usually have a great chorus that everybody could get into.
Well, the “tea parties’ got pretty well organized with nothing but the Internet. (Thank, Algore!)
I believe conservatives will activate, even more fiercely than liberals, when their tolerance threshold is breached. We’re probably there already.
Count me in.
Ah, conservative musical 'diversity.'
Very good idea.
If you have a ping list for this, please add me.
If interest grows, I will create one. Consider yourself the first pinged! :)
At NYC Tea Party we had 2 radio stations, 1010 & CBS and a Post reporter. That was it. It could be the organizer, who threw this together in 2 days, never alerted the media—although he was on Neil Cavuto. You would think Fox News would have been there. But no. I like this Tea Party on the Mall.
And I suggest a Million Taxpayer March for April 15th. Let Washington see the folks who are tired of being taxed to death to bailout people too foolish to live within their means, people who are tired the âIOU Economyâ and how it will indenture their children and grandchildren to countries with no Bill of Rights.
Yes, that’s why Chuck Norris would be a GREAT invite:
FYI, thoughts welcome.
“Million Taxpayer March”
I like it.
How about a 95% taxpayer March ?
bump to your ideas. Plan it, get permits, spend July 4th week marching around D.C. July 4th is a Saturday, start convening on Wednesday of that week culminating the events on the 4th. Get as many other groups of like mind to rally at the same time. I’ll cross my fingers.
I like that one, since I just saw that Obama’s carbon tax to oil/gas will result in all of us paying $1.27 more at the pump in additional gas tax....we should be seeing $3+ gas later this year.
Memorial Day is also a common 3 Day Holiday.
June 13th is the Gatheringofeagles.org VICTORY IN IRAQ march, which they have rescheduled once.
Co-Ordinating with other like minded Groups combines Budgets, Contributions, and Timing of Trips to DC...Some of us only have 1 DC Trip in us.
A Nationwide Wagon Train, Drive thru Cities on the Way, speaking and rallying for others to Join, give money, or Donate FLAGS, SIGNS, etc... creates a symbolic LEAD IN, advertising Road Trip.
CHARTER BUSes and AMTRAC .....AMTRAC goes RIGHT THRU DC.
Getting a permit to assemble/speak in America... sheesh, what are we Singapore?
#28, great suggestions!
I suggested April 15th a few days ago. It’s the perfect day for a tax protest.
Personally, I would do a local event. Not DC.
Absolutely, but the beauty of a “non-event” is that you a) don’t need a parade/demonstration license. (”Demonstration? There isn’t going to be any demonstration. I’m here to visit the National Museum of Art!”) b) they are hesitant to call out the national guard or military for something that no one will admit to; and c) the more “sightseers” and “onlookers” that appear, the more sightseers and onlookers you will ATTRACT.
It could certainly be an event in other cities nationwide.
If we organize an “Event” . . . those that cannot go because it’s expensive . . . can get Sponsors to send a Delegation from the “Organization of Choice goes here”.
Each State has to be visibly represented....all 57 of them.
It’s less a Freepers event, It should be a nationwide American event
When representatives of your “Protest” show up in the Congressional offices, sign the Visitors book, and leave behind a one page “statement” or whatever, Congress persons notice. (Or whoever is manning the office of same).
If 200,000 people show up, and no one VISITS the Congessional offices, or goes to the Floor of the Senate/House and VISITS, then you have less of an Impact.
We have to create a small delegation to carry the “Protest” particulars to each Congress person.
Wierdo anti War people held constant vigils outside the Whitehouse. They had a constant presence. We should have the $$$’s/organizational capability to establish a long running “Presence” on the Whitehouse Fence, and rotate personnel/volunteers to man that location.....just like they did to Bush, handing out propaganda leaflets to the Citizen tourists.
It takes money, and Volunteers, with OBama supplying the Motivation Speeches to go visit DC in person.
Again, suggestions welcome.
There are 10 great Civil War songs that need be brought back to life:When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Just Before the Battle, Mother; Battle Cry of Freedom; Tenting on the Old Camp Ground; Tramp, Tramp, Tramp; Keller's American Hymn; The Vacant Chair; John Brown's Body; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Dixie. /seriously
Replace Burning Draft Cards with Burning IRS 1040s and you've got something to talk about!
This is the only way we will ever get the attention of our elected officiala and the masses- protest!
Freedomsfirst is planning a million man march on Washington. HALF A MILLION have already signed up.
(Many of you have remarked that the march needs to be NOW, not in Sept. Please note what the founder of Freedomsfirst has to say about this under the Dear Friends email second paragraph))
Anti-Obama organizations are being united for a million man march on Washington. The permit is secured
PRESIDENT OBAMA, WE DEMAND THAT YOU BE TRANSPARENT NOW
We will come together in a peaceful rally. We are proud Americans who fear that we are losing the America we all know and love. The America where millions have served in our military sacrificing and giving their lives so that we remain free. A people who honor their flag and understand what it means to fly it and be so proud to do so. It is time for our voices to be heard loud and clear. Our government is for the people and by the people. Where is that now? We are PRO GOD, PRO LIFE, PRO GUN Americans who see our rights slipping away as we speak. It is time our voices are heard. It is time for us to shout loudly and strongly that we refuse to live under a socialist regime, where our voices are silenced. Lets take this action now before we awaken one morning and our freedoms are nothing more than a memory.
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No food or beverage will be provided. Youre welcomed to bring your own.
Entertainment will be provided. We are setting up a wonderful assortment of guest speakers, political and non political,prominent people and many surprises. Major news networks, including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Resistnet.com will also attend. MUCH more to come .
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Freedoms first has recently received permission to hold our protest in Washington DC. Our protest will now be held at the lincoln Memorial Reflections Pool in front of the Lincoln memorial ,on a date that will be released on feb 12 2009.
We find this very interesting because just two weeks earlier Washington told us we could no protest in DC for at least a year and a half . But the day the spendulus bill passes we get a call from Washington inviting us with a choice of dates and locations. Folks we take this as a sign that our country if starting to realise the mistake they have made with putting Obama in office.
We will have live speakers and other entertainment for you.
WE would like to see 1 million supporters attend this protest. It is time to take our country back and make our voices heard.
Why are we protesting ?
1. To get the attention of the mainstream media.
2. To demand That Obama Provide proof that he is eligible to be president.
3. To demand that Congress and the Supreme court uphold our constitution.
4. To inform the public on the issue of Obamas ineligibility to be president of the USA.
5. To demand that they can not take our constitutional rights away.
6. To say no to abortions.
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We are moving forward on our rally in Washington D C. We are working non stop in
preparations for this historical event to be held at the Washington Monument on Sept. 12th
and 13th of this year.
Almost a half a million people have signed up thus far. As for the time, The million man march that took place a few years age took over 2 years to organize, we are trying to push this through as fast as we can. To protest in DC you have to have a permit and have approval to use a certain piece of land.
We called ahead of filing for these things. September 12&13 were the next available days they had.
The other org resistnet.com which was putting together a march for May 30 didnt do this so they were refused their permit now they are joining with our group. So, we are doing this the absolutely as soon we can.
As you well know, there are Monumental costs for this Monumental event.
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is little left after we pay our bills that enable us to survive these barren times.
You know what is coming next, The begging part for you to look solely in your hearts for
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The plans are bigger than you could ever imagine and to successfully pull such a large
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WE ARE HOPING THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DONATE A MINIMUM OF $20.00 (anything more would be
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3. We are planning to have at least ONE THOUSAND porta potties.
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It is always most uncomfortable to ask for financial help when we are in financial
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The National Park Service are the Permit guys...the national Mall is a “PARK”. you also have to Rent Port-o-potties.
That’s NOT to say, your ideas about Musicians and informal Purposeful visits are not goods ideas to put on the idea list....I used to see these small groups in DC all the time, setting up at random locations and pushing out the “message de jour” in the “park”.
At this point the bastardeconomicilliterate-in-chief has made that kinda hollow. (tho' I'm all for it and...Victory in Iraq/Impeach the bastard has a nice ring to it). Victory in Iraq No More Pork or Victory in Iraq Tea Party is flavorful as well. ie, seems a natural partner, permit getter, date, etc.
Specific to the June 13th GOE “March”
Have everyone bring either vinegar or baking soda. We then dump them into fountains or any other pool of water. The resulting chemical reaction produces Carbon Dioxide and water.
We know it is harmless, but it might get the envrio wackos upset and livid. That should cause some attention.
Call it civil disobedience.
perish the thought of marching without a permit
They already have half a million signed up?
This is gonna be good.
Indeed, a real slap in the face to the Founding Fathers and all they sacrificed.
September may be too late. I am not kidding - look at what Obama has done so far. April 15th is a natural date to express the reason and the urgency of protest, and to rally support.
Hey, I’ll gladly come along even without permits. I just liked the idea of having some speakers who probably wouldn’t come unless it was permitted and planned.
Welcome to the Tax Day Tea Party Planning HQ
Building upon the success of the February 27th "Chicago Tea Party" Rallies, many of the organizers are now working to develop an even larger day of protests set to happen on April 15th, 2009.
These protests are known as the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.