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?
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.
Yeah, that’s the concern, some speakers who could draw even MORE folks to DC won’t show up if it’s not permitted/planned.
Imagine if no one filed on 4/15. And no one responded to late/penalty notices that followed...
What, the IRS is going to round up, fine, and jail millions of Americans?
Yes, John Lennon, imagine...
Lawyers come in very handy for situations like that. We couldn’t get a permit for our demonstration at the California State Capitol. But a lawyer stepped in a viola! Red tape gone. We got a PERMIT!!!
I’ve been getting a similar idea: The outrage is almost too MUCH; it might be time to march on Washington, soon..
Yeah we could call it NATIONAL “POTOMIC TEA HARBOR DAY”!
Add me, too! TIA
A "Taxpayers Tour" or "Taxpayers Tour DC" on or about April 15th sounds good. That way, we could actually set up a tour route, tour "stops", etc. This could work!
I agree that April 15th is the perfect day. . .
I don’t think ANYONE has an idea of just how many Americans will show up! It’s worth taking the day off from work, or taking the day off from most anything to get this point across. The Obama Administration needs to know that we are not taking this anymore.
No, it IS too much, and has been for some time!