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After the Tea Parties: A 'We The People' Party in D.C.!
Expounding on ideas here at FR ^ | March 1, 2009 | DTogo

Posted on 03/01/2009 10:36:56 AM PST by DTogo

OK, thanks to Rick Santelli’s rant we’ve all had our symbolic “tea parties” around the country, then CPAC, and are feeling pretty good. Some have protested in public before, others haven’t but enjoyed getting out and meeting other outraged citizens, and others couldn’t make it because it was on a Friday and they still have a job.

So, ‘what’s next’ many are asking. Here’s 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… wasn’t that for hippies?

Bear with me a minute. Say we’re 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 Beck’s show the other night and seemed pretty fired up. How about Melanie Morgan and Michelle Malkin who’ve 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 don’t like all those guys, and would any celebrity even show up?

Yeah, we don’t 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. I’m not saying they’d 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, we’d 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 don’t need a permit to go to Washington D.C., and you don’t 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 they’d 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, isn’t it?)

Skeptic: OK, then they’d block off the Mall to begin with.

Then you’d have several hundred thousand people on the streets of D.C., blocking traffic, walking to different parks looking to hear who’s playing or who’s speaking. Is that better? What’s 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. We’ll 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?


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To: snippy_about_it

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.


51 posted on 03/01/2009 1:04:41 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: GVnana
Yes, that might just be the perfect day.

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...

52 posted on 03/01/2009 1:08:22 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: 4Speed

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!!!


53 posted on 03/01/2009 1:25:41 PM PST by GVnana
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To: DTogo

I’ve been getting a similar idea: The outrage is almost too MUCH; it might be time to march on Washington, soon..


54 posted on 03/01/2009 1:33:45 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: TAdams8591

Yeah we could call it NATIONAL “POTOMIC TEA HARBOR DAY”!


55 posted on 03/01/2009 1:36:20 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: DTogo

Add me, too! TIA


56 posted on 03/01/2009 1:45:56 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: LS; DTogo
OK, I luv this idea! And LS, I partucularly like your idea of a non-protest protest. It makes a lot of sense to me. I presume tour groups don't have to gather permits and go through other bureaucratic red tape to "visit" DC, right?

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!

57 posted on 03/01/2009 1:49:58 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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To: Puddleglum

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.


58 posted on 03/01/2009 1:53:10 PM PST by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: JSDude1

No, it IS too much, and has been for some time!


59 posted on 03/01/2009 2:14:32 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: jennyjenny

You betcha!


60 posted on 03/01/2009 2:16:26 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I can’t imagine Chuck Norris NOT wanting to show up in DC on April 15th.


61 posted on 03/01/2009 2:17:26 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: adc
The Obama Administration and Congress need to know that we are not taking this anymore.

A little adjustment there. ;^)

62 posted on 03/01/2009 2:18:43 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: DTogo
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?

Thousands of us here have been doing that since 1997 and before.

Continuing the tradition works better when the past efforts are acknowledged.

63 posted on 03/01/2009 2:20:47 PM PST by Syncro (Play by the rules and you're gonna miss all the fun--Jacky Don Tucker (Toby Keith)
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To: Syncro

My bad. I certainly wasn’t trying to diminish all the great activities of FReepers to date.


64 posted on 03/01/2009 2:26:31 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: DTogo
Thanks for the clarification.

Some people post statements like that because they think nothing of importance sprung from Free Republic until they joined.

LOL

I see that was not your meaning.

Keep up the good work Mr. Togo.

65 posted on 03/01/2009 2:34:31 PM PST by Syncro (Play by the rules and you're gonna miss all the fun--Jacky Don Tucker (Toby Keith)
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To: DTogo; ChuckNorris

Let’s ping him!

LOL, not the real Chuck Norris but he does look like him.


66 posted on 03/01/2009 2:35:58 PM PST by Syncro (Play by the rules and you're gonna miss all the fun--Jacky Don Tucker (Toby Keith)
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To: DTogo

Good idea. Let’s build on this. We have to speak up for the sake of our country. No more keyboard warriors, let’s act and be heard.

As our beloved Ronnie said, Government is NOT the solution; Government IS the problem!


67 posted on 03/01/2009 5:56:12 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

I think we should have regional protests on April 15 and one major one when congress is in session to protest amnesty or some other issue.

There is going to be one in Austin on
the 15th.

This is no time for complacency.


68 posted on 03/01/2009 6:06:42 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: lone star annie

I would LOVE to see all this come together on the Fourth of July! We are working out of town now, but will attend the nearest rally we can get to. Would love to make it to Austin on the 15th.


69 posted on 03/01/2009 6:13:42 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong
No more keyboard warriors, let’s act and be heard.

Absolutely!

70 posted on 03/01/2009 6:14:17 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: lone star annie
Yes, for those who can't make it to DC we should coordinate regionally across the country to warn all politicians that this is a NATIONAL movement: "mad-as-hell-and-not-going-to-take-it-anymore" citizens are everywhere!

Spread the word!

71 posted on 03/01/2009 6:17:26 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: DTogo

YUP!


72 posted on 03/01/2009 6:17:39 PM PST by Chong
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To: Chong

Tell your buddy Cheech! ;^)


73 posted on 03/01/2009 6:19:33 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: DTogo

HA!
Funny!
:-)


74 posted on 03/01/2009 6:23:34 PM PST by Chong
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To: DTogo
LOL! HA! HA!....glad, you heard it (all the way) from Japan.
"Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money" Margaret Thatcher
There are two sets of rules. One set for the rulers and another for the rest of us. —Richard Yancey, former IRS tax collector

75 posted on 03/01/2009 7:08:33 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: DTogo

Bump.


76 posted on 03/01/2009 10:29:12 PM PST by MissouriConservative (WHO IS JOHN GALT?)
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To: DTogo

April 4 is the Gathering of Eagles event on the Mall.


77 posted on 03/02/2009 4:57:30 AM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.operationvalentine.blogspot.com/)
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To: DTogo

I’m in and live very close to D.C. Let me know by email if there is a need for help, but please do so in advance.


78 posted on 03/02/2009 5:08:51 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Kenny

July 4th is on a SATURDAY.... so....the question is ... the weekend of the day before on a FRIDAY.... traffic is insane here on Friday. Talk about getting media attention...


79 posted on 03/02/2009 5:10:15 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: DTogo

PARTY LIKE ITS 1773.


80 posted on 03/02/2009 5:16:41 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: 4Speed

Excellent.. I agree. EVERYTHING the lefties have done,we should do too. (God, I never thought i’d ever say THAT! LOLOL..but you get the idea....)
Hitting up our state reps for some help,definitely contacting Sarah Palin and ads in the local papers would help too. We should start right now,especially with the state reps.More Tea Parties, in the meantime,and handing out flyers at those tea parties and speaking to the local media when they show up about what’s in the works. When the AIMM (Armed Informed Mother’s March) was gearing up in 2000, I made flyers,put them out and called my local radio station to tell them about it.Going viral on the Web is definitely a must! I’ll do my part for my area and even in the peoples republic of Maryland,where I work,and,you know? This could be BIG!


81 posted on 03/02/2009 7:12:22 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: GVnana

Great! Thanks for the info!


82 posted on 03/02/2009 7:16:03 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: HonestConservative

It would be nice to perhaps combine the two. April 15th might be more “motivating.”


83 posted on 03/02/2009 7:27:33 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: NavyCanDo
PARTY LIKE ITS 1773.

For soon it will be 1776! (or 1861)

84 posted on 03/02/2009 7:28:43 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: Paige

Thanks! How many tents could be pitched in your yard...? ;^)


85 posted on 03/02/2009 7:30:03 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Spread the word!


86 posted on 03/02/2009 7:31:31 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: DTogo

Choose seven days in May.

Pick one. ;)


87 posted on 03/02/2009 7:38:11 AM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: exit82

For the event or to pitch tents in your yard, too?


88 posted on 03/02/2009 7:46:30 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Upon further thoughts...thinking about DC vs Local “Activities”

A Simultaneous Local / DC demonstration sounds good. Summer recess means all the Representative went home.
They have local offices in their Respsective states.
Sounds like a good location....Pursue them to their local office and raise a crowd in their home town and the surrounding areas.....
Simultaneous Activities...Nationwide...targeting individual Representatives.
In their face....since they don’t read E-mails or answer phones.


89 posted on 03/02/2009 7:54:30 AM PST by 4Speed
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To: DTogo

My condo is leased through my company. But, I can help with other stuff. I need to know the times and dates...in order for people to start making plans.

My email list is large and they network...so there are several hundreds of us who network to get the message out to hundreds of thousands. :)


90 posted on 03/02/2009 8:04:48 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Syncro; DTogo
Ditto Synchro



91 posted on 03/02/2009 8:26:16 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: tomkat; Syncro; LS; Paige
Great picture, especially the upside down flag! This time the crowd needs to be 1000x times larger and not just on the side walk.
92 posted on 03/02/2009 8:46:33 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: 4Speed

Right! State by state may be better...but just in case...
I sent an email message to Charlie Daniels, and also to Ted Nugent’s press person and asked them to just check out this article from a link,and gave them a brief outlining of what we would like to put together. (Hey,nothin beats a try...right?) I had to actually join Charlie Daniel’s Message forum to get a message to him,but I did and hopefully will get a message back in the positive.


93 posted on 03/02/2009 8:56:08 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: DTogo
Agreed !
94 posted on 03/02/2009 9:02:32 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Kudos on the initiative !


95 posted on 03/02/2009 9:03:40 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: GVnana
These protests are known as the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.

http://www.taxdayteaparty.com/

Perfect. That should be a thread all by itself.

96 posted on 03/02/2009 9:05:34 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: DTogo
My flag's down the block aways .. ex took the pic.

It was cold and drizzly but a mighty fine day, esp. hearing later that algork was seriously frazzled by 'Get Out of Cheney's House' !

Would that a few 100k patriots on the mall would scare the shit out of the traitors in the white buildings.


97 posted on 03/02/2009 9:08:00 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: DTogo
We need to get this organized and planned early ... we needs 100s of thousands ... this has to be a show of strength.... remember every phone call to a Congressperson (Represenative or Senator) represents 300 constituents...
98 posted on 03/02/2009 10:11:40 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: GAB-1955

June 14 is Flag Day.


99 posted on 03/02/2009 12:25:13 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: gimme1ibertee

I think we should attract young people like Obama did with his election rallies—free entertainment by rock bands. Too bad there isn’t a conservative George Soros who could pay a band to perform. Alot of rock bands don’t have a political ideology but they would perform if paid. My son went to a rock concert the night of the inauguration in the heart of Chicago and the popular band never even mentioned Obama. So there are groups that would be interested. Another good performer is that guy from machosauce. Breitbart Big Hollywood website may have some sources. 20-somethings like his website which comments on pop culture.


100 posted on 03/02/2009 3:39:20 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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