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FReeper Call to Action: We are joining the 09.12.09 March on Washington!
09.12.09 March on Washington ^ | July 20, 2009 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 07/20/2009 1:29:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Edited on 07/21/2009 4:52:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Free Republic is a co-sponsor of the 9-12 March on DC. We are not the organizer. There are several grassroots organizations involved. We're just one of the co-sponsoring organizations.

Like the thousands of protests our FReepers have organized, co-sponsored, or attended in the past, it is a peaceful protest. There has never been any violence at any of our protests. Ever! And NONE of them ever have been armed protests. Neither is this one. No arms. No violence.

And no we are not taking over the government. We're simply exercising our first amendment rights to peaceful assembly and to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Among other things, we are protesting the government's alarming slide into socialism, Marxism, fascism.

We are protesting the government using hundreds of billions of our tax dollars to bail out or take over banks, financial companies, insurance companies, car companies, or any other private enterprise.

We are protesting the government spending trillions of our tax dollars on ill advised and ineffective stimulus packages.

We are protesting the government raising taxes on energy which will raise the costs of every product and service manufactured or delivered in America. Costs will soar for every product or service sold to every consumer, even on the most basic and required goods and services. This is a huge disguised tax increase on ALL Americans!

We are protesting the government's foolish and admitted attempt to bankrupt the electricity, oil, gas and coal producing industries. This is absolute madness! Our country, our industrial might, our military might, our businesses, our households, all Americans depend on electricity, oil, gas and coal for fuel, heating, manufacturing, transportation, national defense. Crippling these core industries would bring America to her knees and bring about the greatest depression this world has ever known.

We are protesting against the introduction of government provided health care or health insurance. Health care is a private issue. We do not want government bureaucrats making our health care decisions for us. We do not want government workers deciding who is worthy of health care and who is allowed to die, or even encouraged to die.

Health care is a private enterprise and should remain as such, other than possibly local clinics and assistance to the poor and truly needy. There is no constitutional provision for a federal health care system. We are still a free country and would like to remain a free country.

We are protesting against all of these foolish, expensive, unconstitutional and unnecessary socialist/fascist policies and acts that are driving up our costs, driving up our taxes, driving up our debt, driving up unemployment, crippling our economy and weakening our nation.

If you think government is too big, too expensive, too much into socialism, Marxism, fascism, etc, and too far out of control and acting beyond its lawful constitutional limits and would like to loudly say enough is enough, then please join us in D.C. on September 10 through September 12.

Free Republic National Convention!

And now for something completely separate and independent of the above National Tea Party protest. Some of us on Free Republic thought that this might be an ideal opportunity to hold a national convention for FReepers and friends. We don't have a large number of FReepers gathering in DC very often. Seeing as how we're going to be there for the National Tea Party Protest anyway, how about if we also get together at a single hotel so we can meet and greet, dine and break bread together?

So we selected a hotel that had enough rooms and a large enough banquet and ballroom facility to handle our large group. And we negotiated a rate for the rooms and banquets so that the total cost for the rooms plus the banquet dinner and brunch events would not be that much more than what it would have cost for the rooms and meals only if each person had to book with the hotel at the regular non-discounted individual rates. Yes, the tickets are a bit on the expensive side, but then a facility that can hold a nice banquet dinner of 400-600 people, plus other extras costs quite a bit and we had to commit to a certain number of attendees and a cost per person.

We also wanted to make sure it was a nice event. A tent on the mall with hamburgers and hotdogs did not seem appropriate.

We also wanted to attract some nationally known and well-respected conservative speakers. That means we must have an attractive and secure venue. So, we have what we have. And I think it's doable for most folks that can make their way to D.C.

Again, this national Freeper convention is separate from the National Tea Party Protest and in no way should detract from that great event. Even if you can't attend our convention, please try to make it to the Tea Party Protest in D.C. Our Liberty depends on it!

Click here for Convention tickets and here to reserve your room at the Sheraton!

Rebellion is brewing!

DONT TREAD ON ME!!

See you there!


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KEYWORDS: 2ndparagraphmovement; donttreadonme; liberty; marchondc; teaparty; teapartyexpress
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Note: "Rebellion is brewing" and the historical American Revolution slogan "dont tread on me" are symbolic rhetorical references to the growing national grassroots tea party movements and are not calls for actual rebellion or armed insurrection.
1 posted on 07/20/2009 1:29:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Did you clear this with Keith Olbermann?


2 posted on 07/20/2009 1:36:10 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll be there.

Also, did Jim Thompson approve this message?
Cheers to all.


3 posted on 07/20/2009 1:40:05 PM PDT by buzzyboop (no tags, no fuss)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sad, isn’t it, that you had to even clarify your Post #1.

That said........WHOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/20/2009 1:40:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Jim Robinson
B U M P

Checking the schedule. I'd love to be there. I would love to see thousands in attendance.

5 posted on 07/20/2009 1:40:17 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("I am Jim Thompson".)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m hoping that there will be Tea Parties across the nation on that day, at states capitals as well, for those that can’t attend the one in DC.


6 posted on 07/20/2009 1:41:24 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (War is when the government tells u who the bad guy is. Revolution is when u decide that for yourself)
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To: Jim Robinson

sounds like a happening thing!


7 posted on 07/20/2009 1:41:32 PM PDT by dalight
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To: Jim Robinson
Note: "Rebellion is brewing" and the historical American Revolution slogan "dont tread on me" are symbolic rhetorical references to the growing national grassroots tea party movements and are not calls for actual rebellion or armed insurrection.

Sigh. Mores the pity when we American men have moved from give me liberty or give me death and similar calls to arms, to stating a symbolic rhetorical reference.

Sigh. I could say more but it would accomplish nothing more.

8 posted on 07/20/2009 1:45:21 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, do you think they’ll give a ratsass? They’ll just set up there on their thrones while the eunuchs(congress & MSM )preems & fusses over them till it’s over and then....back to business as usual. Protest??? What protest???? Like ozero says...Tea Party’s???? I wasn’t aware of any tea party’s........ (snicker, snicker)


9 posted on 07/20/2009 1:45:50 PM PDT by Slimey
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To: buzzyboop; All

We will be there too! And I am very sure that Jim Thompson approved of the message! :)


10 posted on 07/20/2009 1:46:42 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, Jim.
We’ll be there!


11 posted on 07/20/2009 1:46:57 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Jim Robinson

What other groups are participating and who is the organizer?


12 posted on 07/20/2009 1:48:38 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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bump!


13 posted on 07/20/2009 1:49:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lucky9teen
I’m hoping that there will be Tea Parties across the nation on that day, at states capitals as well, for those that can’t attend the one in DC.

There will be.

Check out this thread, and see Post #5 for other related threads.

Target Races 2010

Monday, July 20, 2009 12:05:49 PM · by dvan · 9 replies · 410+ views
Tea Party Express ^ | 7/20/2009 | NA

14 posted on 07/20/2009 1:52:32 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson; xzins
How many tea bags will this container hold?


15 posted on 07/20/2009 1:52:36 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Oh My Goodness, there is Boston Harbor 2.0!

L0L!


16 posted on 07/20/2009 1:56:23 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Slimey; All

17 posted on 07/20/2009 1:57:05 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Not an actual rebellion or armed insurrection”

Taking all the fun out of it. LOL!

Hope the *other side* does the same.

No FEMA camps for me!


18 posted on 07/20/2009 1:57:08 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Health care is a private enterprise and should remain as such

Health care is a private enterprise and should MUST remain as such....

There is now a line in the sand....


19 posted on 07/20/2009 1:57:46 PM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Lady Jag

Actually, the way I understand it, there are several events planned during this time period of Sept 10 through Sept 13, organized by various grassroots organizations. The 09-12-09 March on Washington is just one. The National Sponsor is Freedom Works Foundation.

Here is the organizer’s official page:

http://912dc.org/

The list of co-sponsors is growing.


20 posted on 07/20/2009 1:58:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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