Skip to comments.FReeper Call to Action: We are joining the 09.12.09 March on Washington!
Posted on 07/20/2009 1:29:27 PM PDT by Jim RobinsonEdited 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.
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!
Did you clear this with Keith Olbermann?
I’ll be there.
Also, did Jim Thompson approve this message?
Cheers to all.
Sad, isn’t it, that you had to even clarify your Post #1.
That said........WHOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Checking the schedule. I'd love to be there. I would love to see thousands in attendance.
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.
sounds like a happening thing!
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.
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)
We will be there too! And I am very sure that Jim Thompson approved of the message! :)
We’ll be there!
What other groups are participating and who is the organizer?
There will be.
Check out this thread, and see Post #5 for other related threads.
Oh My Goodness, there is Boston Harbor 2.0!
“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!
Health care is a private enterprise and
should MUST remain as such....
There is now a line in the sand....
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:
The list of co-sponsors is growing.
There needs to be a national chant of resistance. A catchy chant. Not unlike “hell no we won’t go” that was the cry of the 60’s draft dodgers.
So if protests branch out on 9/12 to state capitals as well as DC, the front will be unified in message and resolve.
I believe there has to be an “implied” threat to tyranny. Simply peaceful protests will get a whimper of coverage.
I myself am not feeling too peaceful with tyranny being rammed up our azz. Milk and cookies are for liberal utopians.
We live in the real world and the only way I believe we will get results is to get in the politicians face and tell them Ef You! They need a dose of reality. hell these politicians don’t even pump their own gas or shop for their own groceries. No wonder they are disconnected from the real world. They need a shock that will shake their very institutional glass house.
Any idea, at present, how many people will be there? (I have my tickets).
I’ll go, but it won’t do any good. They’re laughing at us.
That's why they aren't afraid of us. But they should be.
Yeah I know. Unfortunately, I didn’t know my little laptop voice was so powerful. Apparently, some of my recent rhetorical comments have the left up in ARMS in a panic. They think that millions of angry redneck farmers are going to march on DC and personally toss that paper hanging son of a bitch out of the White House. Not that I wouldn’t love for that to happen some day, but it’s not going to happen on this march.
Note: “Paper hanging son of a bitch” is a rhetorical reference to a line out of the Patton movie. I’m not actually accusing the president of being a paper hanger.
Likewise, my recent “Fill your hands you sons of bitches” was a rhetorical reference to the fictional U.S. Marshall Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn, a big talking one-eyed fat man, as played by John Wayne, who seemed to enjoy gratuitously kicking outlaw butt. I thought it was fitting at the time, but I didn’t mean to literally challenge the president and his fascist flunkies to a gunfight.
Spelling it out slowly to the left: It was rhetorical!
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like... victory.
Maaaa! There he goes again!
Will see you all there!
It’s Obama who is in rebellion....against God and the people of our nation.
“Shall” remain as such.
I’m with you bill. Rhetoric gets us nowhere.
We just keep repeating the same tactics, thinking we’ll get a different result.
You should be able to find the answer with these keywords:
There is an update on the 912DC website and I posted a thread on it a few minutes ago.
Right. Well, millions of outraged protesting TEA Party citizens from sea to shining sea don’t agree with you. Thank God!
Sit it out then. Sort your underwear drawer or do your nails. I’m going to DC with a few hundred thousand of my outraged countrymen to put that paper hanging son of a bitch on notice!
One group is planning civil disobedience. I can’t remember who it was but their website talked of blocking traffic etcetera just by overwhelming the roads with their cars. It was one of the taxpayer groups. Wish I could remember but I don’t. Either way, I think they had the right idea, anything less and they will be ignored.
I KNOW that we need to adopt the VERY successful tactics of the left. We need to be more aggressive than a TEA PARTY . We need civil disorder to make our point .
Great! See you there. Maybe the socialist bastards won’t have the last laugh!
Yep. you are right my friend. I hope Jim sees it this way eventually. Time is REALLY running short and aggressive action is need NOW!
Great! See you there!! Thank you, HollyB!!
Hope so too!
Thank you. Freedomworks says they have 10,000 registered 2 months out.
It’s sad but then there is hope, there are groups from all over the country coming.
Speak for yourself.
The war had started in earnest when Patrick Henry made his famous speech.
Will you still be complaining when they come for you or will you stand up and fight with the rest of us that are even now engaging the enemy in the way it must be done at this particular time?
You may have moved away from engaging the enemy early but have no doubt, American MEN have.
Make it 10,001. I registered myself but didn’t register Sheila, but she’s going to be there shaking her fist and stomping her feet with all her might. She thinks Obama is bringing down America. And I tend to agree with her.
Oops, better make it 10,002. I also did not register my son Chris who will be there lending his voice too.
And I bet there are others who are planning on attending who have not registered. Registration is not required.
Now is the time to act—Things are going to get worse between now and September. We must show with a massive march, a petition, and unity of peoples and groups. All races, all types and all backgrounds. The really rich and the really poor. Let people and groups who dislike one another unite and be there. I would love to see Black Baptist Church men and robed KKK members locking arms and singing God Bless America before the Capital building! Today, we are one people demanding good government.
Like some freeper said on another thread, he or she can’t afford to go to DC twice. It’s now or never. We don’t and won’t get attention by holding a kumbaya march and ask permission to see our representatives. Obama and his minions will sit back, probably play golf that weekend and then news media will barely cover it at all. However, FR isn’t the only group going and not everyone will be protesting with the same tactics. It could get interesting.
I am speaking for myself.
the rest of us that are even now engaging the enemy in the way it must be done at this particular time?
You are wrong to postulate that statement as fact, when it is, in fact, simply your opinion. Get over yourself and your own big head.
You may have moved away from engaging the enemy early but have no doubt, American MEN have.
Sorry, but I do have such doubt. - and I am not alone.
Lol! Thank you for your post, Jim.
I've never sat anything out, though you may not know that about me. I've never advocated doing nothing. I'm advocating organizing for impact, rather than for media attention. I'm advocating thinking differently.
Have a great time.