Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndparagraphmovement; donttreadonme; liberty; marchondc; teaparty; teapartyexpress
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Did you clear this with Keith Olbermann?


2 posted on 07/20/2009 1:36:10 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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....))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

sounds like a happening thing!


7 posted on 07/20/2009 1:41:32 PM PDT by dalight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, Jim.
We’ll be there!


11 posted on 07/20/2009 1:46:57 PM PDT by patriot08
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

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*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Slimey; All

17 posted on 07/20/2009 1:57:05 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

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.


21 posted on 07/20/2009 2:04:54 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
So do we take over the gummint at the NEXT rally?

Μολὼν λάβε


22 posted on 07/20/2009 2:08:00 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Any idea, at present, how many people will be there? (I have my tickets).


23 posted on 07/20/2009 2:15:54 PM PDT by TalBlack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

I’ll go, but it won’t do any good. They’re laughing at us.


24 posted on 07/20/2009 2:16:02 PM PDT by genetic homophobe ("I readily concede I chucked aside my free-market principles..." defend that)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
And no we are not taking over the government.

That's why they aren't afraid of us. But they should be.

25 posted on 07/20/2009 2:17:38 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bill1952

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!


26 posted on 07/20/2009 2:27:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: TalBlack

Lots.


27 posted on 07/20/2009 2:29:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Will see you all there!


28 posted on 07/20/2009 2:30:05 PM PDT by HollyB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

It’s Obama who is in rebellion....against God and the people of our nation.


29 posted on 07/20/2009 2:30:09 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cbkaty

“Shall” remain as such.


30 posted on 07/20/2009 2:30:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: bill1952

I’m with you bill. Rhetoric gets us nowhere.


31 posted on 07/20/2009 2:32:58 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: snippy_about_it; bill1952

We just keep repeating the same tactics, thinking we’ll get a different result.


32 posted on 07/20/2009 2:34:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Lady Jag
What other groups are participating and who is the organizer?

You should be able to find the answer with these keywords:

MarchOnDC

TeaPartyExpress

There is an update on the 912DC website and I posted a thread on it a few minutes ago.

Update on the March (July 15th)[09.12.09 March on Washington]

Monday, July 20, 2009 2:37:54 PM · by Syncro · 2+ views
912DC.Org ^ | July 15, 2009 | Staff

33 posted on 07/20/2009 2:39:57 PM PDT by Syncro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: anniegetyourgun

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!


34 posted on 07/20/2009 2:39:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: o_zarkman44

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.


35 posted on 07/20/2009 2:40:15 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: anniegetyourgun

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 .


36 posted on 07/20/2009 2:40:44 PM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: genetic homophobe

Great! See you there. Maybe the socialist bastards won’t have the last laugh!


37 posted on 07/20/2009 2:41:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: snippy_about_it

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!


38 posted on 07/20/2009 2:42:27 PM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: HollyB

Great! See you there!! Thank you, HollyB!!


39 posted on 07/20/2009 2:42:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Lucky9teen

Hope so too!


40 posted on 07/20/2009 2:43:23 PM PDT by Biggirl (Is 2010 President Obama's 1994?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Thank you. Freedomworks says they have 10,000 registered 2 months out.


41 posted on 07/20/2009 2:44:31 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: anniegetyourgun

It’s sad but then there is hope, there are groups from all over the country coming.


42 posted on 07/20/2009 2:48:09 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: bill1952
Mores the pity when we American men have moved from give me liberty or give me death...

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.

43 posted on 07/20/2009 2:49:29 PM PDT by Syncro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lady Jag

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.


44 posted on 07/20/2009 2:51:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: dalight

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.


45 posted on 07/20/2009 2:52:53 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: sonic109

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.


46 posted on 07/20/2009 2:55:48 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Syncro
Speak for yourself.

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.

47 posted on 07/20/2009 2:57:09 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
“Shall” will be the post...i believe William Barrett Travis would approve... I stand corrected...


48 posted on 07/20/2009 2:59:19 PM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
I’m not actually accusing the president of being a paper hanger.

Lol! Thank you for your post, Jim.

49 posted on 07/20/2009 3:00:05 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
Yes, I remember how well the last trip worked out on the stimulus bill.

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.

50 posted on 07/20/2009 3:05:30 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson