Skip to comments.MARCH ON WASHINGTON - NOW!
Posted on 02/06/2009 8:10:41 PM PST by Hildy
I'm at my breaking point..the point where you have to do something...just for your own sanity if nothing else. I think we need to get with some other groups, Grassfire and Resistnet and put together a March on Washington. I think the person to put the word out is Rush, and we'll do the rest....Who would be in with this?
How about a recall on the Senators who folded? If nothing else, but to make their lives miserable.
Ya really think it’ll help.....I don’t.
Why not? Isn’t that how things get done? Remember the Boston Tea party? So what do you want to do, sit around and bitch and moan?
As are most of FR. There was a thread earlier today about a "Million Gunowner March". Ted Nugent agreed to lead the way. Maybe we should start there. We have to protect the 2nd Amendment first, otherwise we have no way to defend the rest of the Bill of Rights.
And I predict that Hussein will be another Jimmy Carter...”one & done!”
Then make another suggestion.
And by all means, set up your tax withholding so that dot-gov gets as little as possible through the year. Don't let them use YOUR money interest-free. Drop it as low as you can without being penalized.
The left wants to sink the ship - lets help them.
Obama will just have us all shot if we do that.
The pro-lifers turn out by the hundreds of thousands in Washington every January. It isn’t even in the news.
Marches on Washington are as successful as the press wants them to be.
Look up more of our efforts at Righttokeepandbeararms.com.
If Rush shows up, if Hannity shows up, if Conservative leaders show up, THEY’LL HAVE TO COVER IT.
The Fairness Doctrine is where I want to make my stand. I feel that once they take our voice away, it’s over. I also feel that a one day march wouldn’t do it , it would have to be converging on Washington and refusing to go home.
I'm with you Hildy. But as Rush goes, he can not be seen as the driving force. It would jeapordize his "entertainment" status. Once the march is planned, and nearing it's date (and mentioned briefly before) is when Rush can give a great boost and get the call out louder than other sources that will also make the call.
The bottomline is Rush is on our side but he can't become an official sponsor, if you will, without creating some legal avenue for the Dems to call it a contribution in-kind. I know, I know, from Hollywood to academia to MSM, etc. they all are essentially in-kind contributions for the Left but you know the reality we deal with.
I am telling you though that I could honestly envision a 5 to 10 million person march that would dwarf anything DC has ever seen and it would cause more than just a few liberal heart attacks along the way, it would change the course of American history.
Media offices should be one of the first places for protesters to gather. Trust me, they will cover it then.
I agree..I’d sleep in the street...I’m not kidding..it’s time...And as far as Rush goes...entertainment? Everything in his life has led to this moment. He can change history...if he wants to. I don’t understand what you’re talking about, contribution...he’d be organizing people..this would have nothing to do with Republicans..SCREW THEM ALL.. I’m sick of just about all of them.
How about ten million? Twenty million?
Too many of us cannot get to Washington or cant afford to go. Not strategically wise to all gather in the same rain barrel.
Monday morning July 6th.
Millions of gun owners fill the streets surrounding the nearest Federal office building or Courthouse. Concealed carry or empty holster, pitchfork or axe handle. All legal and a lot more visible. spokespersons and video bloggers at each location.
Should happen this year not next. 2010 will be too late.
oh, please. If you cared enough, you’d get the money to go...you’d figure out a way to go.
Here, Here...I agree..protect the 2nd admendment!!!
This really is central to Atlas Shrugged, Ghandi and Dr. King's non-violent, non-cooperation successes. I think you are on to something, and it's so much easier when we have such a "Shovel Ready" economy.
* April 30, 1894 - Coxey’s Army. Protest march by unemployed American workers.
* March 3, 1913, Women’s Suffrage march. 5,000 march to support women’s voting rights.
* 1914 Coxey’s Army Second March
* August 8, 1925, Ku Klux Klan march. 35,000 Ku Klux Klan members march to show support for the KKK.
* June 17, 1932 - Bonus Army. March by 20,000 World War I veterans and their families seeking advance payment of bonuses from the Hoover administration; several killed.
* August 28, 1963 - March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. March at which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his I Have A Dream speech. 250,000 march.
* April 17, 1965 - March Against the Vietnam War. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held its first anti-Vietnam War protest rally in Washington. 25,000 attend.
* November 27, 1965 - Another March Against the Vietnam War.
* May 16, 1966 - Another March Against the Vietnam War.
* October 22, 1967 - March on the Pentagon. Major march to protest the Vietnam War.
* January 15, 1968 - Jeannette Rankin brigade. Called for withdrawal of troops from Vietnam.
* October 15, 1969 - Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. Vietnam Moratorium.200,000 demonstrate against the war in Vietnam.
* November 15, 1969 - National Mobilization to End the War. Vietnam Moratorium.600,000 demonstrate against the war in Vietnam.
* May 9, 1970 - Kent State/Cambodia Incursion Protest. A week after the Kent State shootings, a 100,000 demonstrators converged on Washington to protest the shootings and President Richard Nixon’s incursion into Cambodia.
* April 19, 1971 - Operation Dewey Canyon Three by the Vietnam Veterans against the War. Over 2,000 veterans camp on the Mall, protest all over the city. John Kerry testifies in front of Senate.
* April 24, 1971 - Vietnam War Out Now rally. 500,000 call for end to Vietnam War.
* May 3, 1971 - 1971 May Day Protests. Mass action by Vietnam anti-war militants to shut down the federal government.
* January 20, 1973, Anti-war protest demonstration. Includes the Yippie-Zippie RAT float & SDS “March Against Racism & the War” contingent.
* January 22, 1973-2008 - March for Life. Pro-life demonstration held annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
* April 27, 1974 - Ten thousand marched in Washington, D.C., calling for impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
* July 11, 1978 - Thousands of Native Americans finish their 3200 miles long Longest Walk from San Francisco, rallying at the Mall for religious freedom for traditional American Indians and against eleven drafts discussed at the Congress, and considered anti-Indian by native community. Soon, all eleven projects are dropped, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 is passed.
* February 5, 1979 - Tractorcade. 6000 family farmers drove their tractors to Washington D.C. to protest American farm policy.
* October 14, 1979 - National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. First such march on Washington drew 100,000 gay men and lesbians to demand equal civil rights.
* September 19, 1981, Solidarity Day march. AFL-CIO organized march to protest Reagan Administration labor and domestic policies. 260,000 march.
* November 27, 1982 - Washington Anti-Klan protest 1982.
* August 1983 - March on Washington commemorating the 20th anniversary of the MLK I Have a Dream speech. Jesse Jackson spoke, among others, and after referring to David felling Goliath with a single rock, talked at length about the number of eligible voters who had not voted in 1980, but who were numerous enough that Ronald Reagan could be defeated in 1984, calling those potential voters “rocks just lying around.”
* March 1 to November 15, 1986 - The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. From Los Angeles, California to Washington D.C. (a.k.a. The Great Peace March) to raise awareness of the growing danger of nuclear proliferation and to advocate for complete, verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons from the earth.
* October 11, 1987 - Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The second such march on Washington drew 500,000 gay men and women to protest for equal civil rights and to demand government action in the fight against AIDS.
* January 19 and 26, 1991 - Dual Marches against the Gulf War. The National Campaign for Peace in the Middle East estimated 250,000 attended the March on the 26th, but the National Park Service estimated attendance at 75,000. The March on the 19th was estimated at 25,000.
* May 16, 1992 - Save our Cities! Save our Children!. Estimates put the crowd at 150,000.
* April 25, 1993 - March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. Organizers estimated 1,000,000 attended the March, but the National Park Service estimated attendance at 300,000.
* October 16, 1995 - Million Man March.
* October 12, 1996 - Immigrant Rights March - First national march in D.C. for equal rights for immigrants.
* October 4, 1997 - Promise Keepers event titled Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men. An open-air gathering at the National Mall
* April 16, 2000 - Supporting march for the A16 street blockades of an IMF/World Bank meeting.
* April 30, 2000 - Millennium March on Washington. Controversial LBGT political rally.
* Fall, 2000 - TheCall DC for God’s move in this nation- 400,000 gathered.
* May 14, 2000 - Million Mom March. March against gun violence.
* September 26, 2000 - Brides March Against Domestic Violence. Demonstration of several women in wedding dresses marching to raise domestic violence awareness.
* September 29, 2001 - Originally an Anti-Capitalist Convergence-organized protest to counter planned World Bank and IMF meetings, many protesters backed out after the World Bank and IMF cancelled their meetings in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The protest was turned into the first of several protests against the invasion of Afghanistan, the first major action of the post-September 11 anti-war movement.
* October 26, 2002 - First of numerous protests against the Iraq War in Washington, attended by over 100,000 people.
* January 18, 2003 - Anti-war demonstration on the National Mall; between 100,000 and 200,000 in attendance.
* April 25, 2004 - March for Women’s Lives - pro-choice march; between 800,000 and 1,100,000.
* October 17, 2004 - Million Worker March.
* January 20, 2005 - Counter-inaugural protests. Demonstrations against George W. Bush’s second inauguration.
* September 24, 2005 - Anti-War in Iraq protest
* October 15, 2005 - Millions More Movement. March to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Million Man March.
* March 6, 2006 - ProjectMARCH. March for colon cancer screening for all adults
* January 27, 2007 - January 27, 2007 anti-war protest sponsored by United for Peace and Justice
* March 17, 2007 - March 17, 2007 anti-war protest. March against the Iraq War sponsored by ANSWER Coalition.
* June 10, 2007 - June 10, 2007 anti-Israeli occupation protest. Rally and march against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories for peace and anti-violence.
* September 15, 2007 - September 15, 2007 anti-war protest. March against the Iraq War sponsored by ANSWER Coalition.
* October 19-20, 2007 - October Rebellion. Series of demonstrations protesting the policies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
* March 19, 2008 - March 19, 2008 anti-war protest
* April 19, 2008, National Socialist Movement protest march against illegal immigration.
* June 1, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington had an Israel at sixty celebration.
* July 11, 2008 - hundreds of the Longest Walk 2 participants and supporters from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Poland, and many Native American nations finish their 8000 miles walk from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Walkers, gathered to “protect sacred sites”, “defend human rights”, and “clean Mother Earth” by the AIM co-founder Dennis Banks and other native leaders, present their Manifesto for a Change to Rep. John Conyers at the Capitol Hill. Two days of pow-wow and concerts at the Mall follow.
* July 12, 2008, Revolution March Rally and march protesting numerous violations of the US Constitution due to the Iraq Invasion, Federal Reserve, IRS, and the many policies of the Bush Administration. Over 10,000 people marched, participated in the rally, and enjoyed the musical guests. Keynote speaker: Ron Paul, Guest Speakers: Naomi Wolf, G. Edward Griffin, Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Chuck Baldwin, and more.
* July 19, 2008 - Over 9000 Anonymous March. Protest at the Lincoln Memorial by Anonymous against the Church of Scientology.
* January 10, 2009 - ANSWER Coalition protest against Israeli bombing of civilians of Gaza.
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This potential future target carries a big, accurate stinger.
A show of force would be nice..
Seems the marxists have a monopoly.
That day will be the beginning of the end to the politicians' power in Washington.
How about if each state marched on their own Capital at the same time? Those closer to DC could protest at the Hill.
That would work...that would work very well...
I agree, people have to begin standing up for America.
I, just like thousands of others, email, call, fax, write letters to our elected officials and it does absolutely no good.
Hey y'all, were dealing with an elitist group of power hungry, money grubbin individuals who care nothing for our national security.
Oh they say that they care. They pretend to do the will of the people, but wave a freakin dollar bill in front of their face and they'll sell their momma out.
It's time to band together. Form a conservative party or a nationalist party whos platform is America First.
Millions of illegals, thousands of H1B visa's, willy nilly spending by government, march to socialism.
I'm tellin ya folks, if we keep fishin from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catchin the same ol big mouth bass.
Vote conservative.......all the time. Not the lesser of two evils. These people in government may say they care, may even look like their sincere, say all the right things.
But most in government are beholden to the power structure. The almighty dollar speaks loud and clear to these hypocrites.
I'm not trying to tell you not to do it, but your energy might be better spent by organizing a grassroots effort to educate people about the media meltdown and what it has done to our country.
Count me in!
Washington is pretty in the Spring.
Ted Nugent is organizing a million gun owner march on DC for the spring of 2010. I plan to be there.
unfortunately, it’s still winter.
We who are too old, poor and infirm to survive a trip to DC can offer our lives locally and be just as effective.
Consider the logistics alone.
One million in DC or ten to twenty million across the whole country?
that’s the funniest thing I’ve heard today...you’re willing to wait a year and a half?
How about each state capital on the 4th of July?
April 15 is coming up...I vote for a Tax Cheats Unite in Protest day!
Or better yet, on “Tax Day”, what is it April 14th?
I can’t take credit for this idea but I think I am going to do it. Send an ordinary tea bag to arrive about April 15th. I sure wish there was a way to not pay taxes—they would hear that.
Next April is not a year and a half.
Great suggestions. Here are some others:
Barter and trade as much as possible.
Pay cash if you can (some will give you better price paying cash).
Shop at garage sales, thrift stores and craft fairs.
Start a garden. Trade the produce
Hunt if you know how. Trade the meat.
Here is a site where people can GIVE and GET stuff for free. I’ve done both on it a lot. (I even had someone who wanted vines I’d cleard out of my garden ... she dries them and makes wreaths with them, sells them at craft fairs).
They won’t listen to us. Starve them out!
That would be the most effective and immediate protest. The worst that could happen is we would all have to pay it later back with interest. It's no worse than the people abandoning their homes and jobs for the atlas shrugged movement.
Most folks can’t make it to DC for one reason or another
You’re better of trying to do something like Glen Beck did with his support the troops rallies in different cities and states
You’ll have a better chance on getting people to show up when it’s closer to their homes
it’s a year and two months..excuse me...it’s a lifetime away. You might not have your guns by that time.
I don’t have a gun but I’d go anyway.
Yes, I agree...let’s do it on April 15th..I say hold back paying your taxes for as long as you can afford. Get an extension...MAKE THEM SUFFER.
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The media didn’t cover the support the troops rallies...not even FOX. They never happened./s
Yup. One of the turning points of the civil rights movement (way before it became perverted/inverted) was the images of peaceful protesters being attacked with bully clubs, dogs, etc. While one doesn't know exactly what would happen the key is to have as many cell phone cameras (and any others) documenting everything possible such as police (not a given enemy until proven as such), the size of the crowd, the strident but peaceful nature, the actions of counter-protesters, recording the media recording us, etc.
Cameras, cameras, cameras are so important. Oral testimony will never trump actual video evidence plus cell phone cameras can be uploaded to the web or an alternate server so that confiscation will not necessarily mean a video has been eliminated.
I think Chicago would be a key spot because of the corruption that sprung from there and moved to DC and headlined this mess and because Daley would probably copy, in a little lower key, the same actions his dad did 41 years ago. No need to do anything but show up with banners - Daley and goons would take care of the rest.