Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On July 12th, 2008 the R3VOLUTION came together in our Nations Capitol. We lobbied Congress, we picketed the Federal Reserve, we marched and we rallied. It was a weekend for all of us to be proud of, as we displayed our passionate call for a return to the rule of law in which all other laws are subservient to our Constitution.
As our moral and philosophical leader has stated over and over, "the message of freedom is popular". This is becoming more and more evident as our numbers grow and Americans join the freedom movement from all walks of life. This was quite obvious last Saturday as there were recovering democrats, recovering neo-cons, military service veterans, libertarians and plain folk all represented among us. Another group that made itself present were our brothers of color. It is wonderful these barriers broken down, and it once again proves that freedom and liberty know no borders, race or religion. This is also a stark reminder of our compassion not only for our liberty, but for one another.
While our strength in numbers has widely differed from various blogs and forums it is safe to say that approximately 11 - 12,000 attended the march. The numbers at the rally itself were hard to discern as many, many people lounged under the trees along the perimeter of the West Lawn, or even further away. Many were quite obviously coming and going, in all likelihood to escape the heat and or find refreshment. Due to security reasons vendors are not allowed on the capitol grounds. As it was brutally hot and humid the extreme weather conditions probably also led to many people simply leaving as the temperature rose. In any event the numbers at the rally probably averaged around 11,000 at the start and 6 - 7,000 after that, depending on the time of day or who was speaking.
In retrospect the march must be considered a huge success. One must keep in mind that this event was organized and financed by the grassroots and was not aided or assisted in any way from larger organizations. GCNLive.com did donate quite a lump sum to help in financing, and to them we extend our deepest thanks. This event was an excellent start on our way to mass mobilization. The timing proved perfect as it kept up the excitement surrounding us - falling almost perfectly in between Ron Pauls' suspension of his presidential campaign and the Campaign for Liberty Convention on Sept. 2nd in St. Paul, Minnesota. Timing also provided a silver lining in the dark cloud of the IndyMac Bank failure. Ironic how just 3 short days after the march Dr. Paul could not only be seen nailing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to the wall, but also appearing on 3 major mass media outlets.
Despite the fact that our mass media ignored us once again, let there be no doubt that Washington took note of our presence. It all began with the lobbying Congress on Friday morning. A member of the Conservative Caucus met us at the steps of the Capitol and aided us in navigating the halls of Congress, this assistance proved invaluable. We visited the offices of numerous Congressmen and Senators, looking for support of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 40, which would forbid the United States from entering into a union with Canada and Mexico, as well as the construction of a North American Corridor (Superhighway). To no surprise we were particularly warmly received at the office of Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Sen. (AZ) Jon Kyls' legislative assistants also spent over 30 Minutes with us discussing these very issues as well as some issues regarding energy. These gentlemen were extremely polite, informative and even sympathetic to our concerns. They made it clear, repeating numerous times how important it is that we visit our respective Senators and Congressmen - personally. They also made it clear that writing your Congressmen is also of utmost importance, and most do not differentiate from Email, fax or written letter. ONCE AGAIN - WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMEN ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS!!!
Friday afternoon the fun started. We gathered in front of the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Ave. For the better part of four hours we chanted, picketed and were generally loud. When asked if they had demonstrations like this in the past, one Federal Reserve Police Officer responded, "never this many". At the start of the picketing we were approached by a Law Enforcement Officer who politely asked to see our permit and left with the comment, "you have every right to exercise the 1st Amendment". God knows it certainly needs some exercise in this day and age... One young man had a megaphone and stationed himself at the nearest stop light. Whenever the traffic stood for the red light he enlightened the drivers with creative, humorous slogans and chants. A few were covered in Monopoly money, demonstrating the continual fall of our Dollar.
Saturday was the day. The day thousands of R3VOLUTIONARIES descended up on the lawn of our Washington Monument and marched down Constitution Avenue in a show of solidarity with the principles upon which our nation was founded. A day that provided plenty of goose bumps, tears, and, well... sweat. Youtube is swarming with videos and the image galleries are springing up all over the Internet. Who needs CNN, or FOX or the rest of those clowns, we have US - the people, that is ALL we need. The march was certainly the highlight of the day and most definitely a showing of our passion and strength. Once we arrived at the West Lawn of the Capitol we were treated to a wonderful rendition of our National Anthem from Susan Wolfe, and the speakers took the stage. We were treated to numerous inspiring speeches, you can find a list of speakers we had by clicking "Rally Details" to your left. The days events culminated with the appearance of Dr. Paul - all of the sudden our numbers swelled, and the West Lawn was filled again with R3VOLUTIONARIES. As usual Dr. Paul provided us with the words we love to hear and the crowd showed its enthusiasm for his message of freedom.
Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn Capitol there was a book signing event in which G. Edward Griffin, Naomi Wolf, Thomas Woods Jr., Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace and numerous others graced us with their presence.
The R3VOLTUION March Foundation would like to extend its thanks to all those who attended these events and made them such a success. We would also like to thank the various law enforcement agencies who cleared streets, helped with medical emergencies and who even stood at attention as Susan Wolfe sang our National Anthem. They were polite and kept a very low profile. In some cases it was even obvious that they were with us, for they too must swear to uphold our Constitution.
We will now begin work on organizing mass mobilization squads and planning the next events. While we will abide by all laws and keep things peaceful, we are going to consider the addition of civil disobedience into the itineraries. With a now "veteran" unit of Marshals and planners the next events will allow us to learn from our mistakes as we carry forth the torch of freedom to the next level.
God Bless America
Friday, July 18, 2008
The organizers and core team have been trying to recover from our exhaustion, but we do promise each of our individual stories from the event in the very near future! In the mean time, please read the amazing letter that Gary Franchi sent out to his organization, Restore the Republic:
All right, Catherine, the heat is on!
I'm back, fresh from the Revolution March... and I'm still a bit crispy from braving the heat and sun with the 8,000-20,000 Ron Paul supporters...what an amazing event!
Clearly this was the Ron Paul event that he wanted us to organize... my hat is off to the Revolution March organizers for their outstanding performance in pulling it all together... It was an absolute honor to work with these 100% dedicated supporters of Ron Paul's Freedom Message.
While others have tried and failed organizing on such a scale, the Revolution March Team was able to accomplish this feat. To top it off the Rev March team members never even met face to face until the day of the event. That in itself is a testimony to the power of todays digital activism.
In my opinion, this is THE team to work with in the future for Freedom related events, and I will guarantee you that Restore The Republic will have their back in any situation and will support any event they plan in the future.
They are number one.
The speakers were outstanding, the music was powerful and Ron Paul was on fire... he was so hot someone passed out during his speech! In total 9 people passed out from the heat of the day. Thank God the Rev March team thought it out and had a trained and organized team of Medics ready to react in the event of an emergency. They responded with lightning speed to take the exhausted to safety.
After the rally the Rev March team even offered us a complimentary table in their rented hotel conference room so we could freely give out hundreds of copies of issue #7, "The Blueprint to Restore America" to those in attendance.
No stone was left unturned by the Rev March Team despite attempts to derail the event by embedded agents from within the movement.
This event was made entirely possible because of the dedicated Ron Paul supporters within Restore The Republic who donated to the Revolution March and because RTR members support our efforts by ordering Republic Magazines in bulk to spread the freedom message... For that we are eternally grateful.
Please help keep the momentum going and continue to spread freedom message and order your bulk copies today.Your support makes more of these events possible.
Please visit http://RepublicMagazines.com today to get your bulk copies... and lets keep the heat on!!!
Yours in Freedom and Truth,
Restore The Republic!
Sent from your friends at:RestoreTheRepublic.com, 3149 Dundee Rd #176, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, USA
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Please contact your meetups and anyone else that can't be in DC and let them know we will cover the event for them. www.revolutionbroadcasting.com
Don't forget, if you have not pledged to march, there is no time like TODAY to do so: www.revolutionmarch.com
See you tomorrow!
If you have not had the opportunity to pledge, please do so at www.revolutionmarch.com. It is critical that we have an accurate count for the day of the march! You will also have the opportunity to purchase a uniquely numbered Commemorative Ticket during the pledging process.
And on a side note: In a dyslexic moment I, Catherine, referred to our exclusive gold sponsor, GCN Live, as "GNC" Live. My sincerest apologies to them. Please send them a big warm thank you for supporting our event and be sure to visit them at www.gcnlive.com
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
When: July 12th 2008 6:00 pm
Where: Holiday Inn
550 C St SW
Discovery II Room
Rally Speakers/ Authors/ Talent attending:
Thomas E. Woods
G. Edward Griffin
Also, John Stadtmiller of Republic Broadcasting Network, our most recent sponsor, will have a table at the event!
You will likely never get the opportunity to see all of these fabulous individuals in one room at one time again! Please join us and have a great time. We can't wait to see you there!
The Genesis Communications Network - Bringing you the best talk radio - Free, live and on demand.
Monday, July 7, 2008
You can listen live to the interview at gcnlive.com or infowars.com
Thursday, July 3, 2008
You can download the archive here: http://www.revolutionbroadcasting.com/archives.aspx
Will you be in DC for the largest gathering of people this movement has ever seen? Pledge at: www.revolutionmarch.com
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Even if you already pledged, please do so again, we account for that during the pledging process!!!!!!
Pledge Counter Story: After Ron Paul made the call for a "Grand Rally" multiple websites popped up, confusing many people about who was planning the march. Revolution March.com teamed up with RonPaulMarch.com to work on this event. RonPaulMarch.com had the pledge counter so we directed people there and linked the pledge counter to our site. After collecting nearly 15,000 names, the RonPaulMarch site shut down with no explanation. We lost touch with the people running the site, and we lost the pledge counter. We have yet to regain contact with them. It took a while for us to develop the technology to create a new counter, but now it is up and running and ready to get ticking! www.revolutionmarch.com
Commemorative ticket: When you pledge, you will do more than show the non-believers the size of event, you will also be able to get our commemorative ticket. Unlike other pledge counters, when you pledge on our site you will have the option to receive a commemorative ticket for a donation of $25. The tickets are uniquely numbered. On the back are the names of the speakers, and sponsors of the event. They will be printed on a fine card stock and are approximately (9.5" x 4.25"). These beautiful commemorative tickets will provide you with a life-long memento of the march.
While it is not necessary to purchase a ticket for the event, we are selling these as souvenirs to help raise the funds needed for the event. Please pledge and get your tickets today! See you at the March!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
A long awaited interview with Ron Paul will take place this Wednesday, July 2nd at 9pm Eastern www.revolutionbroadcasting.com. We will be asking Ron Paul questions like:
Why does Dr. Paul think mass mobilizations are important?
What does a big event like this mean to him?
Please tell us more about phase II of the revolution and why people should show up for events like this?
Is there a certain speaker/topic he is particularly excited will be at the event?
How inspiring is this to see the grassroots work this hard?