I really wish I was in Washington, DC this weekend for two things: Women in Secularism 3 and the Operation American Spring event. I would love to have a front row seat to yet another failed march of wingnuts to chase President Obama from the office to which he was elected.
“We are calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start toward constitutional restoration,” said retired Army Col. Harry Riley, leader of the Operation American Spring protest group. “They have all abandoned the US Constitution, are unworthy to be retained in a position that calls for servant status.”
Operation American Spring aims to pressure those lawmakers who remain – or are replaced by officials of their own choosing – “to sponsor and pass very Constitutionally crafted State legislation to dissolve the size, powers, scope and spending of the U.S. Government by 2/3rds.”
The activists say they expect 10 million to 30 million like-minded Americans to join them Friday in the nation’s capital for a rally patterned after Occupy Wall Street and “Arab Spring” protests…
“Every political persuasion, rich, poor, every color, all ages, men, women, liberal, conservative, independent, unemployed, et al, are now mobilizing to participate in this peaceful, non-violent, cause in the search for constitutional restoration for America,” Riley said. “We have well over 1 million militia members mobilizing; bikers, truckers, hunters, Tea Party groups — citizens across America. No, I don’t think 10 million (participants) is high at all.”
I’d be willing to bet a huge amount of money on that. Larry Klayman got about 100 people to show up for his “second American revolution” last fall. That million trucker march turned out to be a handful of semis and pickups that no one would have even noticed. This one will get a few hundred people, a few thousand tops. And they’ll rant and rave and achieve absolutely nothing. And I’ll point and laugh at them. I just wish I could be there to do it in person.
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