I have just notified the Anti Defamation League of the upcoming “Restore the Constitution” rally. For background, see the ADL’s article, “Oath Keepers and Three Percenters Part of Growing Anti-Government Movement”
The ADL calls into question the three percent figure:
“The Three Percenters, formed in late 2008, are a loosely organized movement centered around an obscure, and not
particularly accurate, Revolutionary War “statistic” that claimed that only 3% of the American population during the Revolutionary War participated as combatants in the war”
While at the same time supposedly using much more accurate statisitics to describe much more recent events:
“….while at least two participants carried the Three Percenter flag at an Oath Keepers event at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., on September 12, 2009. That event was staged on the same day that an anti-government Tea Party rally in the city attracted tens of thousands of people, the largest to date of the protests held against the government and Obama since he took office.”
Anyway, my contact submission message to ADL is below:
I just wanted to notify ADL of an upcoming civil rights/ “civil obedience” demonstration, the “Restore the Constitution” rally. The date is chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the first shot of the American Revolutionary War. FYI, I am organizing the event, and I did not choose the date for ANY other reason. The exercise of First and Second Amendment rights and the message of Constitutional restoration is a serious topic which deserves accurate coverage. I look forward to your response, and hope that you will provide accurate reporting.
When: 9AM-5PM, April 19th, 2010 (monday)
Where: Ft. Hunt National Park, Northern VA
What: “Restore the Constitution” rally/ Muster Outside D.C.
The mission of the “Restore the Constitution” rally is that it be held at a firearms carry-legal location as close to DC as possible and that it
attracts as many participants as possible in order to underscore the seriousness
and urgency of a simple message: Restore the Constitution