May 182012
 

After a peaceful Daley Plaza rally that police estimated drew fewer than 3,000 people, members of the National Nurses United boarded buses while several hundred Occupy protesters and their supporters headed into the Loop for small spontaneous marches. Groups of 200 to 300 protesters snaked their way toward the Michigan Avenue bridge.

Around 1:15 p.m., Chicago police officers started handing out fliers to the crowd reminding them the protest ends at 2 p.m. (Matt Walberg, Chicago Tribune)

A look back at the first rally of NATO weekend in Chicago, where thousands of protestors from National Nurses United and a variety of Occupy chapters marched to Daley Plaza on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Video: Friday’s NATO rally: Sights and sounds 6:05 p.m.

Tom Hayden in the House JUST like stirring up stuff in the 60s. Tom Hayden was married to “Hanoi” Jane Fonda (1973-1990) Tom Hayden ,Senator, founder of MoveOn.org, is former Weather Underground. Fellow Weatherman like Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn .

See: You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Protestors marching on Wacker Avenue after the National Nurses United rally at Daley Plaza in Chicago on Friday, May 18, 2012. Protest during NATO weekend in Chicago, including National Nurses United march and rally. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)

Loop retailers see negative impact from summit

Chicago Police keep guard on the north side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge as protesters and an occasional pedestrian comes through their line. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)

The lack of employees working in Chicago’s Financial District is not surprising to local retailers, given NATO’s presence, but it is definitely having a negative impact on business.

Protesters at the Michigan Bridge over the Chicago River after the National Nurses Rally Chicago. (Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune)

A group of about 100 protesters did make it across the Michigan Avenue bridge, but the group dissipated as they headed north on Michigan Avenue.

Once north of the river, the group was blocked from walking in the street by police officers on bicycles, and so the protesters took to the sidewalk on the east side of the street.

As protesters approached, officers called to each other, “shields down,” and pulled down face protective shield on their bicycle helmets.

A line of officers on bicycle had formed a wall between the sidewalk and the street, but the group of protesters appears to have mostly broken up.

A NATO protester rips a NATO banner from the bridge house on the Michigan Avenue bridge. (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune)

The two groups of protesters that had been marching through the Loop converged at Michigan Avenue shortly before 3 p.m.

Police, who had allowed the groups to wander through Loop streets largely unrestricted, stopped them halfway across the Michigan Avenue bridge, not allowing them to go further north.

On the bridge, one protester in a black shirt and Mohawk jumped up and pulled down a NATO banner on the bridge. Police officers quickly surrounded him, put him on the ground, and handcuffed him. One police officer appeared to strike her head on the bridge during the incident. Another protester obtained a police officer’s baton and threw it across the bridge.

Two groups of marchers converging in Loop

Chicago Police momentarily stop a march on Randolph Street before letting protesters through after the National Nurses protest rally at Daley Plaza. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune)

Two groups of protesters who left the Daley Plaza rally in different directions are cutting winding paths through the Loop and onto Michigan Avenue.

Police on bikes and others on horseback were following the groups as they snaked onto Michigan Avenue and off.

Police are allowing them to use the street and stopping cross traffic.

One of the groups has as many as 200 people and the other has more than 100 people.

Video: Protesters march through Loop streets after rally

Getting Around: NATO head’s trip to Wrigley will close some streets 2:21 p.m.

Wrigley Field may be miles away from this weekend’s NATO summit at McCormick Place, but that doesn’t mean the NATO event isn’t going to foul traffic in that area too.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will be at Saturday’s 6:15 p.m. game with the White Sox to throw out the first pitch, and according to the city’s Department of Transportation, that’s going to affect four streets in the vicinity of the ballpark from about 1.5 hours before the game to about 1 hour after.

Sheffield Avenue and Clark Street will be closed from Roscoe Street to Grace Street and Addison Street and Waveland Avenue will be closed from Wilton Avenue to Racine Avenue.

On Friday and Sunday, regular Cubs parking and traffic restrictions are in place, the agency said.

The agency also said that “these measures may be revised as needed.”

A protester is detained at the National Nurses protest rally at Daley Plaza in Chicago. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy estimated the crowd between 2,400 and 2,800. He said there were no arrests.

Near the end of the rally, there was a confrontation between police and a protester, whom other protesters described as a “medic.”

The protester was removed from the area by a police officer. Protesters then yelled at the police officers before leaving the plaza.

Musician Tom Morello, formerly of the band Rage Against the Machine, speaks at National Nurses United rally. He took the stage and played several songs. Video. Morello finished up during a small scrum between protesters and police. The rally is beginning to disperse. Nurses are getting on buses.

With Daley Plaza about 75 percent full, tour buses, some yellow school buses and police vehicles lined all sides.

A line of uniformed officers is watching crowd. Clustered in the middle of the crowd are groups of three or four uniformed officers in regular street garb. Quite a few have visible zip cuffs on them.

Fencing about waist-high lines Clark Street along the plaza, open only at the crosswalk for the County Building/City Hall complex.

Groups of uniformed police officers are standing in front of the fencing on the plaza.

National Nurses United protest fires up in Daley Plaza. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

Vendors working the crowd are selling T-shirts that read “The 99%: Too big to fail.”

VIDEO: Protesters fill Daley Plaza

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* 2 Arrested

May 182012
 

A protester was removed from a speech given by Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Georgetown University. (Source: FOX)

Protesters interrupt:

MURDERER:

Sebelius heckeled – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was interrupted by anti-abortion protesters Friday during her commencement speech at Georgetown University, where religious opposition to her appearance had been building for weeks.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said her public actions represent a direct challenge to religious liberty. Bishops specifically object to parts of President Obama’s health care law, which requires employers, including religious hospitals and universities, to offer birth control coverage in their employee health insurance plans.

Earlier this year, after an outcry from conservative lawmakers and Catholic leaders, the Obama administration said it still would require birth control coverage but would mandate that insurance providers pick up the cost instead of religious-affiliated employers who who have moral objections to birth control. Churches already are exempt from the mandate.

Georgetown, in response to calls to withdraw Sebelius’ invitation, said that the school invites a wide variety of “high-profile” speakers and that Sebelius was chosen by students in the school’s Public Policy Institute to talk at their diploma ceremony.

At least three men could be seen and heard Friday protesting her speech to graduates at the Washington school’s Public Policy Institute. The protesters were escorted out the building by police but were not arrested.

The men told Fox News afterward they are not affiliated with a political party.

Read on…

May 182012
 

Flesh-eating bacteria to claim Aimee Copeland’s hands and foot as she continues to put up a fight

~ Background:

May 13th

Original Post: May 9th

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student fighting aggressive flesh-eating bacteria, was informed by her father Thursday that the doctors would have to amputate her hands and her remaining foot.

Upon hearing the news, she raised her hands, looked at her family and said, “Let’s do this.”

The news came from an update by Aimee’s father, Andy Copeland, on the Facebook page he created, “Believe and pray for a miracle to happen for Aimee Copeland.”

That said, here is the account of Aimee’s last 48 hours:

From Andy Copeland: Friday, May 18, 7:57am EST:

I apologize for not posting any recent updates on Aimee. The past 48 hours have flown by like a whirlwind. Much has happened and my computer time has been extremely limited. I truly appreciate your patience and understanding.

On Wednesday the doctors suggested that we remove the breathing tube and complete a tracheotomy. The fact is, the flesh wound on her abdomen makes it difficult for her to take deep breaths and cough, which means that she could get congestion in the lower part of her lung. Her pulmonologist made the suggestion for the tracheotomy and I was 100% in agreement. She hated the throat tube anyway (so did I) and the trache will make it easier for us to read her lips. Her respiratory therapy will also take a huge leap up in quality.

Aimee is still a very sick girl, but her quality of care took a big step forward when she was approved for hyperbaric treatments. She is scheduled for a total of ten treatments that will help her regain more of the blood flow in her hands. Her hands have gone from a purplish hue to a reddish flesh tone. She can flex her wrists now as well. Unfortunately her fingers are beyond recovery.

Aimee knows about her hands now. She holds them up to her face, examines them and shrugs her shoulders as if to say, “yeah, so what?”

Aimee’s sense of humor is intact. I rubbed her foot and laughed at some of the things she had mouthed and I told her “Aimee, you are as priceless as the Mona Lisa.” Aimee shook her head and lifted her pitifully swollen and atrophied hand toward her eyebrows as she mouthed some words. Paige, Donna and I looked at each other and back at Aimee. Whatever she wanted to say, she was adamant about it. We did our usual consonant/vowel breakdown and forced her to spell the word. Then we all burst out laughing.

Her words?

“I’m nothing like the Mona Lisa. She doesn’t have eyebrows.”

Later that night, we put the Kokua Festival/Jack Johnson and Friends CD on for her. The moment she heard “Better Together” she started swinging and bobbing her head while mouthing the words of the song. You’d have thought that she was grooving on the dance floor. In her limitless imagination, she was.

See May 13th through May 17th:

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May 182012
 

The House has passed a $642 billion defense bill despite a White House veto threat.

The vote Friday was 299-120. The bill breaks the deficit-cutting agreement that President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans backed last summer, instead adding $8 billion for the military for next year.

The bill calls for a missile defense site on the East Coast that the military opposes and restricts the ability of the president to reduce the arsenal of nuclear weapons under a 2010 treaty with Russia. It also preserves ships and aircraft that the Pentagon wanted to retire in a cost-cutting move.

Lawmakers also rejected the military’s request for another round of domestic base closings. Earlier Friday, the House reaffirmed the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists, even of U.S. citizens captured on American soil.

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See Another Breaking Story today:

The Obama administration threatened Tuesday to veto the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act set to pass later this week, identifying more than 30 problems with the measure. However, despite its multitude of concerns, the White House made no mention of a controversial provision in the law calling for the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists, without charge or trial.

Click image for BREAKING Amendment to the NDAA: House OKs Indefinite Detention of terror suspects —>>> even for U.S. Citizens <<<—-...

May 182012
 

Saint John Paul II Pope…

My fondest memories of being Polish in Chicago were the smells of the delis on Milwaukee Av. Fighting for Lech Walesa , our charismatic leader, who co-founded Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union. The pride when we got “Papa”, Pope John Paul II. My mother, oldest daughter & I stood at the corner of Milwaukee & Foster the day Papa came to Chicago, JUST to see him drive by in the “Pope-mobile” in 1979.

(~JP on being Polish)

Pope John Paul II preaches on Love In Chicago during his visit there in 1979 when we saw him:

Visit of Pope John Paul II to Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Ave Maria sung by Luciano Pavarotti

President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 2, 1984 (courtesy Ronald Reagan Library, Austin, Texas)

The most recognized person in the world, he met with Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush.

Presented with the Medal of Freedom in 2004

Born on MAY 18, 1920, in a small town in Poland, he was named Karol Wojtyla.

Karol Wojtyla, as a young factory worker, wearing his his brown scapular

~ He was born very near to the village all four of my grandparents lived. We had a cousin who became a Cardinal and to this day we wondered if it was him.

A chemical worker during World War II, he risked punishment by Communists for being ordained a priest.

In 1967, he became Archbishop of Krakow and, in 1978, he became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope since 1522.

Leader of one billion Catholics, Pope John Paul spoke eight languages and traveled a million miles in 170 countries – more than any other pope.

In 1981, he survived an assassination attempt by a Muslim Turk, whom he forgave during a prison visit.

May 13th 1981:

He helped end communism in Europe.

In 1993, Pope John Paul II was greeted by President Clinton in Denver, and stated at Regis University:

“The inalienable dignity of every human being…in the first place the right to life and the defense of life…are at the heart of the church’s message and action in the world….No country, not even the most powerful, can endure if it deprives its own children of this essential good…

It is he, Jesus Christ, the true life who gives hope and purpose to our earthly existence.”

During the Saturday night prayer vigil, August 14, 1993, at Cherry Creek State Park, the Pope addressed nearly a quarter of a million people:

“There is spreading an anti-life mentality-an attitude of hostility to life in the womb and life in its last stages. Precisely when science and medicine are achieving a greater capacity to safeguard health and life, the threats against life are becoming more insidious. Abortion and euthanasia-the actual killing of another human being-are hailed as ‘rights’ and solutions to ‘problems.’”

On August 15, 1993, to over 375,000 people from 70 different countries at Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado, as a part of “World Youth Day,” with Vice-President Al Gore in attendance, the Pope exclaimed:

“A ‘culture of death’ seeks to impose itself on our desire to live…In our own century, as at no other time in history, the ‘culture of death’ has assumed a social and institutional form of legality to justify the most horrible crimes against humanity: genocide, ‘final solutions,’ ‘ethnic cleansings’ and massive taking of lives of human beings even before they are born, or before they reach the natural point of death…

In much of contemporary thinking, any reference to a ‘law’ guaranteed by the Creator is absent. There remains only each individual’s choice…

Vast sectors of society are confused about what is right and what is wrong and are at the mercy of those with the power to ‘create’ opinion and impose it on others….

The family especially is under attack…

Naturally, the weakest members of society are the most at risk. The unborn, children, the sick, the handicapped, the old, the poor and unemployed, the immigrant and refugee….

Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places….This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is a time to preach it from the rooftops….

You must feel the full urgency of the task. Woe to you if you do not succeed in defending life. The church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your youthful ideas, in order to make the Gospel of Life penetrate the fabric of society, transforming people’s hearts and the structures of society in order to create a civilization of true justice and love.”

First hand report of that day:

Evangelist Billy Graham lauded Pope John Paul II’s 11th papal encyclical, titled “Evangelium Vitae”-”Gospel of Life,” issued April of 1995, as:

“A forceful and thoughtful defense of the sacredness of human life in the face of the modern world’s reckless march toward violence and needless death.”

Having the third longest papal term in history, Pope John Paul II died April 2, 2005. President Bush ordered flags flown half staff.

Regarding Islam, Pope John Paul wrote in Crossing the Threshold of Hope (1995):

~ I find this very revealing…

“Islam is not a religion of redemption. There is no room for the Cross and the Resurrection…The tragedy of redemption is completely absent…

In Islam, all the richness of God’s self-revelation, which constitutes the heritage of the Old and New Testaments, has definitely been set aside…

The god of the Koran is a god outside of the world, a god who is only Majesty, never Emmanuel, God-with-us…

Not only the theology, but also the anthropology of Islam is very distant from Christianity.”

In Denver, Colorado, 1993, Pope John Paul stated:

“In spite of divisions among Christians, ‘all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ…brothers and sisters in the Lord.’”

On October 8, 1995, at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport with Vice-President Al Gore, Pope John Paul admonished America once more:

“At the center of the moral vision of your founding documents is the recognition of the rights of the human person and especially respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life in all conditions and at all stages of development.

I say to you again, America, in the light of your own tradition: love life, cherish life, defend life, from conception to natural death.”

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May 182012
 

WASHINGTON – The House on Friday endorsed the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even for U.S. citizens seized on American soil.

A coalition of Democrats and tea party Republicans fell short in their effort to end the controversial policy established last year and based on the post-Sept. 11 authorization for the use of military force that allows indefinite detention of enemy combatants.

The Republican-controlled House rejected an amendment by Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Justin Amash, R-Mich., that would have barred indefinite detention and rolled back mandatory military custody. The vote was 238-182.

“The frightening thing here is that the government is claiming the power under the Afghanistan authorization for use of military force as a justification for entering American homes to grab people, indefinitely detain them and not give them a charge or trial,” Amash said during hours of House debate.

The detention issue has created an unusual political coalition in Congress.

Conservatives fear it could result in unfettered power for the federal government, allowing it to detain American citizens indefinitely for even a one-time contribution to a humanitarian group that’s later linked to terrorism. They argue it would be a violation of long-held constitutional rights. Also disconcerting to the GOP is the reality that the current government is led by a Democratic president.

In February, the Obama administration outlined new rules on when the FBI, rather than the military, could be allowed to retain custody of al-Qaida terrorism suspects who aren’t U.S. citizens but are arrested by federal law enforcement officers. The new procedures spelled out seven circumstances in which the president could place a suspect in FBI, rather than military, custody, including a waiver when it could impede counterterrorism cooperation with another government or when it could interfere with efforts to secure an individual’s cooperation or confession.

In a face-saving move, the House voted 243-173 Friday for an amendment that reaffirms Americans’ constitutional rights.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) delivered a fiery speech on the House floor urging Members of Congress to support the Gohmert/Landry/Rigell/Duncan/Barletta amendment. This amendment protects the
constitutional rights of United States citizens; however, does not extend them to the very men who have been fighting for a decade to tear that great document down.

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The Obama administration threatened Tuesday to veto the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act set to pass later this week, identifying more than 30 problems with the measure. However, despite its multitude of concerns, the White House made no mention of a controversial provision in the law calling for the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists, without charge or trial.

While the administration is actively seeking the passage of the defense bill, in a Statement of Administration Policy it argued the House was encroaching on the authority of the executive branch. The proposal, authored by the House Armed Services Committee, would set military spending limits for 2013; the $642 billion bill exceeds the amount the House agreed to in last year’s Budget Control Act by $8 billion.

At least three amendments seeking to alter the indefinite detention provision have been submitted by House members for a vote. In its objection to detainee restrictions the White House did not acknowledge any problems with the indefinite detention section.

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May 182012
 

ABC News reports that Trayvon Martin, the black teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, had drugs in his body on the night of his death:

~ NOTE: This is ‘buried’ at the VERY end of this report in the last line:

The teen, who lived in Miami, was in Sanford while serving a suspension for an empty marijuana bag discovered in his possession. Martin had THC, the drug found in marijuana, in his blood on the night of his death, according to the autopsy. His family told ABC News that it was “trace amounts” of THC.

So tell me, WHY is this being buried by MSM?!

From FOX:

Evidence shows extent of injuries to George Zimmerman, left, the night Trayvon Martin was shot, while autopsy reveals the teen had traces of marijuana in his body, as investigators continue to search for motive.

Martin’s autopsy indicated that medical examiners found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, when they tested Martin’s blood and urine. The amount described in the autopsy report is such a low level that it would have played no role in Martin’s behavior, said Larry Kobilinsky, a professor of forensic science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

“This kind of level can be seen days after somebody smokes,” Kobilinsky said. “If it comes up in the case, I would be surprised. It wouldn’t benefit the defense, it wouldn’t benefit the prosecution, and if the defense tried to bring it up, the judge would keep it out.”

* Trayvon’s parents are touting: ” but it was JUST a ‘trace’.” Marijuana Is Rapidly Metabolized. It can be detected in the body for weeks and sometimes longer. How long it remains in the system depends on how often or how much marijuana the user has been smoking. If marijuana is ingested, rather than smoked, it takes longer to be absorbed into the blood, usually from 20 minutes to an hour and a half.

But THC is detectable in the blood for a short time, usually a few hours, because it is rapidly metabolized into molecules known as metabolites. Because marijuana stays in the bloodstream for a short time, blood tests for marijuana are usually not used, except in the case of automobile accidents and some roadside sobriety check points. Blood or saliva tests can show current intoxication. However, unlike blood alcohol concentration tests, they do not indicate a level of intoxication or impairment.

On the other hand, urine tests for marijuana metabolites can only show recent marijuana use, not intoxication or impairment, because of the time required between smoking and the metabolites being eliminated in the urine.
However, because many employers have a zero tolerance for drug use, most workplaces use urine tests for any recent use of drugs.

~ I have witnessed first hand how reefer can incite & cause erratic meanness. So they can downplay this all they want. I JUST hope a jury will not buy it because the Prosecutor is backing the parents in this case.

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As the report of Zimmerman’s injuries is exposed:

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Trayvon Martin was shot through the heart at close range. George Zimmerman had a broken nose, bruises and bloody cuts on the back of his head.


The lead investigator in the case wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter in the weeks after the shooting but was overruled.

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What Zimmerman, Martin medical reports tell us and the media didn’t

See the Police documents in George Zimmerman case

May 182012
 

Event challenges grass roots to take America back…

“What comes after a tea party?” Cain asked. “A revolution. Not with bombs and bullets, but with brains and ballots. That’s how we’re going to take back our nation.” “The Obama administration not only failed to secure the borders; they’ve given guns to the enemy,” Cain said.

Private pilots who may want to fly near Chicago on the weekend of May 19-20 have been warned they could be shot down, and a Red Cross memo suggests there could be mass evacuations of the city in the event of riots by left-leaning activists protesting the NATO summit. ( on May 20-21 )

~ Let me recommend you go in the opposite direction near Jefferson City, Mo., at the same time there will be an event for Americans who also are worried about the nation. But instead of protests and riots, participants will focus on how to build up America, repair it and stabilize it for future generations.

Saturday, May 19th
The Patriot Field of Dreams
Holts Summit, Missouri
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
*campsite opens Friday afternoon / closes Sunday noon

The “Early Bird” ticket price ENDS Saturday, May 5th at midnight. Just 3 days

Speakers:

Herman Cain

Alan Keyes

Rev. CL Bryant (Runaway Slave)

Dr.Gina Loudon ~ My friend now headed to the Left Coast and now a Politichick

Mark Block

Alfonzo Rachel ZoNation

Dee Rock

William Temple

K.Carl Smith

Dave Roland

Stacy Swimp

Darin Chappell

Michelle Moore

Joseph Farah – CEO of WND

Selena Owens

Calling all Constitution lovin’ folks! Let’s get ready for November!

We may not have agreed on who the Republican presidential candidate should be. We may not share precisely the same social views. We DO agree on the Constitutional principles of smaller government, a balanced budget, lower taxes and less federal interference in our lives. We the People are comin’ and we want our power back! It’s Common Sense.

Join us for this day-long family style event with two stages, nationally recognized speakers, top entertainers, patriot vendors, exhibitors and fun activities for the entire family.

We’ll be gathering on private property – known to locals as the Patriot Field of Dreams. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sun shades and frisbees, for the most unique rally ever.

There is also an adjacent campsite, evening activities and a Sunday morning outdoor church service (non-denominational), which brings this to a whole ‘nother level. Patriot Palooza!

Tickets not available at the door. Online purchase only.

Learn more about speakers…

* THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS *

~ If I was back home in Chicago, there is no way I’d miss this, if you can make it please go!

It will be more of a “Woodstock” as it’s on private property in the rolling hills of Missouri, where there will be camping, a nondenominational church service and vendors along with the rally.

A key organizer, Kim Paris, who was the Missouri grass roots director for Herman Cain’s presidential campaign, told WND that people who have been described as tea party folks need to make their presence, and their choices, be known.

“We need to be visible on this in a grassroots way, and what that does is it wakes up other people,” she said.

“We the people are comin’ and want our power back! It’s Common Sense.”

“It is incumbent on those of us who have the heart of an activist to help these folks feel confident in their vote,” she said. “There are patriots who were patriots before being patriots was cool.” – Kim Paris

She noted that tens of thousands of people have checked out the website and plans are in place for many of those to be accommodated for the event.

Paris said the constituency appears to be a whole new generation of activists who are coming on the scene after the tea party movement’s major victory in the 2010 congressional elections.

“My own awakening didn’t happen until the Herman Cain campaign,” she explained.

But when his campaign stopped, she said, she felt the need to continue work. “Now I’m awake, and anxious to learn more, become more engaged. What can I do?” she said.

“What we’re doing represents the constitutional folks [across America],” she said. “That makes us different; representative of the true grass roots.”

The rally’s “Call to Action” includes a plea from William Temple, ( a JUST Piper favorite) “Wanted. Concerned Citizens. To join thousands of your fellow neighbors from the four-state area for the most exciting, colorful, outdoor, event in recent Missouri history.

“Eight-one-percent of the American public has said the government no longer listens to ‘We the People.’ Four out of five of you have given Congress approval ratings below cancer and the bubonic plague. Where there is no consent of the governed – that’s you – there is no government … you and you alone are in charge of this nation’s future.”

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