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J. Edgar Hoover on Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s not fashionable to do so these days, but I’m asking Americans to use Inauguration Day to look beyond the simplified story that Barack Obama is a living embodiment of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route “On Path to Approval.” Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route "On Path to Approval." Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

1-20-09 Inauguration Day Demonstration for Constitution on Track; Advice on Permit Negotiations?

As you may know, I have been working to organize a political demonstration on the Pennsylvania Avenue inaugural parade route to occur on January 20, 2009, Inauguration Day for our new president, Barack Obama. The plan for the demonstration is simple: people will independently assemble at the designated location on Pennsylvania Avenue before the Inaugural [...]

Washington, DC Inaugural Demonstration Is Unleashed

At most times, a protest in Washington, DC needs people to come out in large numbers to attract the attention of the broadcast media through which, let’s face it, most Americans gain their sense of what’s going on in America. Small protests in DC at most times are ignored. Large protests aren’t easy to pull [...]

Applying for Permission to Protest in Washington on January 20, 2009: Please, Uncle Sam, can my Friends Talk Too?

[Update: The National Park Service has now changed its stance. As of the end of November, 2008, individuals and groups of less than 25 will be permitted to attend the inauguration, with signs, without a permit.]

If you want to carry a sign to the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2009, you’ve got to [...]