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Confirmed on Audio: Yes You Can Demonstrate at the Inauguration Without a A Permit

Back in October, I called the National Park Service Capital Division, the governmental body with regulatory jurisdiction over the allocation of space for the Inauguration. At the time I was told by the Park Service staffer I spoke with that if a citizen were to carry a sign to the January 20, 2009 Inaugural Parade [...]

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 [...]

Announcement: Protect the Constitution Rally in DC on Inauguration Day

After a bit more than a month of planning, I’m ready to announce an “Oath of Office” Demonstration for Inauguration Day:

Date: 1-20-09, Inauguration Day

Time: Officially, starting at 12 noon. Realistically, get there as early as you can. We stay for the duration of the Inaugural Parade.

Place: On Pennsylvania Avenue, where the Inaugural [...]

Nine Practical Tips for Inauguration Day in Washington DC

It looks as though attendance will be through the roof for the Presidential Inauguration of 1-20-2009 itself and for the Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC that follows. Some will be there to cheerfully rally for constitutional rights, others will be there to cheer a hero, and yes, a few others will be [...]

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 [...]

Inauguration Protest Planning Slowed by National Park Service

As you may know, I am working to organize an Inauguration Day political demonstration for January 20, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Avenue Inaugural Parade route. The plan is for citizens to bear signs along the parade route calling for President-Elect Barack Obama to uphold the Oath of Office he will take that day to “preserve, [...]

Washington, DC Inauguration Protest Planning Thread on Forum

I’ve started up a thread in the forum in which I’ll describe as transparently as possible the process of trying to get a permit from the National Park Service for a pro-constitution DC demonstration on Inauguration Day, January 20 2009. The Park Service confirms they have received my application as of October 22. I’ll be [...]

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 [...]

National Park Service Erects Roadblocks to Free Speech at Inauguration

I have the intention of attending the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2009 with a sign calling for the next president (whoever he is) to fulfill his oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

It’s a very simple plan to engage in free speech relevant to the [...]