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Video: Celebration on the Inaugural Parade Route, January 20, 2009

Kool and the Gang join celebrants outside the Department of Justice waiting for the inauguration ceremonies and parade to commence, January 20, 2009 at 10:20 am:

People kept moving after the music turned off: with wind chill in the teens, you had to move to stay warm, and most of us had already been [...]

On the Ground Inaugural Report

A video podcast report from Jim, on Pennsylvania Avenue for Inauguration Day. [...]

Constitution Signs to Print and Carry to the Inauguration 1-20-09

Since the DC Metro became the only motorized way to get into the Obama Inauguration for people who can’t hire a limo or bus, its 18×18 inch sign restriction has become the de facto limit on free speech for January 20, 2009.

Ay, well. If homeland security gives you lemons, make lemonade. Here are [...]

Obama AG Pick Expresses Regret About FISA Amendments Act — that it was not passed sooner

In the Senate confirmation yesterday of Obama Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona asked Holder about his legal opinion regarding the FISA Amendments Act. This FISA Amendments Act, for those of you joining in late, is the law passed in July of 2008 that permits a president to order spying on [...]

Confirmed: Pro-Constitution Inauguration Demonstration, 1-20-09, On the Inaugural Parade Route Outside the Department of Justice

I’ll be writing more, much more about this in the days to come, but here’s quick word: I have just received official permit approval from the National Park Service for a political demonstration on the January 20, 2009 Inaugural Parade Route. You’re invited to participate in a pro-constitution Oath of Office rally where citizens will [...]

Transcript: Permit Negotiation with the National Park Service for a Political Demonstration at the 2009 Inauguration in Washington, DC

The following is a transcription of a permit negotiation with the National Park Service Capitol Division, a regular part of the process for getting a political demonstration of more than 25 people to be approved by the bureau that controls public access to these federal lands. Recording of the conversation was explicitly agreed to by [...]

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 [...]