I received this email today:
From: Carla REDACTED
Sent: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 4:32 pm
Subject: April 19th
I have heard a bit about April 19th but we weren't sure what was going on until recently. I have a little girl & I occasionally babysit other kids for a living and so I just found out we are not going to be busy that day! I hate the thought of driving down there with a 2 year old, but am going to look at train schedules hopefully tonight. I am in Northern NJ so I am certain I can get on a train late the night before or early in the morning. What time do you think most people are going to be getting there? Is there a website dedicated to this (Evelyn, my little girl, has stopped taking naps so I have 2 minutes to get online most days and haven't even had the chance to check it out!!). Sorry to be ignorant of important things such as this-it's just that our schedules are crazy with the economy so bad my husband and I both have to pick up side jobs to keep our heads above water! Anyway, any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
This is what I wrote Carla back:
I must tell you there is an element of danger here. Were it my daughter-in-law, I would counsel her to stay home with the baby. The anarchists have threatened to disrupt us, and the government has a large stake in provoking violence. Please, I ask you to reconsider. Stay home, watch and wait. Your support gladdens my heart, but I believe we will have enough. Raise Evelyn in liberty and teach her what she will need to know to preserve it. We all have our own times when we are called upon -- when we are compelled -- to go toward the fight. This time is not yours, and certainly not Evelyn's. Our future is embodied by all of our Evelyns. Keep her safe.
19 April on the Potomac will be serious, no-shit freedom work. We do not know how many folks will show, but the sense I am getting from across the country is that it will be in the thousands. The collectivist enemies of the Republic are already crapping their pants over an "armed march." The volume of their denunciations is directly proportional to the depth of their fears. Skilled propagandists like Rachel Madcow are already drawing conflationist allegations of straight-line ties between us and neoNazi terrorists like Tim McVeigh. These of course are outright lies, but that is the medium in which collectivist propagandists work. Thus do "Polish soldiers" attack German radio stations.
According to reports I'm getting, various collectivist groups are promising to disrupt our rallies by tossing fireworks in a ridiculous attempt to prompt us to "shoot one another." It will not work, even if they get through a cordon of well-briefed police to do so.
I will tell you this, and I know it because I have been on the fringes of the real-world discussions between the march organizers, their volunteers and the authorities -- this will be one heck of a well-organized demonstration, with all contingencies thought out, all site surveys completed prior and especially, a competent, disciplined and wide-awake bunch of marshals ready to respond to any provocation, any contrived crisis. Coordination with federal park and local police is solid and there will be media, including foreign outlets from Britain's ITN to Swiss television, embedded with us.
Truly, the whole world will be watching.
We also will have camera crews of our own. We need more volunteers for that and other tasks.
The enemies of the Founders' Republic believe that we will have come to threaten them. I suppose in a way that is true, if you are talking about trying to dissuade them from future tyrannical conduct. They also believe that we are a bunch of racist in-breds who cannot control ourselves. That is false, as we will show them.
This will be an unprecedented show of political dissent. Never before have people demonstrated their opposition to tyranny with pistols on their hips and rifles slung across their backs, in disciplined fashion, without evil intent in their hearts. Our discipline will scare them as much as anything.
When it is done, when we have come. made our point, and left, the message will be indelible -- tyranny stops here, or else.
Join us in making that point. It may be our last chance to convince them without violence that we are done backing up.