View Full Version : 6-7-8 Looks like this is it!

02-12-2008, 02:44 AM
Wow. What a great day.

4 months to prepare, 2 months before the convention -- SUMMER TIME!!!

PLUS -- great historical significance all over the place.

I really think we need a MAJOR MoneyBomb to finance this extravaganza!!!

We need committees, planning, the whole shmear!

02-12-2008, 02:45 AM
06/07/08 is the so easy to remember

02-12-2008, 02:46 AM
Yes. AND, easy to remember!

02-12-2008, 02:47 AM
Were gonna need lots of buses too, not only for cross country but for shuttle from an out of DC 'campground' where we can gather in advance.


02-12-2008, 02:48 AM
"looks like this is it"

It's been a few hours. Slow down. Discuss and deliberate. Like they did when drafting the Constitution...

I love skeet's idea for the June 21, 1788 (http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1788/june_21_1788_44185.html) U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire is 9th to ratify.

Ratification of the Constitution.

A Constitution March on Sat., Jun 21, 2008!

get this movie!:




For an earlier one if that one is too late:

The day the Constitutional Convention Convened!:

A possible suggestion: May 25 (a Sunday--the day before Memorial Day Holiday): 1787 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1787) - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia%2C_Pennsylvania), delegates convene a Constitutional Convention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Convention) to write a new Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Constitution) for the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States). George Washington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington) presides.

It's more than 90 days away. It's in the middle of a three day weekend, but not on a holiday. It's about the Constitution--about taking the first step in creating it. It's after the kids are out of college.

02-12-2008, 02:49 AM
Just because I say "this is it" -- don't mean crap. The R3VOLUTION is a marketplace that will hash this til we're ready.

02-12-2008, 02:50 AM
I think a clear majority is saying that 6-7-8 is it.

02-12-2008, 02:52 AM

02-12-2008, 02:52 AM
6-7-8 sounds good to me too

02-12-2008, 02:53 AM
The Lee Resolution, or sometimes Lee's Resolution, was an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the Thirteen Colonies to be independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain. It was proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on June 7, 1776[1]. Delegates from 12 colonies voted to pass it; however, delegates from New York believed that they had not been sufficiently empowered as representatives so they abstained (New York's vote for independence passed on July 9).

Although it was not simultaneously supported by all of the colonies, it was passed by the Congress on July 2 and formed the core of the United States Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4. It read[2]:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

John Adams wrote his wife Abigail on July 3[3][4]:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

However, few Americans today remember the Lee Resolution, and July 4, the date of the Declaration of Independence, is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States.

Publius Freeman
02-12-2008, 02:53 AM
(This is why we are a Constitutional Republic, and not a pure democracy...it doesn't really work too well...)

Suggest contacting HQ, as RP will need to be there no matter what...


02-12-2008, 02:55 AM
We did V day (Nov 5), We did Tea party day and MLK day.
6-7-8 will be Our Day.


02-12-2008, 02:55 AM
June is a sweet spot. School is out and plenty of time to promote and save up.

6-7-8 is GREAT!

(June 7, 1893 - Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.)

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

02-12-2008, 02:57 AM
And the original proposal of the Declaration of Independence to the 2nd continental congress!!!