On Sunday, Wes Clark, Jr. and I will be going to the Federal Building in Los Angeles to start a simple protest. We just want to say "Enough!"
It's a simple message. Wes explains it in more detail on his Daily Kos diary here. It's nothing fancy, we just want to go out there and let people know that we have had enough of this runaway, lawless administration.
I expected Bush to pardon Scooter Libby, but apparently I couldn't predict how I would actually feel when he did it. Because I was still shocked. And surprisingly outraged, just when I thought I was out of outrage. Wes felt the same way.
We heard the Democrats say big words again. And once again, we saw them lean toward doing nothing anyway. Then in the midst of our rage on Tuesday's show, we decided that we live in a democracy and we could do something about it.
We can't forget that people can make a difference. It doesn't happen often, but it is possible. And even if big change doesn't come as a result of any actions we all take together, we can still say that when it mattered, we tried. As Jesse Jackson said in a recent speech, "There is value in standing up."
So, we hope you stand up with us on Sunday between 12Noon and 1PM. We will be doing our local protest here in LA on the corner of Veteran and Wilshire (11000 Wilshire Blvd.).
More importantly though, if you don't live in LA, please try to get a similar movement started in your local area. It just takes a couple of people to get together before things build. You can use The Young Turks site to organize on the local level. You can also use Daily Kos where people are already talking about how to get together in the comments section under Wes' diary.
We want the protests to be incredibly normal. Please come out with friends and family. Bring your kids or your best friend. We just want to have simple signs or t-shirts that say "Enough." There won't be any puppet shows or dramatic speeches or signs. No one will be burned in effigy. We just want normal, everyday Americans like us to come out and show everyone that we think what has happened to this great country is wrong - and we want to help guide it back in the right direction.
If you do get together, take a picture and send it in to us and we'll feature it on our site. We want to do this every Sunday until we build momentum and perhaps a community. What's the worst that could happen, you meet a couple of people who are like-minded in your hometown and share an hour on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Remember democracy? Remember what it felt like? Let's give it a try.
Do you believe?
Hope to see you there, either in person or through your pictures.