Conservatives, libertarians, Tea Party groups, and liberty-minded citizens are organizing a nationwide “Day of Resistance” on February 23 to oppose President Obama’s radical agenda — especially his “executive order” assaults on the Second Amendment. Organizers say over 50,000 people in more than 30 states have already signed up to participate in an estimated 100 local rallies, with the resistance movement aimed at unifying patriotic Americans from across the political spectrum behind the U.S. Constitution and gun rights.
“On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive actions against your 2nd Amendment Constitutional right to bear arms,” explains the “Day of Resistance” website, operated by an organization known as “Stop This Insanity” and by TheTeaParty.net. “He did this without the consent of Congress, which in itself violates the foundation of the Constitution and the co-equal branches of government.”
Due to the lawless assault, organizers say, it is time to get active now. “In response to these unconstitutional actions by the President, on .223, February 23, 2013, the American people will stand together in defiance to protect the right that protects ALL of our rights, the 2nd Amendment!” the Day of Resistance homepage continues, referring to .223 caliber ammunition used in popular weapons being demonized by Obama and his anti-gun rights allies.
According to organizers, the myriad rallies will be organized locally in an effort to bring neighbors together with each other in defense of American principles. The goal of the local organizing, they said, is to unite communities so they can reassert their right to determine their own destiny free from lawless federal dictates that violate the U.S. Constitution and infringe on the unalienable rights of the people.
Some states will have multiple rallies going on in different cities, the official list shows. Alabama, the first state on the list, for example, already has three official rallies scheduled in different cities. Meanwhile, national organizers are still soliciting help from local volunteers to get even more events off the ground in other areas, with the central website offering users easy tools to get involved, organize local action, or just connect with other like-minded citizens nearby.
Among the organizations that are participating in the Day of Resistance are local and state Tea Party groups, Women Warriors, an anti-political corruption group known as Western Representation, and other conservative organizations and grassroots activists. The upcoming rallies, meanwhile, have already started to receive significant attention in the press, with even the far-left U.K. Guardian writing a story about the effort.
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