Two million bikers: A revolution begins with a kickstand

Finally a group stands up to the Obama Administration. Photo: Uncle Sam's misguided children

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2013 — On 9/11/13, an Islamic group planned to hold a “Million Muslim March” in Washington. The American Muslim Political Action Committee planned the event to protest unfair fear of Muslims after 9/11 2001.  

The National Park Service fell all over itself granting that permit.


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At the same time, an organization calling itself “Two million bikers to DC” asked for a permit so they could ride through Washington to honor the military and those who fell in the 9/11 attacks.

The National Park Service denied the Bikers’ request for a permit for their ride. The Park Service claimed the ride would be problematic during a weekday. According to the Blaze, Carol Johnson, a spokesman for the National Park Service said, “I wish the bikers would leave me alone.”

The bikers did something that was long over due. On their Facebook page, the group featured a poster that said, “We don’t need no stinkin’ permit. We have our Constitutional Rights and we shall ride.”

Finally, someone is standing up to the Obama Administration.


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What a pity these bikers aren’t running the Republican Party.

On the same day the bikers stood up to the Obama Administration and said they were coming with or without a permit, the feckless Republican Leadership in the House was busy crafting another surrender to the Obama Administration. 

According to published reports, the House leadership will prepare a continuing resolution to continue government funding, and a separate resolution that would defund Obamacare. This trick will allow the Senate to vote only on the continuing resolution funding the government, while ignoring the resolution that defunds Obamacare.

Unfortunately for America, the Republican Party is a leadership free zone. Under John Boehner and Eric Cantor, they think that legislative tricks that allow a liberal agenda to advance constitute leadership.

This is why the Republican Party may lose in 2014. If the Republican leadership continues to play games instead of actually leading, the base will stay home. 

If conservatives want Obamacare to be fully enacted, they do not have to vote Republican. If America wants socialism, we will leave the Democrats in charge.

There is a new breed of Republican coming up. These Republicans include Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, as well as insurgent candidates like Nancy Mace in South Carolina and Joe Carr in Tennessee.

While these amazing people are up-and-coming leaders, it maybe too late for the Republican Party. Conservatives are sick of establishment Republicans who demand support when their candidates win the nomination, but immediately bail on conservatives when a conservative candidate is the nominee. Conservative voters are tired of the lesser-of-two-evils sales pitch.

As conservatives say, “A vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.”

The “Million Muslim March” was renamed “The Million American March against Fear,” but it still didn’t catch on. The event drew perhaps a hundred participants, if photos tweeted by WTOP’s John Aaron are an indication. The biker event didn’t draw millions, but it drew 3,000 participants, according to a police report, whose bikes stretched over a third of a mile.

If you were in Washington today, you may have had a chance to wave support to the bikers. The best way to support them, though, would be to stop by Capitol Hill and help take over the GOP.

The Republican Party needs some leadership and the bikers can offer it. 

But Party leaders should remember that nature abhors a vacuum, and if they leave a leadership vacuum, someone else will step in and fill it. 


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Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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