The Washington D.C. Police Department this week vowed to actually begin enforcing the law, including laws against assault, menacing and disturbing the peace but only after Occupy Washington goons roughed-up AFP supporters attending a Ronald Reagan tribute dinner on Friday evening. The dinner was part of AFPs Defending the American Dream Summit.
Fridays donnybrook outside the D.C. Convention Center was anything but a peaceful protest: rabid Occupiers pushed and shoved and verbally assaulted attendees, knocking down several senior citizens in the process. They blocked traffic. They ganged on windows like animals at the zoo. They provoked one young mother, fearing for the safety of her child, to go on the attack against the mob. All this while D.C.s finest -- the few of them that were there -- stood around as if on a donut break, passively letting the mayhem and abuse occur.
Just can't attend AFP's Defending the American Dream Summit this weekend in Washington, D.C.? We'll miss you not being there in person, but you can still enjoy much of the action, the excitement and the speakers without even leaving home.
How is that possible? It's the age of the Internet, baby. Almost anything is possible (at least until the govermnment starts messing with it). The AFP Foundation will be providing live streaming video of the summit, from the kick-off at 11 a.m. tomorrow to the end of the event, at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Just click here to access the live stream!
Concerned about the harmful impacts rising energy prices are having on Colorados economy, Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday is hosting two Energy for America Tour stops on the state's Western Slope. The tour is meant to encourage energy policy changes that will increase supply, lower costs, generate good American jobs and reduce our reliance on foreign imports
America is a nation too rich in domestic energy resources to be constantly facing shortages, price spikes and an over-reliance on foreign suppliers of something so critical to our economic survival and well-being," said AFP State Direcor Jeff Crank. "Unfortunately, most of our energy resources have been placed off-limits by President Obama, federal elected officials, and unelected bureaucrats. The result is gas prices above $3 a gallon at a time when America is facing a double-dip recession, or worse.
AFPs Cut Spending Now tour rolled through Colorado Tuesday, making three stops in the Front Range cities of Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Loveland before heading east, across the Great Plains, on its way to a November date with the Congressional Supercommittee.
All the rallies held and petitions gathered you can still sign it online! -- during the cross-country trip are intended to help convince Supercommittee members that cutting lard from the bloated federal government and instituting real budget reform should be the top priority, not squeezing financially stressed Americans for new revenue. Americans are in no mood to surrender more of their hard-earned dollars to Washington, judging from the passion and sentiments seen and heard at the events.
While inside-the-Beltway politicos continue to dicker and dither over various ways of bringing runaway federal spending and borrowing under control, average Americans now have an opportunity to send Washington a clear, convincing, unequivocal message on the issue, by attending a Cut Spending Now event as the tour moves across the country. Coloradans will get their chance on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when the tour makes 3 stops along the front range, in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Loveland.