Operation American Spring: A Constitutional Revival Or A Chance For Government To Abuse Conservatives Everywhere
May 15, 2014 by Sam Rolley
Organizers claim that between 10 and 30 million concerned Americans from all walks of life will descend upon Washington D.C. tomorrow to kick off Operation American Spring, a demonstration aimed at setting in motion a course of events to restore Constitutional governance in the United States.
Operation American Spring, the brainchild of retired Army Col. Harry Riley, has been billed by organizers as a three-phase effort to restore the Nation to its Constitutional values.
The plan, as designed by Riley, is as follows:
Concept of Operations: Phase 1 – Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to bring down the existing leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.
Phase 2 - One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office. The senior republican in the US House of Representatives will become Speaker of the House and the US House of Representatives will elect a temporary President and Vice President of the United States. The U.S. Senate will take action to elect a new majority and minority leader. As required, the U.S. Congress will execute appropriate legislation to convene new elections or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.
Phase 3 – Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, will comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.
Media reports about the event this week have largely mocked claims that so many millions of supporters will show up for the initial phase of the operation on Friday. In an interview with Raw Story, American Spring participant Alex Coffey, “who identified himself as marketing director for the group but insisted he was just a “’foot soldier,’” said that he understood the estimate was lofty, explaining , according to the outlet, that “the figure was based on the unverified estimate that 3 percent of Americans participated in the Revolutionary War.”
While the number of protestors who will show up on Friday is unknown, American Spring organizers told Personal Liberty that they are certain there will be a large showing of militia members and military veterans of all stripes from throughout the Nation thanks to organizing efforts. A woman named Rose, a public relations contact who asked that her last name not be used, also relayed that the movement has prepared ahead for the second phase of the operation by securing long-term accommodations and stocking supplies in the area. She didn’t provide many other details related to the preparations.
The American Spring has been championed by Tea Party Nation, many militia-oriented organizations and a handful of patriot groups online. But others, including a number of conservative outlets, have criticized the event for bearing a name which suggests that it seeks a similar end to the “springs” which have taken place in a number of Middle Eastern countries in recent years.
But American Spring organizers insist that violence is not part of their mission and even released a list of “rules of engagement” for the protest calling on participants to “leave your guns and ammo within the safe proximity of a free state,” follow all of the rules of the road while in D.C. and comply with all of the Constitutional requests of local authorities.
In a press release, American Spring’s Terry Trussel said that accusations that American Spring is an effort to spark violence “can only come from those who are desperate to ‘disarm, distract, and deflect’ any attention that might be paid to their own historic levels of corruption and lawless assaults on the peace and tranquility of Americans.”
“[H]ow could any reasonable mind view as ‘radicals’ and ‘extremists’, a grassroots movement of mostly older military veterans, and other patriotic Americans committed to rescuing their government from control by criminal bureaucrats, and reviving our great Republic once again under the constraints of Constitutional principles,” Trussel asked.
Writing for Tea Party News Network, columnist Alan Caruba decried the notion that Operation American Spring can combat a “lawless” Federal government by advocating equally lawless efforts to remove elected officials from office without due process.
From his column, titled “The Clear Dangers of Operation American Spring”:
The federal government is not lawless. Most of us, while unhappy with the gridlock of Congress and the constant stream of lies from the White House, know that it is working for the most part within the constraints of the Constitution. If you want lawlessness, just show up to participate in Operation American Spring.
By contrast, note that there a legal suits in the courts challenging the legitimacy of Obamacare, a tax that was initiated in the Senate when only the House may authorize taxation, and there is congressional action proceeding on both the IRS actions and the deceptions put forth about the Benghazi attack. It’s not as if Congress is not taking action or that the courts are not proceeding to address these issues. They are.
Operation American Spring says its goal “is restoring the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land, removing the lawless leadership.” We have the means to do that. They are called elections and we have an important one in November.
The author also voiced a concern that many other conservatives who have been watching the American Spring plans unfold have had: The nature of the event provides the opportunity for a “false flag” operation designed to provide justification for officials to take unConstitutional actions against Americans not even involved with the protest who disagree with the Federal government.
Stay tuned Friday for updates on the American Spring.