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Many have asked if there is going to be any gathering to counter an event planned for July 4 at the Iowa Capitol in which multiple organizations, including Black Lives Matter, plan to “insist” monuments are removed from Capitol grounds.

That event is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. on the West Terrace of the Capitol.

This newly planned event — Independence Day Monument Appreciation Tour — is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and will last until 3 p.m.

You can visit the event’s Facebook page here.

“Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of our nation and the vision of its Founders,” the Facebook page says. “They created a representative republic that draws its just powers from the consent of the governed. Despite political and cultural differences among the populace — and even a civil war — that system has worked well and survived for 244 years since the Declaration of Independence.

“America has NEVER submitted to the mob. Will you stand by and let that happen now? Marxist and nihilist provocateurs and their useful idiot followers have been on the rampage throughout America for weeks. They are attempting to overturn not only the rule of law under our Constitution but American history and traditions as well. After all, if the past is destroyed, who can try to return to it from the Brave New World?”

This is NOT a formal rally, as it is too late to get a permit. It is certainly not a Second Amendment rally, “open carry” event or an invitation to a rumble. The Facebook page says they are sure law enforcement will have a strong presence at the Capitol.

Iowa law allows for the holder of a permit to carry weapons to carry a CONCEALED pistol or revolver on Capitol grounds and inside the building. So attendees are encouraged to not attempt to openly carry.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall