The protest will take place at Route 20, outside and a ways removed from the grounds of Monticello. Participants will gather at 7 a.m. at Quarry Park, the entrance to which is on the west side of Rt. 20 just north of Interstate 64.
Organizers of the protest are drawing a connection between the charges found in the Declaration of Independence and the abuses of power in which the current president has engaged.
CoFounder of CODE PINK nationally, and Virginia resident Gael Murphy remarked, "The only spirit George W. Bush can evoke on Independence Day at Monticello is that of King George, III."
Allen Layman, President of the UE 160-Virginia Public Service Workers Union and member of the Augusta Coalition for Peace and Justice, said "If anything is apparent over the last 7 years of this President and his administration, it is their arrogance and utter disregard for the Constitutional rights of every American and their disrespect of other nations."
Local Charlottesville MoveOn.Org member Marianne Votaw wondered, "Why would Bush even WANT to speak at a naturalization ceremony, since he is outspokenly against immigration anyway?"
Sarah Lanzman, a local concerned citizen added her personal perspective: "My parents are naturalized citizens, and therefore I feel a responsibility to speak out against a criminal president and know that my parents would be proud."
Linda Lisanti of Charlottesville CODE PINK said, "Sister Unite to Give Bush the Pink Slip!"