Inspiration for the story starts on June 6, 2009 at the Senate/House Dinner with John Voight, Steve Amerson and Newt Gingrich…
Celebrate Freedom Ameria's DontTellMeItCantBeDone's Story: On June 9th after Steve Amerson sang at the joint Republican Senate-House Dinner, Newt Gingrich gave a keynote speech for the evening. In this address, Newt picked up on a scene from the movie Pearl Harbor where Roosevelt (played by Jon Voight) is being told by his generals and advisors all the reasons why achieving victory in World War II was impossible. In response, Roosevelt-- who was confined to a wheelchair due to polio -- dramatically lifts himself up using the table and stabilizes himself on his non-functioning legs. He then stares down every shocked person in the room and says: "Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done". Newt made this the theme of his speech, as a battle cry for conservatives to restore Liberty, Fiscal Responsibility, and Freedom to America.
The First Event: Was in August 2009, from 6 PM to 8 PM, in the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC), DontTellMeItCantBeDone sponsored a Celebrate Freedom America Event along with support from the South Bay Tea Party and the Beach Cities Republican Club to celebrate our American Liberties, educate your neighbors and kids, and to push back the tide of socialism that is gripping America. 508 attended this fantastic event. The event featured that same Steve Amerson, “America’s Tenor” (Amazed by America), a TownHall forum about Healthcare, Flashback, Hi-def video, live music, other personalities and dynamic presentations to be announced.
This was an outstanding event that you will want to invite your friends and neighbors to (next year), as well as bringing your children, for a time of celebrating this great country of ours. This is a crucial time in history to stand up and be counted, to be involved, to reach out and stop America from being impoverished by ever growing government and irresponsible spending in Washington DC.
Steve Amerson’s Story: His voice can be heard in over 150 feature films; he has been featured at Medal of Honor events throughout the United States; a featured soloist with orchestras both here and abroad including performances with Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and the Los Angeles Master Chorale with performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl. In 2006, He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing in the world premiere of Missa Americana by Ed Lojeski. He was also the featured singer at the Senate- House dinner in June.
My Story: On March 15th 2009 I was sitting on my couch yelling at the TV because we were so disturbed by the spending, bailouts, borrowing, and generational theft that was happening in America. On April 15th I joined with 1,800 people gathered in the first South Bay Tea Party Rally to say enough is enough.
Your Story: Are you going to sit on the sidelines during one of the greatest crisis in modern times or get in the battle and do something? Attend our next event and bring your family and at least one friend. Come join us as we move down the path to taking our country back. This event will fill your heart with hope; give your mind a vision for the future and an internal fortitude for the long road ahead to overcome.
Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done - Restoring Freedom, Fiscal Responsibility and Liberty in America
This is a non-partisan event for all people holding the values of Restoring Freedom, Fiscal Responsibility, and Liberty in America.