WeThePeople (WTP) Foundation has been working diligently behind-the-scenes for years to use the legal system to hold the U.S. Government accountable for the repeated violations of U.S. Constitutional law.
However, it became incontrovertible to all the world that corruption within the U.S. Government had become systemic when on February 22, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Case 07-681, WeThePeople v. U.S., that had petitioned the Court for a judicial declaration on the August 9th, 2007 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit which held that the Government does NOT have to listen or respond to Petitions for Redress of Grievances from the People.
This, in the very face of the last ten words of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says:
- “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Thus it has become vividly apparent that the People have a right and a duty to present and future generations to peaceably assemble in the convening of a second “Continental Congress” to discuss and comprehend the current state of affairs in this nation and to carefully consider the recourse as provided for and encouraged by the U.S. Constitution.
The purpose of CC 2009 is to add a period to the end of the “Liberty Sentence” – i.e., governmentaccountability for violations of individual, unalienable Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.
The Right to Liberty and Freedom from unrestrained acts of Government has been evolving over a long period of time. Key historic milestones have been the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, our Declaration of Independence and America’s State and Federal Constitutions.
However, there is one remaining milestone to be achieved before individuals can say, “We are Free”: the ability of the individual to hold government officials accountable when they violate any of the remaining provisions of the Constitution.
No matter the number of enumerated and un-enumerated individual Rights guaranteed by the Constitution, they are meaningless unless, when violated, the individual is able to hold their government officials accountable. It’s well settled in American Jurisprudence that “any Right that is not enforceable is not a Right.”
It is self-evident that individual Rights are eviscerated in the absence of recognition of the individual’s unalienable Right of accountability (enforcement). For that reason, constitutional scholars refer to the Right to hold the government accountable as the “Capstone Right” — the Right that caps all the others.
While a self-evident Truth, the Founders included a written guarantee of the Right of accountability in the First Amendment, as an absolutely necessary and critical part of the overall balance of power between the People and Government officials.
However, the Right of accountability has been all but forgotten by the People. Until relatively recently, there has been little cause for them to claim and exercise the Right.
These are tough times; a struggle of historic proportions is underway between those who do not believe that the rights of the majority are tempered by the minority and the individual under the rule of law and those that do.
Before Americans can truly say, “The God who has given us Life has given us Liberty” – that is, before the evolution of Liberty can be said to be complete, one elusive milestone needs to be achieved: a clear and resounding demonstration of the individual’s Right to hold government officials accountable to the rest of the Constitution. The result would be an enormous shift of power from the Government back to the People where the ultimate power was meant to reside in the first place.
The mettle of the Constitution is, indeed, tested in tough times. Enter Continental Congress 2009.
If Continental Congress 2009 can realize its purpose, the American people will have, for the first time, an opportunity to experience the Fullness of the Gifts intended for each of us, realizable only by obedience to our Founding Documents. Our people do not know what they are missing! If the outcome of Continental Congress 2009 is realized — a Nation that Beholds and Embraces Its Constitution — what advantages would show themselves in our daily lives.
ADVANTAGES OF CC 2009
No more undeclared wars that undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more gifting of public money and credit to private corporations for decidedly private purposes, which undermines the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more debt-based, fiat currency that undermines the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more direct, un-apportioned taxes on labor that undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more War on Terror with its developing Police State, which undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more unenforced immigration laws that undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more counting votes in secret, a practice that undermines the economy, the family and the Constitution.
No more attempts to disarm Americans.
No more attempts to create a North American Union.
BENEFITS OF CC 2OO9
Government restraint, individual Rights and governance by the people as a Republic under the rule of law.
Individual Prosperity and quality of life rather than booms and bust
Respect rather than hatred abroad
Creditor rather than Debtor status
Rule of law rather than Rule of man or Whim
Pride rather than apathy
Happiness rather than fear
A servant government rather than privileged autocrats controlling and enslaving the rest of us.
FEATURES of CC 2009:
People from each state who have a proven passion for the Constitution as scholars, authors or activists, and who are concerned about the course America has been put on, coming together for up to 17 days to discuss the state of the Constitution and what a free People ought to do about it, constitutionally and non-violently, consequences and practicalities considered.
The CC 2009 delegates will hear from experts about the factual history, meaning, effect and significance of a specific prohibitions, restrictions and mandates of the Constitution. Based on documentary evidence, the Delegates will hear how our government officials have violated/broken those links. Based on documentary evidence, the Delegates will hear how the People have rationally and intelligently claimed and exercised their First and Ninth Amendment Rights to hold those officials accountable through formal Petitions for Redress. Those Delegates will hear how those officials have refused to listen or respond to the People’s repeated Petitions for Redress.
The delegates will hear from a score of legal scholars that under our system of jurisprudence, “silence is admission,” and it shall ever be so with a servant-government.
The Delegates will then deliberate, discuss, debate and recommend a possible course of action for the free People of America to take, consequences and practicalities considered.
See It. Be It. Help to make It Happen. The Destiny of America lies in the heart of every American so each person is important now to the Cause of Liberty. And remember that…
“God can only do for us what can be done through us.”
Please visit http://givemeliberty.org and it’s sister sites, http://wethepeoplefoundation.org and http://wethepeoplecongress.org, and learn how and why your contribution is needed now to bring the Continental Congress 2009 into fruition.