The price of liberty is eternal vigilance–Jefferson
Exasperated by King George’s refusal to listen to the Colonies’ petition for redress of grievances regarding excessive taxation, brutality, and occupation, our Founders called for the people of each of the colonies to select representatives to join a Continental Congress. The delegates met in Philadelphia to weigh the heavy issue of independence or accommodation with the British.
For over 15 years, the King had refused to hear any of the grievances to which the colonists were legally entitled under English laws. We know the rest of the story: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and then through Constitutional Convention, the Constitution of the United States of America.
Fast Forward 233 Years
Well, over 233 years later, after about 75 years of aggressive assault on the Constitution, and after 15 years of petitioning the government for redress as is our capstone right in the First Amendment, it is time for the third Continental Congress: Continental Congress 2009: – The Next Step for A Free People.
On September 12, 2009, the largest exercise of First Amendment rights ever in our Nation’s capitol signaled a rising tide of constitutional awareness and defense within the American people. Could this be the critical mass America now needs?
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Invitation to the People
The invitation? To select the delegates for the Continental Congress from your state! Go here to vote by October 10th, 2009! And, I’d like point out that our friend The Dame Truth is a candidate for delegate from the Great State of New York! 😉
Please join your fellow Patriots in this next step in our remarkable history, and vote for a delegate from your state!