With tears, humility, grace, compromise, faith, courage, and shouts of ‘liberty!’, ‘long live the Constitution!’, the Continental Congress 2009 adjourned, set our papers and subcommittees and debates aside, and agreed upon our final product, called “The Articles of Freedom”…steps to restoring our Constitutional Republic. I respectfully await the Continental Congress 2009 final report, which will be extensively discussed here, to provide a full the set of amazing products that emerged from this body.
We had to put our egos aside; the walls in our minds had to come down; we had to be humbled by our imperfection; and we had to find our common bond.
Divine Providence touched us throughout our journey here, especially during the most difficult times. We actually DID operate on about 4 hours of sleep each night for 11 days, and once again, here I am writing about it when I should be in bed–oh, wait..this is the ‘usual’ time I begin to wind down for the evening! 😯 It could have been ‘a study of sleep deprivation’!
Our results you will not find shocking, as you already knew in your hearts that something is very wrong in America. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading blogs like this one and desperately looking for as much information as you can. The Delegates examined the Articles of the Constitution and the Amendments; documented the violations and record of petitions for redress; identified remedial instructions for the Congress and the Several States.
We developed recommendations, and I would say pleas, for Americans to wake up to the tryanny which has already eroded so much of our liberty. As Bob Shulz said in his closing remarks, ‘it is a lot more difficult to regain liberty than to have kept it in the first place’.
We had available to us many internet resources, but the delegates used primarily one resource: the Constitution. We could not find a constitutional basis for many of the laws and actions of the state and federal government. In Madison v. Marbury, the Court ruled that ‘all laws repugnant to the Constitution are null and void’.
Jefferson said, “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance”
That is what we must build, right now. I SO look forward to sharing this information with you.