Presented by Jeff Williams, delegate from Washington State.
Declaration and Resolves
of Continental Congress
In defense of a free people, the time has come to reassert our God-given, natural rights and cast off tyranny . . .
LET THE FACTS REVEAL — The Federal Government of the United States of America, which was instituted to Protect the rights of individual citizens, instead — threatens our life, liberty and property through usurpations of the Constitution; and emboldened by our own lack of responsibility and due diligence in these matters, has exceeded its’ mandate, and abandoned those founding principles which have made our nation exceptional:
Our Servant government has undertaken these unconstitutional actions in direct violation of their Constitutional duties, to the detriment of the People’s liberty and the sovereignty of our Republic; Over many years and spanning multiple political administrations, the People who have, in good conscience, attempted to deliberate our grievances and voice our dissent against these offensive actions through both petition and assembly, have been maligned and ignored with contempt;
The people of the several States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, justly alarmed at these arbitrary and unconstitutional actions, have elected, constituted and appointed delegates to meet, and sit in general Congress, in the City of St. Charles, Illinois;
Whereupon these delegates, as duly elected representatives of the several states, have gathered in defense of divine justice, liberty and the principles of limited government, and we stand in clear recognition of the supreme law of the land — the Constitution of the United States of America.
THEREFORE, WE DEMAND that Government immediately re-establish Constitutional rule of law, lest the People be forced to do so themselves; and we hereby serve notice that in the defense of Freedom and Liberty there shall be NO COMPROMISE to which we shall ever yield.
22 November, 2009 A.D.