From the Floor of the Continental Congress 2009

©2009 drkate

….a typical day at the Continental Congress 2009…began for me at 2:30 am, when I went to bed…

Each day at the CC2009 was a long one…beginning at 8 am in the auditorium for learning from experts on various constitutional subjects.  We started the day with a prayer, the pledge of allegiance, and the delegate from New Hampshire cheering, “long live the Constitution!” …after gradually getting used to being awake so soon after going to bed, this was our rallying cry to get to work each day.

Yes, there were more delegates in the room than in this photograph, always!  But I can tell you we drank a lot of coffee when on break, and no doubt, that’s where everyone is, and why I only have one picture like this one.

Here are delegates Orly Taitz (CA), Jeff Williams (WA); and Shaeffer Cox (AK).  Shaeffer was one of the  youngest delegates to attend the CC2009 and inspires great hope for our future as a Constitutional Republic.  Jeff Williams helped create and delivered the Preamble to the Articles of Freedom, written about here.  Orly was the primary delegate from California (three for each state), and provided a presentation of the status of her cases.  While not directly involved in the Article II eligibility committee, she did propose certain language additions to the documents which were accepted by the CC2009.

The organizers of the event deserve huge accolades: Judith Whitmore, sitting here with Bob Shulz, delegate from New York and head of the We The People Foundation. The schedule of lectures in this auditorium can be found here, with video recording as well.

Then we moved, around 10:30 am, to the main meeting room for deliberations on the topic of the day; subcommittee reports; debates; motions…”order!” was heard very often… 😳

I really don’t know why the President, Michael Badnarik, felt the need for order (lol)…but I do remember at one point him saying:  “The President is noticing that the Delegates, who complain loudly about the current Congress not getting anything done, keep preventing this body from getting anything done..”

All for the greater good!  Trouble is the delegates really like to talk!

After debating until about 5 pm, the subcommittees would convene until 7; have dinner until 8, and then reconvene again to complete the work. Each subcommittee had to provide a 24 hour window for other delegates to review the product before it was presented on the floor for debate.

There were some extremely long, but totally fascinating evenings of discussion, debate, and agreement on the product.

As viewers were able to see the debates live-streaming, and can view the archives now, you know that tempers flared, shouts from the floor occurred, a couple of walkouts happened, and yet more than a hundred people agreed on a work product, a document called “The Articles of Freedom”.

Here are just a few of the delegates, now bound together in this undertaking, hoping to bind a ‘goodly number of millions’ in the restoration of liberty and our Constitutional Republic.

Delegates from Iowa and Pennsylvania

Delegates from Florida, Alaska; Wisconsin

Delegates from Kentucky, Mississippi,  Georgia, Washington, Minnesota

This one’s for YOU, America!

15 Responses to “From the Floor of the Continental Congress 2009”

  1. 1 No-nonsense-nancy December 3, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Dr. Kate, this is great. Thank you. I have been checking regularly to see if the full Articles of Freedom has been published yet. I realise that it is a huge undertaking but I still am very anxious to be able to see it.

    I have viewed the sessions of the congress from the archives but the ones on the weekend, Sat and Sun were not available. Do you know why? From the schedule you can click on the highlighted date and see the days speakers,etc., but on that weekend it is not highlighted, preventing you from being able to access it.

    PS Do you have any pictures of yourself at the congress that you could post? We would all love to see a picture of you!

    • 2 drkate December 3, 2009 at 9:07 am

      I assume you mean the second weekend of the event? Friday was our last day of formal deliberation…we were in session until 1:30 am that night. Saturday was our last day of deliberation, which was chaotic, and then it was the closing ceremony.

      The first weekend was primarily deliberations, we had two speakers for Sat and Sun…that should be up.

      I will check. The only thing I know of is at one point during a very contentious debate, when several delegates walked out yelling, we had voted to turn the cameras off because of thd discussion of internal order, if you will. But that was the only time the cameras were off in the public sections.

      Thank you for noticing and keeping on track of that!

      ps…so shy about pictures of myself, but I will find one…

  2. 3 Katie December 3, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Dr. Kate – I don’t know how many pages the Articles of Freedom will end up being, but it occurred to me last night after your call that there MUST be a way to take advantage of the timing and use the government’s own postal service to help spread the word quickly.

    Millions of people are sending and receiving Christmas cards this time of year. If the suggestion went out to include a copy of the first page showing a link to the rest of the document, we could inform millions of people very quickly and cheaply.

    Just a thought…

    • 4 drkate December 3, 2009 at 9:02 am

      Katie, this is a great idea. We do expect the AoF to be available within the next day or so.

      But I have taken the liberty (lol–now that word means everything to me) to pass on your idea to the CC2009 ‘writeboard’ and to the administrators.

      Thank you so much. I am SO anxious for this to come out soon!

      ps–its about 70 pages

  3. 5 Susan December 3, 2009 at 9:18 am

    drkate, could you interview Commander Fitzpatrick on his journey to unseat Obama. He had his day at Monroe County Courthouse, but did not get all of the grand jury to hear his complaints.
    God bless this retired serviceman and I hope they will have the respect to listen to him.

  4. 7 d2i December 3, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Great show last night. I’m looking forward to reading the Articles myself. Hopefully they will be ready for the public soon.

    Btw, folks, I’ve had the honor of meeting our dearest friend, drkate, and I can tell you that she takes a picture well. She’s as lovely in person as she is here on her blog.

  5. 8 Susan December 3, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you drkate, you are a great lady and we love you.

  6. 9 jtx December 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Here’s a bit of Holiday Cheer for the White House:

  7. 10 Quantum Leap December 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Great pic of Orly. She is one strong wise woman.
    Looking forward to the pics of you drkate.
    The radio show was good last night because it had so many speakers input. I like to hear many people speak.

  8. 11 kay December 3, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Hear….say and speak no evil…I say yah right w/e

  9. 12 kay December 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Dr,Kate Missticky needs to be deleted from your blog….Please.. 🙂

  10. 14 Ryan December 5, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Dr. Kate,

    Ryan from Louisiana here. Looks like I finally found your blog. 🙂

    Help spread the word about the upcoming Radio Bomb for Sherry Peel Jackson –>

    ..and if you want to add my blog to your blogroll, I’ll do the same. 🙂

    Ryan (LA Delegate)

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