….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..”
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 Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Washington, Minnesota
This one’s for YOU, America!