The Third Continental Congress’ findings regarding the last ten words, or the Accountability Clause of the First Amendment, from the Articles of Freedom:
Wherefore, We the People now find the three branches of government to be in violation of the Accountability Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution; the public officials to be guilty of dereliction of duty in violation of their Oath of Office; and their actions, as listed in the aforementioned Petitions for Redress, to be outside the boundaries drawn around their power and, therefore, unconstitutional.
It is a known fact that the ratification of the Constitution by several states hinged upon the secure passage of a “Bill of Rights” to protect the states from the newly created federal government. The states feared the power of a central government–after all, they had just emerged from a war with one. Thus the first ten amendments to the Constitution for the United States can be considered the States’ mechanism for enforcement of the Constitution.
Before the Revolutionary War, the Colonists had formally petitioned King George –as was their right–for more than fifteen years. The petitions sought redress of grievances of the Crown. In most instances these petitions were met with silence, but then the imposition of onerous laws, taxes, and outright hostility and imprisonment ensued.
For more than fifteen years, the We the People Foundation along with many others have also been petitioning for redress of numerous grievances, to wit:
1. Meddling in the internal affairs of other countries without any constitutional authority;
2. Undeclared wars in violation of the War Powers Clauses of Articles I and II;
3. The gifting and lending of public money and credit to private corporations for decidedly private purposes – bailouts – without any constitutional authority whatsoever;
4. A debt-based, fiat currency controlled by the Federal Reserve System, a cartel of private banks, all in violation of the Money Clauses of Article I;
5. Direct, un-apportioned taxes on labor in violation of the Tax Clauses of Article I;
6. Invasion of privacy and a developing police state in violation of the Privacy Clauses of the 4th Amendment;
7. Un-enforced immigration laws in violation of that mandate, plainly worded in Article II of the Constitution, that requires the president to faithfully execute the laws;
8. A President who refuses every request to provide evidence that he is a Natural Born Citizen, as Article II requires.
9. The counting of votes in secret, as all machines do, in violation of the constitutional Right not only to vote, but to know that all votes are being accurately counted;
10. The absence of well-regulated State Militias, and the presence of federal gun control laws that violate the 2nd Amendment; and
11. The government’s attempt to merge the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a “North American Union.”
These Petitions for Redress of Constitutional violations have been answered only with repeated injury.
The Third Continental Congress also found that the judiciary is violating the First Amendment rights of the citizenry by dismissing properly constructed petitions for ‘lack of standing’. To dismiss for lack of standing because a plaintiff cannot prove his injury is not suffered by everyone is directly counter to the intent of the First Amendment.
Remedial Instruction # 1 to Congress:
Because the federal judiciary dismisses for “lack of standing” or “lack of jurisdiction” those Petitions by citizens who seek to remedy violations of the Constitution by public officials, the Congress of the United States shall adopt legislation to amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure:
1. affirming the jurisdiction of all federal courts to hear challenges to the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public official, elected or appointed, or agency or department; and
2. to prohibit any and all federal courts from denying standing to any individual to challenge the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public officials, elected or appointed; and
3. to assure that any state or federal judge who violates the Rule related to paragraph “1” or “2” above shall be deemed to have violated his or her Oath of Office and shall be removed from office in accordance with existing Rules and disqualified from holding public office thereafter, and
4. defining the meaning of the word “proper,” within the context of the first paragraph above, as follows:
The term “Petition” is not defined in the Constitution. To be sure, a communication, to be protected as a Petition to the Government for Redress of Grievances would have to embody certain components to ensure that the document was a Petition and not a “pretended petition.” Not all communications, nor just any document, can be regarded as a Constitutionally protected Petition for Redress of Grievances. Petitions for Redress that qualify for protection by the First Amendment include Petitions to remedy violations of the Constitution which:
- are serious and documented, not frivolous;
- contain no falsehoods;
- are not absent probable cause;
- have the quality of a dispute;
- come from a person outside of the formal political culture;
- contain both a “direction” and a “demand” for relief;
- have been punctilious (meaning, it follows formatting conventions);
- address public, collective grievances;
- involve Constitutional Principles;
- have been signed only or primarily by citizens;
- have been dignified (meaning authenticated);
- have widespread participation and consequences;
- are instruments of deliberation not agitation;
- prove new information;
Given the revelations in the post on Lying, what we are dealing with are basically ruthless people who don’t care about following the law. We will need an entirely new Congress to accomplish the proper redress of any grievances. This means both 2010 and 2012 are critically important to stopping the ‘momentum’ of this threat we face in the ‘democrats’ and “Obama”.
The Articles of Freedom offer documentation in hand–the entire government is out of compliance. As the preamble states, we DEMAND the government immediately restore constitutional governance, lest the people be forced to do so themselves.