[We The People] The Right to Petition: Use it or Lose
They Are Ready to Sign!
The Right of Petition:
Use it Now or Lose It Forever.
It's Time to Sign.
Although explicitly required by our Constitution, our
government is readying to deploy our forces to wage military
battles against, and inside, a foreign nation without
a formal Declaration of War.
In hasty response to widespread fear and panic, our elected
representatives passed a bill into law, (without reading
it), that by its plain language deprives and seizes the
unalienable rights of the People.
Our government has relinquished direct control of the
monetary system of this nation to a privately owned central
bank. A significant portion of that ownership is held
by foreign entities.
For decades, the People have been forced, under threat
of loss of property and liberty, to endure a system of
taxation that is morally repugnant and violates virtually
every Constitutionally protected right of the People.
Are these despotic acts of our government to be tolerated
by the People?
us thank our forefathers for their vision, foresight and
innate understanding of the nature of man, political power,
and government corruption in recognizing the explicit
right of the People to petition their government for redress.
In early November, as the focal point of Freedom
Drive 2002, the People will formally submit to our
government petitions for redress of grievances concerning
several of the most appalling abuses of government power
that our nation currently confronts.
petitions have been drafted by the We The People Foundation
and now await the signatures of the People of this nation.
The petitions cover the War Powers Clauses of the Constitution,
the "USA Patriot Act", the Federal Reserve and
the federal income tax system.
On November 14, the People will peaceably assemble, en
masse, on the Mall in DC and await the responses of our
Every adult in this nation has a personal duty and moral
responsibility that stems directly from his or her right
of citizenship, to repel the tyrannical acts of those
that the People have granted explicit, and limited powers
The right to Petition is the foundation of Popular Sovereignty
and is the direct vehicle for the peaceful, non-violent
resolution of matters concerning violations of right,
law and limited governance. This right is the procedural
mechanism that enables the People to call any branch of
the servant government before them.
The following paragraphs were excerpted from Bob
Schulz's letter of June, 2002 to IRS Commissioner
Charles Rossotti explaining why he will not pay income
taxes again. These brief citations succinctly describe
why the right to petition must be exercised fully by the
People, and why the government MUST respond:
"In America, there are only two things that stand
between the people and government tyranny -- our Constitution,
and our will as a free people to protect and defend it.
In America, the right to petition our government for redress
of grievances is the basis of our liberty. Our founders
explicitly recognized this right in the first amendment
to our constitution -- for they understood that without
it, we could not have a servant government whose power
is defined and limited by the consent of the people.
In America, the right to petition our government for a
redress of grievances is an unalienable right. It derives
from our faith in a supreme being - an ultimate moral
authority from whom we gain our understanding of equality,
justice and the rule of law. Implicit in our first amendment
constitutional right to petition our government for a
redress of grievances, is the government's absolute moral
and legal obligation to respond honestly and completely
to the people's petition.
This is the essential cornerstone of Popular Sovereignty
-- a government of the People, by the People and for the
In 1791, the right to petition became the primary right
of the People of the United States of America, expressed
in the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.
Some would now have us believe that our First Amendment
right of petition is nothing more than a guarantee of
free speech; that this vital constitutional protection
- the very basis of our liberty - is simply a right to
voice our grievances to the government. Some would try
to convince us that We The People do not have the absolute
right to an
honest and complete response to our petition -- or the
authority to demand that our government correct the abuses
and violations of our liberties that caused our petition.
What nonsense! This is dangerous talk to a free people.
We will not listen to those who would denigrate our Constitution,
and undermine the principles of liberty and justice that
gave birth to our nation. At best they are imbeciles,
and at worst they are tyrants -- or "sharing bedrooms"
We must steel ourselves to this nonsense. We must harden
our hearts to these false notions that government is God.
Government has but one legitimate purpose -- to serve
and protect all of the people equally.
is not God. It is our servant. It is accountable to the
The right to Petition for Redress of Grievances is the
final protection -- the final, peaceful check and balance
in our system of Constitutional government in which the
government derives its limited powers from the consent
of the sovereign people. This is the right which publicly
reveals and reiterates for all, who is Master and who
petitions are about us -- We The People. They are proof
of our resolve to correct our government's abusive and
As a nation, who are we -- and who we want to be? Will
we tolerate tyranny to be comfortable?
What kind of country do we want to leave to our children
and future generations of Americans?
Again, we ask: What does a free People do when confronted
with a government that refuses to honor, and systemically
schemes to evade, the boundaries and limitations established
for it by We The People?
On the afternoon of November 14th, Americans will gather
peacefully on the Mall in Washington to await our government's
answers. It is critical that every congressional district
be fully represented in these petitions. Pass word of
these petitions across our land to every person you know.
The People must speak.
We stand at the brink of a Constitutionally unauthorized
war and the meltdown of a monetary system based on the
endless conjuring of debt. To "protect" us from
terrorists, our most fundamental rights have been seized
and we have been deprived of their protections. To finance
it all, the IRS and DOJ use the intimidation and power
of the police state to enforce and prosecute offenses
of tax "laws" --- yet they continue to
refuse to cite the specific legal authority that purportedly
allows them to enforce those laws.
If the government, once again, refuses to respond, and
the People fail to act, we will lose forever the chapter
in human history when We The People reigned sovereign,
and the chains of a written constitution bound our servant
government. We have a choice. YOU have a choice.
Join with those that demand that our government obey the
Constitution of this Republic.
Sign the petitions. Get to DC.
to Sign the Petitions (You may sign any or all of the