Monday, November 2, 2009

The Continental Congress 2009


My friend at Reboot the Republic recently directed my attention to the Continental Congress '09, which will be convening next week in Chicago.

Here is a press release with more information:

Citizens Rising in Defense of the Constitution

Citizens fed up with constitutional violations causing devastation to the economy and the Nation, are stepping up to join constitutional activist Robert L. Schulz, Chairman of We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, to prepare for a modern-day Continental Congress to take place starting November 11, 2009 at the Pheasant Run Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois. Continental Congress 2009 is not political or partisan and seeks to defend, not amend, the current Constitution.

Billed as the “next appropriate step for the free people of America,” planners hope the historic national assembly will inspire the critical mass necessary to restore constitutional governance. 153 citizen-nominated-and-elected Delegates – three from each state and Washington, D.C. -- will convene for two weeks to methodically and factually document constitutional abuses which have taken place over many years, across many administrations, every branch of government and both parties. Delegates will consider specific non-violent, legal civic actions to stop the wrongs.

To help finance the historic event a .999 pure silver CC2009 commemorative round will be given for each donation of $100.00 or more. Planners are also seeking bigger donors they are calling the “patriotic, brave and wealthy” who “understand what Continental Congress can do for America.” Furthermore, a money bomb is also in the works.

The decision to convene CC2009 comes after fourteen years of filing Petitions for Redress with the federal government for repeated violations of the Constitution by We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, a national 501 c3 non-profit with headquarters in New York. Schulz says The Right to petition was put in the First Amendment by the Founding Fathers, “who did not want Americans to ever again experience a situation where their individual rights or civil liberties were threatened.” To date, this Right has never been recognized by the government nor defined in any court of law. Schulz says it must now be used to hold elected officials accountable to the rest of the Constitution “which will shift the power from the government back to The People where it belongs.”

“Americans are waking up to the urgent need to stand strong for the Founding Principles and our Constitution, as every violation further devastates our economy and our way of life,” says Schulz. “We all desire the same outcome: restoration of our Nation. Continental Congress 2009 is the only strategy we see that is not political or partisan, does not rely on the electoral process, and can bring peaceful and legal solutions to our current situation. We hope this effort can be the catalyst that brings the freedom-loving people of America together at this critical time,” he concludes.

Readers can learn more about CC2009, by going to www.cc2009.us

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And I really recommend you watch this video:

8 comments:

Ed Vallejo said...

Thanks for the plug! We can use all the help we can get!

Ed Vallejo
AZ Delegate/State Coordinator
Continental Congress 2009

aka AZ Libertarian

W. E. Messamore said...

Hey no problem! And as a patriot from Arizona, what do you think of Chris Simcox?

I interviewed him here:

http://tinyurl.com/ylqw3f2

MickeyWhite said...

Danger, I see constitutional convention ahead....Danger....

MickeyWhite said...

I didn't elect anyone to represent me for this project... I think this project is just sucking up time/people/money from real actions. We need to elect people that will obey the constitution, we don't need another organization to tell us that.

W. E. Messamore said...

I agree with you whole-heartedly that a constitutional convention right now is a baaad idea!

I think this is very different and they do have a page clearly explaining that this is not a "con con..."

http://tinyurl.com/yh9dw6m

I see nothing wrong with aggrieved patriots freely assembling together to call our government to account for its defiance of our nation's supreme law of the land.

MickeyWhite said...

DannyMac

There are several things wrong with Mr. Schulz and his private Continental Congress proposal that he is pushing forward:
1. His CC2009 proposal has no public election of delegates at public meetings that were pre-posted publicly, from the ground local level to state delegate elections up to national congress delegate elections. The founders in 1774 did all elections of delegates first from the ground up at local level pre-announced public meetings, then the same local committees elected state delegates at pre-announced public meetings, then the authorized state delegates elected delegates to Continental Congress. Mr. Schulz selection of delegates is basically through his private website. No pre-announced authorized elections at public meetings ever occurred. Therefore, CC2009 has no authorization, and therefore should not be called a Continental Congress, because it is not one.
2. Mr. Schulz proposes spending several weeks costing several thousands of dollars per participant. This takes away valuable time and money, both of which are in short supply, draining valuable resources from other activities that are authorized and could make a difference.
3. After the several weeks meetings, the outcome will have no authority to change anything. It would merely be a weeks long forum.
4. Mr. Schulz uses the reasoning for CC2009 being that his past private petitioning for redress exhausted all remedies, and therefore the only thing left to do is hold an alleged Continental Congress. Wrong. All remedies are far from exhausted. Much can be done through the state legislatures which has not yet been done. For example, restoring sound money, revitalizing state militias, and enforcing state sovereignty, all of which are constitutional remedies, and which are being organized. Unfortunately, Mr. Schulz refuses to join these state movements, or assist them financially, which Mr. Schulz is very capable of doing if he so chose.
5. When the 13 states in 1774 called for a Continental Congress to decide on action to take, Boston harbor was blockaded by the English navy, shutting down the Atlantic trade route, Boston was under martial law, and firearms had been confiscated. Political and economic remedies were exhausted, leaving the 1st Continental Congress only to the remedy of common defense.

MickeyWhite said...

Beware of Article V
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za8_pdJ1dPo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flHJrcdfbBg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly1Lh3bqtYM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5jKAlgvCgg

W. E. Messamore said...

Again- I am totally with you on the Con Con... that would not be good for our country right now.

As for a private Continental Congress, I don't think it hurts to get citizens more active and more vigilant, and to give our movement's patriots some experience traveling, organizing, and speaking in public.

You do bring up some great points though, and I definitely feel the weight of what you're saying.

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