Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jim DeMint Presses Senate to Audit the Fed!

On Monday, Senator Jim DeMint offered S 604, the Senate version of Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill, as an amendment to pending Senate legislation.

Senate leadership refused to allow a vote on the amendment, however, claiming a rules violation. As seen in this featured video, Senator DeMint responded by defending the amendment's legitimacy and confronting hypocrisy in the legislative process.

Help Senator DeMint keep up the pressure in the Senate! Click here to sign our online petition.

Have you called your Senators today to INSTRUCT them to cosponsor S. 604 and to STOP S. 1261, THE PASS ACT?

The Senate Switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121 or toll free at 1-888-355-3588 or 1-888-818-6641


In convention, begun at the city of Detroit, on the second Monday of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty five:


We, the PEOPLE of the territory of Michigan, as established by the Act of Congress of the Eleventh day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and five, in conformity to the fifth article of the ordinance providing for the government of the territory of the United States, North West of the River Ohio, believing that the time has arrived when our present political condition ought to cease, and the right of self-government be asserted; and availing ourselves of that provision of the aforesaid ordinance of the congress of the United States of the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and the acts of congress passed in accordance therewith, which entitle us to admission into the Union, upon a condition which has been fulfilled, do, by our delegates in convention assembled, mutually agree to form ourselves into a free and independent state, by the style and title of "The State of Michigan," and do ordain and establish the following constitution for the government of the same.


Right to assemble and petition.

20. The people shall have the right freely to assemble together, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives, and to petition the legislature for redress of grievances.



We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.

Article I § 3

§ 3 Assembly, consultation, instruction, petition.

Sec. 3.
The people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.

History: Const. 1963, Art. I, § 3, Eff. Jan. 1, 1964
Former Constitution: See Const. 1908, Art. II, § 2.

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