Posted by marin2008
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
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 November 8-22, 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. FULL STORY
Constitution advocate plans new continental congress
By NICK REISMAN
Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Fort Ann resident Robert Schulz wants to re-create the sentiment American colonists felt in 1774, when delegates met in the First Continental Congress.
Schulz, the founder of We the People, a largely Libertarian-leaning organization, has fought what he believes is an unconstitutional tax system, an illegally executed war and invasion of privacy by the federal government.
He is also troubled by the bailouts of Wall Street giants and encroachment on gun rights.
Schulz has complained about such actions for years, but the government hasn’t responded.
Now his group is coordinating a national effort to have a 2009 convening of the continental congress. "We petitioned all three branches and our petitions have been met with silence or repeated injury," Schulz said. "I decided the appropriate next step is take a page out of the founders’ playbook and have a continental congress to discuss these grievances and hold the government accountable in what we as a free people might be able to do about this." FULL STORY