I attended this rally for Constitution Day in the afternoon. People were coming and going all afternoon, picking up Educational Information, there were even School Busses with high school students there. The Muskegon Chronicle is only reporting on the events that took place in the evening.
I took down a box of literature from FIJA.org (Fully Informed Jury Association) which everyone was very happy to receive. The foundation of our Self Governance stems from are ability to hold government accountable in the jury box. People don't seem to realize that the government must ask US to convict, settle civil disputes because we are a SELF GOVERNING NATION.
A JURY has more authority in the court room than the judge, the legislators who make our laws, and even more power than the President Himself.
by Brian McVicar | The Muskegon Chronicle
Thursday September 17, 2009, 9:42 PM
Photo by Megan Lange
A crowd gathers for the celebration of the 222nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution in front of a flag that lists the 10 Commandments. The event was hosted by the Muskegon Patriots in front of the LST 393 on Thursday.
Ruth Harper speaks during a celebration of the 222nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Harper volunteers with the American Opinion Bookstore in Grand Rapids, and she is also a member of the SW Michigan Tea Party Patriots.
To Josh Charney, one of the event's organizers, the day was about one thing: Education.
He says only a minority of Americans have actually read the Constitution and know what's included in it.
"The Constitution is being torn apart, shredded and ignored," said Charney, a 31-year-old Norton Shores resident who also organized the April 15 Tax Day Tea Party which drew hundreds of West Michigan residents to Heritage Landing to protest government bailouts and the federal stimulus package. "It's happening at a much faster pace now."Full Story