Friday, October 2, 2009

Group hoping Continental Congress will grab government’s attention

October 2, 2009

ST. CHARLES — It's no secret that many people are not happy with the government — not necessarily this particular presidential administration but with government in general.

So the non-partisan, apolitical group, We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc., is planning to hold in St. Charles next week an election of Illinois delegates who will represent the state in November during a 14-day Continental Congress. The two-week event will be held at Pheasant Run Resort.

Bob Schulz, founder and chairman of We the People, said he hopes the event will lead to America taking a new road when it comes to enforcing the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Schulz said he is concerned that the government has over many decades failed to abide by the Constitution, particularly when it comes to issues such as the war in Iraq, the Vietnam conflict, the Federal Reserve, immigration, bank bailouts, the Patriot Act and the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. He admitted that while these and other issues have become political hot buttons, each issue really boils down to a Constitutional question.

"People treat them as if there is some discretion involved," Schulz said. "In fact, these are Constitutional questions. For example, the political question may be, 'How long will we leave our troops in Iraq?' The fact is we never got a declaration of war, and still don't have one. Where in the Constitution does it allow for this (action)? It's not in there."FULL STORY

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