The idea of the next step for a peaceful return to the Constitution and holding our servant government accountable came to me when I hear Glenn Beck say one night, "Don't let anything go into Washington, DC and don't let anything come out of Washington, DC.
OK Glenn, how do we do that? We have followed the Founders footsteps verbatim. We did the Remonstrance, We formally petitioned for Redress, They refused to answer, but wait.
I turned to the original organic Constitution Of Michigan 1835 and found the answer in the Bill of Rights. So I presented this idea to Thurston Bell who then research and to date has come up with Recall Petitions for Michigan, California, and Pennsylvania. See In Perpetuum Rights Blog.
First. All political power is inherent in the people.
Right of the people.
2. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people; and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, and to abolish one form of government and establish another, whenever the public good requires it.
No exclusive privileges.
3. No man or set of men are entitled to exclusive or separate privileges.
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.
21. All acts of the legislature contrary to this or any other article of this Constitution shall be void.
Thats when it became clear to me that because of the 17th Amendment, we the people in each state can REFORM our government by recalling the TWO senators of each state for their constitutional violations.
The only thing that stops us is our own inability to understand that:
"As in our intercourse with our fellow-men certain principles of morality are assumed to exist, without which society would be impossible, so certain inherent rights lie at the foundation of all action, and upon a recognition of them alone can free institutions be maintained. These inherent rights have never been more happily expressed than in the Declaration of Independence, that new evangel of liberty to the people: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' — that is so plain that their truth is recognized upon their mere statement — 'that all men are endowed' — not by edicts of Emperors, or decrees of Parliament, or acts of Congress, but 'by their Creator with certain inalienable rights' — that is, rights which cannot be bartered away, or given away, or taken away except in punishment of crime — 'and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and to secure these' — not grant them but secure them — 'governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.'
Butchers' Union Co. v. Crescent City Co., 111 U.S. 746, 756, 4 S.Ct. 652 (1884) J. Fields
“The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. " (emphasis added)
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette,
319 U.S. 624, 638 (1943)(Opinion, J. Jackson)
The only effective way to take these rights away is to convince us that they no longer exist. Read In Perpetuum Rights Blog. http://www.inperpetuumrights.blogspot.com/