This Friday, Feb. 22nd:
SCOTUS To Reconsider Landmark WTP v. US
Next Sunday: Schulz to Speak in MA
On Friday, February 22 the Supreme Court of the United States will decide Bob Schulz’s Petition for Rehearing of its January 7th decision not to hear We the People v. United States, the case demanding a declaration by the Court of the original intent of the last ten words of the First Amendment, to wit: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the Freedom…or the Right of the People…and to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.”
“The intent of the Framer’s of the Constitution – our Founding Fathers – in capping the First Amendment with those ten words is clear to all who take the time to review the historical record,” said Bob Schulz. “The demonstrable as well as common sense intent was that the clause would provide individuals with a constitutional guarantee of the natural Right (power) of a free People to peacefully hold the Government accountable to each and every provision of the seven Articles and Amendments to the Constitution, without harassment or retaliation by the Government. That is, the exercise of Petitioning for Redress would serve as the non-violent protector of all other Rights, Freedoms and Liberties, forestalling any necessity for individuals to resort to violence in defense of the Constitution.”
Government, the ominous, omniscient enemy of Freedom, does not favor accountability. Our Government is no exception to the rule. This is the only rational explanation for the failure of the Executive and Legislative departments to respond to our Petitions for Redress, and the failure of the Supreme Court to hear our case, i.e., to avoid having to publicly issue an honest declaration of the Rights of the People and the obligations of the Government under the Petition Clause – the “government accountability clause.”
The matter is of the utmost importance. Our Constitution is all that stands between a free People and total tyranny.
However, regardless of the prodigious promise of its divine design, the parchment merely sits on the shelf, unable to defend itself, unable on its own to evince and maintain the magnificence of popular sovereignty and a servant government with strictly limited powers.
As it is in the natural order for every government to resist the chains upon its limited powers, it is also a necessity of nature that men remain forever vigilant in holding their governments accountable. This is a solemn responsibility that no People can elude and yet hope to remain free.
Should the Supreme Court continue to sidestep its constitutional duty to interpret the meaning of the last ten words of the First Amendment by denying the instant Petition for Rehearing, Bob Schulz and the We The People Congress will immediately turn their attention and resources to the organization and implementation of large-scale, wide-spread acts of “civil disobedience.”
A Government that fails to listen or respond to the People is not fit to rule a Free People.
Although our Natural Rights may be abridged or “forgotten” over time, they remain fundamental forces of Nature that will not be denied. Where governments cannot be held accountable, Freedom cannot exist. As our Founders knew well, the Right to Petition enables the peaceful dominion of Men over the servant governments they create to secure their Rights, Freedoms and Liberties.
Next Sunday, February 24, from noon to 3 PM, Bob Schulz will be at the Colonial Inn in Concord, Massachusetts to discuss the matter at hand. Everyone is encouraged to attend this most serious meeting. There is no charge to attend. WTP will not be providing any food or beverage. The meeting will be all “business.”
Click here for an event flyer (.pdf). The meeting will be held at:
Sunday, Feb. 24, Noon - 3 PM
4848 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742
In addition, arrangements are underway for Bob to be in Texas and Idaho on weekends in early March for similar purposes. Details soon.
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