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January 2, 2009



Ed. note
: This update regards the upcoming historic Continental Congress 2009 event to be held Philadelphia.  As part of CC 2009, delegates selected by the People from each of the fifty states will convene to discuss the Government’s ongoing violations of the Constitution and strategies the People can employ to peaceably curtail the abuse.  Although these violations have been widely debated for years, it is the Government’s patent refusal to respond to any and all First Amendment Petitions for Redress that now compel the People to justly and actively resist the tyranny.

We strongly encourage our readers to review each of our
latest updates.  At a minimum, please be sure to read our “Summit Call and “Line in the Sand” web articles
which provide a good overview of the constitutional crisis and CC 2009 initiative.

A big, warm thank you to all who have stepped forward to offer their assistance with local arrangements for the Prep Tour for CC 2009.  All the pieces are falling into place. We could not think of undertaking the Tour without the assistance of our many local volunteers. Again, thank you. 

Based on input we have received from many of you, we have made some significant revisions to the schedule

Everyone is encouraged to note the changes and to continue spreading the word about the Prep Tour for CC 2009 through their Internet contact networks and associations with other Freedom-minded organizations.

Continental Congress 2009 will be an historic event of unprecedented importance for our Republic as we enter a period of significant turmoil and distress resulting from our government’s unrelenting attacks on our Liberty and the Constitution.


A woman from Montana wrote: 

“I am writing about your rules for finding delegates for the Continental Congress 2009. I notice that you have excluded ALL those with a felony. There are some people out here who are NOT a danger to others, are not those who would disgrace the convention but on the other hand are very much in tune with what it means to hold this historic conference. I have a friend I do not know just what his felony was for but I do know this about him. He is a true patriot. He believes in the Constitution and for standing up for the country our Founding Fathers created. He would be a true asset yet because of something in his past you would hold it against him from contributing. I have learned so much from him about this country, about what our government is suppose to be doing and what they are not. He has a wealth of knowledge but you and the others won't get to know that because you are excluding him and others like him. I do understand you are looking for people that are not going to draw negative attention to the cause but this is discrimination. You are doing a GREAT disservice to the cause of Liberty in order to try and be politically correct. I wonder would our Founding Fathers have left people out who may have had a bad reputation for fear of how it would look to others? I don't believe they would have. They put their lives on the line for what they believe in and there are many of us out here who would do the same yet your are willing to exclude them so there is no chance for someone to be questioned. The ONLY questions should be are 1.Does the person know the Constitution and what it stands for? 2. Are they willing to sound out about the injustices the government is doing? 3. Do they know what being a true Patriot really means? 4. Do they love this Country with all their heart?  

“If they are not currently in prison I don't really see what the problem is. I think it is awful that you are looking to discriminate against a person with out knowing exactly why they may have that felony, or what it was. I would hope you rethink your policy and give some of our True patriots a chance.” 

Another person wrote: 

“I am sorry but you must hear my thoughts on this subject as I am one of those patriots with a felony conviction that is not allowed to have a say in the CC because I hold constitutional rights above the states rights to subvert it.  I was convicted in New York for criminal possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a felony conviction that basically is rooted in the infringement of the second amendment.  I was convicted in 2000 and my rights obviously still not fully restored as I am not allowed to own a firearm in the United States due to my felony conviction.

You claim to cherish people who have "proven passion for the Constitution" so let me show you my passion...

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. James Madison

These folks are correct. We know that throughout history innocent people, including Patriots and solid citizens of their communities, have been victimized by “directed verdicts” and convicted of one “crime” or another. In any case, those who have “repaid their debt to society” ought not, in every case, be the victim of a blanket policy that would prevent them from serving as a Delegate to the Continental Congress 2009.

As such, we have reconsidered our policy regarding the exclusion of those with felony convictions and will instead now consider accepting such potential delegates for inclusion in the nominee voting process following the submission of additional information by such nominees regarding their conviction(s).  Additional details will be announced shortly as part of our release of the on-line nominating system.

Democracy or Republic? 

To many, these two words appear to by synonymous, but in fact are terms of art which define specific, but vastly different forms of government.  The first defines government by majority rule, i.e., a “democracy.”  In a democracy, the powers of the government, the law and even the rights of the citizens are ultimately considered relative to, and defined by, only the will of the political majority. 

In a republic, the government is forced, by design, to honor and be bound by the existence of fixed Individual Rights – i.e., unalienable Rights – which forever remain beyond reach of any government or political majority to either define or grant.  In a republic, the Law is the express protector of these Rights for each and every Individual, regardless of the will of the political collective.

It is the latter – a republic – that our Founders gave us through the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and it is our Republic that separates our form of government from all others on the planet.  It is our Republic, and our unalienable Rights, that we hope to reclaim as a result of Continental Congress 2009.

As part of our ongoing fund-raising efforts to help fund CC 2009, please consider making a donation to receive copies of the educational pamphlet, “Democracy or Republic, Which is It?”  Copies can be obtained through the WTP
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