September 5, 2010
TIME MAGAZINE, NAPOLITANO,
WTP WEBSITES, N-CEL and AIG
Our apologies for the pause in updates; our days have been filled with
business, peppered with an unusual mix of unexpected
activity and challenges.
At the gracious invitation of NY patriot and CC2009 Delegate John
Wallace, Bob attended and spoke at a Tenth Amendment
Rally for NY State Sovereignty in
on August 7th, including Sheriff Mack and
Click here for a copy of Bob’s
speech. Prior to the appearance, a “contributing
editor at large” for TIME Magazine made contact and
asked to interview Bob after the event.
There have been two several-hour sessions, with more questions to come
and more people to interview. We do not know when
the article will appear, if at all, nor would we
speculate on the story line. What we can say is the
writer is a
critically honored author, journalist and blogger
who said he is interested in writing about the
Patriot movement, wanting to look beyond the
rhetoric, “by both sides,” to the substance.
By his questions, he seems to be searching for the organic or essential
element of the movement which actually exists within
the People, as distinguished from its qualities,
attributes and the sometimes distorted caricature
which is generally portrayed or perceived by the
The researcher has expressed his opinion that he believes that, in
America, the People are sovereign.
Thus far, he has delved into subjects including, but by no means limited
to, Bob’s beliefs regarding the meaning of the First
Amendment Right to Petition Government for Redress
of Grievances regarding violations of the
Bob’s long established viewpoint is of course this: Our servant
government is obligated to respond and, as
Sovereign, the People have the Right of Enforcement
if government refuses to respond. After all, any
Right that is not enforceable, is not a Right, and
with each and every Right there must be a
corresponding Remedy or else the Right essentially
fails to exist. Hence the logic, openly and plainly
expressed by the Founders, behind WTP’s oft-repeated
mantra, “No Answers, No Money.”
The writer also explored Bob’s beliefs regarding the malleability of the
Constitution; i.e., whether it could be pressed or
"molded" into various shapes, without breaking, by
official public proclamations, interpretations or
court rulings. Bob’s view: the words of the
Constitution (and the Declaration of Independence)
have the full meaning and impart they had when they
were added to the documents, and the Government
cannot usurp or grab power from the People, it must
ask for it, using the Amendment Process provided by
Article 5. Without precise and fixed definitions of
the terms and language utilized in the Constitution,
the Rule of Law cannot be maintained and
abuse of power will naturally ensue -- precisely the
situation in which our nation now finds itself.
Bob was questioned about his beliefs regarding the Articles of Freedom;
i.e., who were the Delegates speaking for? Bob’s
view: given that all the Remedial Instructions in
the Articles of Freedom are so firmly rooted in the
Constitution and, if followed, the Instructions
would merely restore Constitutional governance as
mandated by that document, the Delegates were
speaking humbly, not only for their individual,
unalienable Rights, but for all people who truly
understand what the Constitution means for America
and its promise for all mankind.
Bob’s opinion was solicited regarding what the CC
2009 delegates wrote in the Sovereignty Article of
the Articles of Freedom. The writer seemed to be
saying that some of the passages were inflammatory,
possibly even suggestive of “armed rebellion” if the
Remedial Instructions are not followed. Bob’s view:
as the language of the Pledge at the end of the
Articles clearly states, the delegates were firmly
against the initiation of any violence. Beyond that
however, it is readily arguable that violence has
already been initiated, not by the People, but by
the Government, given the nature and extent of its
treason against the Constitution as evidenced by the
on-going, and escalating violations and their
cumulative injurious effects on our People, economy
When Bob departed St. Charles, it was his hope that
by this time a critical mass of Americans would
learn about, embrace and gather behind the Articles
of Freedom as the viable, peaceful pathway back to
constitutional governance and the solutions to what
now ails America. The numbers of awakening Americans
are finally there, but they are more or less
isolated from one another. It’s now a matter of what
is going to bring us all together to take a stand.
Bob’s background and decades of continuous effort in the defense of
Liberty was also of interest; i.e., what were the
highlights of his education, work experience and
activism? Bob provided him with a rough timeline.
Judge Andrew Napolitano of
FOX News network is publishing another book, which
will feature a chapter on the history, nature and
significance of the First Amendment’s Right to
Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.
Napolitano requested and WTP provided an extensive
body of legal and historical material for his
consideration and is engaged in continuing
discussions with Napolitano and his staff.
Click here for a copy of the
Judge’s questions and Bob’s answers.
We are in the process of renovating our various
websites, making them new, or like new, cleaning up,
replacing obsolete and broken parts and otherwise
making them more current and user friendly. Much
work is ongoing in consolidating and restructuring
the significant library of content, research and
legal materials contained in the current web
platforms. We hope to roll out the new sites in the
next 4-6 weeks.
Our question on the constitutionality of vendor
confidentiality in the context of public voting
systems is before the United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit in Manhattan, Case No.
Whereas Motions to Expedite are routinely settled in a day or two, our
Motion to Expedite, which was filed on
July 20, 2010, is still pending.
STATUS: AIG and $700 Billion Bailout Case
July 23, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit denied our Petition for
Rehearing of the Court’s dismissal of the case for
“lack of standing.”
A Petition for a Writ of Certiorari must be filed with the United States
Supreme Court before
October 22, 2010.
Articles of Freedom Meetups - Operation People
Civic Education, Civic Action
Operation People Power meetings were held in
Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
California and Oregon in June. Since then, our own
Articles of Freedom Meetup group in
NY has been gathering every Tuesday night, at the
same time as other established Meetups across
America, to learn about the Constitution and study
the Articles of Freedom.
Agendas for each meeting and Article, have been posted each week at
www.givemeliberty.org/aofmeetup and have been
designed so any person - neophyte on the
Constitution, Articles or otherwise - can lead
themselves and others through a study group
meeting. This assistance is being given to
encourage those who would like to help build a
The first fourteen-week cycle on the Articles will complete next week.
Click here to look at the Agendas (only).
Click here to start a meetup.
THANK YOU, DEAR PATRIOTS, FOR YOUR LOVE OF AMERICA
We the People Foundation can only exist because
people like you support our efforts, through
financial contributions and otherwise. We
appreciate anything you feel to do to help the
numerous projects and activities which are well
underway on behalf of the Free People of
If your heart is aligned with ours in purpose,
become a member of We the People
We envision a day when a special group of Americans
in every State will consider it their duty to
protect and defend Freedom, by scrutinizing
government behavior and holding elected officials
accountable to their State and Federal
Join us in holding the picture. Reflection on this
Ideal reveals visions and feelings of love,
happiness, prosperity, peace and great advancement
for the People of
America, which not by force, but through example and
inspiration, then takes hold for mankind everywhere.
click here to send your love gift
to We the People Foundation so we may carry on.
Thank you for your consideration and support.
Stay well and stay vigilant,