November 6, 2011
Schulz Returns to Wall Street
Constitution Is Heard
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On Wednesday, November 2 at
7pm, the Constitution had a notable event at Occupy
Bob Schulz and Judith Whitmore were first to address the OWS General
Assembly on the steps of Liberty Plaza to present a
“report back” on the OWS Constitution Working
Group. The group was initiated by Bob on
October 8, to give the Constitution a voice among
those seeking to define and solve our Nation’s
On this night, speaking to about 1,500 occupiers using the “People’s Mic”
method, they reported the fact that the Constitution
Working Group had produced a Statement of Beliefs
and posted it on a new domain
The setting of the park has changed considerably. For revolutionary
buffs, the scene somehow reminds of
encampment at Valley Forge. All available space is
now taken up with tents, huddled together, except
for information and media areas, the food line and a
narrow aisle to access these. We are told
generators have been removed by the police and one
wonders how the occupiers can or will endure the
We offer a written “re-enactment” of exactly what was said. Imagine
yourself there, repeating every few words, with
hundreds of others, so those behind you could
receive and transmit the message. The “people’s mic”
is how the occupiers communicate without a PA
Yells Bob: “HI, I’M BOB!.....”
Yells Judith: “HI, I’M JUDITH!....(assembly
repeats) THANK YOU….(etc) FOR ALL YOU DO!
Bob: “THE CONSTITUTION WORKING GROUP……OF OCCUPY
PRODUCED…..THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF BELIEFS……AS A
PLATFORM….FOR RECOMMENDED FUTURE ACTIONS….TO SOLVE
THE NATION’S PROBLEMS…..
PERSONHOOD….WAR….UNSOUND MONEY…..AND DEBT.”
Judith: “THE CONSTITUTION WORKING GROUP…..ASKS THAT THESE BELIEFS….NOW
BE CONSIDERED….BY ALL PEOPLE…..IN AND OUT OF THE
OCCUPY MOVEMENT….PONDER THESE….AND MAKE KNOWN YOUR
Bob: “THE STATEMENT OF BELIEFS…..IS NOW POSTED…..AT
WWW.OCCUPYTHECONSTITUTIONL.ORG (there are cheers
with this announcement)…..GO THERE…..STUDY IT…..
SIGNIFY YOUR APPROVAL…..
Judith: “THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO HEAR…..FROM MILLIONS OF US….UNITED IN
PURPOSE AND SPIRIT…..WE ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…..WE
ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE….WE ARE THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE…..WE ARE FREE! .....WE ARE FREE! ...... WE
Bob: “WE HAVE COPIES OF THE STATEMENT OF BELIEFS HERE FOR ANYONE WHO
WOULD LIKE ONE. THANK YOU.”
There was applause. Bob and Judith were then surrounded by very
appreciative people who wanted a copy and
volunteered to help pass them out to the crowd. New
people joined the Constitution Working group,
including two law school students.
The Voice of the Constitution was heard. It felt GOOD and RIGHT.
One woman said with tears in her eyes: “I have been here since
September and this is what I had hoped for.”
NEXT STEPS: WHAT NOW?
We invite you to go to
www.OccupyTheConstitution.org , an online
“kiosk,” to signify your approval of the
Statement of Beliefs by giving an electronic
Know that the Constitution has the power to unite People under a single
umbrella of shared Principles regardless of what
party one may belong to or whom one may vote for.
Most importantly, know that the Constitution protects and embodies many
Rights and powers possessed by the People, some well
known, others long-forgotten, that hold the promise
-- should we successfully organize and wield such
powers en masse, to redirect the future
course of events and peaceably hold government
accountable for the dark violations of our
Constitution which are the root cause of all that
now ails America.
Please take the time to blast, post, tweet and talk about the Statement
It is statement of common Principles. It is a
statement of shared Beliefs. It is a restatement and
recognition of the vision and concept for Earthly
governance held by our Founders many years ago.
Critically, if enough of We the People rally to its
call, it will become the working Platform by which
the People will once again assert their Natural
Sovereignty over their servant governments to
cleanse and correct that which has brought endless
wars, economic disintegration and untold human
tragedy to our Republic.
Encourage People to sign. Millions ought to. Millions must if we expect
the Banks, Corporations and Politicians to be
attentive and responsive
The Statement of Beliefs is the Platform from which the Free People of
America will launch First Amendment Petitions for
Redress, formally Instructing our elected officials
to end their certain, and continuing violations of
The Instructions will be rooted in the requirements and prohibitions
scribed within the Constitution and designed to be
served on the President, Congress, State
Legislatures, Mayors and other local government
The Instructions will include facts showing the violations.
The Instructions will offer a constitutional pathway to peaceful, viable
solutions for what ails
The People will learn that Acts of Government by our elected officials,
outside the strict and very limited written
authorities of Law within the Constitution are
simply unlawful. If it isn’t in writing, government
CANNOT DO IT.
We the People may have been guilty of inattention and/or negligence
allowing elected officials to stray from the
dictates of the Constitution, but we are waking up
en masse and still possess vast Powers and Rights to
hold government accountable.
If there are enough of us, we will peacefully do whatever it takes to
restore constitutional governance in
America and get this Nation back on track.
www.OccupyTheConstitution.org will maintain a
narrow focus, serving as a “kiosk” where the people
will go to read nothing but the Statement of Beliefs
and each Instruction/Petition and signify their
Your country needs you. Will you answer the Call?
WORD TRAVELS FAST
Remarkably, within twelve hours (by
8 AM the next morning), Karl Denniger, a well known
entrepreneur and financial/economic analyst, posted
a potent article about the Statement of Beliefs.
On his popular website
www.Market-Ticker.org (see the
Constitution Working Group"),
Denninger posted the entire Statement of Beliefs,
made reference to certain Founding Fathers and
challenged the Tea Party and others to rally around
the Principles articulated in the Statement as they
set course to solve the intractable problems
plaguing our nation.
Here’s exactly what Denninger had to say, following his repost of the OWS Working Group’s Statements
Where are those alleged
Yes, this is one of many working groups and has no
force of consensus in the form of having passed a
this ought to make those of you who have claimed
that the "Occupy" movement is somehow intended to
remove our Constitution and replace it with Marxism
(or worse) sit down
and smell the coffee.
not tea? Because the so-called
couldn't be bothered to put
this at the forefront of what they stood for. They
turned into "Guns" (that one's actually
the Constitution), "Gays" (uh, that's not, and in
fact is exactly the opposite of what the tea party
claims in this regard!) and "God" (uh, again, First
religion is not
we choose, you obey
when it comes to religion is it?)
flame-out you've seen among those who claim to be in
the linear descendant chain of Sam Adams' political
thought comes from the fact that they couldn't be
bothered to actually call a general strike. To
actually interrupt commerce so as to protest
taxation. To engage in
response to the looting that has
taken place -- for instance, by handing out fliers
in front of every TBTF bank branch across the
country asking people to boycott and naming their
crimes (you have so many to pick from and the best
part of choosing from the ones admitted to is that
it's in their own words!) and more. In short,
to do as Sam
and believe not in the tired old divisive politics
of BS and hate but rather
to focus on The Constitution and its restoration.
Hell, among so-called "Tea Party" folks I can't
other than a handful of bloggers (myself and FedUp
included) who have called for
or participated in any sort of direct action. We have a
few over on
Tickerforum sporting American Flags next
to their names -- they have participated in some
peaceful and lawful direct
demonstration. But where are the so-called "Tea
Party" on this score?
Absent, that's where.
into the vacuum steps "Occupy Wall Street", and out
Constitution working group comes
this. Not bomb-throwing anarchy, not some sort of
wild proposal to re-write The Constitution to be a
leftist, Marxist dream ticket,
but an actual
statement of principles that is fully in concordance
with SAM ADAMS, THOMAS JEFFERSON and the rest of
those who were part of the REAL Tea Party.
you recall when I first started blogging about "OWS"
I pointed out that there was about a two week period
where I hadn't written anything as I was feeling my
way around the edges of what this movement really
was -- doing my own investigation, my own background
work. Since that time I've been a supporter
predicated on it
being a lawful exercise of one's
also pointed out that there was real risk in this
movement -- that the people there had gotten the
"who dunnit" right, but that most of them didn't
how it happened. This is not
surprising; the "how" is difficult and those who did
the scamming made it intentionally so.
Statement of Beliefs is not the end
of the debate as to whether OWS will turn into
something both powerful and positive,
but it is a clear
statement of purpose in the right direction.
Those of you on the right who have claimed that this
is all some sort of
or communist movement have egg on your face this morning. The
knee-jerk reaction will undoubtedly be to both
ignore this document and work product and sling mud.
The constructive thing to do is what I've been trying to do since I made
my decision on how to proceed -- engagement,
education and promotion of both a positive and
lawful message and set of principles.
You now have a a platform from an actual OWS working group that no true
Sam Adams' political devotee can argue with.
will now find out from the commentary and actions of
these groups within the next days and weeks whether
those who claim to be "Tea Partiers" really
Constitutionalists or whether they are in fact
on Sam Adams' grave.
Denninger, clearly having done some level of due
diligence, goes on to end his piece making a
none-too-oblique reference to Bob Schulz and the WTP
Foundation whose efforts resulted in the creation of
the OWS Constitution Working Group:
Yes, before you ask, I am well-aware of who owns
that domain. This is called
folks, and it's what I've been preaching. See.....
Please go to the kiosk and add your
signature to the Statement of Beliefs.
Again, the full article by Karl Denninger can be found here:
We note that hundreds of other blog sites subscribe
to Denninger reports and have posted the Statement
and his views, along with their own comments.
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