June, 2008

Media "TALKING POINTS" for June 30, 2008 events

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1.         Details & legal research:

Project sponsor:
We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit org.

2.         Our nation's problems are Constitutional, NOT political.

The many problems now confronting America are the direct result of VIOLATIONS of the Constitution. The unending Iraq War, the declining dollar & skyrocketing oil prices, unchecked immigration, Government telephone and Internet wiretapping, etc. are ALL the result of lawless, unconstitutional acts of the U.S. Government. They are not debatable public policy issues.

3.           A Profound Solution is already in the LAWA profound, but little known Right
              that was first articulated in the Magna Carta that was signed in 1215

The last ten words of the First Amendment are far more powerful then we have ever been taught.
Academic research since 1986 has made clear the Right to Petition for Redress is NOT, as we have been erroneously led to believe, a redundant statement of the Right of Free Speech.

It is the “capstone Right.” What good are all those other Rights (such as the right to a Government that does not apply the armed forces of the United States in hostilities overseas without a congressional declaration of war) , freedom of speech and freedom of the press if we can’t hold Government accountable to the Constitution through a Right of Redress?

The Right of Redress is, in fact, the individual exercise of "Popular Sovereignty."  It distinguishes our form of government from every other that has EVER existed across the vast span of human history. 

The Right of Redress is an individual, UNALIENABLE  Right possessed by every man, simply because he lives.  


4.           Here's what the Founders said sitting as the First Congress in 1774:

If money is wanted by Rulers who have in any manner oppressed the People, they may retain it until their grievances are redressed,
and thus peaceably procure relief, without trusting to despised petitions
or disturbing the public tranquility.” 
Journals of the Continental Congress, 1:105-113

            No Redress?  NO TAXES!

5.         1776 Revolutionary War was fought over ignored Petitions for Redress

The Declaration of Independence itself is largely a recital of Petitions for Redress that were ignored by King George. The "Capstone Grievance" cited in the Declaration is the language that resolutely established the final moral and legal justification for violent Revolution:

“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:
Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.  A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”  Declaration of Independence, 1776.

6.  We CANNOT elect our way out of tyranny.

Profound problems require profound solutions.  It is time for the People to reclaim their divine heritage and exercise the profound powers we enjoy as the true Sovereigns of our Republic.  The unalienable Right to Petition for Redress is the means by which "We the People" will peacefully restore our Constitutional Republic and Government OF, BY and FOR THE PEOPLE.



Television Interviews If you appear on camera, or if there is any chance of media video or photo coverage of your local Service event, please wear appropriate clothing.  Your clothing choices need to broadcast the professional and serious nature and implications of the 6/30 event.

Speaking:  Choose your words carefully. Think a second or two before speaking. The media lives for "sound-bites."  Use the "talking points," the one-page "Revolution" flyer or your copy of the Notice and Demand letter as you need to hammer home the important points. Remember, even if you are recorded or quoted, the odds are that only a very small portion of your interview will actually be quoted or broadcast. 

Media Materials Make it easy for the media to write our story. Bring extra copies of the
one-page flyer or the Press Release to distribute to the media.  Consider bringing a printed copy or two of the Petitions for Redress.

Remember to ALWAYS point media representatives back to the primary project website page: www.GiveMeLiberty.org/revolution.