May 22, 2008
The Cure For Ron Paul's Issues:
A Profound Plan For Freedom
This message is for all people who support Ron Paul's
message of Freedom and want to know what they can do as a
Listed just below are seven activities of the federal
government that are un-constitutional.
With the exception of Ron Paul, all of this year's
presidential candidates, past and present, would have us
believe these activities are mere matters of public
Ron Paul says "NO!" -- These are not matters of public
policy, they are VIOLATIONS of
Here they are:
The Federal Reserve
The invasion of
USA Patriot Act
Undocumented, illegal immigrants
The North American
The federal Income Tax, as enforced by the
It is true, our servant government has seized
power from the People by stepping outside the boundaries
drawn around its power by the Constitution.
How important is the Constitution?
It's a set of principles to govern the Government,
not the People.
We are not mentioned except in the preamble that says We the
People establish the Constitution to secure the blessings of
The Constitution is all the stands between the People and
total tyranny and despotism.
That's it's function. That's its importance.
The problem is the Constitution cannot defend itself, it
just sits there.
If the Government won't defend it -- and it will not -- who
America won't speak up in defense of the Constitution, who
If the dominant media will not defend the Constitution by
exposing its violations, who will?
If our Government controlled schools refuse to educate our
children regarding the limited power of Government, then who
If our churches and places of worship are prohibited -- by
-- from discussing these truths in public, who will preach
the Gospel of the Constitution to the masses?
You guessed it. It's up to the People -- you and I.
So what can we do? As a Free People, what MUST
Fortunately, in this country of, by and for the People,
there is a Supreme Law that enables the People to directly
hold the Government accountable to the Constitution.
Due to the passage of time, this law has been all but
forgotten. It's not a law the Government wants you to
Still more fortunately, it's a law that is embedded in the
Constitution -- explicitly guaranteed by the First
Deliberately inserted by Jefferson and the other prescient
Sons of liberty as the most critical factor in the carefully
crafted balance of power between the People and their
servant government. It reads:
“CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW . . . ABRIDGING .
. . THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE . . . TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT
FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.”
That's it. The Right of Redress. The last ten words of the
First Amendment. A law that enables the People to directly
hold the Government accountable. The Right to remedy
Government violations of the Constitution. An individual,
unalienable Right, endowed by the Creator.
However, the Government treats the clause as People treat
the "third rail" -- not to be touched, to be avoided.
Unlike the other four Freedoms guaranteed by the First
Amendment, the Supreme Court has NEVER interpreted
the last ten words and recently refused its first invitation
to do so.
What are the Rights of the People and the obligations of the
Government as guaranteed by the Petition clause?
What was the intent of the Founding Fathers? What did they
have in their minds?
One need look no further than the words of an official Act
the First Congress passed unanimously in 1774:
“IF MONEY IS WANTED BY RULERS WHO HAVE IN ANY MANNER
OPPRESSED THE PEOPLE, THEY
RETAIN IT UNTIL THEIR GRIEVANCES
AND THUS PEACEABLY PROCURE RELIEF WITHOUT TRUSTING TO
DESPISED PETITIONS OR DISTURBING THE PUBLIC TRANQUILITY.”
Continental Congress to the Inhabitants of Quebec,
Journals of the Continental Congress, Journals 1:105-113
Another clue comes from the words of Thomas Jefferson who
wrote in 1775:
“THE PRIVILEGE OF GIVING OR WITHHOLDING OUR MONEY IS
AN IMPORTANT BARRIER AGAINST THE UNDUE EXERTION OF
PREROGATIVE, WHICH LEFT ALTOGETHER WITHOUT CONTROL
BE EXERCISED TO OUR GREAT OPPRESSION;
AND ALL HISTORY HAS SHOWS HOW EFFICACIOUS ITS INTERCESSION
FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES
ESTABLISHMENT OF RIGHTS,
HOW IMPROVIDENT WOULD BE THE SURRENDER OF SO POWERFUL
Thomas Jefferson, Reply to Lord North, 1775, Papers,
One of the best clues is found in the Declaration of
Read the words the Founding Fathers used to express their
ultimate Grievance, the Grievance that capped the
long list of Grievances enumerated in the Declaration, the
Grievance that more than any other caused them to withdraw
their allegiance, their support, and their tax money from
the government of their day. They wrote:
“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
DEFINE A TYRANT, IS UNFIT TO BE THE RULER OF A
The Founders believed a government that violates the Rights
of the People and will not listen to its People is NOT fit
to rule a Free People.
The Founders had numerous Grievances but found most
intolerable the Government's refusal to respond to their
Petitions for Redress.
Finally, we know the Founders were intimately familiar with
the words of the Magna Carta, the cradle of
Liberty, signed in 1215.
We read in Section 61 that the monarch agreed that if the
royal family offended the People in any respect, the People
possessed a natural Right to not only claim Redress, but
they also enjoyed a natural Right to a REMEDY of the
Read the words of the Magna Carta:
“IF WE [the Monarchy]…MAKE NO REDRESS WITHIN
MAY… ASSAIL US IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE, WITH THE
SUPPORT OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY OF THE LAND, BY SEIZING
OUR CASTLES, LANDS, POSSESSIONS, OR ANYTHING
SAVING ONLY OUR [Lives] …UNTIL THEY HAVE SECURED SUCH
REDRESS AS THEY HAVE DETERMINED UPON. HAVING
SECURED THE REDRESS, THEY MAY THEN RESUME THEIR NORMAL
OBEDIENCE TO US.”
So now you know the historical purpose and original intent
of the "accountability" clause of the First Amendment.
If the People Petition the Government for Redress of ANY
violation of the Constitution (such as the War powers,
Privacy, Money or Tax provisions) but the Government refuses
to Respond, the People have the Right to withdraw their
allegiance, their support, -- and their tax money -- until
their Grievances are Redressed, to peaceably and
non-violently procure the Relief they are entitled to as a
THIS IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE
It is very important to note that there is absolutely
NOTHING in American history or jurisprudence that
contradicts this interpretation of the law.
Now that we know we possess this profound power to hold the
Government accountable, it is imperative to address how can
we claim and practically exercise this Right.
First, WE NEED A
PLAN -- a profound plan for a profound problem.
We then need to WORK THE
Given the current nature and extent of the federal
Government’s violations of the Constitution, it is clear we
must act decisively -- and very soon -- if our
and our Republic are to survive.
To begin, we must acknowledge what will not work.
We know we cannot elect our way out of tyranny.
The math is against us. Think about it.
To elect our way out of tyranny, one more than half the
number of People voting in all the precincts and in the
halls of Congress would need to strictly abide by the
Constitution, abandoning all their party loyalties, special
interests and self-interests.
It will never happen.
People have forever suffered human frailties and as
said, “political parties are by their nature, corruptive.”
In any event, we should never, and can never be forced to
rely on the majority to protect our Rights. Our Rights are
individual rights that were endowed by our Creator
simply because we are alive. These essential principles lie
at the heart of our Founding documents and the design of our
system of governance.
We also know individuals and small groups cannot speak to
power and prevail against the manpower and resources of the
What we do know is that peaceful "people power" can work.
Gandhi and Martin Luther King understood this well.
They understood that when the People are up against unjust
and uncivil laws and government, and they are entitled to
reform, they will achieve it only if they are pro-active,
non-violent and can mobilize a determined minority into a
This critical mass of People must share a heartfelt passion
and Justice to the extent that they will put aside their
differences, set aside the priorities of everyday life, and
join together to act for the common good of all the People.
WE HAVE A PLAN.
We have a profound Plan to restore Freedom and
We have a Plan for the minority of Americans who are awake
to the present dangers and who have declared themselves to
be Constitutionalists and defenders of the Rule of Law.
We have a Plan to mobilize the Freedom Keepers among us, who
are more or less isolated one from another, often with
spouses, co-workers and neighbors who don’t yet understand
that one could love the country but despise the government
for they are two different things.
Unless someone has a better plan, we are asking that you
join the one we have adopted.
The Plan is bold, but doable. With an energized and vocal
critical mass, the Plan could quickly attract world-wide
It starts out rather quietly, but builds in August and
September to a climax.
June 30, 2008,
every member of the Congress will be served by one or more
of their constituents, at their local district office(s),
with seven signed
Petitions for Redress of Grievances.
Each Petition for Redress will address a separate violation
of the Constitution and will request a response within 40
August 11, 2008).
July 11, 2008,
a declaratory judgment action will be filed in each of the
11 federal judicial circuits outside the
District of Columbia.
These lawsuits will each seek a Judicial declaration of the
obligation of the Government to respond to Petitions for
Redress and the Rights of the People if the Government fails
Prayerfully, there will be sharp disagreements among the
Circuit courts, making it difficult for the Supreme Court of
United States not to accept the next invitation to interpret
the meaning of the accountability clause of the First
August 11, 2008,
Bob Schulz will begin a hunger fast in Washington DC to draw
attention to the fact that the Government of the United
States of America has turned on its Free People by violating
their Constitution and refusing to be held accountable,
choosing instead to allow Americans to once again hunger for
freedom and Redress of Grievances.
You can demonstrate your support for the Constitution and
the Rule of Law by joining Bob for a day or two or, a
weekend or more. A large scale, public hunger fast in the
Gandhi tradition is needed, now.
Men died to make us free.
Men died to keep us free.
Freedom is a very fragile thing, never more than one
generation away from being lost.
Each generation is responsible to the next as its Freedom
Acta Non Verba. Deeds not words are needed now.
Time is of the essence.
Here is what you -- as a Freedom Keeper -- can do.
www.GiveMeLiberty.org/revolution to volunteer to serve
the Petitions for Redress
on your local Congressperson on
June 30, 2008.
to volunteer to Petition your local federal court
on July 11 for an interpretation of the Constitution's
to participate in “Hungering for Redress”
in Washington, D.C. on
August 11, 2008.
And finally, go to
www.GiveMeLiberty.org/revolution to suggest any
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