WTP’s Plan to Restore Constitutional Order
is on track, but running behind schedule.
By now, the Petitions for Redress should
have been delivered to every member of Congress and
we should have been able to proudly proclaim,
“Congress has been served!”
Unfortunately, we're not quite there yet.
To begin with, we timely mailed 1219 sets of
Petition packages to over 700 people who volunteered
to serve 535 members of Congress in their district
June 30, 2008, and to return to us a notarized proof of
By July 3rd and again after the
July 4th weekend we had received and were
processing hundreds of returns from volunteers who
had successfully completed service. However, by July
10th it was apparent that 129 of the 535
members of Congress had still not been served! We
scrambled to close the “service gap,” contacting
volunteers associated with the still un-served
congressmen. Due to the urgency of the task and the
work involved, Bob Schulz cancelled his scheduled
appearance at the Revolution March in
For whatever reason, many who had
volunteered to serve their member(s) of Congress
apparently received the Petition package(s) from us
(at no cost) but decided not to serve it – i.e.,
they simply failed to do what they had committed to
do as part of this historical project.
The issue comes down to knowing who to
trust: Who among us has the passion and has truly
made the struggle to restore constitutional order a
priority in their lives?
The vast majority of the volunteers
certainly earned the trust of all of us who are
engaged in the struggle. They served the cause of
Freedom well by timely, intelligently and
professionally serving the Petitions for Redress on
over 400 members of Congress. We are sincerely
grateful for their service to the People and to our
However, dozens of others have apparently
demonstrated that they are less worthy of our trust.
Despite having made a public commitment to serve the
Petitions, these individuals ultimately decided to
keep the Petition package, rather than serve it as
they promised to do.
Did these people have a legitimate personal
situation which kept them from participating? Were
they simply seeking a free souvenir? Were they
confused because the website showed that others had
also signed up to serve particular congressman so
they simply kept the material for themselves,
assuming that others would serve the Petitions? Did
they have any intention of honestly participating in
this precedent-setting project to hold the
government accountable to the Constitution? Were
they agents of special interests (such as the
Government) seeking to disrupt our project?
We may never know the answers to these
questions. What we do know is that the failure of so
many to timely serve their congressmen has
substantially delayed our schedule of events. We
also know there appears to be a rather significant
number of people who have not yet earned our trust.
To be sure, we must be very careful about
who we rely on for the successful execution of Phase
2 of the Plan to Restore Constitutional Order.
As is now generally known, Phase 2 is the
filing of federal lawsuits for declaratory and
injunctive relief in each of the eleven federal
judicial circuits outside of the DC circuit.
Eleven federal district courts around the country
will be asked to do something no court has ever done
before -- declare the full contours of the meaning
of the government accountability clause of the First
Amendment, including the obligation of the
Government to respond to proper Petitions for
Redress of violations of the Constitution and the
Right of the People to withdraw their allegiance and
support from the Government if Government refuses to
properly respond to the People’s Petitions.
Each of the eleven declaratory judgment
actions requires that we carefully select the
individuals who will initiate the actions as
Plaintiffs against the congressmen who will be named
The Plaintiffs need to be people who have
signed the Petitions for Redress, have served the
Petitions for Redress on one or more of their
members of Congress (preferably all three), who
reside in the jurisdiction of the federal District
Court where the action is to be filed, and who can
be trusted to perform the task in good faith.
For a map of the federal judicial circuits
Thankfully, an over-abundance of qualified
People in each of the eleven judicial (appellate)
circuits have volunteered to be Plaintiffs. We have
prepared a draft of each of the eleven lawsuits,
selecting as Plaintiffs those who satisfy most of
the criteria we have deemed necessary to establish
standing and successfully sustain the claim through
the U.S. Courts of Appeal. We have also selected the
congressmen to be named as Defendants.
The problem is we do not yet fully know if
all the prospective Plaintiffs can be trusted to
perform the task in good faith. We, as an
organization committed to restoration of
Liberty, cannot afford to rely on the wrong people
as Plaintiffs in this historic, precedent-setting
We need you, the People, who have so much to
gain or lose in our effort, and who are likely to
know more about the individuals who have volunteered
to be Plaintiffs to help us determine the best
individuals to rely on for the successful completion
of the next phase of the Plan to Restore
Constitutional Order – the litigation phase.
The question is, how can we best achieve
WE NEED TO
HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THIS. Click here to give us
your ideas or comments.
One idea is as follows:
WTP would lease eleven commercial movie
theaters, one in each of the eleven federal judicial
circuits where the declaratory judgment actions are
currently slated to be filed. We would likely choose
from the list of 24 theaters leased by WTP in early
2006 for the initial screening Aaron Russo’s film, “America:
Freedom to Fascism.”
The program would be divided into two
principal parts. The first part would be a showing
of a popular patriotic movie suitable for the entire
family -- e.g., the highly entertaining and
educational film, “1776.”
The second part of the program would be a
short business meeting to review the Plan to Restore
Constitutional Order and to examine the potential
Plaintiffs for the litigation phase of the Plan.
These meetings will also provide an
opportunity for People who are sincerely interested
in the cause of Freedom to better organize for civic
education and civic action.
Everyone would be invited to attend. There
would be no charge.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS
Click here to give us
your ideas or comments.
would want to spread the word to every person and
good government organization known to each of us.
This would be their opportunity to actually do
something to restore Constitutional Order beyond "blogging"
about the problem. This would be their opportunity
to pro-actively, non-violently and by the numbers
hold their government accountable to the
The Plan to Restore Constitutional Order is
designed to arrest unconstitutional wars, money,
taxes, invasions of privacy, gun control,
immigration and more.
Bob Schulz would be accompanied by his wife,
Judy, as Bob will be on his fast beginning August
11, "Hungering for Redress."
Responses To Petitions For Redress: Varied
Each congressman who has been served was
asked to respond in forty days with formal, specific
answers to the questions embedded in each of the
seven Petitions for Redress, and to let the server
know within one week if he or she intended to so
Thus far, as expected, there appears to be a
conspiracy of silence among the members of Congress.
Most have not been heard from.
One member of the House of Representatives,
Kirsten Gillibrand (who was served by Bob Schulz)
was contacted by the local daily newspaper (Post
Star) and asked if she intended to respond. Her
representative in the district office said
Gillibrand would respond. Click here to read the
news article published in the Post Star on July
One or two other members notified their
servers that they would be responding within the
There has been two non-responsive responses.
Rep. Ike Skelton
Most egregiously, Rep. Ike Skelton (Missouri)
answered the Petitions for Redress with another
stain on the Constitution. On July 9th,
Skelton retaliated by turning over the Petitions for
Redress and the identity of his servers (Ray and
Elaine Herron) to the IRS and the Department of
Justice, labeling the Herrons as “tax avoiders.”
Click to read Rep. Skelton's
letter of retaliation.
Editor’s Note: The Herrons are law
abiding citizens who own a small business, have
never had any trouble with the law (traffic ticket
the exception) and who have always filed their tax
returns. WTP believes it should contact Skelton to
suggest he take a course on the Constitution, to be
paid for by WTP if he obtains a grade of “B” or
It did not take the Herrons long to respond
to Skelton. They posted a
message on Skelton’s website
and have decided to file a federal
Kansas City, MO to bring Ike Skelton before a
federal judge for unconstitutionally retaliating
against them for merely claiming and exercising
their creator-endowed, natural, unalienable, First
Amendment Right to Petition Skelton for Redress of
violations of the Constitution.
Let us hope the federal Judiciary will abide
by well-established legal precedent establishing
that one cannot be penalized for the exercise of
fundamental Rights -- particularly if such Rights
involve challenging the authority of the Government.
The complaint is expected to be filed early next
Click here for a copy of Rep. Skelton’s letter
response to the Herrons.
Click here to see the message the Herrons posted on
for a copy of a draft of the complaint to be filed
shortly by the Herrons.
for all the details of this important Liberty project.
to the tax-exempt 501(c)3 WTP Foundation are fully tax