August 17, 2008

NEXT STEP:  Large Scale Hunger Fast



On August 22, we notified our supporters
that the National Park Service had in effect, made it impossible for
us to conduct our D.C. Hunger Fast as planned.  WTP is still planning
a 2-day event in D.C. beginning the evening of SEPT. 16th marking
Constitution Day.
  Read the 8/22 update


Picture this. A photo on front pages (and the Internet) in countries around the world:

  Photo WTP-TV
Americans hungering for Freedom at home
Picture this as the headline and news story that could accompany each photo:  

Mass Hunger Strike to Restore Constitutional Order
Commences in U.S. Capital

WASHINGTON, 9/18 -- On September 17, 2008, the 221st anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, thousands of Americans gathered in Washington, DC to begin to “Hunger for Redress.”

They began their mass hunger strike to draw worldwide attention to the fact that the Government of the United States of America has not only been flagrantly violating its own Constitution, it now refuses to respond or even acknowledge the People's Petitions for Redress of these Grievances despite the fact the Constitution requires the Government to do so:

1.  The Iraq invasion in violation of the war powers clauses.
2.  The Federal Reserve System’s violation of the money clauses.
3.  The USA Patriot Act’s violation of the privacy clauses.
4.  The direct taxes on labor in violation of the tax clauses.
5.  The gun control laws in violation of the Second Amendment.
6.  The failure to enforce immigration laws in violation of the
         “faithfully execute clause.”
7.  The construction of a "North American Union" without constitutional

Until recent times, the founding principles of America---limited government, due process of law, respect for private property, personal responsibility and self-reliance---were the defining attributes of the American culture and way of life.

Now, however, with almost weekly escalations of government control over their lives, threats to the lives of innocent men, women, and children in foreign lands, the imposition of a national police/surveillance state and a politicized judicial system which has become incapable of Justice, Americans finally appear willing to say "No! Enough is enough! You have gone too far for decent Americans to any longer tolerate these acts of despotism. We hereby claim and exercise our Right to hold you -- the Government -- accountable to the Constitution."

“The Government of the United States of America is out of control and refuses to be held accountable to the Constitution,” said Bob Schulz, founder of the We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education. “The Government is now routinely violating the war powers, money, privacy, tax, and other restrictions explicitly placed upon it by the Constitution, and in a further act of constitutional defiance the Government refuses to listen or respond to the People’s Petitions for Redress.” 

“Our Government refuses to be held accountable for these violations,” said Schulz. “We need to expose the true character of the Government, and draw attention to the fact that the People of America, as a free People, are
-- by design -- the final arbiters of the Constitution and that the servant Government has usurped the power of the People, taking over the House that Liberty built. Our repeated Petitions for Redress have been answered only with repeated injuries. Enough is enough.”

The Constitution of the United States of America was signed on September 17, 1787, establishing America as the land of Freedom and Opportunity. The Constitution established a Republic with a Government of strictly limited powers, to secure the unalienable Rights of the People to independent thought and individual liberty.

The Petitions for Redress are accessible at


                                          Hunger protesters camped out on
                                        the National Mall with large banners
     Curious crowd of D.C. visitors gather
           in support of the protesters


Needed: Bad Press for the U.S. Government

One thing Governments do not like is bad press. Ours is no exception.

Let’s reward the Government’s unconstitutional behavior and failure to respond to the Petitions for Redress by giving it a good dose of bad press, both overseas and right here in America.

Maybe, just maybe, our actions will timely prod (or embarrass) the Government enough to find some respect for the People and Constitutional governance, carried out in decency and good order.

Let us demonstrate for the nations of the world that America remains the Light of Liberty and the land of the Free to which all can aspire, and that the Constitution is not some quaint anachronism, but is instead, a vital instrument of Natural Law by which the People can peacefully secure their fundamental, divinely endowed Rights.

Let's give the media of the world a chance to see how the Government of the United States of America really works. Let's come together for an event that is so large and so controversial in its nature that it is "shocking to the senses."  Let's show the world the hypocrisy of a Government that crows loudly about Freedom to every corner of the planet, yet denies such to its own People. 


The Concept

Now that Congress has been served with the Petitions for Redress and they have wholly refused to respond -- including Rep. Ron Paul [more details to follow], we need a civic action designed to directly confront the members of the U.S. Congress and the President.

This civic action needs to be peaceful, bold and newsworthy. It requires the participation of a large number of individuals to succeed. 

Here's the image: row upon row of tents lined up on the National Mall, filled with true Patriots who, with love of their Creator, Country and Constitution have assembled to directly confront their Government for its gross breaches of the Constitution.  These People have assembled for a non-violent hunger strike, communicating the fact that the Government of the United States of America is violating the war, money, tax, privacy and other provisions of its Constitution, and refuses to justify its behaviors or be held accountable in any way by the very People who gave birth to a servant Government that would secure their individual Rights, Freedoms and Liberties.

Photographs of such a compelling sight, provided by the Foreign Press Service, would immediately catch the attention of newspaper and magazine editors around the globe and end up on their front pages and covers, as was the case following our silent vigils in front of the White House in our “V” for Vendetta costumes with our “Dear Government, Obey the Constitution, or Else…” banner and signs.  Those images were extraordinarily powerful.

The imagery of row upon row of tents in DC housing thousands of Americans being forced to wage a hunger strike to secure the very same Freedoms allegedly being defended across the globe by the U.S. Government would be even more powerful.

It won’t be easy. It’s not in the natural order of things. People can't hear what they don't see.

The energy, time and resources of professed Patriots are typically dissipated by a variety of low-risk activities that have no practical effect on stemming the rising tide of tyranny in America. Those activities center on Speech, rather than Redress – political "pep rallies" under the Speech, Press and Assemble clauses of the First Amendment, rather than actions by the People which are designed to lay claim and effectively exercise their unalienable Right of Popular Sovereignty in order to (peacefully) hold the government accountable, as expressly guaranteed by the First Amendment Petition clause. 

While such rallies, marches, music and political speeches may be exciting to the participants, they are not designed to confront those whose acts constitute tyranny. They do not advance Liberty. They offer no meaningful solutions to our problem of rapidly eroding Freedoms. They have no impact beyond reinforcing the general political beliefs and customs of the participating “Patriots.”

Our Congressional representatives are expected to return to DC on September 9, 2008, for three to four weeks before adjourning for the rest of the year. They will be in Washington, DC on Constitution Day, September 17, 2008.

Our challenge is to have hundreds of tents set up by night fall on September 16, so that when the sun rises on Constitution Day 2008, it rises on thousands of Patriots and a new era of civic action and Freedom in America.

Remember, we love our Country. Our goal is to expose the hypocrisy of the Government of the United States and to give it a large dose of bad press. Numbers are absolutely crucial to this effort.

The Urgency

Anyone who believes that the current system of governance in America now stands as a mere shadow of the visionary construct penned by our Founders with Divine Providence, who believes that our Republic faces grave and imminent risks, and who believes that the Constitution cannot defend itself, must find his or her way to DC before sunrise on Constitution Day, Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

There must be no excuses for those who are not seriously disabled. It's a matter of personal priorities. Cars can be pooled. Money can be pooled. Bus, train and plane tickets can be purchased. Busses can be chartered. Whole trains and planes can be chartered by groups of people who live near our Gulf and West coasts.

Just do it! The cause is Freedom. If not now, when? If not us, who? Will the clarity of our crisis or the urgency of the moment be more easily discerned at some future point?  Dare we risk the consequences of failing to act?

For whatever reasons, our Government has by it's actions, in effect, declared war against the People.

The time has arrived for us to rise above our personal differences and individual interests. 
We, for one, apologize and/or forgive those with whom we have had our disagreements over the years. Victory will not come without a price - and never has. It requires teamwork, resources and individual sacrifice -- and it requires them now.

We cannot afford to let the First Amendment Right to Redress disappear altogether. It’s the capstone Right and sword the People must wield to cure the cancer that threatens our Republic. Without it, we cannot peacefully hold the Government accountable.

The dominant media appears unable to recognize that violations of the Constitution are violations of Human Rights, and in any event are disinclined to pay attention to individuals and small groups seeking reforms that would hold the Government accountable to the Constitution.

However, neither the media nor the constitutionally challenged among the People will be able to long ignore the stark spectacle of thousands of Americans hungering on the front doorstep of their federal Government simply because it refuses to listen or respond to their calls for Constitutional Order.

Tents and Chairs to Sleep On

Our First Amendment permits from the National Park Service allow us 24/7 occupancy, to set up tents to shield us from rain and sunshine and lounge chairs to sleep on.  We will have to meet certain specifications. We will have more to say in a few days.
Start to make your travel plans!

If you can commit to coming to DC for the SEPT 16-17 Constitution Day event, please Click Here.

 (Note: we have initiated a new "Hungering for Redress" database. We will not be providing public access to this new list). 

Between Now and September 17

Bob Schulz’s four personal ties to the federal government (Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton, and President Bush) were all served with the Petitions for Redress on June 30, 2008. They were each asked to respond within 40 days.  They have failed to respond or even acknowledge receipt of the Petitions.

Between now and September 16, Bob will speak at venues located New York State. He will discuss the importance of accountability in government, the meaning and power of the Right to Redress as guaranteed by both the federal and State Constitutions, the content of the current Petitions for Redress, and the urgent need for the People to institutionalize their oversight of the Government.

Bob’s schedule will be posted in a day or two. He will begin his speaking tour at 7 PM on August 29th in his home town of Queensbury, New York, at the Scoville Learning Center of the Adirondack Community College.

Turn Up the Heat in NY

To further our Government's awareness of the mounting constitutional crisis resulting from its failure to Respond to the Petitions for Redress, Schulz is urging WTP’s New York supporters to begin contacting Schulz's New York congressional representatives and question them regarding their refusal to Respond to the People's Petitions as required by the Constitution. Schulz's local House Representative is Kirsten Gillibrand.

To call Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand:

Washington D.C. Office
Phone:  (202) 225-5614
Fax: (202) 225-1168

Western District Office
Delhi,  New York
Phone: (607) 746-8449


Southern District Office
Hudson, New York
Phone:  (518) 828-3109
Fax: (518) 828-3985

Central District Office
Saratoga Springs, New York

Phone:  (518) 581-8247
Fax: (518) 581-8430



Northern District Office
Glens Falls, New York
Phone:  (518) 743-0964
Fax: (518) 743-1391

To call Sen. Chuck Schumer:

Washington, DC
Phone: 202-224-6542
Fax: 202-228-3027

New York City Office
Phone: 212-486-4430
Fax: 212-486-7693

Albany Office
Phone: 518-431-4070
Fax: 518-431-4076

Buffalo Office
Phone: 716-846-4111
Fax: 716-846-4113

Binghamton Office
Phone: 607-772-6792
Fax: 607-772-8124

Peekskill  Office
Phone: 914-734-1532
Fax: 914-734-1673

Melville, L.I.,  Office
Phone: 631-753-0978
Fax: 631-753-0997

Rochester Office
Phone: 585-263-5866
Fax: 585-263-3173

Syracuse Office
Phone: 315-423-5471
Fax: 315-423-5185



To call Sen. Hillary Clinton:

Albany Office
Phone: (518) 431-0120
Fax: (518) 431-0128

Rochester Office
Phone: (585) 263-6250
Fax: (585) 263-6247

Buffalo Office
Phone: (716) 854-9725
Fax: (716) 854-9731

Nyack Office
Phone: (845) 613-0076
Fax: (845) 613-0110

Melville, L.I., Office
Phone: (631) 249-2825
Fax: (631) 249-2847

Syracuse Office
Phone: (315) 448-0470
Fax: (315) 448-0476

New York City
Phone: (212) 688-6262
Fax: (212) 688-7444

Westchester County
Phone: (914) 725-9294
Fax: (914) 472-5073

Lowville (Adirondacks) Office
Phone: (315) 376-6118
Fax: (315) 376-6118

Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 224-4451
General Fax: (202) 228-0282


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