March 31, 2010
NAPOLITANO AND SCHULZ : THE RIGHT TO PETITION
BAILOUT CASE HEADS TO THE SUPREME COURT
MAINE SIGNS THE FREEDOM SCROLL
DISCOVERY GOES INTERNATIONAL
PREPARING FOR APRIL 19
Watch Out America!
very positive one-on-one meeting with FOX senior news
analyst and constitutional expert Judge Andrew
Napolitano last Thursday, Bob was invited right back to
New York City yesterday for an interview with Napolitano
for “Freedom Watch.”
Click here to view
the segment which will remain available in the FOX
News archives. Napolitano has taken a real interest in the
RIGHT TO PETITION – hallelujah – and we shall see how it
all unfolds from here.
The decision from the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan was as expected, but not as hoped. Notwithstanding the fact that the lawsuit is a Petition to the Government for a Redress of a violation of the Constitution, and the fact that the First Amendment guarantees access to the Government, including the Courts, especially in cases such as our constitutional challenge against the AIG and TARP bailouts, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s dismissal for “lack of standing.”
contemplating filing a Petition for Re-Hearing en
banc with the Second Circuit before the case goes to
the Supreme Court. Because of the significant
constitutional questions raised not only by bailouts
themselves but also the treatment of the controversy by
the Judiciary, we will seek amicus briefs. We need
to wake the legal community up to the growing danger.
Having a Government that ignores the Constitution, and
then ignores the People who exercise their First
Amendment Right to hold the Government accountable to
the Charter is a recipe for violence.
Bob and Judy Schulz hit the road last week, along with Judith Whitmore. Together, they drove 1700 miles in four days. (!) The first leg of the trip led through the hills and dales of Vermont and New Hampshire and then northward on to the coastal town of Waldoboro, Maine for a special Freedom Scroll Ceremony with the “Constitutionalists of Maine.” CC2009 Delegate Wayne Leach organized the event which was well-attended and well-received.
is now the eighth State to receive the Freedom
Scroll. Bob gave a great talk on the Right to Petition
and the Articles of Freedom. The local paper was on
hand to take pictures. Bob prepared a new
Point Presentation (RIGHT-click
to download, 2MB) for the occasion that
summarizes the historical research behind this Right
summarizes the historical research behind this profound
and gives the Power to the People to hold government
directly accountable to the Constitution.
Boston: Electronic Chip in the Passport is Discomfiting
morning found us in driving wind and rain (a familiar
experience these days along the East Coast) headed for
the U.S. Passport Agency in Boston. We are now
thoroughly familiar with the procedure to get a passport
quickly (only took six hours) and are now the bearers of
the latest electronic passport technology, which
includes a microchip inserted in the back cover. There
is no hiding now. Among other things, the chip can be
used as a tracking device and read from a distance by
any authorized (or clever unauthorized) persons and
reveals a boat-load of info about the holder. Joy.
We The People Crosses
the Border Into Quebec:
Passport in hand, the trio headed for Canada, stopping overnight in northern Vermont. Day three we crossed the border for a meeting in Quebec City with an election official at Election Quebec. Our purpose was to see if a government official would testify in the NCEL case about Canada’s transparent, hand-counted ballot election process. Bob hopes to integrate the international aspect into the argument, using examples from Canada and Germany, where the population utilizes a transparent constitutional system and can attest to the accuracy, credibility and reliability of such an approach.
The People of Germany petitioned for constitutional elections there and the Petition was ignored! The lawsuit was then filed by Wiesner and his father with the German Constitutional Court. (We like the name.) They prevailed. Electronic vote counting systems are now banned in Germany. (Have no idea what they did with all their machines). Victory for the People! We are hoping he will agree to testify before the jury in New York.
We have also been in contact with the International Institute for Democracies and Election Assistance (IDEA) in Stockholm and their U.N. contact in New York. They are providing a report on the countries which use electronic voting machines (very few) versus hand-counted paper ballots (almost all: Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and so many more).
Quebec, the trio headed to New York City, with an
overnight pit stop in Queensbury, for the meeting with
Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Right to Petition the
Government for a Redress of Grievances.
The deadline for submission of our witness list is April 1. At least three U.S. citizens will provide expert testimony on behalf of the Plaintiffs, including Professor Alex Shvartsman from UConn, Doug Bersaw from Richmond, New Hampshire and Vincent Pertoso from Connecticut.
meantime, NCEL Plaintiffs Bob Schulz and JP Liggett are
resisting the Confidentiality Agreement the State of New
York has insisted on before the State will turn over the
documents the Plaintiffs have demanded as part of the
Discovery Process. The federal District Court judge is
Still Waiting on the IRS
waiting for a hearing date with the IRS regarding its
errant revocation of WTP’s tax exempt status and
resulting tax assessment. We have delayed the filing of
our lawsuit against the IRS pending the results of that
hearing. Your prayers are appreciated for a Miracle
resolution without going
Preparing for April 19th
– the Delivery of the Articles of Freedom
Letters went out to the principal federal and state public officials regarding the plan to deliver the Articles of Freedom to both state and federal officials on April 19th. Other states are using the Letter as a template and following suit.
A special AOF Presentation event program has been prepared for that day which will be followed in every state where events are taking place. The program is highly patriotic with significant audience participation (more details to follow). You will soon be able to check the AOF website to find out what is happening at your state capital and download/print the program materials (e.g., event script, handouts, organizing instructions, etc.) so that all can participate fully and/or help organize the local state events.
YOU WILL get involved! Contact your state coordinator.
Volunteer to help. Defense of the Constitution is the
highest form of patriotism. The simultaneous
presentation of the Articles in every state has the
potential to be a historic occasion. Read
the Articles of Freedom and Sign the Pledge!
America needs a Miracle. The People of America need strength, courage, illumination and a way to come together to block those who are undermining our country, through opposition to the Constitution or any other means.
the Blessings of this time cover our Land in a Mantle of
Protection for all that is constructive and all we hold
near and dear.
For your support, in whatever way you feel to give it, we are grateful. We the People Foundation is only able to act because you are there, making it possible. We thank you for continuing assistance to help us pay down the CC2009 debt and meet our regular monthly expenses.
to welcome the new members of We the People Congress who
are coming on board with the hope that every state will
soon have a strong and sizeable network of citizens
dedicated to holding government officials accountable to
their state and federal Constitutions.
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