Draft proposed "Constitutionalist’s Declaration of Wants”
By Walter Myersgewinners@cox.net 785/766/3045
Though millions of Americans agree “Federal action has exceeded the clear bounds of its jurisdiction under the Constitution and thus violated rights guaranteed the people” as 30 Republican governors alleged on 11/22/94 and to a goal of restoring “to the states and the people the prerogatives and freedoms guaranteed them under the Constitution” (the governors pledge), the goal remains illusive. Why? According to the late Gov. Evan Mecham (R-AZ), it’s for lack of an organized resistance.
On 10/25/10 Glen Beck said the Washington Post referred to the ‘Tea Party’ as being a movement without a compass. But is the ’Tea Party’ a “movement” or just a group of sincere Americans like a ship without a rudder? Is it fair to view a ‘Tea Partier’ as one who knows America has a problem but lacks an understanding of what must be done to fix it or a plan for doing so?
Historically, we the concerned have isolated ourselves around special interests (gun control, abortion, monetary and fiscal policy, immigration, etc.) in lieu of a set of needs. This has stifled development of a “collective effort by a large number of people to try to achieve something…;” I.e. a movement. Perhaps if ’Tea Partiers” would adopt a “Declaration of Wants” a movement would evolve. Such a Declaration would help people avoid having their resources spent on addressing symptoms of our problem as symptoms can‘t be solved; only problems! Additionally, the Declaration would provide a “yardstick“ against which to judge political candidates. A suggested set of ’wants’ are:
1. Our nation’s sovereignty to be restored - To reach our goal, we the people must control our destiny. Two major sovereignty destroying federal actions are:
a) the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 - An ultimate display of sovereignty is to issue ones own medium of exchange. It’s essential we “end the FED” and assure Congress coins our money and regulates its value. Additionally, atwww.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0705.0.html&session=ls86 is a bill states should pass as an interim measure in order to assure their solvency and mitigate our current planned economic crises. Since it’s impossible to be sovereign while indebted to others and in order to restore a sound economy, a National Economic Recovery Program must be planned and implemented that will:
* return America to a non interest bearing, non repayable medium of exchange meeting the spirit of Art. 1, Sec. 8:5 of the Constitution.
* abolish some and restructure the remaining un payable debt of over $90 trillion resulting from our current unconstitutional monetary policy.
* return the concentrated wealth resulting from unconstitutional acts to its producers.
* reinstatement of the American System of Economic Independence.
* return to a tax system meeting constitutional intent.
* institute a program leading to America’s energy independence.* provide a “soft landing” for those dependent on today’s socialist system.
b) The mission of the U.N. must be revised or America’s U.N. membership terminated! It’s essential the U.N. be no more than a forum for discussing issues of international concern and that the U.N. Charter - as written - and the sovereignty destroying treaties and organizations it has spawned be disbanded. The U.N. and all other un constitutional entities influencing America’s future must be stripped of their power to direct America’s affairs.
2. For every concerned U.S. citizen to recognize and accept:
a) America’s foremost problem is people’s failure to understand the importance of, and abide by, James 4:17 saying “to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” This is especially true of elected officials; most of whom lack the honesty and integrity needed to honor their oath of office.
b) the United States was established as a Christian nation, that over 99.7% of our so called “churches” are not first amendment churches but incorporated businesses in violation of the first commandment, that God cannot ‘bless America’ so long as this violation continues, and that people must repent and stop supporting these businesses.
c) that “until we abandon our manifold private agendas and unite, we will merely be hapless observers standing at the bottom of a dark, deep pit, wistfully hoping to save the world, but really doing little more than breaking the fall of compatriots who are pushed in on top of us….” (Medori Severi) and until a Take America Back team similar to that described inhttp://www.thecnc.org/Documents/1776.htm evolves our efficiency and effectiveness will remain seriously diminished and our goal illusive.
d) to be lawful, government must comply with the principles and policies set forth in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights when interpreted in the spirit and intent of America’s founders and all laws must be in support of life, liberty and happiness for Americans.
e) States created the federal government as their AGENT and as principals to the Constitution and under the Law of Agency, States possess the ultimate authority and responsibility for its proper interpretation and implementation and are a crucial part of the solution to our problem.
f) the Constitution's 10th Amendment stating "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution .... are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people" provides incontestable evidence that the only lawful powers of the Federal Government are those specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
g) the U. S. Supreme Court was correct in saying:
> "This Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty" and “it would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, let alone alien to our Constitutional history and tradition to construe Article 6 as permitting the United States to exercise power under an international agreement without observing Constitutional prohibitions.” (Reid vs Covert)
> "a law repugnant to the Constitution is void." (Marbury vs Madison)
> "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making legislation which would abrogate them." (Miranda vs Arizona)
h) The thirty Republican governors alleging “federal action has exceeded the clear bounds of its jurisdiction under the Constitution and thus violated rights guaranteed the people” were right, that those responsible for the “action” are guilty of crimes found in Title 18 of the U. S. Criminal Code, that if we are to have lawful government, NO person can be above the law, and that the people responsible for the actions and their perpetuation must be held accountable under the law.
i) that if organized, we the concerned could easily recall wayward officials.
3. For our States to act in support of our goal by:
> expunging any and all outstanding calls for a Constitutional Convention.
> recognizing that if America’s founders had intended the Constitution be interpreted in a manner permitting the federal government to take any action it desires under the commerce, general welfare and supremacy clauses, they wouldn’t have bothered to delegate 17 specific powers to the federal government.
> assuring development of “[a] well regulated Militia” within their State in case it’s needed to help stop “the long train of abuses and usurpations” of the Federal government that are evincing a design to place Americans under “absolute Despotism.”
> holding the federal officials guilty of ignoring their responsibility under Art. IV, Sec. 4 of the Constitution accountable under the law.
> recognizing states aren’t satrapies nor minions of the Federal government but that as Principals to the Constitution, they are responsible its proper interpretation and implementation.
> appointing a commission to examine significant federal actions and to use their powers of intercession and nullification to reject unlawful Federal acts purported to be lawful due to a deliberate erroneous interpretation of the Constitution.
> recognizing the fraudulent nature of the 17th amendment, that fraud has no statute of limitations, that all federal actions taken since 4/8/1913 are therefore - in law - null and void and to assure federal senators again represent the state.
> removing the Federal government from the state’s educational process, establishing a curriculum providing students true American history, and providing students handouts to not only help educate them but also their parents and neighbors.
> assuring the Emergency Powers Act of March 9, 1933 which made ‘we the people’ the official enemies of the Federal government and gave it reason to declare a perpetual state of war and authority to operate under the Emergency Powers permitting the President to function as a dictator be rescinded.
> passinghttp://thecnc.org/Documents/BallotBoxIntegrityBill.htm or a similar bill.
> assuring Constitutionalists have access to public broadcasting facilities within their state so there can be open and honest debate on significant issues.
> appointing a ‘blue ribbon’ panel to examine the evidence causing the thirty governors to make their allegation and to identify the unlawful federal actions and the people responsible for taking and perpetuating them, and assuring those people are held accountable under existing laws.
> passing a law requiring Presentments from a Grand Jury authorized by the 5th Amendment, when supported by a petition signed by 10,000 voters, be litigated by a jury having full powers of subpoena and unrestricted access to evidence of its choosing.
> assuring every federal official is constitutionally qualified for her/his office.
> assuring an honest and thorough investigation into the events surrounding 9/11.
4) For our law enforcement personnel- both civilian and military - to recognize and honor their oath of office saying: “I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”