We start with a First Principle: Those things allegedly most treasured by
our nation including Liberty, justice, wealth,
safety and social order arise not by chance or
force, but through the institutions of Law and
limited government, offered, embraced and manifest
by moral, learned and spiritual minds via the
collective political instruments now known as our
state and federal Constitutions.
Each violation heaps an additional, devastating impact on America’s economy, families, moral character, global reputation and the Freedoms of its citizens.
To be sure, if we permit it to happen, the material cause of the demise of Liberty and our Republic will be the cumulative damage and decay resulting from the relentless and escalating number of violations that continue to debase both our state and federal Constitutions. After all, the Constitutions, as rule books designed to govern the government, are all that stand between the People and total tyranny.
Yes, through it all and despite the damage, our democracy will survive; we will go on electing people
to office, as this function is necessary in
establishing any form of representative government.
Unless a sufficient number of People decide to soon embrace our
Constitutions, and learn to “connect the dots”
between the specific provisions and
prohibitions of Law provided therein and the
malevolent, unlawful behaviors of our elected
officials, we are a doomed nation, subject only to
the Rule of Men and the tyranny of Power.
Without a collective constitutional conscience of the People, for the errant impulses of our elected officials to contend with, the (now) unbridled violations of Law will most assuredly drain the remaining life blood from the Republic.
As Jefferson said, political parties are by their nature corruptive. Without a national constitutional conscience, the loyalties of our elected officials will naturally continue to flow away from the Constitution to the Party responsible for designating them for the ballot and its self-serving platforms and objectives.
As Jefferson also said, the People are the only sure
reliance for the preservation of our Liberty. Without a national constitutional
conscience, the collective belief of the People will
continue to be the naive cry of all democracies,
i.e., “If you don’t like what is going on, vote for
The Constitution is not a menu and cannot defend itself. That’s up to us, the People.
The vision of the Constitution Lobby is to institutionalize vigilance,
confront government wrongdoers, and secure Redress
for our Grievances via organized, en masse Civic and Legal Actions.
The WTP organization is doing its part. Our open, verifiable and
transparent record, as fully recorded on these
pages, demonstrates we are at once goal and
process-oriented, always taking the appropriate,
achievable next step, no matter how strenuous,
ambitious or bold.
a network of trained constitutional monitors to be located across the state (whose job it will be to compare the actions of all elected officials in their state with the requirements of the law from the their State and Federal Constitutions on down to local ordinances, and to petition the elected officials for redress of violations), and
a team of constitutional attorneys and their staff located in a Citizen Vigilance Center located near the Capital (whose job it will be to interact with the constitutional monitors, investigate violations and recommend a course of civic and/or legal action to stop or reverse the violation).
Violence is on the rise on the streets of countries in Europe and elsewhere across the planet.
It can be strongly argued that the violence likely coming to America could be prevented, if our elected
officials, under sustained, organized and widespread
pressure from a Constitution Lobby, could be forced,
under threat of en masse, peaceful Civic Actions, to end the destructive violations of
our Constitutions which now threaten the Republic.
Viewing the benefits solely through a financial lens, imagine the reduced
expenditures, balanced budgets and constitutionally
valid currency and banking practices that would
empower the People and businesses of our Republic to
thrive again almost overnight.
Because the U.S. dollar (for now) remains the world’s reserve currency, the financial effects alone would be significant and reverberate across the globe, resulting in many far healthier economies, diminished military conflicts, and fewer domestic social disturbances, inequities and violence in Europe and elsewhere.
Think of the vast reductions in spending and debt possible if our Constitution was fully honored and respected, meaning no more:
- meddling in the internal affairs of other countries
- undeclared wars
- war on terror
- police state
- corporate welfare
- fiat currency
- Bills of Credit through or under the auspices
- expenditures for un-enumerated programs and activities
- direct, un-apportioned taxes on labor
- un-enforced immigration laws
The violence emerging in Europe is due in large part to austerity measures imposed
by governments as the result of declining tax
revenues from individuals and businesses and the
inability of those governments to pay their debts.
In short, America has a choice, and it needs to made quickly. Either the People will organize and resist the approaching tsunami of violence by restoring our Constitution and the essential Principles it embodies (including sound money), or the sins of many decades will, like bad karma, come to haunt our land with violence, chaos and escalating confrontations against the police state, as it has in Europe and other nations in recent months. This needed empowerment of the American People can be achieved rapidly through a Constitution Lobby.
Make no mistake: Despite the soothing platitudes of media talking heads
and government officials, this nation is on a track
for dark days unless the People stand up now, and
peacefully change course. The ongoing crisis
regarding America’s debt is but one symptom of the crumbling
pillars of our Republic.
We so wish we did not have to appeal for your financial assistance, but circumstances dictate otherwise. While Bob and Judy (joined now by Judith Whitmore) have been on the job everyday for decades, never requesting or receiving compensation for their time, the organization’s bills continue to arrive and need to be paid.
The WTP Foundation is actively facilitating a Constitution Lobby in each state.
Please consider taking a moment to send a donation to the Foundation.
While we are on the subject of financing, we could use the assistance of a moneyed person(s) to fund a professional public information campaign to spread the word through the Internet, TV and newspapers about the Constitution Lobby project. The idea would be to have the financier work directly with a “Madison Avenue” public relations firm. Bob and his team would, of course, be directly involved, but there would be no need for any of the funds to go to Bob or the WTP organization. Anyone interested in contributing toward the project should send Bob an email: Bob@givemeliberty.org
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