"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom
must, like men,
undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777
LIBYA AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
Our Founding Documents are the greatest governing documents ever given to mankind; they guarantee the unalienable Rights of the People; by their terms the People have instituted, enabled and restricted the power of government, whose sole purpose is to secure the Rights of the People; they and the People’s will to defend them are all that stand between the People and oppression; they are not a menu from which to pick and choose; they cannot defend themselves; they will not be defended unless the People defend them.
Our position is simple: Any act by elected officials that is repugnant to the Constitution is not to be tolerated by the People. We are a Nation ruled by Law, not man or whim. If we do not like what our Constitutions require, there are provisions in them for amending their principles, prohibitions, restrictions or mandates. The process of changing our Constitutions by having our elected officials ignore their provisions, usurp the power of the People and abuse their power must be reversed. Those wielding governmental power must be constantly watched and made to obey our Founding documents, for each and every violation has a devastating impact on our States, the Nation, our People, our economy and our reputation.
Among the greatest powers We the People have given our government is the power to declare and administer war. Last week, with the approval of the United Nations, not Congress, President Obama made the decision to apply the armed forces of the United States in hostilities against Libya.
What does the Constitution say about presidential war powers?
It is the duty of every citizen to ask if the President has stepped outside the boundaries drawn around his power by the terms of our Constitution, notwithstanding his Oath of Office.
David Adler, a Professor at Idaho State University, is one of America’s foremost experts on presidential war powers. Please take the time to listen to one of the best speeches I have ever heard on this subject. The message is timeless and all Americans would do well to take it to heart.
We believe the First Amendment is the most important single sentence in the entire Constitution because it guarantees the Right of the People to think freely and to hold the government accountable to the rest of the Charter, ensuring that the ultimate power rests with the People, where it was meant to reside in the first place. Within the First Amendment lays the ‘accountability clause,’ stated in the last ten words: ‘and to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.
The primary mission of this Foundation is to restore the First Amendment Right to Petition the Government to remedy any unconstitutional or illegal behavior, no matter the issue or how close the issue is to the heart of the channels of money and power.
Ponder this:In 1999, this Foundation Petitioned the federal Judicial Branch challenging the constitutionality of America’s bombing of Yugoslavia with the approval of NATO, but not Congress. (The Defendants were President Clinton, the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff). The Court dismissed the case for “lack of standing” saying, in effect, it’s a political question to be taken up with Congress. In November of 2002, this Foundation Petitioned every member of Congress and President Bush in a challenge to the constitutionality of the decision by the President, not Congress, to apply the armed forces of the United States in hostilities in Iraq.
Now ponder this:
What is the appropriate next step for a Free People?
Think critical mass and as you do, listen to the message of this 14 year old patriot named Kory Shore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdirIfmcuRg
(If you have any children, especially teenagers at home, watch this with them.)
Stay well and stay vigilant.
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