Thursday, June 24, 2010

Articles of Freedom, part 18



This is a series of posts concerning the works of the 2009 Continental Congress. Last week, I wrote about the Divine Providence” portion of the Articles of Freedom. I will continue with “nationwide civic action”, the text of which follows my comments.

As mentioned last week, it’s great that a group of people have undertaken the task to take our government officials to task and apply some pressure on them to revert back to the Constitution. The civic action ideas are good and I like the idea of a pledge of non-violence. But as I mentioned in last week’s post, the Continental Congress left out a key element because they didn’t want lose support by mentioning a “divisive issue”. Therefore I cannot sign the pledge.

If you watch the tape, you will see that whole thing started to become a farce toward the end. A delegate had to be removed from being disorderly. Another delegate called for a vote of no confidence in President Badnarik. The measure failed, but had substantial support. Several delegates resigned in disgust over various issues, most notably the tabling of the issue of the improper ratification of the 14th amendment and its resulting (supposed) enslavement of the American people (see above video for a partial explanation). People on both sides of that debate behaved unprofessionally to say the least. They were pathetic. If you want to see this fiasco click here and then click on Part 5 under 11/18/09 and skip to 96:30 then continue on with Part 6 and Part 1 under 11/19/09.

NATIONWIDE CIVIC ACTION

Delegates to Continental Congress 2009 and others from Each of the several States, shall serve this document titled, “Articles of Freedom,” with its Remedial Instructions, on each United States Senator and Representative in their offices located in their respective States, placing them on notice that We, the Free People of America, believe them to be in violation of their Oath of Office and the Constitution for the United States of America.

Below is a PLEDGE to be signed by individual Americans signifying their belief that: a) for decades and over many administrations, both political parties have been violating the Constitution and the states have acquiesced; b) the Articles of Freedom should be served on key elected officials in the federal government and all 50 state governments; c) the federal and state officials should comply with the Remedial Instructions designed to put an end to the violations and restore constitutional governance; and d) if the government officials refuse to comply, the People shall engage in a nationwide, well-organized, pro-active, non-violent series of civic actions, including economic sanctions if ultimately necessary, to peaceably procure the relief they are entitled to under our system of governance.

PLEDGE

In full view of The Creator as my witness, I hereby pledge my signature, and vow to join with a goodly number of millions of Americans to hold our elected and appointed officials accountable for all of their violations, with a firm reminder that each one has sworn an Oath (or Affirmation), to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution for the United States of America. In seeking to hold them accountable, I shall hold myself accountable to do the same.

I renounce and condemn any and all INITIATION of violent force and will pursue all lawful and Constitutional means to fulfill my duty.

When a goodly number of millions of American people agree, we will act in a lawful and constitutional manner until all violations of the Constitution for the United States of America CEASE.

I place my name and shall participate as an Eternal Record of the Will of the People to be Free.

Take The Pledge!

(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)

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