To petition the Govt for redress of grievances is not for the faint of heart
Would you like to see President Obama address this petition?
As government of three branches, Executive, Judicial and Legislative, is described- defined- and limited by- our Constitution,
and government acting inimically to- or outside- the Constitution is acting unConstitutionally and reprehensibly,and all three branches have for many years acted outside- and inimically to- the Constitution and, therefore, inimically to the people,we, the people, undersigned, respectfully request our undeniable assertions be recognized in writing by the heads of all branches with a plan, also in writing, delivered to the people, describing how each will peaceably correct its breaches of our Constitution and constrain itself from future breaches and describe how that branch will act as a check on the other two branches to peaceably prevent further breaches.
If not, because you do not agree with it, so be it.
I had some hope that the Obama administration wasn’t entirely about government usurping the rights and the power of the people when I learned that the White House was going to host petitions for the purpose of the redress of grievance, and every other purpose a petition could fulfill, including, it seems, asking for more of your tax money. Yes, if you look here, you will see that you, too, can post a petition at the White House website and, collecting enough signatures, get the White House to address your petition. Or at least that’s what the White House would have you believe. I know they would have you believe it because that’s what it says there.
Let’s hold them to that claim.
An opportunity to actually petition the government for redress of grievance, as assured we are free to do in the first amendment, was too great an opportunity to blithely dismiss as so must posturing by the President. After all if you don’t tell somebody they are doing wrong they can always, even plausibly sometimes, claim ignorance of their “error.” But if you tell them of their error they can no longer claim innocence by ignorance.
Note that the founders of this nation mentioned in their mutual suicide pact, the Declaration of Independence, that they had petitioned King George repeatedly. And, having been insulted once too often, they finally wrote in that Declaration of the King’s bellicosity, “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.” And they wrote that, “…a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
To obtain liberty, they needed to separate themselves from a long-established government.
We need only return to ours.
Our task is so much less daunting, so less fraught with danger if only we will be about the business of reclaiming what our forebears bequeathed us. We can see that they were unafraid to speak of the duties of mankind- and the duties of men in particular- to provide for their posterity the liberty the Lord desires for us¹, when they wrote of the King repeatedly dissolving representative houses, “for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.”
Unfortunately I had not a few people tell me not a few times that they could not get the page with my above petition to load and, therefore, were unable to sign it or forward it to like-minded, freedom-minded, friends. Several times I attempted to contact the White House through the channel supposedly available for such notice. They have never contacted me.
Do take note of this, when it does load it takes two minutes or thereabout. Be prepared to spend two minutes sitting on your butt for liberty. And while you’re doing that, think of the Minute Men who prepared themselves for battle- real battle- with a deadly enemy in only half that time.
Also a few people have told me that they refused to sign (as is perfectly fine, I wrote it, not they), as they fear ending up on a list of souls to be gathered upon the implementation of martial law. These, more than others, need sign this petition for just as government coming to confiscate your firearms is prima facie evidence of tyranny, so is a fear of being placed on a list to be interned for peaceably exercising a most basic right prima facie evidence that government needs reigning in.
It can be done peaceably. You’ll see the word “peaceably” implored twice in the petition. This is what we seek.
So I urge, you, with a decent respect to the opinion of mankind to, with manly firmness- or seemingly the greater these days WOmanly firmness- sign this petition, forward it to friends and other liberty-minded, that is, AMERICAN-MINDED people. If you desire to sign it but fear grips you I urge you to overcome your fear. If not, let Samuel Adams speak to you.
“If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our country men.”- Samuel Adams, Speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776
¹ “We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.” – As the Declaration of Independence was being signed in 1776
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