GG Note: It's been a long time since a Continental Congress was assembled. Did you know that the US Constitution is the oldest and the shortest still in use today? It took less than 100 days to for the 55 delegates to draft it back in 1787. The US Constitution celebrates its 222th anniversary in September. Have you taken the time to read it?
/PRNewswire/ -- Constitutional activist Robert L. Schulz, chairman of We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc and We The People Congress, Inc, today announced plans to move forward with a Continental Congress, a national assembly of citizen-nominated and elected delegates representing The People of the fifty states and D.C., to convene from November 9-22, 2009 at the Pheasant Run Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois. Attendees will establish a formal historical record that documents, before a worldwide audience, the record of constitutional violations which have taken place over many years, crossing all branches of government and both political parties, and are devastating America. Delegates will collaborate, debate and develop real-world strategies and civic actions to restore Constitutional obedience. Continental Congress 2009 is to defend, not amend the current Constitution.
The decision to organize CC2009 comes on the heels of more than fourteen years of Petitioning the Government for Redress of repeated violations of the Constitution by Schulz and members of We The People Foundation, along with an increasing number of Americans who are demanding constitutional accountability from their government officials. Schulz has established a long and thorough legal record of those violations and government's refusal to respond when obligated to do so under the accountability clause of the 1st Amendment -- the People's CAPSTONE RIGHT.
Volunteer groups in each state are being organized to inform and invite citizen participation leading to the Continental Congress. Delegates to the meeting will be elected from a national pool of American citizens required to have a proven passion for the Constitution. Schulz and others associated with the event hope the seats will be filled with "America's best" as constitutional scholars, authors, activists and champions of popular sovereignty, nominated by their fellow citizens. Nominations are now taking place through the event's "state pages" which can be found through www.givemeliberty.org or www.cc2009.us
Preparation is underway for a National Delegate Election to take place on Saturday, October 10, 2009. State coordinators and volunteer teams are in the process of identifying appropriate Voting Centers in all fifty states. The election will be significant in its constitutional validity, using visible and transparent vote counting, an effort planners hope will restore valid electoral procedures for elected office.
"Continental Congress is not a political or partisan event," said Schulz. "It is a rallying cry for Americans to step up and embrace the Gift given to us through our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, documents which transcend politics, parties and personalities, if only we would obey them. Each time we ignore the philosophy, principles and order of Rights which they represent, we suffer more," he continued. "Few Americans realize what our country would be like - in the most positive sense of the word - if we would fully embrace our Constitution. At this time in America, thousands of educational and civic-minded organizations have prepared templates for civic action. Continental Congress can be the catalyst to bring everyone together so our voice will be heard at this defining moment in our history."
Information about Continental Congress 2009 can be found at www.cc2009.us or www.givemeliberty.org.
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