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CC2009: BY WHAT AUTHORITY?

11.15.09 David Justice:
A question was asked of me today "Do we have any legitimate authority to be here doing what we are doing?"

The Declaration of Independence provides that the people have a duty, a lawful obligation to throw off government when a long train of governmental abuse and usurpation evinces a design to reduce the people under absolute despotism. Given that the people have this duty, and given that the government through its abuses and usurpations has lost any rightful claim to power, thus, the power delegated to the government is vested back to the people. In other words, when the government strays from its constitutionally delegated powers, it abandons its legitimate role as government, and any further exercise of force under the guise of being the people's agent, is ultra vires and void.

However, should the people fail to exercise the power lawfully vested back to them owing to said government's breach of the Constitution, the power lies dormant and chaos ensues. Is that not the agenda the political, economic and social arenas are following? The failure to timely exercise this duty is fatal, terminal, as the government, now rogue, will gladly continue to use the power to enslave the people so long as the people remain derelict in their duty. The longer the people remain derelict, the longer the government will continue in its destructive abuse and usurpation of the people's Liberty, which is endowed to them by their Creator.

Our government's abdication of its responsibility to be accountable to the people by responding to the petitions for redress of grievances exposes its usurpations. Having a duty to speak but refusing to do so, its silence plainly testifies to its abuse of power. Through its silence, the government has confessed to the evinced design to reduce the people under absolute despotism. With that being the case, the American people have a sacred duty to throw it off.

Does the Continental Congress have legitimate authority to be here? Does the delegate body have authority to perform this act? The duty to throw off a government is incumbent on the whole people, the sovereign body politic. But the people have become stupefied, intoxicated, deluded, asleep, and dead in thought and action. Bob Schulz has acknowledged and accepted his responsibility to stand. We the People Congress recognizes this duty and its members have thrown their weight behind this effort by hosting an election and being at cause for the Delegates representing the people of the respective states here at the Continental Congress. This Continental Congress serves to demonstrate the legitimate authority vested in the people by the Constitution. This Congress serves as a petition to the American people, a timely reminder to the people that they, that we, have an obligation to exercise the power lost by the government, power which now has been re-vested in us.

What is the best, most responsible way to exercise this power? To peacefully assemble and get to know each other again for the first time. To take the time to study the Constitution, to study different types of government, to study the works of America's Founders. To come to know and appreciate who and what America was intended to be, and sadly, what she has become.

Power belongs to the people, delegated to the government only for the benefit of the people. When the power is used to their detriment, they have a duty to take it back. We have taken it back, and we will hold it in trust until such time as the whole body politic awakens and joins us in this legitimate exercise of power.
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sounds good to me

a bump for people who are pro active in reclaiming our freedoms.

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well if this is a legal government

and it is that easy, let's start another one right now. I am taking signups and votes in the body of this thread. I vote for myself to represent New Jersey. Yep, not even a name, you can vote for my handle, furlough-buzz. Do we have a California? What about Maryland? Idaho, New Hampshire, going once, going twice...

We'll call this the "the made up congress" not to be confused with Congress, which is just made up as well.

I don't think the mission of the CC2009 is to actually be a government. Maybe you should check that out.

Please go to:www.givemeliberty.org and read their vision

statement. What do you think about the Remedial Instructions, Civic Action Resolutions, and Articles of Association? WARNING: This is not an easy request. You have to commit time to read, study, and critically think about the vision statement. Then when you are done, take time to post your thoughts on this thread. I know I am asking a lot from you, FB, but you are special. I have every confidence in you, fellow patriot, that, unlike most dper's, you will walk your talk, and go the extra mile to thoroughly examine this topic and post your understanding and recommendations. If, however, I have over-rated you, my friend, I do not apologize.

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner

LOL

almost sharp enough to make a scratch.

I will not be sharp to you; I will not scratch you; I will not

apologize.

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner

Furlough

Though I admittedly don't know the whole of the law, I suspect that your argument sounds exactly like the arguments that the founders heard when they spoke out about freedom and throwing over the British government.

Blessings )o(

Blessings )o(

I have to admit

I am an idiot when it comes to this, but it couldn't possibly be true that this is a legal government. That isn't CC2009's intentions, nor has it been recognized by the states like the original continental congress, by which the origibnall CC drew it's authority.

Hopeful - this thread
Realistic - this thread is not

I don't think what the cc2009 is doing is bad at all, I encourage education. I wish a lot was different, but I don't have a problem with what they are doing.

and

Maeve - What state do you want, they are all open except for New Jersey

I'll take AZ. I have to

I'll take AZ. I have to admit. I sure miss that wild and crazy state, especially since moving to NY!

Blessings )o(

Blessings )o(

Been busy and been pulled away from my favorite activity

Watching CC2009. It is one of the greatest, if not the all time greatest, (perhaps beaten only by Dr. Paul's lifetime of standing alone for our Constitution without even help from we the stupid people), endeavor that has taken place. I appreciate it so much, especially when so many people wouldn't support their own mother's breathing if they could speak against it. Keep up the good work. Action, action, action.

Seriously! What's with all

Seriously! What's with all the pessimism on the Daily Paul lately? I can understand trying to expose those who are wronging The People and that can lead to negativity, but why do we not support those that are working so hard fighting for our freedom? Honestly, I don't understand how anyone can say this is not an important event. Its one of the most important undertakings in my lifetime. and will be the most important for my children and grandchildren as well.

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Blessings )o(

great

Thank you for posting.
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You all are doing a

You all are doing a wonderful job and making me proud to be an American. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the hard work you all are doing, and the positions you are putting yourselves in for our country's sake. My children thank you and my grandchildren as well. May the Gods bless you and protect you all.

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CC2009 is honoring our nation's founding documents by taking an

pro-active role by addressing the many violations of the Constitution and finding ways to reinstate it through ACCOUNTABILITY in a peaceful,legal, and lawful manner.

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner