Occupy the ConstitutionSubmitted by Kelldor on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 08:26
Do you remember Bob Schultz from We the People Foundation? I 1st saw him at the same time I 1st saw Ron Paul (Jan. '07), in the movie that started this movement:
America: Freedom to Fascism
Bob does some pretty good stuff from time to time. I wish he was more effectual though. Sometimes he brings some good lawsuits against the PTB that work, other times, they are tossed out.
Occupy the Constitution is his latest effort. After seeing a bunch of people clamor for the end of capitalism, he decided he'd had enough and went to Occupy Wall street to educate them on the Constitution. He formed a Constitution Working Group, and they came up with a "Statement of Beliefs" that sounds positive.
" WE THE PEOPLE'S STATEMENT OF BELIEFS:
The Constitution Working Group of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has produced the following Statement of Beliefs as a platform for recommended future actions to solve the Nation's problems, including BAILOUTS, CORPORATE PERSONHOOD, WAR, UNSOUND MONEY AND DEBT.
The Constitution Working Group asks that these Beliefs now be considered by ALL People in and out of the Occupy movement. Ponder these and make known your approval:
· All People have Natural Rights -- Simply Because They Are Alive;
· We the People have Instituted Government to Secure our Rights;
· According to our Governing Documents, Sovereignty rests with the People - Here in America, the People have the Ultimate Power;
· The Constitution & Declaration of Independence are inextricably intertwined;
· Every Principle, Prohibition, Restriction and Mandate of our Governing Documents represents a Guaranteed, Individual Right;
· The People are the Source of All Political Power - no one gets into office unless WE put them there;
· All Elected Officials are limited by our written Constitutions - If Not Authorized in writing, such acts are UNLAWFUL;
· The Constitution is not a Menu;
· The Constitution cannot Defend Itself;
· Individuals and Small Groups cannot prevail in attempts to hold government accountable to their State and Federal Constitutions;
· A Critical Mass is needed, i.e., 3-5% of population;
· Very few in and out of public office can recognize when government is obeying or violating the Constitution;
· The way our system of governance is working is in sharp contrast to the way it is designed to work;
· We don't change the Constitution by ignoring it; there are provisions within it to make changes;
· All that is happening is our fault; the People have allowed it to happen;
· The People have always had the ultimate power in America and have always been the final arbiters of constitutionality;
· Most of what is causing our National distress NOW can be traced back to violations of the Constitution. "
I like it! I don't mind giving credit where credit is due. Here's something occupy has produced that I can actually agree with. I hope it's being well received there. What are your thoughts?