About that Ron Paul Meeting in HarrisburgSubmitted by someguy on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 12:14
The following is a brief summary of yesterday’s (01.25.09) we the people meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. First there was an update on state issues, e.g. real id, chipping, etc. Bob Schulz followed with a three hour presentation which focused on his decade long campaign to redress (remedy) of grievances against the federal government. What surprised me most was the fact that this redress issue dates back to the 1215 Magna Carta. There, it was more explicit in requiring a redress from the king within a 40 day period. If no response after 40 days, the people had the right to take all material possessions from the king and his family, leaving them with only their lives intact. Unfortunately, our Constitution is not this detailed or specific.
Another point Schulz made was that he avoids arguing political points but rather sticks to constitutional ones instead. All seven of his grievances represent violations to key constitutional clauses and are backed by case law. Extremely well researched and professionally presented as everyone knows who has taken the time to read them. The government is concerned about this upcoming Continental Congress 2009. After contracting to rent the Constitution Center in Philly for two weeks, a spokesman contacted Schulz and began making several changes which would have restricted the process. Needless to say, a new venue is now being sought out.
Ron Paul’s name was mentioned many times. First, when my wife called to verify the Schulz talk, the woman that answered said: “Oh, you mean the Ron Paul meeting? Yes, its on.” Later, Bob Schulz, commended Ron Paul on his pro-constitution efforts and cited a problem with one of Paul’s Washington staff as to why he was excluded from talking at RFR last year. Paul’s staff decided to lay the redress issue before Nancy Pelosi and the House, rather than allow RP to address it. Bob would like Ron to chair the upcoming CC 2009, but since it requires he leave Congress, that won’t happen. Later, I volunteered my Ron Paul buttoned hat for collections.
During the question period, I plugged committeesofsafety.org, particularly their involvement with reinstating constitutional state militias. Bob followed up by talking about Dr. Edwin Vieira and his book which was available also, through a state CFL representative. I finished the night by presenting Bob with a us civil flag, updated from those the sons of liberty used.