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Gary Marbut: What the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause really means

February 24, 2013 Leave a comment

By: Gary Marbut

President, The Montana Shooting Sports Association

In an op-ed published in The Daily Caller on February 23, Gregg Re repeats the all-too-common understanding that the overrated Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution makes the federal government supreme in virtually anything it wishes to do. That Gregg would hold such an opinion is no big surprise. It’s what he and most everyone else were taught in high school. Fortunately, I have learned since high school that this view of the Supremacy Clause is not only wrong; it is dangerous to people and to individual liberty.

islamic Terrorist Group, CAIR, Shuts Down “Constitution, Americas Founding Principles” Meeting


[TWG: This is absurd. Michigan is the muslim terrorist capital of the United States, and it’s quite apparent the Mayor,  police department and others running that State are aiding and abetting the enemies of this Nation.  WHEN are the American people going to wake up?  Apparently, never.]

 

(Hat tip James W. for the forward.  Grazie mille, James!)

 

 

Did Terror-Promoting CAIR Shut Down Pro-Constitution Event?

May 3, 2012 By   
 

constitution quill pen SC Did Terror Promoting CAIR Shut Down Pro Constitution Event?

A Michigan police department has made it clear that freedom of speech and the Constitutional right to peaceably assemble may only be enjoyed upon approval by the terror-promoting, Islamic group CAIR.

On January 26th, Michigan State Representative David Agema and others hosted an event entitled “Constituting Michigan—Founding Principles Act” in the Allegan High School auditorium. The purpose of the event was “…to inform the public about the importance of honoring the United States Constitution, to recognize the internal threat to America posed by radical Muslims and the dangers to our free society caused by the imposition of Sharia law.”

As the Michigan House sponsor of HB 4769, “The Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act,” it is Representative Agema’s goal to ban the use of foreign or Sharia law by Michigan courts “…when those laws conflict with fundamental rights protected by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Michigan.”…

Continue Reading: http://www.westernjournalism.com/did-terror-promoting-cair-shut-down-pro-constitution-event/

 

What If The Government Rejects The Constitution?

April 14, 2012 3 comments

(Hat-Tip CowboyPress for the forward. Thanks, Cowboy!)

 

 

What If the Government Rejects the Constitution?

by Andrew P. Napolitano

What if the government never took the Constitution seriously? What if the same generation – in some cases the same human beings – that wrote in the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech,” also enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to criticize the government? What if the feds don’t regard the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land?…

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An Open Letter To Law Enforcement (From the JPFO site)

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

I like this letter.  Please re-post.  Article archived from sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com  and at  JPFO.Com:  http://www.jpfo.org/articles-assd/le-open-letter.htm

“Choose this day whom you will serve.”:

 An Open Letter to American Law Enforcement.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. — William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming.”

Gentlemen and Ladies of American Law Enforcement, There is a growing perception among many Americans that we are headed for one of those periodic moments in our history when our reactions to events will redefine who we are as a people, where we are going as a country and who gets to call the shots when we get there — what George H.W. Bush called “that vision thing.”

This is happening in the middle of unprecedented external and internal stresses on our social order, the results of which you see daily on the streets. It is going to get worse. Odds are, it is going to get MUCH worse before it gets better. IF it gets better any time soon, which I doubt.

And so, ladies and gentlemen of American law enforcement, the prudent among you should be considering this question now, rather than later: “What am I going to do when we get to ‘much worse’?” Consider first where we are. The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center estimated last year that there were over a million hard-core gang members in this country who were responsible for over 80% of the crimes.

Other experts have suggested that when you add in the gangs’ “extended families” and wannabes the number is closer to between five and ten million.

As unemployment has increased, their numbers have likewise swelled. But the gangs, as bad as they are and as great a threat as they pose to public order, are nothing compared to the larger problem, and that is this.

Respect for duly constituted authority and social trust are essential ingredients of civilization. These elements represent the basic glue of society. Respect for duly constituted authority is, as every cop knows, at an all-time low. There are two general reasons for this, one systemic and the other so personal that if you look yourselves honestly in the mirror you can see it.

Systemically, “duly constituted authority” derives its legitimacy from the founding documents of our country, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and from the Founders’ concepts of the rule of law. These have all been under attack for a hundred years or more by both corrupt political parties and their union and business familiars.

The Constitution has become for some a joke and for others an inconvenient speed bump on the road to tyranny. As long as this degradation of the legitimacy of our political and legal system was perceived by a narrow portion of the population, it was manageable in a societal sense.

This is no longer true. When a president and Congress robs one set of people to enrich their cronies, when they violate the settled rule of law regarding bankruptcy to stiff secured creditors in the case of General Motors while rewarding anointed unsecured creditors — their political allies, the auto unions — the rest of the population cannot fail but conclude that we are no longer under the rule of law, but the rule of men, which is to say, the law of the jungle. Or, put another way, they — the “authorities” — can do anything that the citizenry can’t or won’t stop them from doing. This is the societal Catch 22 we are now in (and have been for a while) that I call “Waco Rules.”

Other cases such as that of David Olofson, a veteran and marksmanship instructor and family man who was railroaded by the ATF on an automatic weapons charge when his semi-automatic AR-15 malfunctioned — and he was chosen for prosecution simply because the ATF did not care for his low opinion of them — have convinced many that a fair trial is no longer possible in federal court if an agency decides to “deal with” them.

And if we are no longer guaranteed a fair trial in the federal court system, then if we are innocent and decide that we do not wish to play drop the soap with either the Aryan or Muslim Brotherhoods, our only guarantee is the right of an unfair gunfight when the ATF comes calling. And remember that Olofson is merely one example of federal misadventure. There are many others, as there are plenty of similar cases in local and state jurisdictions.

When the law-abiding rightfully no longer trust the law enforcers and begin to view them as a class of criminals merely acting under color of law, anarchy is not far away. Yet, you will say, “don’t blame me, I enforce the law, I don’t make it.” True, but insufficient as an excuse, and here we get down to that look in the mirror.

My friend and fellow gun rights blogger David Codrea over at WaronGuns has a description for feral cops. He calls them the “Only Ones.” His daily blog is filled to overflowing with example of rogue cops, their partners who never rein them in and the prosecutors and judges who find reasons to go easy on even the most heinous of criminals with badges.

You know who I’m talking about. If you say there are none of these currently operating or in the making within your department then you are either lying or uninterested in seeing the truth, which amounts to the same thing.

Everyone knows what happens to honest cops who “rat out” their uniformed criminal associates. They are hounded, despised, disciplined and shunned — and that’s on a good day. Can you blame many of us who pay attention to such law enforcement corruption for concluding that you may merely be a member of an “official gang” as opposed to a freelance one? Such dereliction of duty begs the question: If your excuse is that you don’t make the law, you just enforce it, and then you don’t enforce it upon yourselves, why should we be paying tax dollars to support “official” law breaking?

There is another image that many of you can see in the mirror if you choose to take an honest look — that of tax collector and nanny state bully boy. Yes, we know, you didn’t make the laws, some liberal puke with a control fetish did. But when you write speeding tickets for 3 miles over the limit because you’ve been told to write “x amount” of dollar value or when you pull people over for “seatbelt violations” at random roadblocks and then ransack their cars without probable cause, can you understand how such behavior eats away like acid on your reputation — individually and collectively — as servants of the citizenry?

What part of “to protect and serve” does that represent?

But worse than all that is the militarization of the police — in equipment, tactics and, worst of all, attitude — and the federalization of all law enforcement over the past forty years, but especially in the last ten. There were, last time I checked a few years ago, something like 750,000 full time state, city, university and college, metropolitan and non-metropolitan county, and other law enforcement officers in the United States. Add to that another 150,000 or so full time law enforcement personnel working for the federal government. With the growth of new agencies like the TSA during the “war on terror” (who, because of political correctness can’t seem to figure out who the real “terrorists” are so they merely oppress the rest of us in order to be “fair”) that number has certainly risen.

In any case, there are hardly enough Feds to work the administration’s will upon a nation so vast and a people so numerous, so much thought and effort has gone into suborning and subverting local and state law enforcement for federal purposes — “Joint Task Forces” and “fusion centers” being two principal ways.

Yet, as the Founders quite clearly understood, it is one of the duties of local law enforcement, especially the county sheriffs, to interpose themselves between the federal government and the people of their jurisdictions when the federal government becomes oppressive.

Now, however, local law enforcement is looked upon by federal agents as force multipliers and willing stooges — “local yokels” in their parlance. And as a mark of how successful their campaign has been, many local law enforcement officers agree and happily lick the boots that kick them.

A recent case in point. Two county sheriff’s deputies showed up at the doorstep of a man out west who had expressed his contempt for Nancy Pelosi and and other federal politicians in letters and emails. These deputies, saying that the FBI had sent them, interrogated the man, threatened him “with Leavenworth” and engaged in intimidation of political speech. These local cops, having no jurisdiction to do anything of the sort, would have been laughed off of my porch here in Alabama and told to bugger off and return with real federal cops, if that was in fact their intention.

Too often these days, when the federal man says “frog” many of you merely ask “how high?” Of course, if this intimidation had back-fired on the locals in any way, the Fibbies would have been the first to disavow them, leaving them hanging out in the legal laundry to dry. So when y’all are looking in that mirror, ask yourselves how truly stupid you actually are when it comes to enforcing an agenda and not the law just because the Feds ask you to.

Because here’s the essential thing: you, ALL OF YOU, took an oath to, among other things, “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” You swore that, the overwhelming majority of you, to God. Did you think that oath had a shelf life? Do you think that now that you have by your reckoning faithfully upheld that oath for, say, twenty years now that tomorrow it is okay to forget it?

You swore, whether you realized it at the time or not, an OATH, before GOD, and it was a LIFETIME oath. While you are looking in the mirror, evaluate your career based upon that oath. It was not to a man, or an administration, or a political party but to an idea — the idea of ordered liberty as codified in the Constitution of the United States of America. So ask yourself, did you or did you not intend to faithfully uphold that oath? Because the answer to that question is going to become very important very quickly as this politically divided and morally fractured society continues to spin out of control.

To quote Joshua, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” Katrina showed us many things. It showed that in a disaster many cops will look to their families and not the public duty, leaving their fellow law enforcement officers with an even greater burden. It showed us that cops can be opportunistic criminals as well, partaking in looting with as much energy as professional criminals. It also showed us that the police no longer trust the law-abiding citizen with arms, depriving them of their only means of self-defense once the cops have moved on, leaving them to the tender mercies of robbers, rapists and murderers.

It is perhaps dangerous to make too large of a generalization, for there are many rural jurisdictions where this still does apply, but the fact of the matter is that by and large, the police no longer trust the people they are supposed to protect, and they especially do not trust an armed citizen, even if he represents no danger to the cop.

This is standing the oath on its head.  The people do not exist to serve the servant, but rather the other way around.

When a policeman pulls over a driver whose computer record shows not only the driver’s license of the vehicle’s owner, but the fact that they have a concealed carry permit, it is too often SOP for the cop to approach the vehicle, gun drawn, order the man or woman from the car, put them on their knees and cuff them before anything else transpires. These are not the acts of public servants but rather of an occupying army. And with each breach of trust, the glue holding society together is further weakened. For the more you distrust us, the more we are reminded to distrust you.

It is important to remember, Mr. and Ms. Law Enforcement Officer, that you need us, the law-abiding armed citizenry, one hell of a lot more than we need you. Just ask any criminal. Who is it that they fear most? The encounter with a policeman or a would-be victim who turns out to be armed? I tell you this uncomfortable truth and I hope you have the honesty to admit it — the criminals of this country are far more scared of the armed citizenry than they are of the police. It is not the fear of the patrol car that inhibits criminal behavior the most, but rather the prospect of screwing up and getting his brains blown out by a citizen in righteous self defense.

And so, when you participate in citizen disarmament efforts, whether gun seizures like Katrina, or merely identifying otherwise friendly peaceable folks as “the enemy” just because they are armed, you are alienating your most valuable friends and empowering your most vicious enemies. Not to mention the fact that you are violating that sacred oath you took. So ponder that deteriorating social trust that holds civilizations together, and then ponder this: the worst is yet to come.

What will happen when we are faced, God forbid, with some dislocating national disaster — natural or man-made — that makes Katrina look like a kindergarten playground? Now, even if you intend to run off like some New Orleans policemen did to see to the safety of their families rather than keep order in the city, you are still going to need the cooperation of the armed citizenry in your home neighborhood to protect your family.

You — ALL of you — law enforcement officers, will then need us, the armed citizenry — ALL of us willing and competent to muster — to defend public order against the tide of chaos represented by five or ten million gang members and the tens of millions of panicked unprepared refugees or opportunistic criminals left unrestrained by a breakdown.

Do you seriously think that federal police, all 150,000 of them, will actually help you in that event, beyond issuing orders that they will not be personally endangered with carrying out? You will then be on your own, and you will have us. At least those of you will who have the sense to plan now to make that happen in the event.

You might start by remembering your oaths, by beginning to trust us, by refusing to engage in petty harrassments of CCW permit holders and by strengthening your department’s auxiliary program (or starting one if you do not have one). But first and foremost you must quit looking at and treating the law-abiding armed citizenry of the United States as the enemy. For if you don’t, we certainly will be.

Convince us by your actions that you are no better than the gangs who commit crimes without uniforms and we will treat you similarly. And there ain’t nearly enough of you to shove us around in a real national emergency.

Remember, Americans are nothing if not a practical people. We’re predisposed to help and support you. Please, take our hand when it is offered, BEFORE it is needed.

Sincerely, Mike Vanderboegh   sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

The Continental Congress Has Completed Our Articles Of Freedom! PLEASE SIGN THE PLEDGE!

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment

 

An Introduction to the Articles of Freedom

Think of the millions of folks, including members of the Armed Forces, who have raised their right hand and said, “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” 

Think of the millions who have placed their right hand over their heart and said, “I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

How could anyone who has pledged their devotion to the Constitution, reconcile the following violations of the Constitution that are destroying America? When will it end?

  • For decades, our Government has been meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, without any Constitutional authority, causing foreign nationals to direct their hostilities towards us, which has given us a War on Terror and a growing Police State that is repugnant to the Fourth Amendment and the General Welfare of a Free People;
  • For decades, we have had undeclared wars in violation of the War Powers clauses of Articles I and II;
  • We are now gifting and lending public money and credit to private corporations for decidedly private purposes (corporate welfare), without any constitutional authority, whatsoever;
  • We have a fiat currency, in violation of the money clauses of Article I;
  • We have been emitting trillions of dollars worth of Bills of Credit through or under the auspices of the Federal Reserve System in violation of Article I;
  • We have been incurring trillions of dollars worth of debt for the payment of expenditures for programs and activities that are not enumerated in Article I, and therefore not authorized;
  • We have a fraudulently ratified 16th Amendment in violation of Article V, a direct, un-apportioned tax on labor in violation of the tax clauses of Article I, and a judicial system that refuses to consider the evidence, in violation of Article III;
  • For decades we have had unenforced immigration laws in violation of that mandate, plainly-worded in Article II, that requires the President to “faithfully execute” all the laws passed by Congress;
  • We have a President who apparently is not a natural born citizen, a violation of Article II;
  • We are counting our votes in secret, as all machines do, in violation of our constitutional right not only to vote but to know that our votes are being accurately counted;
  • We have an absence of well-regulated state militias, and we have federal gun control laws, all in violation of the Second Amendment;
  • For decades, in violation of the sovereignty clauses of the Declaration of Independence, the United States has been entering into treaties, contracts and relationships with foreign entities, and giving authority to international bodies, dissipating, destroying and undermining America’s sovereignty;
  • We have private land being taken for private purposes in violation of the Fifth Amendment.
  • We have a Government about to become a provider of Health Care, and about to order the People to purchase a product, powers that are not enumerated in Article I, and therefore not authorized.
  • We have money bills originating in the Senate, in violation of Article I.
  • We have a Senate that is using a supermajority vote to decide whether to enact a law, without an amendment to the Constitution, all in violation of Article I, Sections 3 and 5, and Article 5.
  • These violations have challenged the Constitutional Republic of the United States and Her People to Its core.

Above all, we have government officials who, for fourteen years, and more, have refused to honor their fundamental obligation to respond to the People’s First Amendment Petitions to Redress these violations. I call this the “capstone grievance.”

It is well settled in American Jurisprudence that if anyone has an obligation to respond and he fails to do so, his silence amounts to admission. It is also well settled that any Right that is not enforceable is not a Right – that is, with every Right there is a Remedy. However, the Constitution cannot defend itself. It is the duty of the People to defend it.

The We The People Foundation exists for the purpose of protecting and defending our federal and state Constitutions and to ensure the day comes when the American People will have institutionalized citizen vigilance for the purpose of routinely holding their elected officials accountable to their Constitutions, regardless of their political stripes and whether they voted for them.

The vision for Continental Congress 2009 came in December of 2008, while I was preparing to give a speech at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The idea was well received. From January 1 – May 1, I traveled to 88 cities in all 50 states to meet with People to see if this was an idea they would support and help make a reality. They agreed.

On May 21, the Foundation sponsored a meeting of leaders of the Freedom movement at the Jekyll Island Club in Georgia. This was the place where the Federal Reserve was first conceived in 1910. We stood in the Federal Reserve Room, as it is called, and asked our Creator to put a new and righteous record for America in the place of what had gone before. We believe our prayers were answered. We discussed Continental Congress 2009 and if this was an idea they could support and help make a reality. They all agreed.

From June 1 – October 10, a national structure was established to accommodate Continental Congress 2009. State coordinators in nearly every state volunteered their time and energy along with other citizens. A small national management team formed to assist. Delegates were nominated in each state to attend the Congress.

A Constitutionally – correct election was held on October 10. On November 11, 2009, the delegates attended Continental Congress 2009 at the Pheasant Run Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois, sponsored by the Foundation. The Delegates of Continental Congress 2009 were not professional legislators or wordsmiths. They were ordinary, non-aligned citizens from across America and all walks of life. They set aside their lives for this Assembly. They represented You and Me, the Free People of America.

The conclusion of their efforts, their recommended Course of Action to restore and maintain Constitutional obedience in America, is This Document called ‘‘Articles of Freedom.’’

It is proposed that these Articles be distributed to All in the Land, with the intent to draw the attention and courage of a “goodly number of millions of People” who, entitled to their Freedom and essential to Its maintenance, Arise to Restore and maintain the Constitution for the United States of America.

Then and only then shall America’s Destiny be Fulfilled.

Please take the time to read the Articles of Freedom. Learn about the Constitution. Take the Pledge to stand with millions of Americans as the Articles of Freedom are served on our elected officials, and then, if necessary, to participate in coordinated, non-violent, legal and Constitutional civic actions to stop the violations.

Robert L. Schulz
Founder and Chairman
We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc.
www.GiveMeLiberty.org

 

On April 19, 2010, the Voice of Freedom will be heard across America like never before, as millions gather in every state to take back their Constitution.

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A resounding Plan for all those who are uneasy and anxious about the fate of America.

This is not the Hour for Summer Soldiers or Sunshine Patriots.
The action required of all Patriots is three-fold:

1)   READ the Articles of Freedom and see how we can end the violations and restore Constitutional governance;

2)  SIGN the Pledge, to hold elected officials accountable to the Constitution and to engage in civic action if millions of other People also take the Pledge, and

3)  BE at your state capitol on Patriot’s Day – April 19, 2010  to join with millions of others who, simultaneously in every state,  will serve the Articles of Freedom on elected officials.

SUCCESS requires that tens of millions of Patriots, including the newest, SIGN the Articles of Freedom AND STAND side-by-side in their state capitals on April 19, 2010.

SUCCESS requires the PARTICIPATION of millions of Patriots, including the newer, from all 50 states, each doing a part of the work to mobilize those tens of millions of signers.

SUCCESS requires that thousands of Patriots, including the new, organize and guide the activities of those millions, state-by-state, county-by-county, town-by-town.

SUCCESS requires dozens of Patriots, including the old, doing the yeoman’s work to facilitate the Plan by designing and developing the resources needed by the Patriots to bring the Articles of Freedom and the Plan to the attention of everyone in America and to have at least 5% of Her People stand in defense of the Constitution on Patriot’s Day.

 Here is what you can do, NOW:

  1. READ AND SIGN the Pledge in the Articles of Freedom;
     
  2. SEND IT OUT to others and ask everyone you know to do the same.
     
  3. SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS from our web site that says I’ve signed the Articles of Freedom.” Watch as the messages to them increase by the thousands in the days leading up to Patriots Day, demonstrating a massive show of support never before seen in our history.
     
  4. KEEP VISITING THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES and send your email lists the link: http://www.articlesoffreedom.us.
     
  5. DOWNLOAD NEW TOOLS to use in your location from the Resources page on the website.
     
  6. BE AT YOUR STATE CAPITOL ON APRIL 19: start coordinating transportation and ride shares with your friends and families in advance.
     
  7. HELP YOUR STATE/COUNTY COORDINATORS (find contact info on the AOF website.) If you do not find a network established, start one.
     
  8. READ THE NATIONAL DAILY UPDATE at www.articlesoffreedom.us
     
  9. READ THE DAILY UPDATE ON YOUR STATE PAGE.
     
  10. JOIN THE WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALL for your state.
     
  11. DISTRIBUTE AOF/EVENT FLYERS DOOR-TO-DOOR (download our design or use your own) and reach out to your neighbors and town.
     
  12. SEND OUT THE VOICE OF FREEDOM: PLACE FULL PAGE ADS in your print and broadcast media (those designed by us and your own).
     
  13. ARRANGE POT LUCK DINNERS in home-after-home to help others learn about and discuss the Articles of Freedom and what these mean for America.
     
  14. POST MEETINGS in the “Calendar of Events” in your newspapers; look for patriot group meetings and attend them!
     
  15. BUILD A COALITION in your state of organizations and individuals who know the time has come to take a stand. Contact local organizations such as Veterans, Rod and Gun, Patriot, etc.

  16. FLOOD YOUR LOCAL MEDIA: Send letters to the editor, call-in to radio talk shows, identify opportunities on local commercial and public access TV about the Continental Congress and the Articles of Freedom, and discuss the importance of these HISTORICAL events. Make this a group effort by organizing letter-writing campaigns and call-in days. Work parties are fun and build excitement among volunteers!
     
  17. TRUE EDUCATION: If you have children in school, print out copies of the Articles of Freedom and this Action Plan for each of their teachers and the principal, and ask for comments and support for this HISTORICAL effort.
     
  18. SEEK THE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE: If you attend a church or synagogue, provide a copy of the Articles of Freedom to your spiritual leader. Set up a meeting with him/her in order to discuss the Articles of Freedom personally. You can make this a group effort with other like-minded members.
     
  19. GET ON THE AGENDA of any social or civic organization, contact the Chair to request a special meeting in order to make a presentation about the Continental Congress and the Articles of Freedom. Your State Coordinator or any of your state’s Continental Congress Delegates will be glad to present or assist you. Find them at http://www.GiveMeLiberty.org (click through to your state’s page).
     
  20. TAKE AOF EVERYWHERE: Drop a copy of the Articles of Freedom on the doorstep of your local fire department; leave one on the front desk of your local police department. Discuss the Articles of Freedom with your doctor, your dentist, your hair-dresser, and any other professional you hire. With permission from the business owners, provide copies for their waiting rooms, with signs that say: FREE: TAKE ONE. Be sure to provide local contact information on the cover, and restock regularly. Get the word out to as many people as possible!
     
  21. STOP SUPPORTING THOSE WHO VIOLATE OUR RIGHTS: Remember, the idea behind this Plan of Action is ACCOUNTABILITY. Every American is accountable to uphold and defend the Constitution. Therefore, seriously consider withholding your business and support from any professional who gives aid and comfort to those who would violate our rights. Withdraw your support not only from those directly responsible for violating the Constitution, but to their supporters!
     
  22. FORGET THE GUY WHO IS NOT INTERESTED, FOR NOW: Time is short and we have many people to reach. DO NOT WASTE VALUABLE TIME ‘WINNING’ ANYONE OVER! In the time you use fighting and arguing with that one person you have been working on for so long (and not really getting anywhere) you could have reached a dozen people that are receptive to your message and they, in turn, would be spreading that same word to countless others. Leave those ‘tough nuts’ alone. As more and more people sign on, the atmosphere becomes more attractive. The ‘hard sell’ people tend to wait and watch on the sidelines, and then jump on the Bandwagon ‘of their own accord’ when things start looking good. They’ll come around – eventually. Until then, go for the ‘easy’ one’s first, and let’s build up the numbers of concerned Americans that we KNOW are out there.
     
  23. DOOR-TO-DOOR: Hit the streets and reach out. Those volunteers that are physically unable to participate should take charge of bulk mailing and Phone Banks – small groups of people getting together and making phone calls to raise awareness of the Articles of Freedom, gain donations, and increase support for the effort to restore Constitutional Rule of Law in America.
     
  24. SET UP A BOOTH AT ANY AND EVERY EVENT: Gun Shows, County and State Fairs, Art Fairs, Farmer’s Markets, Conventions, Conferences, anything where people gather in large numbers that allows vendors to purchase space is an opportunity waiting to happen. This is also valid for Flea Markets and Swap Meets. The costs for obtaining permission to distribute materials varies depending on the size of the event, but that takes into account the amount of people you can reach. Be advised that most of these events will only allow you to give away material without any exchange of funds; and it also varies whether you can take donations or not, so make sure to be clear about these issues before paying any fees to avoid any confusion later.
  25. DEVELOP A CUSTOMIZED-PLAN: Nobody knows your area or state better than you or the people who live there. Put together a plan that is going to reflect and appeal to the culture, habits and behaviors of your local citizens. What works in one place might fall flat in another. Take a look around and emulate events/activities/interests that reflect the personality of your citizens.

 

Wherever you go and whatever you choose to do, be able to speak about why the Articles of Freedom are so important for America now:

 

1) The Articles document the facts: that the Government has been violating fourteen provisions of the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land.  They have been doing so for many years, over many Administrations and with the complicity of both Parties and each of the several states.  These violations are continuing to devastate and pauperize our Nation, our way of life and our economy.  Additional violations are taking place and all of these are a direct threat to our Sovereignty as a Nation and our Constitutional Republic.

 
2) The Government has refused to listen or respond to those citizens who have tried to hold them accountable to the Constitution, often answering their Petitions only with repeated injuries.
 

3) The Articles of Freedom, are meant to be a post petition-era document, and as such now include specific Instructions to each branch of the Federal Government and to each of the several States, all designed to end the fourteen violations and ultimately, ALL VIOLATIONS of the Constitution, and show America the way back to Constitutional Governance, as the only means to save our Nation. Again, the Instructions follow decades of unanswered Petitions for Redress.

4) The Articles of Freedom are of, by and for the People and therefore come with recommendations for civic action by the People to ensure compliance with their Instructions.
5) Individuals and small groups cannot prevail in the Cause that is before us.  Even notable organizations, dedicated to Freedom, cannot succeed alone, operating in their own corridors or activities.  While each of us surely has a role to play, it will take all of us coming together and standing as ONE NOW to ensure America fulfills Her Destiny as the Torch of Liberty for all mankind.  

LET FREEDOM RING!

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SMUG FACES AND MIDDLE FINGERS

January 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Just LOOK at this trash we are fed by OUR Legislature here in Washington State. 

They have a Judiciary Committee Meeting scheduled for 10:00 Tuesday, then once they find out We, The People are taking time off work, driving ALL THE WAY TO OLYMPIA to voice our concern, they change the schedule to allocate ONLY 30 MINUTES for the Committee Meeting! 

Nothing But Smug Faces and Middle Fingers from our Socialist Government and “Representatives” here In Washington State.

We’ll be there ANYWAY.  THEY ARE OUR REPRESENTATIVES. NOT OUR RULERS.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/cmd/default.aspx?aid=15466

1-23-10 Current Firearms Legislation – WASHINGTON STATE

January 23, 2010 Leave a comment

WASHINGTON STATE FIREARMS LEGISLATION CURRENTLY IN PROCESS AS OF JANUARY 23, 2010

 

(For Up-To-Date Information, Please visit this link:  http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/search.aspx?term=firearms&year=2009)

 

HB 1498 – 2009-10   (PASSED)
Concerning provisions governing firearms possession by persons

who have been involuntarily committed.

History of Bill
  Sponsors: Representatives Hunter, Blake, Kretz, Pedersen,

Goodman, Williams, Carlyle, Roberts, McCune, Ericks, White,

Hasegawa, Kagi, Nelson, Warnick

Apr 21  Delivered to Governor.
Apr 30  Governor signed.
      Chapter 293, 2009 Laws.
      Effective date 7/26/2009.

SIGNED BILL: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202009/1498.SL.pdf

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HB 1755 – 2009-10  

Including correctional employees who have completed

government-sponsored law enforcement firearms training to the

lists of law enforcement personnel that are exempt from

certain firearm restrictions.
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Williams, Rodne, Upthegrove
 
  Companion Bill: SB 5929

2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 28  First reading, referred to Judiciary.

2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary

at 1:30 PM.
      By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present

status.
    Jan 14  Executive action taken in the House Committee on

Judiciary at 10:00 AM. 
      JUDI – Executive action taken by committee.
      JUDI – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do

pass. 
    Jan 18  Passed to Rules Committee for second reading

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1755.pdf

SUBSTITUTE BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1755-S.pdf

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HB 1832 – 2009-10   

Protecting the constitutionally guaranteed right to the lawful

possession of firearms during an emergency.

History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Herrera, Blake, Orcutt, Takko,

Short, McCune, Kristiansen, Hope, Pearson
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 30  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  By resolution, reintroduced and retained in

present status.

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1832.pdf

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HB 2011 – 2009-10   

Regarding firearms safety education programs.

History of Bill

  Sponsors: Representatives Chase, Orcutt, Herrera,

Kristiansen, Campbell, Newhouse, Simpson, Kenney, Pearson,

Klippert, Kretz, Cox, Hasegawa, Smith, Warnick, Sullivan,

Morrell, Kelley, Ormsby
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Feb 6  First reading, referred to Education.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  By resolution, reintroduced and retained in

present status

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2011.pdf

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HB 2065 – 2009-10 

Issuing firearms certificates to retired law enforcement

officers.
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Orcutt, Blake, Maxwell
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Feb 9  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  By resolution, reintroduced and retained in

present status.

ORIGINAL BILL: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

-10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2065.pdf

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HB 2226 – 2009-10 

Issuing firearms certificates to retired law enforcement

officers.

History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Orcutt, Blake, Maxwell, Williams,

Hope
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Feb 16  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary

at 1:30 PM.
      By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present

status.
    Jan 14  Executive action taken in the House Committee on

Judiciary at 10:00 AM.
      JUDI – Executive action taken by committee.
      JUDI – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do

pass.
    Jan 18  Passed to Rules Committee for second reading

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2226.pdf

SUBSTITUTE BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2226-S.pdf

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HB 2264 – 2009-10  

Regulating the sale of firearms at gun shows and events.
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representative Williams
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Feb 19  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  By resolution, reintroduced and retained in

present status

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2264.pdf

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HB 2477 – 2009-10  

Imposing liability for the criminal use of firearms sold at

gun shows or events.

History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Williams, Chase
 
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Dec 21  Prefiled for introduction.
    Jan 11  First reading, referred to Judiciary.

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2477.pdf

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HB 2535 – 2009-10  

Concerning juvenile firearms and weapons crimes.
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Hurst, O’Brien
 
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 5  Prefiled for introduction.
    Jan 11  First reading, referred to Human Services

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2535.pdf

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HB 2709 – 2009-10

Concerning adopting the Washington state firearms freedom act

of 2010 and exempting a firearm, a firearm accessory, or

ammunition manufactured and retained in Washington from

federal regulation under the commerce clause of the

Constitution of the United States.
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Shea, Ross, Kristiansen, Haler,

Klippert, Taylor, McCune, Short, Hinkle, Crouse, Dammeier,

Parker, Johnson, Angel, Bailey, Orcutt, Roach, Schmick, Fagan,

Condotta, Pearson, Warnick, Kretz
 
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 12  Held on first reading.
    Jan 13  First reading, referred to Judiciary.

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2709.pdf

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HB 2944 – 2009-10  

Addressing juvenile firearms crimes.

History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives O’Brien, Ericks
 
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 19  First reading, referred to Human Services

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2944.pdf

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SB 5929 – 2009-10 

Including correctional employees who have completed

government-sponsored law enforcement firearms training to the

lists of law enforcement personnel that are exempt from

certain firearm restrictions.

History of Bill
as of Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:57 AM

   Sponsors: Senators Carrell, Hargrove, Honeyford, Hobbs,

Roach
 
Companion Bill: HB 1755
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Feb 9  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  By resolution, reintroduced and retained in

present status

OROGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5929.pdf

HB 1755 – 2009-10 

Including correctional employees who have completed

government-sponsored law enforcement firearms training to the

lists of law enforcement personnel that are exempt from

certain firearm restrictions.
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Representatives Williams, Rodne, Upthegrove
  Companion Bill: SB 5929
 
  2009 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 28  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 11  Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary

at 1:30 PM.
      By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present

status.
    Jan 14  Executive action taken in the House Committee on

Judiciary at 10:00 AM. 
      JUDI – Executive action taken by committee.
      JUDI – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do

pass.
    Jan 18  Passed to Rules Committee for second reading

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1755.pdf

SUBSTITUTE BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1755-S.pdf

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SB 6396 – 2009-10  

Banning the sale of assault weaponS
 
History of Bill
 
  Sponsors: Senators Kline, Fairley, Kohl-Welles, McDermott
 
  2010 REGULAR SESSION
    Jan 13  First reading, referred to Judiciary.
    Jan 26  Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate

Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM.

ORIGINAL BILL: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009

10/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/6396.pdf

COMMITTEE MEETING DOCUMENTS: 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/cmd/default.aspx?aid=15466

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FIREARMS Bills by Topic
 
 Alien firearm license, exception for a nonimmigrant alien

hunting with a Washington-licensed hunter: SB 5193

 Alien firearm license, requirements and violations: HB 1052,

SHB 1052, * 2SHB 1052, CH 216 (2009)

 Assault weapons, banning the sale of: SB 6396

 Black powder, specifications and limitations for use of: HB

2499

 Commerce clause of U.S. constitution, exempting certain

firearms, accessories, and ammunition from federal regulation

under the: HB 2709, SB 6475
 
 Community custody, limiting alternatives to confinement for

certain offenders who are armed with a deadly weapon while

violating the terms of: SB 6315

 Concealed pistol license application, submission by mail of

application for renewal by members of armed forces: SB 5637
 
 Concealed pistol license, renewal by armed forces members: *

SB 5739, CH 59 (2009)

 Correctional officers and sergeants who have completed

training exempt from certain firearm restrictions: HB 1755, SB

5929

 Correctional personnel who have completed training exempt

from certain firearm restrictions: SHB 1755

 Firearms and certain nonfirearm-related weapons, possession

on school premises and related areas prohibited: HB 2048

 Firearms crimes, descriptions and sentencing standards for

juveniles: HB 2944

 Gun show and event sales, dealer license requirement: HB 2264
 
Gun show and event sales, liability for criminal use of

firearms: HB 2477

 Juvenile firearms and weapons crimes, various provisions: HB

2535

 Juvenile firearms crimes, descriptions and sentencing

standards: HB 2944

 Noise suppressing devices, exemption from dangerous weapons

provisions for a law enforcement officer using: SB 6429

 Noise suppressors, restrictions: HB 1604

 Possession by an involuntarily committed person, provisions:

* HB 1498, CH 293 (2009)

 Possession during an emergency, protection of right: HB 1832
 
 Retired law enforcement officers, issuance of annual firearms

qualification certificate to: SHB 2226
 
 Retired law enforcement officers, issuance of firearms

certificate and annual qualification certificate to: HB 2065,

HB 2226

 Safety education programs, K-12 instruction: HB 2011
 
 Self-defense, constitutional rights of: HB 2711, SB 6473
 
 Shooting ranges, protecting sport shooting ranges and their

availability for firearms training from burdensome regulation

and lawsuits: HB 2703

 Violence reduction and drug enforcement account, elimination:

HB 1453, SB 5408

 Washington firearms freedom act: SB 6475

 Washington right to protection act: SB 6473

 Washington state firearms freedom act: HB 2709

 
 Washington state right to protection act: HB 2711

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billsbytopic/Results.aspx?

year=2009&subject=FIREARMS

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