Preservation and restoration of the constitution by the use of its own principles.
This comes in the aftermath of the main event of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) on October 26, 2011 All those reading, please realize, none of us has ever lived under a constitutional government. Accordingly, the events that made OWS a needed action by citizens would not have happened if the US government had been constitutional.
It is abundantly clear from my perspective that OWS has had an agenda that is more important than seeing the human needs of Americans met. This page is authored on the request of Fresh2Death13 (Windsor, ON), here
Thanks for the request, it is the 3rd so this article must be needed.
Hopefully, OWS can drop that agenda, and follow the peoples lead towards a functional movement for the peoples needs, albeit not in line with the unspoken agenda NOT using existing laws. As if they were already gone. They are not quite gone, one last try is in order. Article 5 of the US constitution is each American first constitutional right and many soldiers have died to protect that right. I will not ignore their sacrifice by ignoring that right. Each was honorable and reasonable in their action and decision although often decieved at the highest level, misused. Never again, the constitution will return. I will honor them by sharing with Americans what is needed to support and defend the constitution.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
The bolded describes the conditions where congress SHALL call a convention. the sentence following says, MAY be proposed. Weak language compared to shall. All this means the states can exclude congress. Congress has no legal voice or role when 3/4 of the states are in agreement ratifying amendments.
All demands, issues and problems that are observed by those Americans of OWS, people of this movement, to be comprehensive the Tea Party as well (seriously mislead also) which apparently has many similar demands or issues; are the motivations Americans carry into legal rebellion. Notice in the present political scenario we know, that the right and left movements were both making demands without invoking proper authority compelling the demand to be acted upon by officials. How convienent for those that would usurp the constitution. Too convienent.
Conditions economically are not good for us protesting, even in our own states. That however will be much easier than going to federal offices and we already know they are not responsive while we've watched many violations of the constitution occur under their collective watch. What this means is that the unemployed and homeless who can assemble for peaceful protest and petition upon state legislations, need to have the support of citizens who have income and housing, IF the constitution is to survive. OR, they can go to the capitol of their state themselves and show everyone how it is done properly:) -
UNITY IN STRATEGY:
Unity might not be on the ground too often, but when it is, those that understand the law and how article 5 is the states tool over the principles of the republic which the federal government must abide by, need to communicate and get on the same page then explain to others attending how the law works.
On the web with message boards, chats, skype etc. all supporters of article 5 put this suffiix on their username ART5. Cruise the web in packs sharing urls of forums, chats etc. BE NICE, be reasonable and educate if you can, or refer to sources that describe how article 5 is used. Assemble with and seek out your social peers as a group across the land and encourage, assist them in finding people in their own states to align with on the ground for constituent action.
Use simple absolute logic of our human evolutionary program when any critic rises to this strategy at step 3.5 if needed to prevail in social discussion. This question embodies that strategy:
Which mother or father in this nation will ignore or pass up the real opportunity to assure their child will grow into a nation that holds high and honors understanding that can create; forgiveness, tolerance, acceptance, respect, trust, friendship and love, protecting their life, their liberty and their pursuit of happiness?
There will be no answers. Our nation is in consensus by its nature as human beings. THIS is natural law.
Here is a suggestion. It is by no means confirmed that all corporations are evil things. Removing corporate rights and conversion to privilages is going to sting a lot of them hard. We do not need that division between Americans at the onset of this. Go to them in large groups that are peaceful and respectful, not a bad idea to issue an open letter to request this. Present a written request for their help in support of your actions to defend the constitution. Explain that the severe abuse of corporations will be addressed by removing the right to free speech and that of presumed innocence BUT, that corporations favored by the people WILL receive the privilages needed to keep those corporations up and running without undo upset. We actually need them, not all, but many, and we will for a long time. Let us create a proper relationship with them that will be lasting and benficial to all, most importantly preserving the constitution in unity.
Here are 2 pages I've assembled. The first has a video of Bill Walker who sued all members of congress only to learn through discovery (I think) that congress is not counting applications and misinterpreting the constitution to try and justify it. They must use the 9th amendment and the 14th amendment to interpret the rest of the social contract.
There are also a number of select links to other sources such as "Freinds of article v convention" foacv.org that can bring an understanding of exactly how afraid congress is of article 5.
This next page is a general summary or overview of how America has arrived at its current predicament of unconstitutional government.
When 2 more states apply for an article 5 conventions, Congress may refuse to call a convention whereupon each Americans first constitutional right will have been openly violated by congress. The only recourse Americans have IF they are to support and defend their constitution is to peacefully assemble outside military bases with this proof, select a spokesperson who understands the constitution and the very obvious link to the soldiers oath.
Americans can then reasonably state that the "chain of command" over all of the armed forces is corrpt and unconstitutional. Remind soldiers where ever you find them that their oath is to "support and defend the constitution" in the final statement of their oath.
In the above oath of loyalty the first affirmation is that the soldier will "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic". When 34 states have applied for a convention to amend, and congress does not call a convention, and Americans are suffering while showing that due process, law and the constitution are ignored by the elements relating to the "chain of command", they only have to competently and lawfully assert that "enemies domestic" are present in government and working to usurp the constitution. Whereupon the only reasonable action is for the base commander to direct military attorneys to investigate the allegations. This action will be a legal military intervention and those attorneys must be prevented from colluding with or appeasing any aspect of the existing government including the supreme court. They are soldiers and it can be shown that the supreme court has done many unconstitutional acts. Courts that refuse to cooperate in establishing a lawful military authority must be questioned if the constitution is to be defended. Citizens united is obvious and recent. There should be no opposition to these assertions. Otherwise we have a very serious situation where the governmental infiltration is so complete that the military is controlled on a level where the infiltrators find ability to intimidate our faithful soldiers widely, exceeds the soldiers willingness to defend the constitution.
4.5 minute video addressing the soldiers willingness and general strategy for defending the constitution.
It is possible in this case that veteran fathers retired, will be fighting a renegade army alongside their sons with armed citizens completing the ranks. The alternative has us being new world order slaves.
GENERAL, POSSIBLE SEQUENCE:
Step 3.5 logically needs to be understood. It defeats media complicity with the infiltrators of the government. To attempt an amendatory convention without dealing with media first is foolhardy. Some of those working for article 5 say, "let's deal with that when it happens". Then there are those afraid of a constitutional convention, they say they are afraid of a "runaway convention". The only way that can happen is if the people in the states cannot vote properly due to the fact their information is compromised by media colluding with government. At that point, those afraid of unreasonable fears about revising the first amendment, must accept that article 5, the ultimate form of democracy in the nation, even over and in control of the over the republic, cannot be properly done without removing the crippling influence of media upon democracy. Democracy is from opinion and opions are made upon information which come from media for us.
Now, it is possible if we unify very well, that none of this opposition will be found. Personally I cannot imagine media being faithful to Americans working to support and defend the constitution after what it has done in the past.
1) Movement consolidates demand for Article V.
2)Citizens supporters in states create ballot intiatives or demonstate in demand at state offices and capitals to get legislators to apply to congress for an Article V.
3) Congress begins to convene delegates.
3.5) Guarding the citizens voice, and ability to share then form quality opinion, with some uniformity to be tested, only the First Amendment is accepted for revision by the public because the movement has warned them away from all but the 1st amendment and elections until later, after information and selection process is secured.
4) While this is happening an interim proposal for amendment is made regarding election systems to assure that the vote will be properly taken and counted.
5) Citizens decry any accelerated amendments which may be in corporate interests, nwo interests, etc. BEFORE the First Amendment is revised giving national mass media to activist interests that can show their proposals for information meet the criteria for public support on national level. Paint them as corporate attempts to do again what they already did with 50 years of extremely manipulative, deceptive and exploitive media dividing and disabling Americans from unifying in support of the constitution.
6) Ratification elections in states take place and AFTER Article V is used to make certain that speech needed for survival is shared and understood, revision of the 1st amendment, then national media is used perhaps 4 nights a week for 1 to 2 hours of primetime tv to expose the entire hijacking of constitutional government. This educates the citizens to the point where their appreciation of what has happened compels them to unify properly and be prepared for survival through a wider, set of amendments dealing with economy, environment, immigration etc.
7) Following the education of America, about a year maybe, delegates are reconvened to review a newly created structure of amendments that undo all the unconstitutional aspects inserted over the last century or so. The informed public will have vetted the proper insertion of amendment to reduce the amount of amendment putting fears of rampant amendment to rest.
What follows are blatent attempts to rewite the constitution by the supreme court in 1939.
With regard to the above and the possible attitudes of states rejecting demands for the legislatures to apply for an article 5 convention based on the supreme courts attempt. State legislators using such as an excuse can properly be accused of working with the supreme court to usurp the supreme law of the land. When states ratify, yes, otherwise no. Not even congress tried to rewite that, it would obviously be self serving
An excellent page on Article 5, questions answered you've never thought of.