I received the following E-mail on a new Continental Congress from the leader of my local Meetup group.
The historic Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body during the American Revolution. The Congress met from 1774 to 1789 in three incarnations.
While the idea of convening a new Continental Congress is worthwhile, what I want to know is:
- Why have we not known or been notified about this?
- Why am I sent this E-mail only after the voting for state delegates is past?
- Who are the voters?
- Who are the three delegates representing my state, California?
A grass roots organization, http://www.wethepeoplefoundation.org, has called for a Continental Congress 2009.
Since the American People have been dismissed and ignored by their elected officials, We the People Foundation is calling for PLAN B, The Contintental Congress 2009. This event will be held from November 9-22, 2009 in St. Charles, Illinois (and will be streamed online).
This November, delegates representing the People of the fifty states will convene as a national assembly for two weeks to publicly debate our Government’s abuses of the Constitution and to consider practical strategies which can bring about compliance with our Freedom documents, not only in our government at all levels, but in our individual lives. The stated objectives are:
1. No more undeclared wars that undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
2. No more gifting of public money and credit to private corporations for decidedly private purposes, which undermines the economy, the family and the Constitution.
3. No more debt-based, fiat currency that undermines the economy, the family and the Constitution.
4. No more direct, un-apportioned taxes on labor that undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
5. No more War on Terror with its developing Police State, which undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
6. No more unenforced immigration laws that undermine the economy, the family and the Constitution.
7. No more counting votes in secret, a practice that undermines the economy, the family and the Constitution.
8. No more attempts to disarm Americans.
9. No more attempts to create a North American Union
The Continental Congress 2009 will DEFEND not amend The Constitution.
Three elected delegates from each state will discuss what a free people can do if the federal government continues to ignore their concerns and will formally submit those grievances to the members of the United States Congress.
The voting for the delegates closed on Oct 10 so there is no action to be taken at this point.