On July 23, 2002, We The People posted an article that stated,
"All of our civil rights are under attack. No 'single issue' rights group has successfully restored any lost right or even stemmed the erosion or practical seizure of a right - including the venerable NRA. It is time for the members of these rights groups to understand the inherent limitations of 'single issue' skirmishes led by lobbying organizations."
"It is time for the People themselves to join forces and act collectively. Government, at all levels, must be forced back within the limits of the state and federal Constitutions."
We announced that we were going to develop the We The People Congress to become "the nationwide force that will institutionalize and organize citizen vigilance."
Thousands of people joined the Congress as Members. Hundreds signed on as voluntary County and State coordinators.
After two years of fits and starts and admittedly limited progress, the Congress has finally readied a bold and achievable business plan, based upon a fundamental redesign and reorganization of its core strategy and management structure. With the support of the membership, the Plan will enable the Congress to quickly "step up" and become the nationwide, organized force of Constitutional activists originally conceived.
To begin, it is time to recognize that the mission of the Congress will not, and cannot be achieved solely through volunteers -- no matter their level of commitment. Such is not in the natural order.
The battle for Freedom and Liberty with order is, in truth, an on-going struggle of major proportions, not unlike that of any war. It requires managers (i.e., "generals") and a professional organization of skilled, fully dedicated personnel to assemble and organize the available resources, plan the tactics, support the troops and execute the attacks. And as in war, the army and its operations must also be adequately financed -- ultimately by those who seek its protection.
We trust you will agree that the time has come for a significant step-change in the activities of We The People Congress, if it is to fulfill its Mission and become an instrument of the People to restore the Constitution to its rightful place of honor. With your help we will further the concept of assembling a critical mass of People, under a common, professionally managed organization, dedicated to repelling all acts that would weaken the Constitution, by institutionalizing civic education, monitoring of government, and organized resistance against unconstitutional and illegal behavior by government officials.
From : WTPSoutheast@aol.com Sent : Sunday, February 19, 2006 3:17 PM Subject : Ok, the Tampa screening
All of this is my personal viewpoint.
First of all, we have to say what an honor it was to have Bob Schulz here in Tampa to bring us the important information, the DVD for the Right to Petition Lawsuit, and the Aaron Russo film. What monumental information!
Second we want to thank Pat Vida, the manager of Channelside Cinemas and IMAX, for all that she did. Let me explain. First of all, she put ads in the newspapers both the Tampa Bay Times and the Weekly Planet promoting the Aaron Russo Film, at Channelside 10. She said, "Hey I was going to run the ad for the whole theatre anyway." WTP did not have to pay a cent for both ads. And the ads were great (pics to follow). She personally came down with a dolly to help us take in equipment. She had her crew help to make sure everything ran smoothly. She had her technical guy come in and work the technical aspects of the meeting, microphones, digital projectors for both the dvd and the film. She personally provided water, cokes, popcorn (which turned out to be the only meal some of us had until dinner) for the volunteers.Then when all was over, she and the owners refused payment and said to consider it their donation to the organization and cause.We will do any and all functions that come up where we need the space, with her and her crew.
Third, on a personal note,the Russo film was fantastic and yes I do want to see it again. I sort of bribed my mother into going and my daughter (32) went to see it, after years of giving me a hard time over my involvement fighting the government. Her and my sons (21 and 28) could only think that I was going to get into trouble. After seeing the film, she looked at me and said, "WOW! I am amazed!"
Then she went home to tell her brothers what she had seen.We were at the restaurant with Bob Schulz, eating dinner after the event, and I got a call.
The next words I heard, were, " Mom, I owe you a big apology!" It was my son. My daughter had gone and reported the whole event to both him and my other son. They were all on the phone calling to tell me how sorry they were for not trusting my judgement and how they want to know how to get involved. My mom saw me in the film, during the kickoff march for the WTP Lawsuit (small clip) and said,"Was that what you were doing?" Thank you Aaron Russo!
There were probably 250 people there. Again a standing ovation for the film. What else can we say! Aaron Russo had the guts to make this film, and the conviction to stand behind it. All I can say is: IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE IT IN YOUR AREA, GO SEE IT!
And take your family, friends, and neighbors. Aaron Russo has proven the government agenda, fraud, and the reason the IRS has been free to do as they wish.
Sherry P Jackson showed how unsuspecting many of the IRS agents are. All they know is that there must be a law for them to be backed so heavily by the DOJ and government officials. Perhaps a reminder to be kind to them. You never know when they might get it!Thank goodness that she and others are learning the fraud, and better yet....that they are doing something about it.
So many of the people in the film contributed to the validity of what most of us have been trying to say and make public for many years.But I especially thank Bob Schulz for putting together a group that will institutionalize vigilance and make sure our government officials are held accountable.If you have the room to volunteer for the job, please do. We need people to keep up the good fight.
On January 6th, the Post-Star, one of upstate New York's largest daily newspapers, published a story about Bob Schulz and We The People's battle for the First Amendment Right-to-Petition.
The story, which includes photographs, covers Schulz's ongoing, two-decade battle against Washington County for unlawfully imposing property taxes to repay bonds that were issued in violation of New York's state constitution.
In legal pleadings, the attorney for the County admitted, under oath, that the constitutionally mandated procedures for legally approving the project were not followed, thereby making the project unconstitutional.
Schulz contends that the County is legally barred from collecting and using tax money to make bond payments to finance a project that was initiated in patent violation of the law and the state Constitution.
For two years, Schulz has refused to pay his property taxes and instead, as an exercise of his Right-to-Petition, has deposited twelve thousand dollars into a trust account, naming the County as beneficiary, pending a decisive legal ruling by a state or federal court.
This past Tuesday, the County initiated foreclosure proceedings against Schulz, stating it intends to seize and auction off his unencumbered home and property to collect the unpaid taxes it claims Schulz owes.
The news story also makes significant mention of We The People's national activism, including the upcoming Right-to-Petition related "Hungering for Redress" protest hunger-strike this April in Washington, DC, which the story cites, "could be the nation's largest hunger strike ever."
In 2004, Schulz's legal fight against the trash plant project moved to the federal courts and has now reached the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which is considering the matter of Schulz's First Amendment Right-to-Petition and his Right to withhold taxes to secure redress, which is at the heart of Schulz's argument.
Schulz's case is only one of about a dozen such federal cases the We The People Foundation is currently litigating where the Right-to-Petition is the central issue before the court. Several of these cases are already under, or close to being appealed to their respective federal Circuit Courts. These lawsuits have already resulted in a focusing and clarification of the arguments being advanced in the primary Right-To-Petition lawsuit brought by over 1700 plaintiffs, and which itself, is currently being appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC.
More details about these Right-to-Petition related lawsuits and the compelling legal arguments being advanced, will be made available shortly, including electronic copies of the pleadings for review and use, as appropriate, by others who are acting in defense of the Constitution and the law by retaining their money until their grievances are Redressed.
Click Here to read the January 6th Post-Star story about Schulz.