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 the Desk of Alex Petroski, South East Regional Director of WTP
Since our last talk so much has happened.
Most significantly, WTP started the Ft. Myers - Naples Florida monthly meeting. We will be having the first Tampa Bay monthly meeting in Pinellas County next week.
The committees are beginning to get going. Remember all we ask is for 2-3 hours a week be dedicated to working together to accomplish our goals. This can be done over the phone for the most part. There are other items in motion that we will update you on as they happen.
MOST IMPORTANT! Do not look to National headquarters or even to me as the South Eastern Director to move things along. This effort MUST be a grassroots, neighborhood coalition. We need to reach the School Board, the County Commission, the Town Council. They all must be educated. We need to contact the local Police and Sheriff's offices and then the Community Attorneys.
In Tampa Bay, we are working diligently using this area as a template. From there we will duplicate what we have learned and are applying all over the South East. We here in Tampa will include all who want to help.
Please remember to put your best foot forward as many in government do not understand their true roll. We need to teach them.
I encourage all to be sure you are in compliance with all your local laws and other statutes. Those that owe Federal, State, and Local taxes be sure you file correctly and with honesty and integrity
Remember, history is on our side. A minutes worth of education and organization can institute change. We will succeed in this noble endeavor. All good men and women must stand up and be counted.
County Attorney, County Sheriff, and Police Departments
While on the conference call this past Wednesday night, a couple of people indicated they have knowledge of how to deal with the County Attorney, County Sheriff, and Police Departments.
Please contact me today. We the People needs to set this in motion.
Alex Petroski Southeast Director Tampa Bay, Florida 727-580-4247 WTPSoutheast@aol.com
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom it's legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and, so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression. . .
--THE TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, MARCH 2, 1836
Seeking reporters from the events this weekend. If you attend any of the showings this weekend or know anybody who did or will, please leave a report in the reader comments so we can post it to the blog. Any pictures would be great too.
From : Mike Golden firstname.lastname@example.org Sent : Friday, April 7, 2006 10:37 PM
Sorry to bug everyone again... But I need everyone's HELP!!!! To get this Final information out... The times have been changed sooo Many times, There is a very real possibility of Confusion & or Chaos. This is the actual times of the showing...
Try this yourself and see if you get thrown off for telling the truth too about the film...
I got thrown off of Tax Expert Jeff Schnepper's message board at msn.com for posting a link to the movie trailer by Arronn Russo's new film and the statement in the movie about taxes being voluntary. Ironically I mentioned it was a lawyer in the movie who made the comment...and Jeff Schnepper is supposedly a lawyer. I didn't use profanity or vulgarity but within 30 minutes of the post I got back this message: "You are restricted from accesing this site by the group's manager or by microsoft"
I listened to the podcast of the interview of Irwin Schiff by Ali Velshi that was done on April 5, 2006. I could not believe what i heard when i heard the interview with Anthony Burk of the IRS. It made me so mad i could just screem. I could not believe the lies Anthony Burk was saying. On the CNN website that the podcast can be heard is
Close to the top of that website there is a place you can click on and send feedback. I did just that and below is what i sent to them as feedback from me. I think everyone should to the same.
On April 5, 2006 at 2:00 PM, Ali Velshi interviewed several people regarding the "income Tax." One of which was Anthony Burk. He states that "income is later on defined in section 61." This is a flat out lie and should be corrected. There is no section of Title 26 labeled Internal Revenue Code that defines the term "income." He mentioned early that it was passed by congress. This also is a flat out lie and also should be corrected. Congress has not and can not define the term "income." The term can only be defined by the courts. The United States Supreme Court has defined the term "income" and it is not what most people think it is. I encourage everyone to do the research required to find out the TRUE definition of the term "income."
Robert B | 04.06.06 - 11:43 pm | #
Thanks Robert B for the comments and the link. - admin
Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Start Time: 10:00:00 PM EDT End Time: 10:55:00 PM EDT
Type of Conference: Web-Scheduled Standard Dial-in Number: 1-712-580-1800 (Iowa)
Participant Access Code: 86395 Conference Controls: Q&A Mode (participants are muted but may unmute themselves, Organizers are unmuted)
Entry Chimes - Enabled
Exit Chimes - Enabled
Conference Starts When Organizer Arrives - Enabled
Conference Ends When Organizer Leaves - Enabled
Subject: Weekly South East Conference Call Comments/Agenda: Membership Committees Aaron Russo Film in Orlando Montel Williams Show Colleges Questions and Answers We have to keep focused, so keep questions pertaining to the above information. Any other questions should be emailed to me or call to discuss at another time
Conference booked by Alex Petroski on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 12:12:08 PM
Roger Sherman (April 19 (O.S.), April 30 (N.S.), 1721 - July 23, 1793), was the only person to have signed all four basic documents of American sovereignty: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. He also wrote "A CAVEAT AGAINST INJUSTICE or An Inquiry into the Evils of a Fluctuating Medium of Exchange." Thomas Jefferson is quoted as having said about him, "That is Mr. Sherman of Connecticut, a man who never said a foolish thing in his life."
"On the football field, when the game plan just isn't working, that coach and team ready to execute substitute plays inevitably have the edge. Just as Dan Marino's on-field "audibles" (verbal commands) can turn crises situations into game-winning touchdowns, the office quarterback prepared with a variety of options can execute quick, on-target decisions in the face of unexpected change or challenges." - Don Shula
My wife and I just arrived back home from seeing this showing. It is absolutely amazing that our servant government has gotten away with this for so long. My wife was sickened by the conduct. This movie is a MUST SEE for every American.
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.