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WHEREAS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDES THAT:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT WETHE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the People, shall elect citizen Delegates between June 1-7, 2012 to attend and convene a NEW CONTINENTAL CONGRESS the week of July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia. The Delegates shall then deliberate, draft and ratify a PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES to be served upon the United States Congress, Supreme Court and President, prior to November 6, 2012.

The People through these non-partisan locally elected Delegates shall gather to condemn and demand redress from the individuals currently in control of the United States government. We denounce these entenched public officials who engage in all manner of corrupt practices for money; for violating the public's trust and general welfare clause of the United States Constitution; for abandoning the precious covenant between those who govern with the consent of the governed based upon an oath to protect and defend our Contitution; and for failing to govern with integrity absent all self-serving conflicts of interest.

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This New Continental Congress, dubbed Continental Congress 2.0, will ratify a "Petition for Redress of Grievances" which may include grievances demanding: 

1. An End to Corporate Personhood


2. The Overturning of the Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C.


3. The Elimination of Crony Capitalism and Washington's Revolving Door of Corruption 


4. Comprehensive Banking and Securities Reform to end Wall Street's Control of our Politicians 


5. 100% Public Financing of Political Campaigns and Other Election Reforms


6. That all Politicians Take the Rootstrikers' Anti-Corruption Pledge Before the November 2012 General Election


See other suggested grievances for the Delegates to consider here. 

 


Once signed and ratified, the Petition will be served on the 535 members of Congress, the President and 9 members of the Supreme Court. See the full plan here.

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Steve Dickheiser commented 2012-05-05 13:53:26 -0700 · Flag
We can get the money out of Government by making it illegal for government positions, both elected and appointed, to be purchased as they are. And to do this is for ‘We The People’ to vote on it. If we leave it up to those in Congress who have been purchased to vote in our name whose interests can we expect they will favor? We have to do it and not just say “it can’t be done” or, if we say this, we will be right and “We The People” will continue to not stand a chance. For example. Koch just pledge to donate $200 million to Romney’s campaign. Why would they do that if they, pure self-serving businessmen, didn’t expect great returns, in many forms, for their investment?
Edward Tirone commented 2012-05-05 11:01:30 -0700 · Flag
I have listened to people on line say that some things cannot be done. If you have that attitude you will never accomplish anything. If you want to do something, then try. If you get knocked down; get up, brush your self off and try again. If you get beaten down; wipe the blood off your face; get up, and try again. If you are locked up; wait, you will eventually be released. Try again. If you are killed; there will be someone else to take your place. Life is a never ending loop; we cannot escape it. Freedom and Justice will eventually come. Just Try !
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Sean Crystal commented 2012-05-05 09:35:23 -0700 · Flag
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DOn Frazier commented 2012-05-04 18:50:45 -0700 · Flag
For a Constitutional Convention, this organization has surprisingly modest aims. Almost all of the measures above are specific and targeted in nature, rather than addressing the broad structure and dynamics of a political process that is the proper aim of any constitution.

Most of these grievances stem from a lop-sided legislature, which grants disproportionate electoral power to a small number of voters in parts of the country where power can be easily bought by moneyed interests. That’s because the current Constitution calls for a federal system, a union of 50 states of roughly equal power. That may have made some sense in the 18th century, but it certainly does not now.

Right now, for example, a citizen of Wyoming has more than 50 times the representation in the Senate than a citizen of California. If you do the math, it’s possible for a President to be elected with 11 percent of the popular votes cast. Voters of conservative so-called ‘Red’ states certainly deserve their fair share of Congressmen, but these small-population states now control something like 170 percent of theirs.

The long-term solution is to rewrite the current Constitution to redress this imbalance. Retain the States for sentimental purposes. But modern transportation, communications, and technology have rendered them extinct as anything but a source of votes for interests that can’t pull their weight in a national dialogue, but can sway enough influence at the state level to keep their surrogates in office.
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