June 7, 2006
“Why Won’t They Answer?”
50-State Tour Starts July 1st
To Generate National Exposure
Petition Progress Report
Approximately six years ago the We The People organization
submitted it’s initial First Amendment Petition for Redress of Grievances to
officials of the U.S. Government.
Since then, WTP has continued to Petition officials and representatives of
the People and has unflinchingly stepped up its demand for answers from our
servant government regarding a number of well documented constitutional
torts, including violations of the Constitution’s War Powers clause, the
Money clauses, the 4th Amendment privacy Rights, and the Taxing clauses.
Since that first Petition, styled as a “Remonstrance”, the government has
summarily ignored We The People’s Petitions. Instead of responding to our
petition questions, the government has continued to abuse us while we
exercised our Rights.
reported, we now await the
attention of our nation’s highest courts to our litigation over the
unanswered petitions. We are working assiduously to obtain their
declaration, for the first time in history, of the meaning of the
last ten words of the First Amendment to our Constitution:
“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.”
Aims of the Petition Litigation
long and hard fought effort to secure this judicial declaration will bring a
precious reward if we are successful: the enjoyment of renewed Liberty in
our nation. We believe our efforts will lead the Courts to rule that
government must listen to and answer Petitions for Redress of Grievances.
They will thereby reconfirm the Sovereignty of the People and set in motion
the rebirth of the vision of responsible liberty penned in our Founding
If the Courts declare, instead, that political interests and the needs of
our government outweigh our individual Rights as enumerated in our
Constitution, then We the People will have the information necessary to take
the appropriate next steps to restore our Constitution to its rightful
The “Why Won’t They Answer?” Tour
arouse the awareness of the People to the meaning and importance of the
First Amendment’s “Petition Clause” and to the significance of our lawsuits,
the WTP organization will take its profound message to all 50 states this
the 71-day nationwide tour commencing on July 1st, WTP Chairman Bob Schulz
will conduct daily public briefings to members and meetings featuring
opinion leaders who want to join the chorus of folks asking “Why?”
and saying to the federal government, “We want you to answer the
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Opinion Leaders Invited to Meet and Speak
invite a variety of opinion leaders to speak at our meetings and rallies.
They will include attorneys, law professors, journalists, authors, actors,
directors, athletes, coaches, business men and women, union heads, pastors,
priests, evangelists, local DJs, representatives and wannabes, stars from
the big and little screens, Freedom Keepers, and activists from all walks of
special interest in inviting leaders of various movements defending against
erosion of Constitutional rights to bear arms, own property, enjoy privacy,
obtain due process, and have an honest, ethical government free of
corruption. We want such groups to join our cause because our cause
supports their aims of preventing illegal immigration, electronic voting,
national ID cards, Radio Frequency Identification chips in humans, judicial
corruption, executive orders and signing statements, warrant-less spying,
and other police state tactics.
Goals of the Tour
tour has the following major goals:
cross-organizational alliances in support of the exercise of the Right to
the WTP Congress activist network
support for the national WTP Right-to-Petition pre-election events scheduled
for 18 September and 9 October, 2006.
shall purchase advertising space and time in the national media to announce
the tour and expose the Right to Petition issue to the public.
tour culminates with two national-scale events:
September 18th Constitution Day event in
DC and in each state capital, and
9th Give Me Liberty 2006 event in
Activities During the Tour
day WTP will conduct a two-hour meeting which will begin with an address to
the local crowd regarding our progress in exercising the Right to Petition
and the upcoming national events. Each meeting will then transition into a
one-hour live Internet webcast of the Liberty Hour featuring that meeting’s
guest speaker. Weekday meetings will be scheduled for 7-9 p.m.
Constitution Day, September 18th, Freedom Keepers will gather in
every state capital and in Washington, DC and once more, publicly demand
responses to our Petitions, including new Petitions for issues from
immigration to electronic voting and national ID cards. These will be signed
throughout the summer and served on all members of Congress and the
President on Constitution Day.
October 9th, the People will again gather in
Washington, DC for a live
nationwide webcast featuring a limited number of national opinion leaders
and organizations that are forging the frontlines in exercising our Right of
Accountability, our Right to a Response to our Petitions for Redress of
constitutional torts and our Right of Enforceability.
WTP National Volunteer Task Force
order successfully to execute the Why Won’t They Answer? Tour,
we hereby call on WTP Congress Coordinators and members, and others in our
nationwide network of supporters. We ask each of you to now step forward as
a National Volunteer to work with other volunteers to set up and execute the
meetings in your State.
National Committees Oversee Activities
provide adequate direction and management for each State Task Force, we have
established a series of national committees with oversight
responsibilities. Each committee will ensure that they and their volunteers
accomplish their tasks for each of the 70+ meetings.
will designate a Task Force Leader for each state to coordinate all the
activities within that state, including formation of the necessary
committees. The Task Force Leader will form the following committees of
volunteers to do the following:
Arrange meeting rooms
Provide on-site meeting support
Contact and schedule guest speakers
Handle media relations and advertising
Arrange lodging and other accommodations for the tour
Recruit new members to the WTP Congress
Obtain state capital event permits for September 18th.
Call to Action for All Americans
and All WTP Congress Members
make the personal commitment now to do your part in helping us make this
tour a resounding success.
We do not overstate the issue when we say that the future of our Republic
depends on our collective ability to ensure that the responsible people of
our nation learn about, exercise, and enforce our Right of Accountability
through the Right to Petition for Redress of Grievances.
cannot achieve success without your personal, individual help. Each of
you members now face the bottom-line reason you joined WTP. The time has
arrived for you to leap into action. This IS YOUR call to action:
Enroll as a Volunteer NOW
to become a National Task Force volunteer for our “Why Won’t They Answer?”
the form appears, be sure to provide the following information:
Your areas of
comments if you can contribute to the tour in other ways. For example, tell
us if you can interest a celebrity or popular personality to appear on the
Liberty Hour to announce a personal desire for the government to respond to
Petitions for Redress.
Your Financial Assistance Needed
implore each of you to consider the significant financial costs of
undertaking an initiative of this magnitude, including tens of thousands of
dollars for meeting rooms, video web-casting bandwidth, computer and camera
equipment, travel and lodging, media and advertising purchases, and so on.
YOU are We The People. Only through your
generous gifts can our Foundation can carry out its mission. Many hands
make for light work. Donate whatever money you can afford to do your part
in making this tour successful.
click here to make a
tax-deductible donation to the WTP Foundation.
Are You a Member of WTP?
people who read this do not have WTP memberships. Some members have allowed
the annual membership to expire, and should renew now.
responsible Americans who agree with the goals of WTP should join and enjoy
the benefits and responsibilities of membership. You should know that WTP
is like the Fourth Branch of Government, the People’s branch that
institutionalizes vigilance and keeps the other branches honest. America’s
governments at all levels suffer from terrible corruption for one reason:
because people like you did not exercise vigilance and did not hold your
government officials accountable for their crimes, misdeeds, and
WTP membership, you can help fulfill that precious responsibility belonging
to every American who craves the enjoyment of liberty and freedom from
government corruption. And, as you know, your membership dues help immensely
in funding the Right-to-Petition litigation and other vigilance activities
of WTP on a national and local level.
click here to join or renew your
membership in the We The People Congress.
WTP Congress Coordinator Re-Applications
the early years of the WTP Congress, we populated our network of state and
county coordinators on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
time, hundreds of capable and committed individuals stepped forward to serve
the Congress. However, as you might expect, a sizeable number did not
function well in a leadership position.
then, the WTP Congress has constructed new computerized management systems
and a new management structure to support a cutting-edge business and
financing model capable of providing financial compensation to WTP Congress
Coordinators and ordinary Congress members in partial recognition for their
personal contributions in building Congress membership and helping the
Congress achieve its mission of institutionalizing vigilance.
The $hare Remuneration Model
example, we have developed a new program called “$hare” that shares
membership dues revenue with members whose work produced that membership.
The $hare program makes it possible to pay effective WTPC Regional Directors
and State Coordinators, the equivalent of a full-time professional salary,
and to pay County Coordinators for the results they produce.
We believe it is important to attract professional, full-time leaders and
conscientious activists into We The People Congress, not only with the
nobility of our goals, but also through fair remuneration for results
achieved. The $hare model allows us to do that.
Having implemented the new management and $hare funding model, for which we
shall release more details soon, we now must reevaluate the talents, skills,
and abilities of each individual serving in these important Coordinator
Call for Professional Managers and New
identifying and placing the best and most talented available people in our
key positions, we assure the Congress of professional management and
dynamic, results-oriented leadership. These leaders and managers will carry
out their missions and earn direct rewards for their successes.
To accomplish this, the WTP Congress senior management has begun soliciting
information from current State Coordinators and Regional Directors, as well
as from other members who want to serve in those key positions.
We have developed a short application form
asking each management candidate for pertinent information and disclosures
regarding professional experience, personal skills and resources, available
time commitments, and so on.
We now ask that each current State Coordinator, Regional Director, and
anyone else interested in serving those (2) capacities
complete the application form, sign and
notarize the form, and mail it to the WTP home office immediately.
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Once we have completed the re-evaluation of both the Regional and
State-level managers and have selected individuals from among the candidates
for those higher-level positions, the State Coordinators will then begin the
process of re-evaluating and selecting candidates for all the County
Our goal: to identify and select, from the tens of thousands of supporters
nationwide, those who are willing to step forth and competent to serve in a
leadership role. Our regional and state executives must have the
professional skills, personal commitment, and leadership ability to serve as
full-time WTP Coordinators.
All Regional and
State Level Coordinators and Candidates
New Application Now !
restate our request: We now call on all qualified persons interested in
candidacy to serve as a WTPC National, Regional, or State Coordinator to
submit an application for the position.
PLEASE NOTE: We require this application even
if you are an existing Coordinator.
Please mail your notarized application for Congress
STATE or REGIONAL positions
We The People Congress
2458 Ridge Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
note that all persons selected for managerial positions must execute
Independent Contractor agreement. WTP
Congress will provide remuneration
pursuant to the terms and conditions of
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