|October 20, 2004
Stopping Undeclared Wars
One such Right is the Right to freedom from a government that commits the armed forces of this nation to hostilities overseas without a Congressional declaration of war.
Since World War II, Presidents have repeatedly usurped this power which is explicitly reserved for the Congress, and Congress has consistently acquiesced by illegally "transferring" the power to the President via unconstitutional "resolutions". (See Article 1, Section 8 which specifically requires a declaration of war by the People's elected representatives in the Legislative branch -- not the Executive branch.)
To stop undeclared wars the People need only force the government to abide by the war powers clauses of the Constitution.
To force the government to comply with the Constitution, the People need only exercise the Right guaranteed by the last ten words of the First Amendment -- that is, the Right to "Petition the government for Redress of Grievances.”
To exercise this powerful, “forgotten Right,” the People need only submit a written statement of their grievance and a prayer for relief. The government has an obligation to respond, but if they don’t -- the People have the Right to retain their money until their grievances are Redressed. (See footnote below)
A Petition for Redress of Grievances detailing the constitutional abuses of the Iraq Resolution and the war powers clauses was served on President Bush and every member of Congress on November 8, 2002 – months before we invaded Iraq. Click here to read and/or sign the War Powers Petition.
for Redress was ignored.
On October 1, 2004, the government’s lawyer, John Ashcroft, filed a Motion to Dismiss, stating that the government does not have to answer to the People, saying in effect, that the Petition Clause of the First Amendment is without meaning.
We would like to amend the complaint again, by adding 20,000 named plaintiffs. To join the lawsuit as a Plaintiff, one need only submit a notarized affidavit to the We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, 2458 Ridge Rd., Queensbury, NY 12804.
Click here for a copy of the
model affidavit and for full
instructions on how to become Plaintiff.
“If money is wanted by Rulers who have in any manner oppressed the
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become a Plaintiff