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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Petition Template: State Sovereignty 3.0

My deepest thanks to several friends who have helped in the evolution of this template. It's my first. I'm serious about it, and hope to be restoring Constitutional restraints one petition at a time. Please feel free to copy this, fill-in your state where it belongs, collect signatures and prepare to fight for your liberty.

~O.H.



Whereas the United States federal government was freely and voluntarily constituted through and by the several independent and sovereign states in and by their ratification of the “foederal” compact known as "The Constitution of the United States of America," and it was thus constituted as their common agent and subordinate liaison, entrusted with specific and limited powers provisionally delegated – not granted carte blanch or in perpetuity – and, for the express purpose of governing, making regular, arbitrating and adjudicating business and concerns arising within and pertaining exclusively to the jurisdictional domains of inter-state and international affairs and disputes, and that the federal government lawfully and of right ought only to concern itself with such inter-state or international affairs as are stipulated to it within the Constitution of the United States of America, and that it has no lawful, constitutional authority or power to concern itself with, or legislate upon, any other matter whatsoever outside that limited scope and jurisdiction; and,

Whereas the United States federal government has and continues to demonstrate complete disregard for the lawful limits placed upon its powers by the United States Constitution, transgresses daily the clear, reasonable and lawful precepts of federalism and divided sovereignty, scoffs openly at the rightful powers of the states to govern themselves in their internal and domestic affairs according to the will of their people, and egregiously, with malice aforethought and deliberate intent, regularly and habitually violates the rights and liberties of the people of the several states, and the rightful and lawful reserved powers of the several sovereign states themselves; and,

Whereas the United States federal government has demonstrated its willingness and propensity to resort even to the use of deadly force of arms under mere ‘color of law’ to enforce its own illegitimate legislative Acts in direct contravention of the laws of all or any of the several states, and in its unabated and insatiable quest to usurp and exercise increasingly more of the powers not delegated to it by the several states, but which powers were explicitly reserved to and by the states themselves and rightfully remain so; and,

Whereas it has become apparent to the people of this state that the only lawful and peaceable remedy which bears any promise of effectiveness for these ills is the remedy of state interposition by the government and police powers of this state on behalf and in defense of the people thereof;

THEREFORE,

We, the undersigned citizens of the State of ________________, hereby petition the Legislature of the State of ________________ to enact, and the Governor of the State of ________________ to sign legislation reaffirming ________________’s sovereignty under the ninth and tenth amendments of the United States Constitution, and that any and all Acts and bills passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by the President of the United States, as well as any and all Executive Orders issued or proclaimed by the federal Executive, which the people of ________________ in and through their Legislature assembled find unconstitutional, shall be held null and void by the State of ________________, her law enforcement agencies and her people. To accomplish said reaffirmation, we, the undersigned citizens hereby authorize the Legislature and the Governor to reject any and all monies from the federal government that may jeopardize the sovereignty of the state of ________________ as through or by way of financial extortion or bribery.

Petition Template: State Sovereignty 2.0


Because the Constitution of the United States of America forms a union of sovereign states with provisions for mutual security and prosperity, and because the federal government of the United States of America has shown a complete disregard for the rights of individual states to govern themselves according to the will of their local populations, and because it has produced legislation endangering the rights of individuals within those states, we, the undersigned citizens of the State of ________________, hereby petition the Legislature of the State of ________________ to enact and the Governor of the State of ________________ to sign legislation reaffirming ________________’s sovereignty under the ninth and tenth amendments of the United States Constitution and that any and all bills passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by the President of the United States which the people of ________________ find unconstitutional shall be held null and void by the State of ________________, her law enforcement agencies and her people. To accomplish said reaffirmation, we, the undersigned citizens hereby authorize the Legislature and the Governor to reject any and all monies from the federal government that may jeopardize the sovereignty of the state of ________________.

Note: In case it isn't obvious, fill-in the blanks with the name of your state.

Remember: send constructive feedback to oliverharding@smartsos.com

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Les Miserables Republicans

Jean Val-jean is the protagonist in Victor Hugo's epic tale of human nature, Les Miserables. At the beginning of the story, he is a prisoner of the French penal system having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's family.

Time in prison hardens Val-jean so that when he is paroled he is not so much a rehabilitated citizen as a strengthened survivor set against the world. It is in this state that Val-jean meets Bishop Digne who offers him a place to stay and rest. It so happens Digne owns several valuable candlesticks. Val-jean, who no longer has faith in men or God, takes a set of candlesticks and flees with his loot.

Val-jean is arrested and returned to the Bishop to account for his behavior. To the surprise of Val-jean and the police alike, the Bishop gives him an alibi and offers him the better set. After dismissing the police, the Bishop issues his ultimatum to Val-jean as presented in the musical by Cameron Mackintosh:

But remember this, my brother
See in this some higher plan
You must use this precious silver
To become an honest man
By the witness of the martyrs
By the Passion and the Blood
God has raised you out of darkness
I have bought your soul for God!



This interchange effects Val-jean as the Bishop intended. Val-jean changes his life and becomes a contributing member of society even to the extent that he owns a factory and becomes the mayor of the town in which he lives. The reader of the book, and the audience of the musical recognize Val-jean's change of heart and change of being.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Petition Template: State Sovereignty

We, the undersigned citizens of the State of ________________, hereby petition the Legislature of the State of ________________ to enact and the Governor of the State of ________________ to sign legislation reaffirming ________________’s sovereignty under the ninth and tenth amendments of the United States Constitution and that any and all bills passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by the President of the United States which the people of ________________ find unconstitutional shall be held null and void by the State of ________________, her law enforcement agencies and her people. To accomplish said reaffirmation, we, the undersigned citizens hereby authorize the Legislature and the Governor to reject any and all monies from the federal government that may jeopardize the sovereignty of the state of ________________.

Note: In case it isn't obvious, fill-in the blanks with the name of your state.

Remember: send constructive feedback to oliverharding@smartsos.com

New Feature: Petition Templates

The attack on personal and natural rights is so rampant that I feel and have been feeling for some time now that it is time to act. Violence is undesirable in the United States and must be the absolute last action that we as a people take. Our first and most exhaustive actions must be within the system as it is. Consequently, I will be supplying here some templates for petitions. I don't know how many I will write. That will be determined by necessity as seen on the local, state and national political stages. However, I would appreciate feedback to help me make these petitions as good as they possibly can be; thereby ensuring that they are nonpartisan and up to the level of prescience that the Constitution itself is.

Please send constructive feedback to oliverharding@smartsos.com