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  1. SparklingJewel profile image76
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    December 19, 2009

    Gratitude: Looking Back

    Strength, Courage and Illumination: Looking Ahead

    Will We The People do What is Necessary to Save America?

    The Articles of Freedom: a Wake-up Call

    Dear Friends of We The People Foundation and We The People Congress,

    As we enter into this Holy Week that is so filled with good wishes for family and friends, earnest prayers and up-reach for America and mankind, we stop to consider all that has taken place in 2009 with deepest gratitude.

    For those of us here, this is a much-needed time to pause, to reflect, to rest, to gather strength, energy and illumination for what is ahead.   The resting points in this past year have been few and far between, if at all.  There has been more to do then there are hours in the day for those concerned with the protection of our Republic at this time.

    The patriot heart appears to run alongside the world as most know it, but in truth, we are living a different reality now, a stark reality with an hourglass that shows a critical hour when it comes to America and Her Destiny, our Charters of Freedom, our Republic and our way of life.     

    Amazing patriot hearts, tireless patriot hearts, determined to see this effort through, came forward in nearly every state, as state coordinators, county coordinators, local, regional and national volunteers.  So many heroes to the Cause of Liberty. 

    These have not been easy months for any of us in our attempts to create interest and support in this idea which has been such a departure from the American way of thinking.  The focus in our Nation has been on the political system for so long, on the electoral process, on putting new candidates into office as a way to fix our discontent.

    To what end?  And to what degree, relative to the size of our overall voting population, have we neared the majority necessary to assure any Victory?  Perhaps in 2010.  We pray it will be so.....


    Every organization in the Freedom movement has had its own thrust, its own members, its own rice bowl to clutch onto….even still today. 

    Like many, we have seen the waves kicking up and a perfect storm brewing – coming on faster than we may even know -- but still no one has seemed to have a common destination.  What is going to bring all the people and all the energies together so there will be enough thrust for the world to hear the VOICE OF FREEDOM THAT MUST NO LONGER BE DENIED lest we wake up in a country that would shake the Founding Fathers from their graves in discontent?   When will there be the GREAT MERGE?   These are questions we are still asking now.

    From our view, the sole focus of Continental Congress 2009 has been to create a plan that could stop the violations of the Constitution and restore Constitutional governance in America, across the board.

    We have watched people awaken in this effort – to see so many of them suddenly realize that it didn’t matter who they had voted for –THEY WERE NOT OBEYING THE CONSTITUTION and without the Constitution, there is no rudder, nothing but the whims of man guiding the ship.   We have watched the defensive posture of others protecting their favorite candidates or their parties disappear like blowing sand and suddenly they are FREE from personalities, parties and politics.  Suddenly they know it is all about the Constitution and nothing else.  It is the Constitution that will save us or we will not be saved. 

    From our view, Continental Congress was to be free from any paintbrush and could hold out a torch to any person, group or organization who simply wanted to take a stand for our Constitution, and come together to ensure we do not lose it. 

    All of this was a new way of thinking for many of our volunteers, let alone the people we were all trying to reach and awaken....

    The Articles of Freedom will ring the bell of Liberty as a wake-up call for our elected officials and our people.  It represents a Plan that can turn us all around and restore our Republic.  The Articles of Freedom are for those who do not know how far we have strayed and who now need to decide where they stand.  The Articles of Freedom are for all of those who are wide awake, with the hope that this can be the basis for the Great Merge – the Rallying Call that will bring us all together.

    The Constitution is not going to defend itself and it is now, up to the People of America to do this, before it is too late.   

    This is not a time for complacency, apathy or indifference.  It is not a time to sit back and watch the events which are unfolding before us.  This is not a time for the summer Patriot.   We have only just begun what may be the most challenging, unrelenting fight of our lives – on all levels --- to protect the America that God gave to the Free.

    If you blink, you could almost miss the changes which are taking place, which wipe away more and more of our liberties each day and will even find us waking up in a Nation we do not recognize, many believe, by this Christmas morning.   There has never been a more important time to stay awake, to act, to care, to live, to pray to God for the saving of this country...

    We wish you and your loved ones all the Blessings and Miracles that this Christmas can bring, not only now, but in all the days ahead.  We hope that you will feel all the love we feel at this time of year and that it is sustained in your feelings in the days ahead.  We hope you feel an ever-increasing sense of brotherhood and sisterhood among the Free People of America, a deeper call to the Cause of Liberty and the illumination that shows us the way as we head into what is likely to be a difficult year.  May we have no malice to anyone.

    Finally, we are ever so grateful, truly grateful, to be Americans.   We believe we have only just begun to find out what it really means to be a true citizen of this country, as Freedom Keepers for our Constitution and the Founding Principles which our Founding Fathers put in place that generations to come would know their individual inalienable God-given Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. 

    As we seek to carry on the Sacred Trust given to us by our Founding Fathers, to be part of the enduring Voice that speaks the Eternal Will of the People to be Free,  we know we will witness times ahead that we cannot even imagine as of this writing.   We know the end, though we do not know what we will go through to get there. 

    America has been given to the FREE and She will remain FREE. She will somehow throw off the chains that seem to bind her and go forward.  Her People will see a New and Lasting Day that Shines a Golden Pathway of Light and Liberty for all.

    1. MikeNV profile image80
      MikeNVposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Whoever controls the Money Supply controls freedom.

      1. SparklingJewel profile image76
        SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think that depends on the type of freedom one is talking about. True freedoms are spiritually God given and can only be taken away from the individual who believes they have been taken...

        people may believe this tends to happen when our outer freedoms are abused, curbed and abolished...yes, money sources would create that appearance and outcome...

        what choice does one have but to continue to believe in one's freedoms and fight to maintain or re-attain what is taken away...while having the faith that others will join in that recognition to fight for what is right (I don't mean violence fight...)

  2. kateperez profile image61
    kateperezposted 8 years ago

    When will we control our own money instead of others doing it for us?

    1. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the question is, when will you stop letting money control YOU?

  3. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Now, now, KAte. You know we're just children and are not responsible enough to do that. What were you thinking??

    1. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i know there is a hint of sarcasm here. But the truth is, Americans are not responsible enough. For many reasons, including our addiction to excess (quantitative quality of the modern world) and our addiction to individualism.

  4. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Our addiction to individualism??? What, you want us all to be mindless robots??? Sorry, pal, I certainly do value individuality! Or do you see the two terms as exclusive?

    1. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      individuality is valuable yes. but only in moderation. individual thoughts, words, and so on. But when an individual builds a sense of entitlement, that is when things go awry, i think. When a person feels they deserve this or that, or can not take responsibility for their fellow man because of too much self-involvement - that is dangerous.

      As an American, when I see a man living in poverty, part of me feels responsible, in a way, for that man's misfortune. The system has failed him, and so, the system has failed me.

      The object is to be mindful humans. To achieve objectives - not without thought - that are valuable to the whole and not simply, the self. Animal instinct, survival - these things are inherently selfish. Humanity - the choice to move past the quantifiable self for the greater good of all people.

      We have this capacity, we choose not to utilize it.

  5. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Okay, Wes, I agree with you in part. I do feel a responsibility to my fellow man, and I act on this. But I feel we should do this freely instead of being forced by the government. Also, I'm sorry, but I don't believe everyone deserves help. For example, if someone is broke because he can't find a job, help him. If someone is broke because he's too lazy to work, does he deserve help?

    1. wesleyacarter profile image51
      wesleyacarterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      in my opinion, a man too lazy to work should be discarded. he is a burden to society.

      That is simply not the case with poverty in America.

      It is not about being forced by your government. It is more about the government and the people being one, such that, your personal views are considered and made useful.

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago


    I LOVES me some consty tution!

  7. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    The overall problem is a lack of knowledge on the people's part and an abuse of power by those in power. One knew that the other was unaware, so more was taken from those who don't know any better.

    Civil rights have been diminishing. Too much government invasion into society has become detrimental to the survival of society. Enough said. smile

  8. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    The issue is indolence and selfishness on the one hand and arrogance on the other.
    Those in political office have the gall to think they know better than ourselves how to run our lives.
    Those that feel it is their right to live off the treasure of others, are too lazy and selfish to do for themselves.  It should be our decision whom to assist and who not to.  In nature it is the survival of the strongest and the smartest, those who have earned the right to survive and propogate.  Those that do not contribute should have no expectations on the produce of those that do.  If producers want to assist others, they have that right, but no one has the right to demand that others feel the same way and be forced to share the fruit of their labors.

  9. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    So, Wes, you're saying that no one in America is too lazy to work?? I beg to differ. I agree that many in America are needy through no fault of their own, and I have sympathy and empathy for such people. And I put my money where my mouth is - I help. You must admit, however, that lazy Americans DO exist.

  10. SparklingJewel profile image76
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    the are many reasons why there are needy folks in the world. Corporations taking jobs somewhere else; dysfunctional psychology in family systems and individuals; government provides the wrong kind of incentive..usually little or none; manipulation by the elites in the financial systems to line their own pockets; spiritual weaknesses and abuses through doctrines...I could go on.

    It is hard, but these things need to be handled on almost always an individual basis...but there are some lazy folks, too.