The Tyranny Of The Supreme Court:
The Constitution of the united States of America provides for the people the right to petition Congress for the redress of grievances. As an American, you have the right to send to Congress your grievances, petitioning that they be heard or redressed. Our founders got it right, since we are a representative republic, the people should have the right to have their grievances heard. Too bad you and your petition for redress of grievances will never be heard. The Supreme Court passed down a decision in 1984 that said, “Nothing in the First Amendment or in this Court’s case law interpreting it suggests that the rights to speak, associate, and petition require government policymakers to listen or respond to communications of members of the public on public issues”. This type of logic is akin to telling inmates on death row that they have the right to appeal and no one having to respond to the appeals. A response like that would result in riots on death row, at prisons all across America. Do you still feel free knowing that Congress does not and will not respond to petitions for redress of grievances?
I have sent several petitions for redress of grievances to Congress. Each time the sound of silence is deafening, drowning out liberty and freedom. So, we the people of these united States of America have a venue that which we can complain and the judicial branch of the government has told the legislative branch that they do not have to listen to the people they have been elected to govern. In essence, the Supreme Court has said that effective in 1984 the Constitution is no longer a valid instrument or tool by which to govern. While that piece of information melts into your brain, let me remind you of the words of Abraham Lincoln, who said, “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it” It would appear that the Supreme Court took away our right to amend or change our government and with no Constitutional or legal remedies available, it is starting to look like Lincoln’s “revolutionary right to overthrow it” isn’t a bad option.
In fact, Lincoln’s option may be the only option. Elections certainly aren’t an option. Once elected, they do not have to listen to us. The right to petition for redress of grievances is part of the First Amendment to the Constitution. How does that decision effect the rest of the Constitution? How does it affect us as a free people? Are we free if we can petition, but Congress does not have to answer? I submit that we are not free and have not been since our elected officials no longer had to respond to us.
As Americans it is time for us to have an open dialogue regarding our government and their refusal to hear or respond to our grievances. Does the fact that they are under no obligation to respond to issues we raise, relieve us of the obligation to request our grievances be heard? I believe that the Supreme Court relieved us of our obligation to present our grievances in a peaceful manner. We have. I have. Congress has ignored us. The ball is now back in our court. As a free and sovereign people we must decide if we are going to go quietly into the night, not rebelling against those who view us unable to speak for ourselves and unwilling to stand for ourselves (Why else would they take from us the obligation of Congress to address our complaints?). Or, we must decide that as a free and sovereign people, no longer bound by the Constitution, because in taking away our ability to have our complaints addressed, the Supreme Court has made the Constitution null and void, it is our obligation to step up, remove the people from all three branches of government, restore the Constitution and start anew.
I am open to suggestions, but please make them while we are currently removing everyone from office, either elected or appointed, as anyone in government is culpable and responsible. There is no reason for us to wait any longer.